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Massacre.When Congress John Adams was born on October 30, 1735, in Quincy, Massachusetts.1774, he served on the First Continental Congress and helped draft the Declaration of Independence. He studied at Harvard University, where he received his undergraduate degree and master's, and in 1758 was admitted to the bar. At age 16, Adams earned a scholarship to attend Harvard University. After graduating in 1755, at age 20, Adams studied law in the office of John Putnam, a prominent lawyer, despite his father's wish for him to enter the ministry. In 1758, he earned a master's degree from Harvard and was admitted to the bar. In 1770, Adams agreed to represent the British soldiers on trial for killing five civilians in what became known as the Boston the Continental Army in 1775, Adams nominated George Washington of Virginia as its commander-in-chief.July 4, 1826, Quincy, MA

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