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Today in 1735…

by Kathleen McCoy  |   

The Forty-Ninth State Fellows of the UAA Honors College calls the attention of the University community to the birth date of John Adams, Oct. 30, 1735. Second President of the United States, Adams was a revolutionary, helping to persuade the 2nd Continental Congress to adopt the Declaration of Independence. In the Constitutional Convention in 1787, he argued for a bicameral (two-chamber) federal legislature, one for the well-born, one for the common people. Adams died on the same day as Thomas Jefferson, July 4, 1826. His son, John Quincy was the sixth U.S. President; his great-grandson, Henry Brooks Adams, was president of the American Historical Society.

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