John Adams

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Date of Birth October 30, 1735
Place of Birth Braintree, Massachusetts
Date of Death Jul 4, 1826 (90)
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John Adams

John Adams was an American statesman, attorney, diplomat, writer, and Founding Father who served as the second president of the United States from 1797 to 1801. Before his presidency, he was a leader of the American Revolution that achieved independence from Great Britain, and he served as the first vice president of the United States. Adams was a dedicated diarist and regularly corresponded with many important figures in early American history, including his wife and adviser Abigail Adams and Thomas Jefferson. A lawyer and political activist prior to the revolution, Adams was devoted to the right to counsel and presumption of innocence. He defied anti-British sentiment and successfully defended British soldiers against murder charges arising from the Boston Massacre. Adams was a Massachusetts delegate to the Continental Congress and became a leader of the revolution. He assisted in drafting the Declaration of Independence in 1776.

Born: October 30, 1735, Braintree, Massachusetts Bay, British America (now Quincy)
Died: July 4, 1826, Quincy, Massachusetts, U.S.
Resting place: United First Parish Church
Political party: Pro-Administration (before 1795), Federalist (1795 – 1808), Democratic-Republican (1808 – 1826)
Children: 6, including Abigail, John Quincy, Charles, Thomas
Parents: John Adams Sr, Susanna Boylston
Education: Harvard University (AB, AM)
Vice President: Thomas Jefferson
Preceded by: George Washington
Succeeded by: Thomas Jefferson
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About John Adams

One of the United States' Founding Fathers, as well as its first vice president and its second president.

John Adams Before Fame

His father wanted him to be a minister, but he instead opted to become a lawyer. He rose to fame as a vehement critic of the Stamp Act of 1765.

Achievement of John Adams

He controversially defended the British soldiers who were responsible for killing five civilians in the 1770 Boston Massacre.

John Adams Family Life

He relied heavily on his wife, Abigail, for advice and insight, and their prolific correspondence became legendary. They married on October 25, 1764, and their children were named Nabby, John Quincy, Susanna, Charles, Thomas, and Elizabeth.

Associations of John Adams

He served as vice president to the first president of the United States, George Washington.

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