“People and nations are forged in the fires of adversity.” ~~John Adams’ description of “The American Experience”
If the birth of the baby that was born here in 1735, had not occurred, there very well may not have been a United States of America. Without Washington, Jefferson and John Adams, the American Revolution could not have succeeded!
John Adams was born in this house, in the Massachusetts Bay Colony in 1735. Educated as lawyer at Harvard, he allied himself as a young man with the patriot cause. He became a delegate to the First and Second Continental Congresses, leading the movement for America’s independence from Britain. While the war was raging, he was serving in France and Holland in diplomatic roles. At war’s end, he helped negotiate the peace treaty. After returning from his three years service as minister to the Court of St. James’s, he was elected Vice President under George Washington.
The birthplace of John and Abigail’s son, John Qunicy Adams, is just 75 feet away, according to the photographer.