John Adams often gets the short end of the stick. He’s not the most popular founding father, he was incredibly disliked in his own day, and he’s hardly ever referred to as a “hero of liberty.” He was modest, brash, temperamental, and not particularly wealthy. George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, and Benjamin Franklin often overshadow Adams due to their contributions to the revolution.
However, the importance of his legacy is not one that should be understated. He was one of the earliest and loudest voices for Independence. He is largely the reason why many of his fellow founders were able to leave such a large and impactful footprint. And most importantly, his commitment to the truth in the face of heated passion set a shining example for all liberty lovers to follow.