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While all other sciences have advanced, that of government is at a standstill—little better understood, little better practiced now than three or four thousand years ago.

 
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John Adams, 1735-1826, 2nd President of the United States (Federalist, MA), Letter to Thomas Jefferson, 1813

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John Adams
John Adams
  • Born: October 30, 1735
  • Died: July 4, 1826
  • Nationality: American
  • Profession: US President, Stateman, Lawyer, Author

John Adams was one of the Founding Fathers of the United States. He served as the first vice president (1789–1797) and second president of the United States (1797–1801). He was a lawyer, diplomat, and leader of American independence from Great Britain. Adams was a dedicated diarist, and correspondent with his wife and advisor Abigail, recording important historical information on the era.

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