Timeline Description: John Adams was the second president of the United States of America. He had big shoes to fill, since he came after George Washington! This is a timeline of his presidency and life.
|1735||John Adams was born
Mr. Adams was born in Massachusetts on October 30.
|1763||John begins his writing career
Mr. Adams was a man of great opinions. He began writing for local newspapers under a false name to help spread his views.
|1764||John gets married
Mr. Adams got married to his sweetheart, a woman named Abigail Smith. They had five children.
|1774||John becomes part of the first Continental Congress
The young country of America formed slowly over the years, and as the War for Independence got underway, the colonists formed the First Continental Congress. John was a delegate.
|1777||A visit to France
Mr. Adams was chosen to go to France. He was to negotiate a treaty of alliance with them.
|1780||Mr. Adams works as an ambassador
John Adams worked to get America recognized as an independent nation.
|1782||John Adams as a peace negotiator
Once the War for Independence was over, Mr. Adams worked on a commission to get peace between America and Great Britain.
|1789||Mr. Adams becomes the vice-president
America now had a president in George Washington. Mr. Adams was his right hand man.
|1796||John Adams becomes America's second president
John Adams came into office after George Washington. Mr. Washington died the next year.
|1798||The US Navy is born
Mr. Adams began the US Navy as a precaution in case more war ever came.
|1798||Mr. Adams worked to limit the courts
The US adopted the 11th Constitutional Amendment, which limited the power of the federal court.
|1800||Mr. Adams loses the next election
In the next presidential election, Mr. Adams was beat by Thomas Jefferson.
|1812||Mr. Adams and Mr. Jefferson talk
The president and former president began writing letters to each other, and it continued until they both died within the same 24 hours in 1826.
|1825||Mr. John Adams' son become president
John Adams' son, John Quincy Adams, became America's 5th president. He also served one term.
|1826||John Adams dies
John Adams died in his home at the age of 91. His presidency was marked by good leadership in a young and searching nation, and his legacy of determination and bravery lives on in the American spirit.