1767 - Adams was born in Braintree, Massachusetts on July 11, 1767.
1774 - Witnessed the Battle of Bunker Hill when he was seven-year-old.
1778-1780 - Acquired his education at the University of Leiden and served as an American envoy to his father.
1787 - Entered Harvard College and graduated with a degree. Upon graduating, he was admitted to the bar.
1794-1797 - Appointed to be the United States Ambassador to Netherlands.
1797-1801 - Became the first United States Ambassador to Prussia. He married Louisa Catherine Johnson while serving abroad.
1802 - Elected to the Massachusetts Senate which began his career in politics.
1803-1808 - Became a Senator serving from March 4, 1803 to June 8, 1808.
1809-1814 - Appointed to be the United States ambassador to Russia. He was the one of the chief negotiator in the Treaty of Ghent for the United States Commission.
1815-1817 - Appointed to be the United States ambassador to Britain.
1817-1825 - Became the United States Secretary of State under the leadership of President James Monroe. He was the one who wrote the Monroe Doctrine, a doctrine that European nations against meddling in the affairs of the United States of America.
1825-1829 - Became the sixth President of the United States serving from March 4, 1825 to March 4, 1829.
1831-1848 - Served as a Representative of Massachusetts. Adams died on February 23, 1848 due to cerebral hemorrhage.
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- "Patience and perserverence have a magical effect before which difficulties disappear and obstacles vanish."
- "Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other."
- "Power always thinks it has a great soul and vast views beyond the comprehension of the weak; and that it is doing God's service when it is violating all his laws."
- "Facts are stubborn things; and whatever may be our wishes, our inclinations, or the dictates of our passions, they cannot alter the state of facts and evidence."