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John Adams: Cloze Activity
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John Adams was born in Quincy, Massachusetts. His father was a _____________________________. Adams graduated from _____________________________ University in 1755, and went on to become a _____________________________ in Boston.
Adams was a delegate to both the First and Second Continental Congresses, and helped _____________________________ the Declaration of _____________________________. In 1789, Adams was elected the first Vice-President of the US, serving two _____________________________ under President George _____________________________.
Adams was elected President in _____________________________, barely beating Thomas Jefferson, who became his Vice-President. John Adams was the first President to live in the _____________________________; his family moved there in 1800.
Adams' term as President was often controversial and _____________________________; he limited free _____________________________ rights, curtailed the freedom of the press, and made it diffficult to become a _____________________________ of the USA. Adams' political party, the Federalist Party, soon disappeared.
On March 4, 1826, Adams' ________________________ John Quincy Adams became the _____________________________ President of the USA. John Adams died on ________________________ 4, 1826, the 50th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence. _____________________________ Jefferson had died earlier that same day. They were the only two _____________________________ of the Declaration of Independence that were elected _____________________________ of the USA.
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