02 John Adams

02 John Adams

02 John Adams

02 John Adams
02 John Adams

 
  • 2nd President of the United States (1797-1801)
  • Vice President: Thomas Jefferson (1797-1801)
  • Born: October 30, 1735, North Precinct of Braintree (now Quincy), Massachusetts
  • Nickname: "Atlas of Independence"
  • First Lady: Abigail Adams
  • Education: Harvard College (graduated 1755)
  • Religion: Unitarian
  • Career: Lawyer
  • Marriage: October 25, 1764, to Abigail Smith (1744-1818)
  • Children: Abigail Amelia (1765-1813), John Quincy (1767-1848), Susanna (1768-1770), Charles (1770-1800), Thomas Boylston (1772-1832)
  • Political Party: Federalist
  • Writings: The Works of John Adams, The Adams-Jefferson Letters, Diary and Autobiography, The Papers of John Adams, The Political Writings of John Adams
  • Died: July 4, 1826, in Quincy, Massachusetts
  • Buried: Quincy, Massachusetts

John Adams Trivia:

Graduated Harvard College (1755). Adams was the great-great-grandson of John and Priscilla Alden, pilgrims who landed at Plymouth Rock in 1620. In 1800 the U.S. capital moved from Philadelphia to Washington, D.C. Adams and Jefferson were the only presidents to sign the Declaration of Independence, and they both died on its 50th anniversary, July 4, 1826. Vice-President under Washington. Older that any other president at his death, he lived 90 years, 247 days.


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