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John Adams Timeline


Short Biography of President John Adams
Lifespan: 1735 - 1826
Born on October 30 1735 in Braintree, Norfolk, Massachusetts
John Adams died on July 4, 1826 in Quincy, Massachusetts
Second President of America - His term in office was from 1797 to 1801 - Political Party - Federalist

Why was John Adams famous?
John Adams was famous as the second President of the United States of America and as one of the most influential Founding Fathers of the United States.

The next US President was Thomas Jefferson.
 

1735

 

Born on October 30 1735 in Braintree, Norfolk, Massachusetts. His father was a farmer.

1755

 

Adams graduated from Harvard College

1758

 

Studied law and admitted to the bar

1764

 

John Adams married Abigail Smith on  October 25, 1764.  They had 5 children. His son, John Quincy Adams, was destined to become the 6th President of America

1774

 

1774 to 1778 was a member of the Continental Congress

1775–83

 

The American Revolution, the American War of Independence, led by George Washingtonwas fought between Great Britain and thirteen British colonies in North America, and ended in a global war between several European great powers.

1778

 

Commissioner to France

1780

 

Minister to the Netherlands

1785

 

Minister to England

1789

 

Vice President serving under George Washington from 1789 to 1797

1790

 

DC becomes capital on July 16, 1790

1797

 

He became the 2nd President of America. Age at Inauguration - 61 years old

1800

 

The White House became the president's home

1812

 

The War of 1812 which has also been called the second War for Independence, between the United States and Great Britain

1817 - 1818

 

The First Seminole War when American slave owners travelled to Spanish Florida in search of runaway African slaves and Seminole Indians who had been trading weapons with the British in the War of 1812.

1826

 

John Adams was 90 years old when he died of heart failure and pneumonia on July 4, 1826 in Quincy, Massachusetts. He was buried in the family crypt beneath the United First Parish Church.

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