A daily dose of Inspiration for you!

John Adams.  Father of the American Navy.  John Adams was the Second President of the United States.  He served as Vice President under George Washington and was in office as President from March 4, 1797 to March 4, 1801.  He was a lawyer, author, statesman, statesman, and diplomat.  He was a Founding Father and leader of American independence from Great Britain.  He assisted in drafting the Declaration of Independence and advocated for it in Congress.  Much of his writing has influenced politics and government.  He was key in the writing of the Massachusetts Constitution and in his Thoughts on Government he laid out the case for legislative, executive, and judicial branches of government.

His writing, including letters, is one of the things he has become known for.  He was also an important diplomat and his work oversees was crucial to the burgeoning country of the United States of America.  He was born in what was known as Braintree, Province of Massachusetts Bay.  He was a Federalist.  He married Abigail Smith in 1764 an they had six children, including John Quincy who became the sixth President of the United States.  School was very important to his parents and his Alma mater was Harvard University.

During his presidency he continued to strengthen the government and expand the navy and army.  He signed into law an act that established a government operated marine hospital service.  He avoided war with France and his action led to the disentanglement with European affairs that George Washington had strived for.  He became known for making good decision despite arguments with other politicians.

He died on July 4, 1826 at the age of ninety.  His death came on the same day as the fiftieth anniversary of the Declaration of Independence and the death of Thomas Jefferson.  John Adams and Thomas Jefferson dying on the same day made history.  Less than a month before he died John Adam had issued a statement about the destiny of the United States.  He wished citizens well, but warned political institutions on the use or abuse of power.

John Adams always worked for what he believed in.  Working, reading, writing, and listening are things he did for his beliefs and for the country.  Examine your ideas and action.  Have a bright day!

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