I have two favorite things in Social Studies which are

1. D.O.G., because I like learning about different places in the world and because you can have partners and you can even win things and also that it is very fun and we do it every social studies so that is one of the two of the favorite things in this years social studies class.

2. My other favorite thing we are learning and still learning in class in social studies this year is learning about the road to the revolution and some of the things we are learning are… the Boston Tea Party, the battles of Lexington and Concord, the Acts that the British king George made like the Stamp Act and  people like Phillis Wheatley, Abigail Adams and George Washington. We also read cool books about the road to the Revolution.

John Adams

Early Life: John Adams was born on October 30, 1735. He was born in Braintree, Massachusetts to John and Susana Adams. His father was a farmer and his mother was a descendant from a rich family in Massachusetts. When he was 16 years old he went to Harvard University and graduated at age 20 with a Masters Degree.

Accomplishments: His accomplishments were being the 2nd president, signed the treaty of Paris, approved of the Boston Tea Party, he was part of the first continental congress, was vice president under George Washington, he protested the acts and signed the declaration of independence.

Contributions to the colonies: His contributions were he was president, vice president and led the U.S.A. and helped free America, signed the Declaration of Independence and helped make George Washington commander in chief of the army.

Political Ideas Important to him: He was a Patriot because he helped fight against the British and for Americas freedom and because he was the President of the U.S.A.

Other interesting information: He once brought a gun to school, died on July independence day and it was the 50th anniversary and he helped sign it. He was the only one of the first five presidents to not have slaves, he was not a popular president because he had lots of ideas and he died the same day as his rival.

Phillis Wheatley

I think life for Phillis Wheatley at the beginning of her life was hard because she was kidnapped at the age of seven and taken on a ship to a place where she had no clue were she was going [which was later Boston, Massachusetts]. When she got to the new world I think  her life started to be better. she got bought by John Wheatley who treated her very well which did not happen very often anywhere in the colonies. She got taught how to read and write and my guess is that they gave her a room in there house to sleep and let her eat dinner with but I think that was partly because she was so smart and also because they were good people though. She even studied Greek and Latin literature. She had a very good life also because her owners let her make a book of poems [which was quite popular] and they even let her publish it and didn’t give up when they said no in the colonies and later published it in Britain she was only fourteen years old when she published it. Their owners freed her in 1773. She married John Peters also a freed slave and had three children all of whom died. Some of her poems were about George Washington, Crispus Attucks and about wanting African enslavement to end and that they could be free. She died at the age of thirty one in 1784. She was working on her second book and could not find a publisher before she died. They never found the book after she died. I think she had a great life for being a slave in the time of the Revolutionary War.