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John Adams Fast Facts

Second President of the United States


John Adams, Second President of the United States

Portrait of John Adams, Second President of the United States. Oil by Charles Wilson Peale, 1791.

Independence National Historical Park

Here is a quick list of fast facts for John Adams. You can also read the:

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

Adams Quote: "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."
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Treaty of Paris
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