After the Boston Massacre, he provided a successful (though unpopular) legal defense of the accused British soldiers, in the face of severe local anti-British sentiment and driven by his devotion to the right to counsel and the "protect[ion] of innocence".
Adams was a delegate from Massachusetts to the Continental Congress, where he played a leading role in persuading Congress to declare independence.
He assisted Thomas Jefferson in drafting the Declaration of Independence in 1776, and was its foremost advocate in the Congress.
Posted a 2.49 groundball/flyball ratio, the fourth-best mark in the NL (min 150.0 IP)…had a 4.11 G/F ratio as a reliever...(REUTERS/Frank Augstein/Pool) Adams' response was telling, insomuch as he is quite the pro himself at keeping high-profile relationships private: He and his wife, "Pretty Little Liars" star Troian Bellisario, are notoriously careful about how much they reveal about their marriage. (Photo by Phillip Faraone/Wire Image)LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 28: Actor Patrick J. MUST SEE: The 'Pretty Little Liars' Cast Looks Totally Different Without Makeup — See the Pics!(Photo by Nicholas Hunt/Getty Images for Glamour)Britain's Prince Harry arrives at Lord's cricket ground in London on October 7, 2016, to participate in a Coach Core sports coaching apprenticeship programme event.Prince Harry, Patron, attended an event at Lord's Cricket Club to mark the expansion of the Coach Core sports coaching apprenticeship programme.Adams's credentials as a revolutionary secured for him two terms as President George Washington's vice president (1789 to 1797) and also his own election in 1796 as the second president.