Birth: October 30, 1735
Death: July 4, 1826
Term of Office: March 4, 1797-March 3, 1801
Number of Terms Elected: 1 Term
First Lady: Abigail Smith
"Let me have my farm, family and goose quill, and all the honors and offices this world has to bestow may go to those who deserve them better and desire them more. I court them not."
Additional Adams Quotes
Major Events While in Office:
- XYZ Affair (1797)
- Alien and Sedition Acts (1798)
- Kentucky and Virginia Resolutions (1798)
- Navy Department and Marine Corps Created (1798)
- Capital moved to Washington, D.C. (1800)
- Library of Congress established (1800)
- Midnight Appointments (1801)
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