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John Adams (1735 - 1826) was the _____________________________ President of the United States of America. He was President from 1797 until 1801. His Vice-President was Thomas _____________________________.

John Adams was born in Quincy, Massachusetts. His father was a _____________________________. Adams graduated from _____________________________ University in 1755, and went on to become a _____________________________ in Boston.

Adams was a delegate to both the First and Second Continental Congresses, and helped _____________________________ the Declaration of _____________________________. In 1789, Adams was elected the first Vice-President of the US, serving two _____________________________ under President George _____________________________.

Adams was elected President in _____________________________, barely beating Thomas Jefferson, who became his Vice-President. John Adams was the first President to live in the _____________________________; his family moved there in 1800.

Adams' term as President was often controversial and _____________________________; he limited free _____________________________ rights, curtailed the freedom of the press, and made it diffficult to become a _____________________________ of the USA. Adams' political party, the Federalist Party, soon disappeared.

On March 4, 1826, Adams' ________________________ John Quincy Adams became the _____________________________ President of the USA. John Adams died on ________________________ 4, 1826, the 50th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence. _____________________________ Jefferson had died earlier that same day. They were the only two _____________________________ of the Declaration of Independence that were elected _____________________________ of the USA.


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