Getting to Know People Profile


Your Name: Amy

Who was the person you read about?
John Adams



  • What was their early life like?
In the space below, write a few sentences about what this person's early life was like. (We do not need specific facts, just explain in your own words what their early life was like as you would if you wanted your friend to know about them, not to make your friend memorize facts).
John Adams was born in the Massachusetts bay colony in 1735. He went to college at Harvard to become a lawyer. He also served on the first continental congress. His father was a farmer. At age 16 John got a full scholarship to Harvard.



  • What was their professional life like (what did they do for a living) before the creation of the Constitution?
In the space below, write a few sentences about what this person's professional life was like. (We do not need specific facts, just explain in your own words what their professional life was like as you would if you wanted your friend to know about them, not to make your friend memorize facts). John Adams went to Harvard at age 16 to become a lawyer. Adams was elected to the Massachusetts assembly and was one of the five to represent the colony to represent in the first continental congress.



  • What was their family life like?
In the space below, write a few sentences about what this person's family life was like. (We do not need specific facts, just explain in your own words what their family life was like as you would if you wanted your friend to know about them, not to make your friend memorize facts).
John Adams got married to Abigail Smith which was his third cousin. Together they had six children. John was often away from his family which made Abigail upset. After his presidency he lived on a farm with his wife Abigail.


  • What are two things that you learned about this person that made you like them more?
You can use bullet points or write in paragraph form. You can also use information that you wrote about already.
After his presidency he became vice president under George Washington. He was also a Lawyer before he became president.


  • What are two things that you learned about this person that made you like them less?
You can use bullet points or write in paragraph form. You can also use information that you wrote about already.
  • he was away from his family a lot
  • his son was on the opposite political party

  • References:
Include links to the websites that you used for your information.
https://www.whitehouse.gov/1600/presidents/johnadams
http://millercenter.org/president/biography/adams-life-in-brief
http://www.biography.com/people/john-adams-37967#personal-life