John Adams, Second President of the United States served as Vice President under Washington. He was a signer of the Declaration of Independence and acted as envoy to France, the Netherlands and Great Britain during and after the Revolutionary War. The Adams presidency was marred by the Alien and Sedition Acts, which limited political debate and participation and were largely dismantled by Jefferson.

John Adams, Second President of the United States served as Vice President under Washington. He was a signer of the Declaration of Independence and acted as envoy to France, the Netherlands and Great Britain during and after the Revolutionary War. The Adams presidency was marred by the Alien and Sedition Acts, which limited political debate and participation and were largely dismantled by Jefferson.

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John Quincy Adams - 6th President of U.S. - son of John Adams, (2nd President). He served as Secretary of State under James Monroe, and is regarded as one of the greatest diplomats in American history. He reportedly had the highest IQ of any American President. He died in 1848 at the age of 81.

John Quincy Adams - 6th President of U.S. - son of John Adams, (2nd President). He served as Secretary of State under James Monroe, and is regarded as one of the greatest diplomats in American history. He reportedly had the highest IQ of any American President. He died in 1848 at the age of 81.

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The Old House, or Peacefield to John Adams.  Quincy, Massachusetts. The John Adams and John Quincy Adams Birthplaces are the oldest presidential birthplaces in the United States.

The Old House, or Peacefield to John Adams. Quincy, Massachusetts. The John Adams and John Quincy Adams Birthplaces are the oldest presidential birthplaces in the United States.

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"You Will Never Know How Much it has Cost my Generation to Preserve your Freedom.  I hope You will make Good Use of It." ~ John Adams (1735-1826), 2nd US President ....

"You Will Never Know How Much it has Cost my Generation to Preserve your Freedom. I hope You will make Good Use of It." ~ John Adams (1735-1826), 2nd US President ....

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"Peacefield" was home to President John Adams and his wife Abigail from 1787 to 1826, then passed to President John Quincy Adams & wife Louisa Catherine Adams.  The home stayed in the Adams' subsequent family until 1946.

"Peacefield" was home to President John Adams and his wife Abigail from 1787 to 1826, then passed to President John Quincy Adams & wife Louisa Catherine Adams. The home stayed in the Adams' subsequent family until 1946.

John Adams an American patriot who served as the second President of the United States and the first Vice President. He was a lawyer, diplomat, statesman, political theorist, and, as a Founding Father, a leader of the movement for American independence from Great Britain. He was also a dedicated diarist and correspondent, particularly with his wife and closest advisor Abigail.

John Adams an American patriot who served as the second President of the United States and the first Vice President. He was a lawyer, diplomat, statesman, political theorist, and, as a Founding Father, a leader of the movement for American independence from Great Britain. He was also a dedicated diarist and correspondent, particularly with his wife and closest advisor Abigail.

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