The Librarian's Mantra
JOHN ADAMS of Massachusetts, was a Founding Father of the United States of America. He served as a member of the First and Second Continental Congresses. He was one of the members of the Committee of Five that drew up the Declaration of Independence, a document which he also signed. Adams served as foreign minister to several European powers, including Great Britain, France, Holland, and Spain. He was one of the three American diplomats who negotiated the Treaty of Paris (1783) which officially ended the American Revolutionary War. He was first Vice-President of the United States, as well as its second President.
He left his country an invaluable store of writings, which his fellow countrymen would be wise to peruse.
- Autobiography (Massachusetts Historical Society)
- Correspondence with Abigail Adams, from 1762-1801 (Massachusetts Historical Society)
- Diary (Massachusetts Historical Society)
- Selected Writings of John Adams (Founding.com)
- Public Official Messages and Speeches (Avalon Project)
- Published Voluminous Works of John Adams (Internet Archive)
- John Adams Library (Boston Public Library)