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The Revolutionary John Adams Unit Study Lessons
This unit study includes lessons and printables based on the book The Revolutionary John Adams by Cheryl Harness.
Here are some sample lessons from the The Revolutionary John Adams Unit Study.
History: John Adams
John Adams was the 2nd President and the 1st Vice President of the United States of America. Along with President George H.W. Bush, he is one of only two men to have a son, John Quincy Adams – the 6th President and George W. Bush – the 43rd President, to also hold the office of the President of the United States.
There is much more to the story of John Adams and how important he was to the founding of the United States of America. He served this country in many ways – as a Representative, a member of the Continental Congress, the writer of the Massachusetts Constitution, an important member of the committee that wrote the Declaration of Independence and later, the Treaty of Paris – the peace treaty with England after the war, Ambassador to Capitals of Europe, Vice President and President. Though he defended the British Soldiers involved in the infamous British Massacre, John Adams wrote many essays against what he saw as unjust British tyranny. His impassioned and well-reasoned arguments were part of the reasons the colonies agreed that they needed to make a Declaration of Independence from Great Britain.
John Adams was a teacher, a lawyer, a diplomat, a writer, a farmer and a reader. Though he graduated from Harvard much of his education came from the endless books he read. He sacrificed much to help lead the Founding Fathers to shape the 13 colonies into the United States of America. As President, he sacrificed the chance at a second term in office because he felt America was too young of a country to enter into the war between France and England. His beloved family and he suffered from his long absences, and his law practice was ruined after his defense of the British. He spent much of his time away from his farm in Braintree, Massachusetts. He was a man of character, who stood up for what he believed in. And one of the things he believed in most was that freedom was a right given to us by God and no man had the right to take it from us.
John Adams returned to his family farm after losing his bid for re-election to Thomas Jefferson. There he spent his remaining years, content among his family, his books and his farm. Towards the very end of his life he slept in his library, though he could scarcely see well enough to read his books. His vast library was left to the state of Massachusetts on his death. There were books on many subjects and it numbered approximately 2,700 volumes.
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The Revolutionary John Adams Notebook Printables
In addition to the variety of unit study lessons, this file also includes these printables for your student to create a The Revolutionary John Adams notebook:
- John Adams Notebook Page
- Samuel Adams Notebook Page
- Benjamin Franklin Notebook Page
- King George III Notebook Page
- The Stamp Act Notebook Page
- The Boston Massacre Notebook Page
- Thirteen Original Colonies Map
- Patriots vs. Tories Shutterfold Book
- The American Revolution Timeline Strips & Pocket
- The Executive Branch of Government Flap Book
- New Words Pocket and Stars Cards
- Massachusetts Map Shutterfold
- Boston Tea Party Notebook Page
How to Get Started with The Revolutionary John Adams Unit Study & Lapbook
Follow these simple instructions to get started with the The Revolutionary John Adams Unit Study:
- Buy a copy of the book, The Revolutionary John Adams, or borrow one from your local library.
- Print the The Revolutionary John Adams unit study.
- Choose the lessons you want to use with your student (a highlighter works great for this).
- Choose and prepare the notebook printables you want to use with your student.
- Enjoy a week of learning about America’s second president.
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