John Adams was born in Quincy, Massachusetts, in 1735. John Adams was raised on a farm. In 1755 John Adams graduated from Harvard University and became a lawyer in the Boston area. In 1764 he married Abigail Smith and they had five children. One of which was John Quincy Adams a future President of the United States of America.
John Adams was a delegate to both the First and Second Continental Congresses, and helped draft the Declaration of Independence. In 1783, after the Revolution, Adams went to France to sign the Treaty of Paris. From 1785 to 1788 he served as the first United States ambassador to Great Britain.
John Adams was elected the first Vice-President of the United States of America from 1789 to 1797, where he served two terms under President George Washington.
In 1797 he was elected President with a narrow victory over Thomas Jefferson. Thomas Jefferson became his Vice-President. John Adams was a member of the Federalist Party. In 1800 Adams was the first President to live in the White House.
John Adams died on the 50th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence, July 4, 1826.