John Adams Book Review

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Ryder Pittz Mrs. Hobler 31 oct. 2012 Book Review For this book review, I read John Adams by David McCullough. The book is about most of john Adams political life and his role in the founding of the United States of America. This book relates to American history because it is the biography of a founding father and president of the United States. I learned a lot of new information from this book. John Adams played a crucial part in American history. He was a respected lawyer turned politician. He was antagonized by his friends and neighbors for defending British soldiers in court. He believed in the right to a fair trial, which was a big issue with antifederalists when the bill of rights was written. I also taught that john Adams was a cousin of Sam Adams, who was a radical defender of the colonists and was strongly opposed to British…show more content…
His shaky relationship with vice president Thomas Jefferson is weakened by Adams defense of the French and the signing of the alien and sedition acts. Adams disowns his so Charles and loses the election of 1800. He leave the white house (then known as the presidential palace) to his retirement in Massachusetts. Adams retirement life was filled with grief and sorrow with the death of his daughter and wife. He lives to see his son john Quincy become president, although he is plagued with illness. Adams and Jefferson become very close in their later years, and correspond often. They even die within mere hours of each other on the fiftieth anniversary of the signing of the declaration of independence. Although this book was very interesting, it was not a page turner. John Adams story is fascinating but dull, so I would not recommend this book to the average reader. If someone is truly interested in the life of John Adams then this is the book to read. It explains very well Adams life and role in American
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