John Adams

John Adams, born on this date in 1735, was one of America’s Founders, the first vice-president of the United States, its second president, and the father of our sixth president, John Quincy Adams!

But did you know that he was the first US president to actually live in the White House? Or that he died on July 4, 1826, on the fiftieth anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence?

Perhaps one of the most significant “did you know-s” in John Adam’s life is his knowledge of the Bible. His correspondence is filled with its references and quotes. In a letter to Thomas Jefferson on December 25, 1813, Adams wrote: “I have examined all... and the result is, that the Bible is the best book in the world!”

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