John Adams The 2nd President of USA

John Adams
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2nd  (Mar 04, 1797 - Mar 04, 1801)
Terms: 1
Age at start:  61 years 4 months 6 days
Age:  90 years 8 months 6 days
Height: 5'7", 170 cm
Born:  Oct 30, 1735
Birth place:  Braintree, Massachusetts Bay
Net worth: 22 Millions
Death date:  July 4, 1826
Signature:John Adams's signature
Occupation: Lawyer, Farmer
Harvard University (AB, AM)

John Adams (October 30, 1735 - 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 he served as the first vice president of the United States. Adams was a dedicated diarist and regularly corresponded with many important figures in early American history, including his wife and adviser Abigail Adams and Thomas Jefferson.
A lawyer and political activist prior to the revolution, Adams was devoted to the right to counsel and presumption of innocence. He defied anti-British sentiment and successfully defended British soldiers against murder charges arising from the Boston Massacre. Adams was a Massachusetts delegate to the Continental Congress and became a principal leader of the Revolution. He assisted in drafting the Declaration of Independence in 1776 and was its foremost advocate in Congress. As a diplomat in Europe, he helped negotiate the peace treaty with Great Britain and secured vital governmental loans. Adams was the primary author of the Massachusetts Constitution in 1780, which influenced the United States' own constitution, as did his earlier Thoughts on Government. ... read more on

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