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|For real world information about Adams, see John Adams on Wikipedia.|
John Adams (July 11, 1767 – February 23, 1848) was the second president of the United States of America, serving from 1797 to 1801.
Background[edit | edit source]
Before being the second president of the United States, Adams was the first vice president. He came to prominence during the American Revolution as a delegate to the Second Continental Congress for Massachusetts. A leading advocate for American independence from Great Britain, he persuaded Congress to a similar position and aided Thomas Jefferson in drafting the Declaration of Independence. He is mentioned in the National Archives' pop quiz terminals.
Notable quotes[edit | edit source]
- "May our country be always successful, but whether successful or otherwise, always right."
- "Courage and perseverance have a magical talisman, before which difficulties disappear and obstacles vanish into air."
- "...The manners of women are the surest criterion by which to determine whether a republican government is practicable in a nation or not."
- "Old minds are like old horses; you must exercise them if you wish to keep them in working order."
Appearances[edit | edit source]
John Adams is mentioned only in Fallout 3.