John Adams was the first vice-president, he helped draft the Declaration of Independence. He also served as Minister to Great Britain. He was the second president, and a founding Father was a leader of American independence from Great Britain. He was nicknamed the Atlas of American Independence
John Adams was born and raised in Quincy, Massachusetts. He also went to Harvard. Before he was a president he was a lawyer in trade. He was the longest living president and died at the age of 90 on July 4, 1826. He was the first president to live in the white house. During the Revolutionary War he served in France and Holland and helped negotiate the treaty of peace. He had a son, John Quincy Adams who was the 6th president.