John Adams: The First Vice President George Washington

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John Adams was the second president of the United States (1797- 1801) after serving as the first vice president under President George Washington. Adams was born on the thirtieth of October in the year of 1735. He was born in the Massachusetts Bay Colony and as a Harvard – educated lawyer he early became identified with the patriot cause. He was the son of John Adams, Sr., and Susanna Boylston. Both of his parents expected much from him and wanted nothing but him to succeed in life. When Adams was six years old he attended a Latin school called “Dalme Belche” where he received the knowledge of reading, arithmetic and Protestant religion with other kids his age. At age 8 he moved to another school where the school master had a very big influence…show more content…
He got accepted by Harvard College in 1751 at fifteen years of age, where he learns the study of law and later on starts his career as a lawyer. His early political career consists of him being known for his skills of a lawyer. Once his practice started to grow he started to court Abigail Smith, they fell in love and got married in 1764. They had five children under the names of Abigail Adams, John Quincy Adams, Charles Adams, Thomas Adams, and Elizabeth Adams. They had one more daughter under the name of Susanna Adams but she died at 1 years of age that no one really is sure of. John Adams was elected president after George Washington refused to a term in1797. He served in office for four years but lost the re-election to Thomas Jefferson. His political party was the Federalists Party and his vice president was Thomas Jefferson. His most greatest achievments / accomplishments in office include of making peace with France by handling the Quasi-War in 1798. Also by being a great example tto his son, John Quincy Adams,who would then follow his footstepe by becoming the sixth president of the United…show more content…
One of his biggest mistakes was keeping a nearly similar cabinet to of George Washingtons. Another was spending more time at home in Quincy, Massachusetts than in Philidelphia ( the capital at the time) where the rest of the government were located and just awaiting his presence. John Adams life after his time in office consisted of him and his wife living in the life that she had always desired. Living peacefully in a small hometown having all of their children close around
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