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By Priscilla F. Clement, Jacqueline S. Reinier

One other trailblazer: the 1st reference paintings to target the existence and background of yankee boyhood during the centuries-on the plains and farms, within the towns and factories. insurance spans schooling, ethnicity, activities, paintings, faith, overall healthiness matters, and extra.

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John Adams: A Biography in His Own Words. New York: Newsweek, distributed by Harper and Row. , and Douglas Adair, eds. 1966. The Spur of Fame: Dialogues of John Adams and Benjamin Rush, 1805–1813. San Marino, CA: Huntington Library. Smith, Page. 1962. John Adams. Vol. 1. Garden City, NY: Doubleday. Adolescence Adolescence is the period of life from puberty to maturity. The word is sometimes used interchangeably with youth, but sociologists usually apply the term adolescence to the experience of youth after 1900, when education began to be prolonged and entry into the labor force de- Adolescence layed.

One sign of this increasing age-segmentation was the establishment of adult-sponsored organizations to serve young people in narrow spans of years. During the 1890s, for example, the Young Men’s Christian Association (YMCA), which traditionally had aimed at the religious and ethical growth of males between the ages of fifteen or sixteen and twenty-five, started to recruit prepubescent and pubescent boys into its pro- 17 gram. Most of these boys were lowerclass and neither in school nor at work.

Actors See Performers and Actors Adams, John John Adams (1735–1826) was a lawyer and revolutionary leader from Massachusetts, part of the committee (with Benjamin Franklin and Thomas Jefferson) that drafted the Declaration of Independence, one of the diplomats who negotiated the Treaty of Paris (1783) securing American independence, the first vice president (1789–1797) and second president (1797– 1801) of the United States, and the founder of a dynasty of Adams statesmen and writers. The eldest son of a farmer and selectman of the town of Braintree, Massachusetts, John Adams spent his boyhood surrounded by extended family and the close-knit if sometimes contentious community in which he received his earliest education.

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