the "Atlas of American Independence"
Born: October 30, 1735
Died: July 4, 1826
Birthplace: Braintree (now Quincy) MA
Parents: John Adams Sr. and Susanna Boylstion
Spouse: Abigail Smith Adams
Children: Abigail, John Quincy, Susanna, Charles, and Elizabeth (stillborn)
John and Abigail were very much in love and wrote to each other constantly whenever they were apart!
Adams represented Massachusettes in both the First and Second Continental Congresses.
His "Thoughts on Government" was influential in the writing of state constitutions.
He championed the cause of American independence from its infancy through the signing of the Declaration of Independence.
Adams' crusade for independence was immortalized in the Broadway play 1776. Click above to hear Adams argue with the members of Congress.
Click here for information about Adams and the Second Continental Contress
Adams was Vice President under George Washington and president from 1797 - 1801.
Click here for John Adams' obituary
Click on the name to download the song.