John Adams was born on July 7, 1767 and is most famous for serving as the second President of the United States of America under the Constitution, following George Washington. He was one of the nation's founding fathers was never shy to speak his mind when it came to liberty, politics and democracy. John Adams married Abigail Smith in 1764, and went on to father five children over the course of his life. One of his sons, John Quincy Adams, later won the presidential election himself as well.
John Adams received his education at Harvard University, and prior to his political career, he worked as a lawyer. He robust stand against the Stamp Act of 1765 put him on the political map in America as a staunch separationist. Along with his roles as a delegate in the American government, John Adams also serves as an American ambassador in several European countries, including England and France. In addition, he played a substantial role in the drafting of the Declaration of Independence.
Interestingly enough, before winning the presidential election himself, John Adams served as vice president to George Washington. During his time as president, he ran into many problems with respect to foreign policy. This came at a time when the French were fighting a war with the British, and French pirates were proving a nuisance to American merchant ships. John Adams played a large role in eradicating this problem with the help of the navy.
As he prepared to leave office for the new incoming president Thomas Jefferson, John Adams made a last-minute attempt to appoint judges to the supreme court that agreed with his political views and ideals. This lead to the extremely well-known Supreme Court case, Marbury vs. Madison. After serving as the president, John Adams later served in the American legislature as a prominent political figure.
U.S. MINT CEREMONIALLY LAUNCHES NEW JOHN ADAMS PRESIDENTIAL $1 COIN IN HOMETOWN OF NATION'S SECOND PRESIDENT
May 22, 2007; The U.S. Department of the Treasury's U.S. Mint issued the following press release: The Nation's second President now has his own...