Politics Must Defeat Politics

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POLITICS MUST DEFEAT POLITICS

Byung Gyu Lim
History 117A-06
Professor Prater
April 21, 2014

John Adams was born in 1735 at Braintree, Massachusetts; he was the eldest of four brothers. He graduated from Harvard College (University) in 1755. Sometimes, John Adams was contradictory and outspoken, but he was a gentle husband to Abigail Adams. His wife was extremely intelligent and an advisor to her husband’s political career. One reason John Adams felt quite fortunate for his wife was because she was good on a federalist point of view and greatly influential in her husband’s political career because he lacked charisma and political charm. John Adams had a good political career before becoming president of the United States. Adams was well-educated and had diplomatic experience in France and Great Britain.
John’s message in the following quotation:
“On November 1, 1800, just before the election, Adams arrived in the new Capital City to take up his residence in the White House. On his second evening in its damp, unfinished rooms, he wrote his wife “Before I end my letter, I pray Heaven to bestow the best blessings on this house and all that shall hereafter inhabit. May none but honest and wise Men ever rule under this roof.”
Before becoming president, John Adams was a lawyer and his service fee was low, but he was proud that his political argument was published in several newspapers. Let me give some brief background on President Washington’s cabinet; he appointed two political leaders, Thomas Jefferson and Alexander Hamilton, to his cabinet. Jefferson, a political veteran, was made the Secretary of State and Hamilton, a New York lawyer, was made Secretary of the Treasury. Adams was a member of the Continental Congress, and Congress nominated him to write the Declaration of Independence. However, Thomas Jefferson wrote more than Adams. But Adams was good…...

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