The Children of John Adams

The Children of John Adams

President John Adams’ wife, Abigail, served as an unofficial adviser throughout his career. Their correspondence shows that he sought her advice on a variety of issues, including his presidential ambitions. The elder son, John Quincy, would become president seven years after his mother’s death in 1825, and she remained a supportive spouse … Read more

The Presidency of John Adams

In Philadelphia, John Adams was sworn in as the nation’s second president on March 4, 1797. Vice President will be Thomas Jefferson. Domestic Policies Adams’s style was essential to delegate domestic matters to Congress and exercise personal control over foreign policy. Not only was the President charged with foreign policy by the … Read more

The First Lady of John Adams

President John Adams’ wife, Abigail Adams, served as an unofficial adviser throughout his career. Their letters show him seeking her advice on a variety of issues, including his presidential ambitions. After her husband was elected president in 1797, Adams remained a supportive spouse and confidante, and her eldest son, John Quincy, would … Read more

Childhood, Education and Careers of John Adams

In Braintree, Massachusetts Bay, British America, on October 30, 1735, John Adams, Jr. was born to John Adams, Sr., and Susanna Boylston. His father was John Adams, Sr. and his mother was Susanna Boylston. He was the eldest of three brothers. Adams’ father was a farmer and cobbler who served as a … Read more

The Brief Biography of John Adams

John Adams was a direct descendant of Massachusetts Bay Colony Puritan colonists. He attended Harvard University, earning his bachelor’s and master’s degrees, and was admitted to the bar in 1758. John Adams was a member of the First Continental Congress in 1774, where he helped draft the Declaration of Independence. Adams was … Read more