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John Adams: A Resource Guide

John Adams was elected the first vice president (1789-97) and the second president (1797-1801) of the United States. This guide compiles digital materials related to Adams at the Library of Congress, external websites, and a selected print bibliography.


The digital collections of the Library of Congress contain a wide variety of material associated with John Adams. Born in Massachusetts in 1735, Adams was a member of the Continental Congress (1774-77) and served as a diplomat (1778-88) in France, the Netherlands, and Great Britain. He was also elected the first vice president of the United States (1789-97) and second president of the United States (1797-1801).

This resource guide compiles links to digital materials related to John Adams such as manuscripts, letters, broadsides, government documents, and images that are available throughout the Library of Congress website. In addition, it provides links to external websites focusing on Adams and a bibliography containing selected works for both general and younger readers.