The Presidents of the USA

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John Adams
1797-1801


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birthplace

Braintree, MA

birthday

October 30

Life

1735-1826

age

OFC:61 , d. 91

party

Federalist

presidency highlights

The first President who lived in the White House

nickname:

His Roundity

vice-president:

Thomas Jefferson
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previous office

1st Vice President of USA

key background fact:

He had been the first Vice President of the U.S.

occupation

Lawyer, Farmer

military service

none

children

5:   3 boys  2 girls

wife:

Abigail Smith (1764)

height

5' 7'' / 1.70 m

higher education

Harvard

religion

Unitarian

 

quote

"Fear is the foundation of most governments."

actions & events

  • 1798 Alien & Sedition Act to silence critics; unpopular
  • 1800 Capital relocated to Washington DC
  • 1801 Nominated John Marshall chief justice of U.S.

economy

    foreign affairs

    • 1797 the XYZ Affair: a bribe of French agents leaked

    military activity

    • 1798–1800 The Quasi war. Undeclared naval war with France

    unique facts

    • Previously, the first Vice President of USA
    • The first resident of the White House

    interesting

    Adams and Jefferson both died on the 50th anniversary of the Declaration of Independence, July 4, 1826.
    Both are the only presidents to have signed the Declaration.

    military activity

    • 1798–1800 The Quasi war. Undeclared naval war with France

    Legacy

    One of the most experienced men ever to become President. Played a major role in the movement for independence. By the end of his term, he was unpopular, respected but not beloved.

    Adam’s White House

    Adam’s White House