John Adams

America's Second President

John Adams

Although he was the second president of the United States he was the first vice president. His presidency marked the first presidency under a political party, his vice president was Thomas Jefferson. John Adams was part of the Federalists party, and he later caused a problem by establishing judges that were from his political party which later caused the Marbury v. Madison court case. Adams appointed John Marshall as the first Chief Justice. Adams signed the Alien and Sedition Acts which made it 14 years of living in America to become a citizen and made it so he could deport anyone he felt threatened the American people. John Adams was the father of John Quincy Adams, who was the 6th president of the United States. Adams helped write the Declaration of Independence by writing the preamble. Ironically John Adams died 50 years after the Declaration was adopted on July 4, 1826.