Educator Resources for John Adams

There’s nothing wrong with coming in second--especially when it comes to being President of the United States! In this BrainPOP movie, Tim and Moby introduce you to John Adams, one of the most influential of America’s Founding Fathers. Follow Adams’ life and career, from his early days as a lawyer in Boston to his rise as a revolutionary leader. Explore his many contributions to the cause of independence--his writings on the principles of freedom and republicanism, his defense of the Declaration of Independence at the Continental Congress, and his diplomatic missions to Europe. Learn about his rise in the newly-formed Federalist Party, and discover the domestic and foreign policy challenges he faced as the country’s second President. By the time they’re through, you’ll understand why being number two is still a pretty amazing feat in American history!