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The John Adams Presidency

Guess these facts about John Adams and his presidency.
* part of the language of the Treaty of Tripoli ratified and signed by Adams and Congress
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Last updated: December 20, 2017
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First submittedOctober 27, 2016
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His Vice President
Thomas Jefferson
Political party
Federalist
Wife's first name
Abigail
Home state
Massachusetts
Alma mater
Harvard
Beer malting rabble-
rousing cousin
Samuel Adams
Pre-Revolutionary vocation
Lawyer
He defended British soldiers
after this event
Boston Massacre
British act he led opposition to
Stamp Act
He became a delegate to
this in 1776
Continental
Congress
Presidential son
John Quincy Adams
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Capital of the U.S. at the beginning of his term
Philadelphia
Unpopular statutes meant to
avoid secession
Alien and
Sedition Acts
Among the first 12 presidents he and his son
were the only ones to not own ….
Slaves
The U.S. fought a "quasi" war with this
country after refusing to pay back war debts
France
Date of his death
July 4, 1826
 
 
Quotes
Facts are stubborn things
A government of laws, and not of men
... the United States government is not, in any sense,
founded on the Christian religion*
23 Comments
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Level 37
Jun 12, 2017
lol when i don't know what vocation means.
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Level 85
Dec 20, 2017
Grumble. Grumble. Grumble. Making me earn my points twice. Grumble. Grumble. Grumble.
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Level 82
Dec 20, 2017
The plight of the early adopter.
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Level 87
Dec 20, 2017
I think certain people in power today should be reminded of all these quotes.
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Level 62
Dec 23, 2017
Adams probably should have been reminded of them at various points, as well.
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Level 72
Dec 29, 2017
Tough quiz for a Brit. I thought I had done reasonably well with 8, but the average is 15!

Quite a few of the answers mean nothing to me probably becuase I wasn't brought up in America and stuff like this we just don't hear or learn about in the UK. Interesting though.

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Level 81
Dec 31, 2017
Ah, the famous quote from the Treaty of Tripoli about religion. I wish it were true, but the government only did that to try to convince pirates to stop attacking US ships, as the pirates claimed they were doing it for religious reasons.
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Level 82
Dec 31, 2017
What do you mean you wish it were true? Of course it is true. In which way is it not true?
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Level 64
Feb 15, 2022
True, Bernard, the quote is from a US treaty with the Barbary pirates, and not a quote from John Adams.

The treaty clarifies that the dispute is about commerce, and not about religion, as the Muslim pirates tried to make it seem.

The quizz master needs to correct this error.

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Level 82
Feb 15, 2022
There is no error. If you'd looked closer you could have seen that in less time than it took you to type that out.
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Level 77
Jan 3, 2018
only 38% of quiz takers know the Christian Religion quote. sounds about right.
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Level 68
Feb 1, 2018
16/19. Didn't know the quotes. Would help if christian was the only blank on the last one
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Level 82
Feb 1, 2018
haha, yeah I bet it would! that would be a bit too easy though.
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Level 75
Jul 4, 2018
So close...I typed "Christian Bible."
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Level 46
Jul 4, 2018
Ditto. Darn it.
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Level 36
Jul 4, 2018
Good quiz. Adams is one of my favorites as far as presidents go.
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Level 75
Jul 5, 2018
I find it interesting that three of our first five presidents died on July 4, with Adams and Jefferson dying on the same day. Monroe died five years later.
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Level 82
Jul 5, 2018
The curse of King George?
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Level 69
Jul 5, 2018
Great Quiz!
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Level 37
Jul 24, 2018
Great quiz. Learned a few things (mostly the quotes).
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Level 73
Apr 18, 2020
Great quiz. One of my favorite presidents. I knew the quote was something about religion but I couldn't arrive at the right phrase.
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Level 77
Jun 11, 2022
For God's sake, John, sit down!
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Level 68
Mar 7, 2023
Sit down, John.