John Adams was the 2nd president of the United States of America. Before he became president, he was the first vice president of the U.S.A. He was born in Quincy, Massachusetts in 1735 and died here in 1826 at the age of 90. During the Revolutionary war, he served in France and Holland in diplomatic roles, and help negotiate the treaty of peace. Adams was a lifelong opponent of slavery, having never bought a slave. He accomplished many things including his peaceful resolution of the conflict in the face of Hamilton's opposition.