John Adams

2nd US President John Adams Full Name: John Adams
Nationality: American

Profession: 2nd US President
Political Party: Federalist
Political Titles: Vice President, Member of the Continental Congress, Minister to Great Britain, Minister to the Netherlands

Presidential Term: March 4, 1797 - March 4, 1801
Preceded By: George Washington
Succeeded By: Thomas Jefferson

Why Famous: The first vice president of the United States (1789-1797) and the second president of the United States (1797–1801).

An American Founding Father, he was a leading advocate of American independence from Great Britain, and played a leading role in persuading Congress to declare independence.

He also assisted Thomas Jefferson in drafting the Declaration of Independence in 1776.

Born: October 30, 1735
Star Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Braintree, Massachusetts, USA

Died: July 4, 1826 (aged 90)

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Married Life

  • 1764-10-25 Future 2nd American President John Adams (28) weds Abigail Smith (19) in Weymouth, Massachusetts (marriage lasts 54 years)

Historical Events in the Life of John Adams

  • 1755-07-16 John Adams graduates Harvard
  • 1776-06-11 Continental Congress creates committee (Thomas Jefferson, John Adams, Benjamin Franklin, Roger Sherman, and Robert R. Livingston) to draft a Declaration of Independence
  • 1779-09-27 John Adams negotiates Revolutionary War peace terms with Great Britain
  • 1782-04-19 John Adams secures Dutch Republic's recognition of the United States as an independent government and house he purchased in The Hague, Netherlands became first American embassy.
  • 1788-06-17 After a lengthy stay in Europe, future US President John Adams and his wife Abigail Adams return to Boston
  • 1789-02-04 1st US electoral college chooses George Washington as President and John Adams as Vice-President
  • 1789-04-21 John Adams sworn in as 1st US VP (9 days before Washington)
  • 1796-11-03 John Adams elected president of the United States of America
  • 1797-03-04 John Adams inaugurated as 2nd President of The United States
  • 1800-11-01 John Adams becomes the first US president to live in the White House
  • 1825-12-06 US President John Adams suggests establishment of a national observatory

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