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John Adams
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Portrait of John Adams
3rd President of the United States
In office:
March 4, 1797 - March 4, 1801
Predecessor George Washington
Successor Thomas Jefferson
Personal Information
Born October 30, 1735
Quincy, Massachusetts
Died July 4, 1826
Quincy, Massachusetts
Political party Federalist Party
Spouse(s) Abigail Smith
Children Nabby

John Quincy Adams




Elizabeth Adams

Alma mater Harvard University
Profession Lawyer
Religion Unitarianism
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.

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