101 Facts About John Adams

1. John Adams put it most poignantly to Jefferson: "You and I ought not to die, before We have explained ourselves to each other.

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2. John Adams died Sunday in Los Angeles, where she had lived much of her adult life, according to her fan website.

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3. In 1955, John Adams was cast with Ray Danton in the action film The Looters.

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4. John Adams filled the vacancies created in this statute by appointing a series of judges, whom his opponents called the "Midnight Judges", just days before his term expired.

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5. John Adams authored the "Plan of Treaties", laying out the Congress's requirements for a treaty with France.

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6. John Adams became convinced that Congress was moving in the proper direction—away from Great Britain.

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7. John Adams spent his last days filling the new jobs with Federalists.

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8. John Adams attempted to stop this by sending ministers to France.

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9. John Adams was an important figure in both the First and Second Continental Congresses in 1774 and 1775.

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10. John Adams realized the importance of unifying the North and South in the Revolutionary War.

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11. John Adams was the second president of the United States.

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12. John Adams squandered his popularity by signing the Alien and Sedition Acts into law in 1798.

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13. John Adams spoke out against the Townshend Acts of 1767, which levied tariffs on goods such as paper, glass and tea that were imported to America.

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14. John Adams was a leader of the American Revolution, and served as the second US president from 1797 to 1801.

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15. John Adams put it most poignantly to Jefferson: "You and I ought not to die, before We have explained ourselves to each other.

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16. John Adams made an initial effort to bring Jefferson into the cabinet and involve him in shaping foreign policy, but Jefferson declined the offer, preferring to retain his independence.

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17. John Adams was the eldest of the three sons of Deacon John Adams and Susanna Boylston of Braintree, Massachusetts.

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18. John Adams died on July 4, 1826, which was the 50th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence.

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19. John Adams was commissioner to France in 1778 and in 1782 and 1783, he helped negotiate the Treaty of Paris which ended the American War of Independence.

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20. John Adams was very important even before he became president.

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21. John Adams was involved in politics even before the Declaration of Independence was drafted.

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22. John Adams signed the Alien and Sedition Acts of 1798.

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23. John Adams was the first president to live in the White House.

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24. John Adams was the vice president to George Washington and was the first vice president to be elected as president.

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25. John Adams was the second president of the United States and was one of the most influential presidents.

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26. John Adams drafted the Massachusetts Constitution, which was approved by voters in 1780 and is still in effect today.

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27. John Adams sent three commissioners to France, but the French refused to negotiate unless the United States agreed to pay what amounted to a bribe.

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28. John Adams won the election by a narrow margin, becoming the second president of the United States.

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29. John Adams was serving on as many as 90 committees in the fledgling government, more than any other Congressman, and in 1777, he became head of the Board of War and Ordinance, which oversaw the Continental army.

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30. John Adams quickly became identified with the patriot cause, initially as the result of his opposition to the Stamp Act of 1765.

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31. John Adams became the first vice president of the United States and the second president.

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32. John Adams succeeded in casting grave doubt as to whether Preston ever gave orders to shoot, and the Boston jury acquitted the captain.

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33. John Adams shared his thoughts on facing the Bills this season, his former LSU teammate Tre'Davious White and his "run in" with Pat the Patriot at the Pro Bowl.

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34. John Adams had retired to private life in 1829 in the Massachusetts town of Quincy, but only for a brief period; in 1830, supported largely by members of the Anti-Masonic movement, he was elected a member of the national House of Representatives.

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35. John Adams had first met her when he was 12 years old and his father was minister to France.

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36. John Adams gave a useful spoken introduction to the piece, with live illustrations.

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37. Unlike many other Founders, John Adams does not have a monument dedicated to him in Washington, DC According to McCullough, "Popular symbolism has not been very generous toward Adams.

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38. John Adams was sustained in his attempted usurpations by all the New England states and by a powerful public sentiment in each of the Middle States.

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39. John Adams became a Unitarian, rejecting the divinity of Jesus.

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40. John Adams believed that regular church service was beneficial to man's moral sense.

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41. John Adams was leaning toward monarchy and aristocracy.

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42. John Adams believed that people "in a State of Ignorance" were more easily enslaved while those "enlightened with knowledge" would be better able to protect their liberties.

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43. John Adams served on a committee of three, including Samuel Adams and James Bowdoin, to draft the constitution.

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44. John Adams wrote that, "There is no good government but what is republican.

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45. John Adams published a three-year marathon of letters in the Boston Patriot newspaper, refuting line-by-line Hamilton's 1800 pamphlet.

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46. John Adams filled the vacancies created in this statute by appointing a series of judges, whom his opponents called the "Midnight Judges", just days before his term expired.

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47. John Adams included a fair share of personal insults, vilifying the President's "disgusting egotism" and "ungovernable temper.

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48. John Adams exerted effective control over the War Department, taking over supplies for the army.

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49. John Adams relented and agreed to submit to the Senate the names of Hamilton, Pinckney, and Knox, in that order, although final decisions of rank would be reserved to Adams.

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50. John Adams had intended to appoint Republicans Burr and Frederick Muhlenberg to make the army appear bipartisan.

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51. John Adams sent Secretary of War McHenry to Mount Vernon to convince Washington to accept the post.

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52. John Adams pursued a strategy whereby America harassed French ships in an effort sufficient to stem the French assaults on American interests.

