president of the United States, serving one term. He was
also vice-president for two terms under George Washington.
Adams was a leader of the American Revolution (along with
his cousin Samuel) and of the new Federalist Party, along
with Alexander Hamilton. His politics brought him into
conflict with his vice-president, Thomas Jefferson, who was
a leader of the new Democratic-Republican Party. Adams's
presidency was filled with foreign difficulties, including
the XYZ Affair, which almost led to war with France. His
son, John Quincy Adams, also served as president.
Adams: Forgotten Hero
John Adams was America's first vice-president and second
president. He was also a hero of the American Revolutionary
and an expert at keeping the peace as president. Learn more
about this often forgotten man.
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