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  2. John Adams - Wikipedia

    John Adams (October 30, 1735 [a] – July 4, 1826) was an American statesman, attorney, diplomat, writer, and Founding Father who served as the second president of the United States from 1797 to 1801. Before his presidency, he was a leader of the American Revolution that achieved independence from Great Britain and during the war, served as a ...

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  3. John Adams | The White House

    John Adams, a remarkable political philosopher, served as the second President of the United States (1797-1801), after serving as the first Vice President under President George Washington.

  4. John Adams was born and raised in Braintree (now in Quincy), Massachusetts. The eldest of the three sons of farmer and shoemaker Deacon John Adams, he was encouraged to aspire to the ministry and graduated from Harvard College (1755). He taught grammar school for three years before choosing law rather than the ministry as his career.

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  6. John Adams | The First Amendment Encyclopedia

    John Adams (1735–1826), who served as the first vice president of the United States and then as its second President, also influenced the development of constitutional government through his political writings and thought. Adams was a leading lawyer and advocate for independence

  7. John Adams (1735 - 1826) - National Park Service

    John Adams (1735 - 1826) John Adams, son of Deacon John Adams and Susanna Boylston, was a fifth generation descendant from Henry Adams, who reached the shores of America from England in 1633. Henry with his wife and eight children was given a grant of forty acres of land not far from where John and Susanna Boylston Adams brought up their three ...

  8. John Adams | HISTORY

    John Adams (1735-1826) was a leader of the American Revolution and served as the second U.S. president from 1797 to 1801. The Massachusetts-born, Harvard-educated Adams began his career as a lawyer.

  9. Presidency of John Adams - Wikipedia

    The presidency of John Adams, began on March 4, 1797, when John Adams was inaugurated as the second president of the United States, and ended on March 4, 1801. Adams, who had served as vice president under George Washington, took office as president after winning the 1796 presidential election. The only member of the Federalist Party to ever ...

  10. John Adams | Biography, Music, Notable Works, & Facts

    John Adams, in full John Coolidge Adams, (born February 15, 1947, Worcester, Massachusetts, U.S.), American composer and conductor whose works were among the most-performed of contemporary classical music. Adams became proficient on the clarinet at an early age (sometimes freelancing with the Boston Symphony Orchestra and performing with other groups) and by his teenage years was composing ...

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