Architect of American Government
Adams's extraordinarily influential pamphlet, Thoughts on Government, set forth a new framework for government.
Visit the exhibit, John Adams: Architect of American Government, at the John Adams Courthouse and learn about the essential role that John Adams played in the development of our government. Preview the exhibit
Adams & the Massachusetts Constitution
John Adams Courthouse
Massachusetts Judicial System
Overview, brief history, role, and organization of the Massachusetts Court System.
Exhibits at the John Adams Courthouse
Sacco and Vanzetti: Justice on Trial
The 1920s trial and executions of Italian anarchists, Nicola Sacco and Bartolomeo Vanzetti, trouble and intrigue us decades later.
Judicial Review & the Abolition of Slavery
The Supreme Judicial Court hears oral arguments the first full week of every month from September through May and the proceedings are public.
Find calendars, times, and general information about the proceedings.