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2 - John Adams

Personal Statistics:

Birth Date: October 30, 1735

Birthplace: Family homestead, Braintree (now Quincy), Massachusetts

Father: John Adams (1691-1761)

Mother: Susanna Boylston (1709-1797)

Height at Prime: About 5 feet 6 inches

Physical Description: Stocky, blue eyes, fine brown hair that resulted in balding

Religion: Unitarian branch of Congregationalism

Wife: Abigail Smith (November 23, 1744 – October 28, 1818)

Marriage Date: October 25, 1764

Marriage Place: Home of bride’s parents, Weymouth, Massachusetts

Children:

-- Abigail Adams Smith (July 14, 1765 – August 15, 1813)

-- John Quincy Adams (July 11, 1767 – February 23, 1848)

-- Susanna Adams (December 28, 1768 – February 4, 1770)

-- Charles Adams (May 29, 1770 – November 30, 1800)

-- Thomas Boylston Adams (September 15, 1772 – March 13, 1832)

Death Date: July 4, 1826

Place of Death: Adam’s home, Quincy, Massachusetts

Cause of Death: Heart failure and pneumonia

Final Words: “Thomas Jefferson still survives.”

Burial Place: United First Parish Church, Quincy, Massachusetts

Professional Statistics:

Lawyer for the British soldiers who were involved in the Boston Massacre (1770)

Member of Massachusetts Legislature (1770-1774)

Member of Continental Congress (1774-1777)

Diplomat Abroad in Europe (1778-1788)

Vice President (1789-1797)

2nd President of the United States (1797-1801)

His Vice President: Thomas Jefferson

Events During Presidency:

Relations with France and the XYZ Affair

Alien and Sedition Acts (1798)

Logan Act (1799)

Fries Rebellion (1799)

Midnight Appointments (last minute appointments of Federal judges)


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