Second President Of The United States
The second president of the United States was John Adams. George Washington served as the first president of the United States from 1789 to 1797, serving two terms of office. During that time, John Adams served under Washington as the vice-president. As the second president, John Adams began his term as president in 1797 and it ended in 1801. His political affiliation was Federalist, which makes a person wonder what those political ads would have been like.
Adams was born on October 30, 1835, in Massachusetts Bay Colony, which is now Quincy, Massachusetts. Since he was born in the United States, he was qualified to run for office, unlike many others who immigrated to the U.S. during this early time in the nation's history. He studied law at Harvard University and graduated in 1855 at the age of 20. His religious affiliation was Unitarian.
In his work life, John Adams worked as a lawyer. His high intellect and political philosophy served him in politics before becoming president. John Adams was a Massachusetts delegate from 1774 to 1777 to the Continental Congress. He also served in Europe as a diplomat from 1778 to 1788, just before becoming vice president of the United States under Washington. Throughout his political career, John Adams was friends and colleagues with Thomas Jefferson, a rival and a friend.
On October 25, 1764, John Adams and Abigail Smith were married. Together they had five children. Susanna died in infancy in 1770. His remaining daughter, Abigail Amelia died before Adams in 1813. One of John Adams's sons, Charles, died before him. Only his two sons, John Quincy Adams and Thomas Boyston Adams, outlived their father. John Quincy Adams was the sixth president and was president at the time of John Adams's death.
The writings of John Adams' life were compiled in the following books: "The Works of John Adams," "The Adams-Jefferson Letters," "Diary and Autobiography," "The Papers of John Adams," and "The Political Writings of John Adams." It sounds like he did wrote these. Interestingly, John Adams died on July 4, 1826, the fifteenth birthday of America, at the age of 90 years in Quincy, Massachusetts. He died and was buried in the same city where he was born.