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John Adams : Founding Father and Statesman

In your opinion, who was the most effective and influential president in the early days of the American nation until 1824? Cite evidence that supports your choice.

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Hello. The solution below is based on personal opinion/take. There are several Founding Fathers that have occupied the Presidential office in said period, all having left an indelible mark to the shaping of the country while they were in office. That said, I hope this solution will be of help to you. Should you have any questions, please feel free to ask. Good luck & thank you for using Brainmass.

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Pres. John Adams (in office 1789-1797): Founding Father & Statesman

"We ought to consider what is the end of government, before we determine which is the best form. Upon this point all speculative politicians will agree, that the happiness of society is the end of government, as all divines and moral philosophers will agree that the happiness of the individual is the end of man. From this principle it will follow, that the form of government which communicates ease, comfort, security, or, in one word, happiness, to the greatest number of persons, and in the greatest degree, is the best."

- John Adams, 1776, 'Thoughts on Government'

John Adams (1735-1826) entered politics out of civic duty. He was a farmer as well as an educated lawyer from a family of very passionate patriots (he was cousins with pre-Revolutionary leader Samuel Adams) from northern Massachusetts. Theirs was a modest family hailing from the very first Puritans that settled in the colonies. Thus, he greatly valued the ideals of freedom ...

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The solution is an 848-word essay entitled "Pres. John Adams (in office 1789-1797): Founding Father & Statesman," on the life and achievements of Pres. John Adams to support the position that Adams was the most effective and influential US President in the early years of the American nation. References are listed to expand on the information provided.