The second U.S. President was John Adams, who served in the office from 1797 to 1801. He was defeated for a second term by the third U.S. president, Thomas Jefferson. More » History Modern History US History

As of 2015, the President of the United States is chosen by a group of individuals collectively called the Electoral College. When citizens vote in a presidential election, they are actually choosing whom they want their... More »

The electoral college officially elects the President of the United States. Though American citizens registered to vote cast ballots for a particular Presidential candidate, they are really voting for a group of electors... More » Government & Politics Politics Elections

John Tyler served as the 10th president of the United States from 1841 to 1845, succeeding William Henry Harrison who died after only one month in office. John Tyler was the first vice-president to take over the office d... More » History Modern History US History

Famous federalists were authors of the Federalist Papers: Alexander Hamilton, James Madison and John Jay; John Adams, second president of the United States; and John Marshall, chief justice of the Supreme Court. It can b... More »

John Adams, the second president of the United States, was born on Oct. 30, 1735, in the northern section of Braintree, Mass., now known as Quincy. He was the eldest son of John and Susanna Boylston Adams. More » History Modern History US History

The 20th Amendment of the Constitution of the United States sets out the date in the year that the president terms run from, states the date that Congress should meet every year and explains what happens if there is no p... More »