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John Adams
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Historical Figure
Nationality: United States (born a British citizen)
Date of Birth: 1735
Date of Death: 1826
Cause of Death: Natural causes
Religion: Unitarian
Occupation: Diplomat, Lawyer
Spouse: Abigail (d. 1818)
Children: Abigail "Nabby" (d. 1813),
John Quincy,
Susanna,
Charles (d. 1800),
Thomas Adams,
Elizabeth (stillborn 1777)
Relatives: Samuel Adams (cousin)
Political Party: Federalist Party
Political Office(s): Vice President of the United States (1789-1797)
President of the United States (1797-1801)
Turtledove Appearances:
Southern Victory
POD: September 10, 1862
Appearance(s): Posthumous references throughout
The Two Georges
POD: c. mid-1760s
Type of Appearance: Posthumous reference
Nationality: North American Union


John Adams, Jr. (October 30, 1735 – July 4, 1826) was the second President of the United States (1797–1801). He also served as the country's first Vice President (1789–1797) under George Washington. He was defeated for re-election in the "Revolution of 1800" by Thomas Jefferson. Adams was also the first President to reside (if briefly) in the newly built White House in Washington, DC, which was completed in 1800.

Adams, a sponsor of the American Revolution in Massachusetts, was a driving force behind the United States Declaration of Independence in 1776. In one of the oddest coincidences in American history, both he and his colleague (and occasional rival) Thomas Jefferson died 50 years to the day after the formal signing of that document.

John Adams in Southern VictoryEdit

As a northerner, John Adams was treated much more favorably in the version of history taught in the United States following the War of Secession than his colleagues from the south, including Virginians George Washington and Thomas Jefferson.

In the 20th century, Adams' portrait was used on the five dollar bill. Chester Martin thought the portrait looked constipated.

John Adams in The Two GeorgesEdit

In the late 20th Century, John Adams had an ale named after him in the North American Union.[1]

Literary commentEdit

In OTL, his cousin Samuel Adams has that honor.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. The Two Georges, p. 242 HC.
Political offices
(OTL)
Preceded by
George Washington
President of the United States
1797-1801
Succeeded by
Thomas Jefferson
Preceded by
None
Vice President of the United States
1789-1797
Succeeded by
Thomas Jefferson
Party political offices
(OTL)
Preceded by
None
Federalist Party Presidential Candidate
1796 (won), 1800 (lost)
Succeeded by
Charles Cotesworth Pinckney

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