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Selection of Historical Figures from the United States Revolutionary Period, including Patriots and Founders.

Portrait length color image of John Adams aka.
Text: Signature image of John Adams aka.

"His Rotundity" Most brilliant and abrasive of Founders.

John Adams, Second President of the United States served as Vice President under Washington. He was a signer of the Declaration of Independence and acted as envoy to France, the Netherlands and Great Britain during and after the Revolutionary War.

The Adams presidency was marred by the Alien and Sedition Acts, which limited political debate and participation and were largely dismantled by Jefferson.

Full length color image of John Adams aka.

Left close up color image of John Adams aka.

Right closup color image of John Adams aka.

Portrait by artist-historian George Stuart.
Courtesy Museum of Ventura County.

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