John Adams Portrait at National Art Gallery Washington DC by John Stewart

John Adams Portrait at National Art Gallery Washington DC by John Stewart

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yessss. he's the only founding father who didn't own slaves.

yessss. he's the only founding father who didn't own slaves.

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You will never know how much it has cost....

You will never know how much it has cost....

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"Facts are stubborn things, and whatever may be our wishes, our inclinations, or the dictates of our passions, they cannot alter the state of facts and evidence." ~ John Adams

"Facts are stubborn things, and whatever may be our wishes, our inclinations, or the dictates of our passions, they cannot alter the state of facts and evidence." ~ John Adams

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Official White House Portrait of John Adams - 2nd President of the United States

Official White House Portrait of John Adams - 2nd President of the United States

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John Quincy Adams - 6th President of U.S. - son of John Adams, (2nd President). He served as Secretary of State under James Monroe, and is regarded as one of the greatest diplomats in American history. He reportedly had the highest IQ of any American President. He died in 1848 at the age of 81.

John Quincy Adams - 6th President of U.S. - son of John Adams, (2nd President). He served as Secretary of State under James Monroe, and is regarded as one of the greatest diplomats in American history. He reportedly had the highest IQ of any American President. He died in 1848 at the age of 81.

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The Old House, or Peacefield to John Adams.  Quincy, Massachusetts. The John Adams and John Quincy Adams Birthplaces are the oldest presidential birthplaces in the United States.

The Old House, or Peacefield to John Adams. Quincy, Massachusetts. The John Adams and John Quincy Adams Birthplaces are the oldest presidential birthplaces in the United States.

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Abigail Adams (1744 – 1818) wife of President John Adams and mother of President John Quincy Adams. Abigail was not merely a great woman behind the great men; she actively brought attention to women's issues throughout her husbands political career, was an adviser to her husband, and a diarist who kept invaluable records during the beginning of the US as a nation.

Abigail Adams (1744 – 1818) wife of President John Adams and mother of President John Quincy Adams. Abigail was not merely a great woman behind the great men; she actively brought attention to women's issues throughout her husbands political career, was an adviser to her husband, and a diarist who kept invaluable records during the beginning of the US as a nation.

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I love David McCullough and I love this book.  He makes history so enjoyable!

I love David McCullough and I love this book. He makes history so enjoyable!

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Peacefield (John Adams home in Quincy)    Quincy, Massachusetts. John and Abigail Adams lived here many years, and so did many descendants. The family kept everything just as it was until it was presented to the Park Service, and the contents are preserved intact to this day. That seems to be very rare for historic houses! The outside still looks just as it did in old pictures.

Peacefield (John Adams home in Quincy) Quincy, Massachusetts. John and Abigail Adams lived here many years, and so did many descendants. The family kept everything just as it was until it was presented to the Park Service, and the contents are preserved intact to this day. That seems to be very rare for historic houses! The outside still looks just as it did in old pictures.

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