Official White House portrait of President John Adams
Official White House portrait of President John Adams
 
 
Editing the Declaration of Independence with Franklin and Jefferson
Editing the Declaration of Independence with Franklin and Jefferson
 
 
President John Adams
President John Adams
 
 
Portrait of John Adams
Portrait of John Adams
 
 
Abigail Adams, wife of John Adams
Abigail Adams, wife of John Adams
 
 
Statue of John Adams
Statue of John Adams
 
 
Last portrait of John Adams, age 89
Last portrait of John Adams, age 89
 
#02 Adams, John
Topic(s):   Presidents (U.S.)
Quick Facts
Full Name John Adams
Born October 30, 1735 (Quincy, Massachusetts)
Died July 4, 1826 (Quincy, Massachusetts)
President Number 2
Dates in Office March 4, 1797 to March 3, 1801
Vice-President Thomas Jefferson
Party Affiliation Federalist
First Lady Abigail Adams
Occupation(s) teacher, lawyer, first vice-president under George Washington
Major Accomplishment(s) led the movement for independence, made a peace treaty with France

John Adams had an important part in our country’s history. After Thomas Jefferson wrote the Declaration of Independence, Adams was asked to edit it.

John Adams was the first vice-president elected to be president. He was also the first president to live in the Executive Mansion. The mansion only had six finished rooms when he and his wife, Abigail, moved in. John and Abigail had three sons. One son later became the sixth president.

While President, there was a war between Great Britian and France. Some Americans wanted to go to war to help France. Other Americans wanted to help Great Britain. Adams chose not to take sides. He kept America out of that war.

President Adams was not popular. He limited freedom of the press. Adams also made it harder to become a citizen.

John Adams retired to his farm in Massachusetts where he died on July 4th, 1826.

In his free time, he loved to take walks, go fishing, and read. He was always looking for new books to add to his library.

Resource information

Biography.com editors. (n.d.). John Adams. Retrieved from http://www.biography.com/people/john-adams-37967

Biography of President John Adams. (n.d.). Retrieved from http://www.ducksters.com/biography/uspresidents/johnadams.php

John Adams | whitehouse.gov. (n.d.). Retrieved from https://www.whitehouse.gov/1600/presidents/johnadams

Citation information

APA Style:        John Adams. (2017, February). Retrieved from Facts4Me at http://www.facts4me.com

MLA Style:       "John Adams." Facts4Me. Feb. 2017. http://www.facts4me.com.

Back To Previous          Back To Top

Copyright © 2006 - 2018, Facts4Me. All rights reserved.