Monthly Archives: November 2012

Last years of John Adams

After his defeat in the 1800 presidential elections by Thomas Jefferson Adams returned to Quincy, he was 65 years old. During the first years of his retirement Adams seldom left  only to walk or ride in the countryside. He went through a long period of adjustment to a less active lifestyle. Adams did not publish […] more

The Boston Massacre Marker

Boston Massacre marker

The Boston Massacre marker represents the location of the historical event known as the  when five civilians were killed by British troops. It was the second president of the United States, John Adams, who defended the soldiers who killed the five civilians. The marker is located in the corner of State and Devonshire Streets (see […] more

Letters from John Adams to Abigail Smith

letters

Source: Massachusetts Historical Society   Letters during courtship and early legal career, 1762 – 1774 Letters during Continental Congress, 1774 – 1777 Letters during diplomatic mission to France, 1778 – 1779 Letters during diplomatic mission to Europe, 1779 – 1789 Letters during vice presidency, 1789 – 1796 Letters during presidency, 1796 – 1801 List of […] more

Abigail Adams Biography

Abigail Adams Portrait

Who was Abigail Adams? Abigail Adams was the wife of second president  and mother of the sixth president, John Quincy Adams. She is mostly remembered for the letters she wrote to her husband while he was away during the  and while he served as a . The letters were filled with discussions and advice on […] more

The John Adams Presidential $1 Coin

John Adams coin

The United States Mint started issuing Presidential $1 coins in 2007 until 2011. As a result of a large stockpile of unused $1 coins the US Mint stopped minting them in 2011. Today the Presidential coins are being minted for collectors. They feature the image of one president, in the order that they served. The […] more