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Birthday: October 30, 1735
Birthplace: Braintree, MA
College or University: Harvard
Religion: Unitarian
Occupation or Profession: Lawyer
Military Rank: n/a
Married: Abigail Smith Adams
Children: Abigail Amelia (Nabby), John Quincy, Susanna Adams, Charles Adams, Thomas Boyston, Elizabeth Adams (stillborn)
President number: 2nd
Political Party: Federalist
Runner Up: Thomas Jefferson
Vice President: Thomas Jefferson
Age at Inauguration: 61
Served: 1797 - 1801
Number of terms: 1
Other Offices or Commissions: Commissioner to France, Minister to Great Britain, Vice-President
Died: July 4, 1826
Age at Death: 90
Place of Burial: Quincy, MA
Currency Appearances:
- 2007 Dollar (obverse)
- Back of $100 National Bank Notes (part of Trumbull's Declaration of Independence painting)
- Back of $2 Federal Reserve Note (part of Trumbull's Declaration of Independence painting)

Other Interesting Facts and Trivia:

- John Adams and Thomas Jefferson were the only 2 signers of the Declaration of Independence who later became president. The both died on the same day - July 4, 1826 - exactly 50 years after they signed the Declaration.

- In 1774, Adams attended the Continental Congress in Philadelphia with his cousin Samuel Adams.

- Adams spent most of the Revolutionary War in Europe asking countries like France and Netherlands for help.

- Adams ran against Thomas Jefferson for president. He won by only three votes! However, he lost to Jefferson the second time he ran.

- Adams was the first president to live in the White House. At that time, it was called the "President's House." It became known as the White House because of it's color. The name became official in 1901.


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