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John Adams
A painted portrait o a man wi greying hair, leukin left.
2nt Preses o the Unitit States
In office
Mairch 4, 1797 – Mairch 4, 1801
Vice President Thomas Jefferson
Precedit bi George Washington
Succeeded by Thomas Jefferson
1st Vice Preses o the Unitit States
In office
Aprile 21, 1789* – Mairch 4, 1797
Preses George Washington
Precedit bi Poseetion established
Succeeded by Thomas Jefferson
Unitit States Meenister tae the Coort o St. James's
In office
Aprile 1, 1785 – Mairch 30, 1788
Appointit bi Congress o the Confederation
Precedit bi Poseetion established
Succeeded by Thomas Pinckney
Unitit States Meenister tae the Netherlands
In office
Aprile 19, 1782 – Mairch 30, 1788
Appointit bi Congress o the Confederation
Precedit bi Poseetion established
Succeeded by Charles Dumas Actin
Delegate tae the Seicont Continental Congress
frae Massachusetts
In office
Mey 10, 1775 – Juin 27, 1778
Precedit bi Poseetion established
Succeeded by Samuel Holten
Delegate tae the First Continental Congress
frae Massachusetts Bay
In office
September 5, 1774 – October 26, 1774
Precedit bi Poseetion established
Succeeded by Poseetion abolished
Personal details
Born October 30, 1735(1735-10-30)
Braintree, Massachusetts
(nou Quincy, Massachusetts, U.S.)
Deed Julie 4, 1826(1826-07-04) (agit 90)
Quincy, Massachusetts, U.S.
Restin place Unitit First Parish Kirk
Quincy, Massachusetts
Poleetical pairty Federalist
Spoose(s) Abigail Smith
Childer Nabby
John Quincy
Susanna
Charles
Thomas
Elizabeth (Stillborn)
Alma mater Harvard Varsity
Releegion Unitarianism
(umwhile Congregationalism)[1]
Signatur Cursive signatur in ink
*Adams' term as Vice Preses is sometimes leetit as stairtin on either Mairch 4 or Aprile 6. Mairch 4 is the offeecial stairt o the first vice presidential term. Aprile 6 is the date on which Congress coontit the electoral votes an certified a Vice Preses. Aprile 21 is the date on which Adams began presidin ower the Senate.

John Adams (October 30 [O.S. October 19] 1735 – Julie 4, 1826) wis the seicont preses o the Unitit States (1797–1801),[2] havin earlier served as the first vice preses o the Unitit States. An American Foondin Faither,[3] Adams wis a statesman, diplomat, an a leadin advocate o American unthirldom frae Great Breetain. Well eddicatit, he was an Enlightenment political theorist who promoted republicanism, as well as a strang central govrenment, an wrote prolifically aboot his eften seminal ideas, baith in published wirks an in letters tae his wife an key adviser Abigail Adams, as well as tae ither Foondin Faithers. Adams wis a lifelang opponent o slavery, havin nivir boucht a slave.[4] In 1770, he providit a principled, controversial, an successful legal defense tae Breetish sauldiers, accused in the Boston Massacre acause he believed in the richt tae counsel an the "pertect[ion] o innocence."

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. "The religion of John Adams, second U.S. President". Adherents.com. Retrieved 2012-05-15. 
  2. "John Adams". www.whitehouse.gov. Retrieved October 15, 2013. 
  3. "John Adams (1735–1826)". bbc. Retrieved October 15, 2013. 
  4. Daniel C. Littlefield (2000). "John Jay, the Revolutionary Generation, and Slavery". New York History 81 (1): 91–132. JSTOR 23181809.