Here’s a charming CRAIG ORBACK image post as we enter into the Memorial Day Weekend. Here we see John Adams as a
young boy with little thought of his becoming the second President of the United States. He served as the first Vice president under President George Washington.
John Adams proved himself to be a remarkable political philosopher. “People and nations are forged in the fires of adversity,” he said, doubtless thinking of his own as well as the American experience.
Adams was born in the Massachusetts Bay Colony in 1735. A Harvard-educated lawyer, he early became identified with the patriot cause; a delegate to the First and Second Continental Congresses, he led in the movement for independence.
Did you know his son, John Quincy Adams, was the nation’s sixth president?