John Adams should have a monument in Washington D.C.. John Adams was an American Patriot who served as the second president of the United States (1797–1801) and the first vice president (1789–97). According to “History.com” John Adams was the first president to live in the White House.
A strong student, Adams graduated from Harvard College in 1755. He then taught school for several years and studied law with an attorney in Worcester. John Adams was a lawyer, diplomat, statesman, political theorist, and, as a founding father, a leader of the movement for American independence from Great Britain. John Adams helped Thomas Jefferson in drafting the “Declaration of independence” in 1776 and was its biggest advocate in the Congress.
John Adams drafted the Massachusetts Constitution, which was approved by voters in 1780 and is still in effect today. In 1770, Adams defended British soldiers accused of killing five colonists on Boston Green in what became known as the “Boston Massacre”. Even though he disagreed with British policies, he wanted to ensure the British soldiers got a fair trial. Adams was a leader in the American Revolution. He was sent to France in 1778 and later in 1782. During the second trip he helped create the Treaty of Paris with Benjamin Franklin and John Jay which ended the American Revolution.
France started an undeclared war between U.S. and France known as the Quasi-War. Adams strengthened American forces but decided not to declare outright war. With U.S. navy inflicting damage on the French, the hostilities decreased and in 1800, Adams sent another peace delegation to France against the advice of the cabinet. The Convention of 1800, signed on September 30th 1800, and ended the Quasi-War; Bringing a peaceful end to the war. The Quasi War is considered John Adam’s major foreign policy achievement.