John Adams, Portrait, Stuart

John Adams was a leader in the push for independence during the Second Continental Congress.

Adams-Lee Junto

The Adams-Lee Junto was a faction in the Second Continental Congress.


During the Second Continental Congress, the push for independence was largely driven by Samual Adams, John Adams, and Richard Henry Lee. They led a faction that became known as the Adams-Lee Junto.


Other members Adams-Lee Junto were:

  • Wiliam Whipple
  • James Lovell
  • Arthur Lee
  • Francis Lightfoot Lee
  • Henry Laurens
  • James Searle

Citation Information

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  • Article Title Adams-Lee Junto
  • Author
  • Keywords Adams-Lee Junto, Samuel Adams, John Adams
  • Website Name American History Central
  • Access Date August 16, 2022
  • Publisher R.Squared Communications, LLC
  • Original Published Date
  • Date of Last Update August 14, 2022