From America’s Library:
Born: October 30 (October 19, Old Style), 1735, in Braintree (now Quincy), Massachusetts
Died: July 4, 1826, in Braintree (now Quincy), Massachusetts
John Adams worked as a teacher and lawyer before dedicating himself to a life of patriotism and politics. He was America’s second president. Adams was well known for his extreme political independence, brilliant mind and passionate patriotism. He was a leader in the Continental Congress and an important diplomatic figure, before becoming America’s first vice president. Adams then served one term as president but lost the election of 1800 to Thomas Jefferson, his longtime friend and political rival.
John Adams and the Boston Massacre Trial of 1770 (primary source set and curator notes)
John Adams correspondence (1777-1826)
“Life of John Adams” by John Quincy Adams and Charles Francis Adams The North American Review Volume 113, Issue 232, July 1871
John Adams: POTUS background information