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|Portrait of John Adams|
March 4, 1797 - March 4, 1801
|Born|| October 30, 1735|
|Died|| July 4, 1826|
|Political party||Federalist Party|
|Alma mater||Harvard University|
John Adams (October 30, 1735 - July 4, 1826) was the 2nd President of the United States. Adams was a prominent lawyer and public figure in Boston, was highly educated and represented Enlightment valuespromoting republicanism. A Federalist, he was highly influential and one of the key Founding Fathers of the United States. Adams is best known for ending the indirect war between the United States and France called the Quasi War, the passing of the Alien and Sedition Acts, and help build up the US Navy. Following his presidency, Adams retired into private life, along with his wife, Abigail, and wrote an autobiography about his life as president. Adam's daughter Abigail "Nabby" died in 1813 due to breast cancer. Abigail, his wife, died of typhoid on October 28, 1818. Adams died on July 4, 1826, and left Charles Carroll of Carrollton as the last surviving signatory of the Declartion of Independence.