John Adams
Historical Figure
Nationality: United States (born a British subject)
Date of Birth: 1735
Date of Death: 1826
Cause of Death: Arteriosclerosis
Religion: Unitarian
Occupation: Diplomat, Lawyer, Revolutionary
Spouse: Abigail Smith ( d. 1818)
Children: John Quincy Adams and five others
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)
Fictional Appearances:
Southern Victory
POD: September 10, 1862
Appearance(s): Posthumous references throughout
The Two Georges
POD: c. 1763
Type of Appearance: Posthumous reference
Nationality: North American Union
Date of Death: Unrevealed

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 Victory[]

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 Georges[]

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

Literary comment[]

In OTL, his cousin Samuel Adams has that honor.

See also[]


  1. The Two Georges, p. 242 HC.
Political offices
Preceded by
George Washington
President of the United States
Succeeded by
Thomas Jefferson
Preceded by
Vice President of the United States
Succeeded by
Thomas Jefferson
Party political offices
Preceded by
Federalist Party Presidential Candidate
1796 (won), 1800 (lost)
Succeeded by
Charles Cotesworth Pinckney