2 hours ago
John Adams was the 2nd President of the United States of America.
Adams served as the 1st Vice President of the United States from (1789-1797). John Adams was the principal author of the oldest written constitution still in use in the world.
Adams drafted the Massachusetts Constitution, which was approved by voters in 1780 and is still in effect today.
The document’s structure of chapters, sections and articles served as a model for the United States Constitution,
and its Declaration of Rights itemized individual liberties such as freedom of the press and freedom of worship that
were later enshrined in the federal Bill of Rights.
He was the first president to live in the White House.
When President Adams arrived in Washington, D.C., from Philadelphia on June 3, 1800, the new national capital very much
remained an active construction zone. The President’s House, later known as the White House, remained far from completion,
so Adams was forced to reside in temporary quarters at Tunnicliffe’s City Hotel. When the president finally moved into the
White House on November 1, 1800, the mansion still reeked of wet plaster and paint fumes. Fireplaces roared in every room to
combat the cold and dampness, and the first lady used the unplastered East Room to hang the presidential laundry. Defeated in
the 1800 election, Adams lived in the White House for barely more than four months.
Adams died on the same day as Thomas Jefferson.
Once fellow patriots and then bitter rivals, Adams and Jefferson revived their friendship after their White House days.
Perhaps fittingly, the two Declaration of Independence signatories both died 50 years to the day after the document’s adoption
on July 4, 1826. On his deathbed, the 90-year-old Adams whispered, “Thomas Jefferson survives.” It wasn’t the case. Five hours
earlier, the 83-year-old Jefferson had died at Monticello. With the deaths of Adams and Jefferson, only one signatory of the
Declaration of Independence—Charles Carroll—remained alive.
Quote: "You will ever remember that all the end of study is to make you
a good man and a useful citizen." -John Adams