Quotes by John Adams

About John Adams:

John Adams was the second President of the United States (1797–1801), after serving as the first Vice President (1789–1797). He was an American lawyer, author, statesman and diplomat, and as a Founding Father was a principal leader of American independence from Great Britain. Adams was a well educated political theorist in the Age of Enlightenment who promoted republicanism and a strong central government. He was an exceptional diarist and correspondent - especially with his wife Abigail – who was a key advisor as well. He as well often publicly articulated his seminal ideas. After the Boston Massacre, despite severe local anti-British sentiment, he provided a controversial, but principled and successful, legal defense of the accused British soldiers, driven by his devotion to the unqualified right to counsel and the "protect[ion] of innocence".

Author Bio

  • NameJohn Adams
  • DescriptionAmerican politician, 2nd president of the United States (in office from 1797 to 1801)
  • BornOctober 19, 1735
  • DiedJuly 4, 1826
  • CountryUnited States Of America
  • ProfessionLawyer; Politician; Diplomat