By Linda Schmittroth, Mary Kay Rosteck, Stacy A. McConnell
Profiles sixty women and men who have been key avid gamers at the British or American part of the yankee Revolution, from John Adams, who grew to become the second one president, to Eliza Wilkinson, who wrote of the day British squaddies looted her South Carolina domestic.
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She was amazed by the number of ser4 American Revolution: Biographies church and visiting friends and family. In fact, patients were instructed to get as much fresh air as possible, as this was wrongly thought to be a way to help cure the disease. In July 1776 Abigail Adams and her children went to the home of a relative and were inoculated. She brought with her straw beds, sheets, bedspreads, money for medical fees, and a cow to supply fresh milk. After the inoculations, Adams and her family suffered from sore eyes, weakness, fever, nausea, and headaches.
S. Constitution was written, and in 1788 Adams was among the representatives who passed it. Adams argued for a bill of rights to be attached to the constitution, guaranteeing such basic rights as freedom of religion and freedom of speech. S. Constitution. In 1789 Adams was elected lieutenant governor of Massachusetts and served for four years. Upon the death of Massachusetts governor John Hancock in 1793, seventy-twoyear-old Adams became the governor. Adams held the post until 1797, putting in long hours each day.
In time the British government gave in and removed all taxes they had placed on the colonists except the one on tea, which they kept to remind the colonists that England was still in charge. Encourages rebellion but defends fair treatment for all John Adams wrote several articles arguing against the British taxing the colonies without giving the colonists a say in the matter. His articles appeared in the Boston Gazette as well as in papers in England. These writings gained Adams his reputation as one of New England’s most popular defenders of liberty in the press.
American Revolution: biographies by Linda Schmittroth, Mary Kay Rosteck, Stacy A. McConnell