5 Things Everyone Should Know about John Adams
  • He and cousin Samuel Adams were organizers of the Revolution from the beginning.
  • He was a strong supporter of George Washington as commander in chief and later served as Washington's Vice-President.
  • He was a founder of the short-lived Federalist Party.
  • He was the first President to live in the White House.
  • As President, he avoided war with both France and England, over the objections of his own party.

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  • He issued the Monroe Doctrine.
  • He presided over the "Era of Good Feelings."
  • He served in the Continental Army during the Revolutionary War.
  • He served as Secretary of State and Secretary of War at the same time.
  • He helped found the Democratic-Republican Party.

     

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