John Adams

2nd President: 1797-1801

Birth: October 30, 1735 at Quincy, Massachusetts

Photographs of Adams Birthplace

Quincy, Massachusetts website

Adams National Historic Site – Quincy, Massachusetts

Death: July 4, 1826 at Quincy, Massachusetts

Photographs of Adams Gravesite - Quincy, Massachusetts


White House biography

Congressional biography

Biography from

Biography from the University of Groningen

Books and Other Media

John Adams by David McCullough

The Adams-Jefferson Letters : The Complete Correspondence

The Passionate Sage: The Character and Legacy of John Adams

Diary and Autobiography of John Adams

Papers of John Adams

The Adams Women : Abigail and Louisa Adams, Their Sisters and Daughters

Descent from Glory : Four Generations of the John Adams Family

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Election Results/Presidential Campaign


Opponent: Thomas Jefferson (DR)



Opponent: Thomas Jefferson (DR)


1796 & 1800 Campaign and Election History

Image of 1796 letter describing the upcoming election

Events during Adams’ administration and lifetime

Outline of events during Adams’ administration and lifetime

Declaration of Independence

Alien and Sedition Acts

XYZ Affair

Ambassador to Britain

Judicial Appointments (Midnight Judges)

Marbury vs. Madison

First lady and family

Abigail Adams biography from the White House

Pictures of Abigail Adams from the Library of Congress

John Quincy Adams

Charles Francis Adams


Brian Tompsett’s US President genealogy page


John Adams page from C-SPAN

Declaring Independence Exhibit at the Library of Congress

John and Abigail Adams from PBS

John Adams Historical Society

The Adams Memorial


National Historic Sites/State Historic Sites/Landmarks/Places to Visit

Adams National Historic Site – Quincy, Massachusetts

John Adams Birthplace - Quincy, Massachusetts

United First Parish Church – Quincy, Massachussets

John Adams Gravesite - Quincy, Massachusetts

John Adams Statue - Quincy, Massachusetts


Pictures from the Library of Congress

Portrait from C-SPAN


Inaugural Addresses, State of the Union speeches, and other documents

Adams Papers

Inaugural Address and background from

Declaration of Independence


Trivia from The Presidential Facts Page

Vice President

Thomas Jefferson page

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