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Definition: Second 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.

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John 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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The President of the United States
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Biography of John Adams
The man and his accomplishments come alive in this fascinating biography.

In His Own Words
Understand the man better by reading his own words.

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