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Glossary Term – Event
Jay’s Treaty went in to effect. It resolved disputes between the US and Great Britain concerning the 1783 Treaty of Paris. Negotiated by John Jay, the treaty strengthened ties between the two countries but was widely unpopular because of the concessions made to Great Britain.
Glossary Term – Person
John Adams (1735–1826) served as a leader in the American Revolution and as the nation’s second president. Born in Braintree, Massachusetts, Adams attended Harvard College and began practicing law. In 1764, he married Abigail Smith, beginning a long and successful marriage and intellectual relationship. In the 1760s, Adams became a leader in the American resistance against parliamentary acts and British rule. From 1774 to 1777, Adams served as a delegate to the First and Second Continental Congresses and nominated George Washington as...