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John Adams

John Adams

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Did you know that John Adams is considered one of the most important Founding Fathers of the United States? Did you know that he was the first Vice president and the second president of America? Find out more interesting information about John Adams from our fact sheet below.

Fun Fact 1: John Adams was born on October 30, 1735 in Massachusetts

Fun Fact 2: He had 2 brothers named Peter and Elihu, however Elihu died during the American Revolution

Fun Fact 3: John Adams became the 2nd president of America in 1797

Fun Fact 4: He was 61 years old when he took oath, he served as president for 4 years until 1801

Fun Fact 5: He is considered as one of the most important Founding Fathers of the United States, persistent in the battle for independence

Fun Fact 6: John Adams and Thomas Jefferson were the only two founding Fathers that signed the Declaration of Independence and then went on to become President of America

Fun Fact 7: He played a key role in major events particularly with French naval disputes, he succeeded in avoiding major conflict and kept America out of war with France

Fun Fact 8: During 1785 to 1788 John Adams was the American minister to Great Britain. Foreign relations were extremely difficult to maintain at the time, but he was a skilled negotiator and served the position well

Fun Fact 9: in the last few hours of his presidency John Adams appoint several judges, who became known as the 'midnight judges'. Many people believe he did this to undermine the new president - his rival Thomas Jefferson

Fun Fact 10: The first President to live in the White House was John Adams. He lived there for just 4 months as Thomas Jefferson won the election in 1800

Fun Fact 11: John Adams is one of only three presidents who did not to attend the successor’s inauguration. He lost the election to his rival Thomas Jefferson but was also in mourning over the death of his son Charles

Fun Fact 12: His son, (also called John Adams), became the 6th president of America in 1825

Fun Fact 13: John Adams died at his hometown Quincy, Massachusetts, the year after his son became president. He died on 4th July 1826

Fun Fact 14: He was one of just two presidents who has lived beyond 90 years of age

Fun Fact 15: John Adams and rival Thomas Jefferson died within a few hours of each other on the same day

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