John Adams (October 30, 1735 – July 4, 1826)
Adams was an American lawyer, author, statesman, and diplomat. He served as
the second President of the United States (1797–1801) and was the first Vice
President (1789–97). His father wanted him to be a minister, but he instead
opted to become a lawyer. He rose to fame as a vehement critic of the Stamp
Act of 1765.