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
- John Adams was a statesman, attorney, Founding Father of the United States and a U.S. President.
- John Adams is most well-known for being a Found Father and the 2nd President of the United States.
- John Adams was born on October 30th, 1735 in Braintree, Massachusetts Bay, British America.
- John Adams was the son of British colonial minister Johan Adams Sr. and Susanna Boylston.
- John Adams married Abigail Adams on October 25th, 1764.
- John and Abigail Adams had six children.
- 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).
- John Adams died at the age of 90 on July 4th, 1826 in Quincy, Massachusetts, United States.
- In 1751, Adams becomes a student at Harvard University.
- In 1755. Adams earns his Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree from Harvard University.
- In 1758, Adams earns his Master of Arts (MA) degree from Harvard University.
- In 1759, Adams was admitted to the bar and able to practice law.
- In 1761, Adams inherited a house and 9.5 acre farm from his father after he passed away.
- In 1763, Adams wrote seven political theory essays under the pen name Humphrey Ploughjogger.
- Between 1774 and 1777, Adams served as a delegate from Massachusetts to the Continental Congress.
- On August 2nd, 1776 Adams was one of the 56 delegates to sign the United States Declaration of Independence.
- Between 1777 and 1779, Adams served as the United States Envoy to France.
- Between 1782 and 1788, Adams served as the 1st United States Minister to the Netherlands.
- Between 1785 and 1788, Adams served as the 1st United States Minister to the United Kingdom.
- Between 1789 and 1797, Adams served as the 1st Vice President of the United States for two full terms.
- Between 1797 and 1801, Adams served as the 2nd President of the United States for two full terms.
- In 1800, Adams ran for a third term as President of the United States but lost the election to Thomas Jefferson.
- In 1801, Adams had a decent size fortune owed to his presidential salary and frugal lifestyle.
- In 1803, Adams and his son both supported Thomas Jefferson with the Louisiana Purchase.
- Between 1812 and 1826, Adams and Thomas Jefferson frequently correspondent via mail.
- In 1818, Adams wife Abigail died from typhoid fever.
- In 1825, Adam’s son John Quincy Adams was elected the sixth President of the United States.
- On July 4th, 1826 Adams died, which is also the same date that Thomas Jefferson died.
Pictures of John Adams
A picture of a 1785 painting of John Adams.
A picture of a U.S. $1 coin with John Adams.
A picture of a U.S. stamp with John Adams.
Additional Resources on John Adams
- About John Adams – Find more information on John Adams on the White House website.
- Biography of John Adams – Read the biography of John Adams on the Biography website.
- Timeline of John Adams – View a timeline of the life of John Adams on the John Adams Heritage website.
- John Adams – Britannica – Discover more facts and information about John Adams on the Britannica website.