Born in Braintree (present-day Quincy), Massachusetts, on October 30, 1735, John Adams was the oldest of John and Susanna Boylston Adams’ three sons. The elder Adams was a farmer and shoemaker who …

John Adams, American Founding Father and the “Atlas of Independence”

John Adams (October 1735 – July was an American Founding Father, lawyer, statesman, diplomat and political theorist. A leading champion of independence in he was the second President of the United States

The green in India's flag "shows our relation to the soil, our relation to the plant life, on which all other life depends," explained philosopher Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan, a few days before India became independent on 15 August 1947. He later became India's second president.

100 hours in the Kingdom of Swaziland

The green in India's flag "shows our relation to the soil, our relation to the plant life, on which all other life depends," explained philosopher Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan, a few days before India became independent on 15 August 1947. He later became India's second president.

This Presidents’ Day pack is the perfect ELA unit for the week of Presidents’ Day.  It’s full of Presidents’ Day crafts, Presidents’ Day activities, and has a focus on identifying key ideas and details in text.  Great for kindergarten through second grade.  Presidents Day craft | art | education | Duck for President craft

This Presidents’ Day pack is the perfect unit for the week of Presidents’ Day. It’s full of Presidents’ Day crafts, Presidents’ Day activities, and has a focus on identifying key ideas and details in text. Great for kindergarten through second grade.

Mirabeau B. Lamar ... poet, soldier, hero at San Jacinto, and Second President of Republic of Texas - some said a better poet than president.  However, all agreed "that he was, even by frontier standards, a dangerous, mean, and uncompromising son of a bitch."  His first action as President was to propose “total extinction" of all Native Americans in Texas, essentially a policy of genocide; he began with the peaceful Cherokee, Seminoles, and Delaware tribes of east Texas.

Mirabeau B. Lamar, President of the Republic of Texas He was arch political rival of Sam Houston.

Learned and thoughtful, John Adams was more remarkable as a political philosopher than as a politician. "People and nations are forged in the fires of adversity," he said, doubtless thinking of his own as well as the American experience.

"As the government of the United States is not, in any sense, founded on the Christian religion." (Treaty of Tripoli 1797 signed by President Adams)

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