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53. John Adams eventually agreed and signed the bills into law.

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54. John Adams sent a message to Congress asking for a renewal of the nation's defenses.

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55. John Adams announced that he would send a peace commission to France but simultaneously called for a military buildup to counter any potential French threat.

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56. John Adams ignored the political patronage and office seekers which other office holders utilized.

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57. John Adams coerced South Carolina Federalist electors, pledged to vote for "favorite son" Pinckney, to scatter their second votes among candidates other than Adams.

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58. John Adams had remarked that Hamilton's economic program, centered around banks, would "swindle" the poor and unleash the "gangrene of avarice.

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59. John Adams supported Washington's policies against opposition from anti-Federalists and Republicans.

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60. John Adams likened Adams to "a monkey just put into breeches.

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61. John Adams increased his usefulness by mastering the French language.

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62. In late 1779, John Adams was appointed as the sole minister charged with negotiations to establish a commercial treaty with Britain and end the war.

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63. John Adams assumed a less visible role but helped manage the delegation's finances and record-keeping.

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64. John Adams was then appointed, along with Franklin, Dickinson, Benjamin Harrison of Virginia and Robert Morris of Pennsylvania, "to prepare a plan of treaties to be proposed to foreign powers.

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65. John Adams authored the "Plan of Treaties", laying out the Congress's requirements for a treaty with France.

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66. John Adams sat on ninety committees, chairing twenty-five, an unmatched workload among the congressmen.

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67. John Adams drafted the preamble to the Lee resolution of colleague Richard Henry Lee.

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68. John Adams praised Washington's "skill and experience" as well as his "excellent universal character.

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69. John Adams became convinced that Congress was moving in the proper direction—away from Great Britain.

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70. John Adams moved cautiously at first, noting that the Congress was divided between Loyalists, those favoring independence, and those hesitant to take any position.

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71. John Adams complained of what he considered the pretentiousness of the other delegates, writing to Abigail, "I believe if it was moved and seconded that We should come to a Resolution that Three and two make five We should be entertained with Logick and Rhetorick, Law, History, Politicks and Mathematicks, concerning the Subject for two whole Days, and then We should pass the Resolution unanimously in the Affirmative.

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72. John Adams renewed his push for the right to a jury trial.

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73. John Adams purchased a large brick house on Queen Street, not far from his office.

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74. John Adams offered them anonymously, under the nom de plume "Humphrey Ploughjogger", and in them ridiculed the selfish thirst for power he perceived among the Massachusetts colonial elite.

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75. John Adams was born on the family farm in Braintree, Massachusetts.

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76. John Adams was the first president to reside in the executive mansion now known as the White House.

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77. John Adams was then elected President in 1796; during his single term, he encountered fierce criticism from the Jeffersonian Republicans and from some in his own Federalist Party, led by his rival Alexander Hamilton.

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78. John Adams assisted in drafting the Declaration of Independence in 1776 and was its foremost advocate in Congress.

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79. John Adams was a dedicated diarist, and correspondent with his wife and advisor Abigail, recording important historical information on the era.

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80. John Adams was a lawyer, diplomat, and leader of American independence from Great Britain.

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81. John Adams told Plymouth Live: "It's becoming more difficult nowadays to get stability at football clubs.

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82. John Adams described John Witherspoon as: "A true son of liberty … but first, he was a son of the Cross.

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83. Mr John Adams has been treasurer for the Association in the region Other members elected to occupy various positions were Samuel Kojo Antwi, as an organiser, Jerry John Nyarko as treasurer and Kelvin Gyamfi as the trustee.

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84. Paul George and Steven John Adams had double-doubles for Oklahoma City, each finishing with 20 points and 13 rebounds.

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85. John Adams quietly plugs away as a mid-round value The Cavaliers signed Andrew Harrison to a two-way deal and subsequently waived John Holland on Thursday.

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86. John Adams is commemorated as the namesake of various counties, buildings, and other items.

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87. In the 21st century, John Adams remains less well known than many of America's other Founding Fathers.

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88. John Adams was eventually subject to criticism from states' rights advocates.

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89. John Adams was often combative, which diminished presidential decorum, as he admitted in his old age: "[As president] I refused to suffer in silence.

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90. John Adams strongly felt that he would be forgotten and underappreciated by history.

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91. In his retirement years, John Adams moved away from some of the Puritan sentiments of his youth and closer to more mainstream Enlightenment religious ideals.

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92. John Adams was raised a Congregationalist, since his ancestors were Puritans.

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93. Throughout his lifetime John Adams expressed controversial and shifting views regarding the virtues of monarchical and hereditary political institutions.

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94. While in London, John Adams learned of a convention being planned to amend the Articles of Confederation.

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95. John Adams became one of the founders of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 1780.

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96. John Adams was a strong believer in good education as one of the pillars of the Enlightenment.

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97. When John Adams died, his last words included an acknowledgement of his longtime friend and rival: "Thomas Jefferson survives.

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98. At the time of his death, John Quincy John Adams was serving as US President.

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99. At age 90, John Adams was the longest-lived US president until Ronald Reagan surpassed that age in 2001.

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100. John Adams was delighted by the election of John Quincy to the presidency.

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101. Early on, John Adams repeatedly tried to turn the correspondence to a discussion of their actions in the political arena.

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