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John Adams Facts

  • Name: John Adams
  • Profession: U.S. President and Founding Father of the USA
  • Born: October 30th, 1735 in Braintree, Massachusetts Bay
  • Died: July 4th, 1826 in Quincy, Massachusetts
  • Resting Place: United First Parish Church
  • Legacy: Was the 2nd President of the United States

28 John Adams Facts for Kids

  1. John Adams was a statesman, attorney, Founding Father of the United States and a U.S. President.
  2. John Adams is most well-known for being a Found Father and the 2nd President of the United States.
  3. John Adams was born on October 30th, 1735 in Braintree, Massachusetts Bay, British America.
  4. John Adams was the son of British colonial minister Johan Adams Sr. and Susanna Boylston.
  5. John Adams married Abigail Adams on October 25th, 1764.
  6. John and Abigail Adams had six children.
  7. The six children of John and Abigail Adams were Abigail "Nabby" Amelia Adams Smith, John Quincy Adams, Grace “Suky” Susanna, Charles Adams, Thomas Boylston Adams and Elizabeth (stillborn).
  8. John Adams died at the age of 90 on July 4th, 1826 in Quincy, Massachusetts, United States.
  9. In 1751, Adams becomes a student at Harvard University.
  10. In 1755. Adams earns his Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree from Harvard University.
  11. In 1758, Adams earns his Master of Arts (MA) degree from Harvard University.
  12. In 1759, Adams was admitted to the bar and able to practice law.
  13. In 1761, Adams inherited a house and 9.5 acre farm from his father after he passed away.
  14. In 1763, Adams wrote seven political theory essays under the pen name Humphrey Ploughjogger.
  15. Between 1774 and 1777, Adams served as a delegate from Massachusetts to the Continental Congress.
  16. On August 2nd, 1776 Adams was one of the 56 delegates to sign the United States Declaration of Independence.
  17. Between 1777 and 1779, Adams served as the United States Envoy to France.
  18. Between 1782 and 1788, Adams served as the 1st United States Minister to the Netherlands.
  19. Between 1785 and 1788, Adams served as the 1st United States Minister to the United Kingdom.
  20. Between 1789 and 1797, Adams served as the 1st Vice President of the United States for two full terms.
  21. Between 1797 and 1801, Adams served as the 2nd President of the United States for two full terms.
  22. In 1800, Adams ran for a third term as President of the United States but lost the election to Thomas Jefferson.
  23. In 1801, Adams had a decent size fortune owed to his presidential salary and frugal lifestyle.
  24. In 1803, Adams and his son both supported Thomas Jefferson with the Louisiana Purchase.
  25. Between 1812 and 1826, Adams and Thomas Jefferson frequently correspondent via mail.
  26. In 1818, Adams wife Abigail died from typhoid fever.
  27. In 1825, Adam’s son John Quincy Adams was elected the sixth President of the United States.
  28. On July 4th, 1826 Adams died, which is also the same date that Thomas Jefferson died.

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