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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
Last updated: December 20, 2017
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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*
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level 38
Jun 12, 2017
lol when i don't know what vocation means.
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level 41
Sep 26, 2017
Great quiz, wish QM would feature it. Please keep making these for the other presidents!
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level 74
Sep 26, 2017
Thanks! If I have time I will consider it. I was planning to do others for Nixon, Truman, Kennedy, etc but after only the Jefferson and Washington ones got featured I was discouraged.
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level 71
Dec 19, 2017
The stars are here :)
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level 74
Dec 20, 2017
oh, hey, looks like it's getting featured finally. Maybe I'll get around to making those other ones now.
QM said he dumbed it down some. I don't remember everything that was on here before. Looks like he removed the excerpt from the Treaty of Tripoli "the Government of the United States is not, in any sense, founded on the Christian religion," and the quote "I must study politics and war that my sons may have liberty to study mathematics and philosophy." I was disappointed to see them go. Adams had a way with words.
Also look like the clue for Sam Adams was changed. I think a question about Napoleon was changed to a question about France, and the name of his estate (Peacefield) was taken out. I'm sure anyone who has seen HBO's John Adams miniseries would have gotten that, but it was among the least guessed answers before.
QM added questions about Philadelphia and not owning slaves. I would have left those out. But I guess they're easy.
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level 74
Dec 20, 2017
Put one quote back on and changed the Sam clue again, pending approval.
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level 67
Dec 20, 2017
That quote about studying politics and war is awesome. I never heard that one before.
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level 68
Dec 31, 2017
Speaking of slavery, it seems like the quiz makers on this website are slaves to the "Quizmaster", who constantly changes and dumbs down their work.
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level 74
Dec 31, 2017
He wants the front page quizzes to be accessible. I don't always agree with the decisions he makes but it's his site.
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level 74
Jul 5, 2018
The HBO series was phenomenal. I learned so many new things from it.
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level 74
Dec 20, 2017
Grumble. Grumble. Grumble. Making me earn my points twice. Grumble. Grumble. Grumble.
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level 74
Dec 20, 2017
The plight of the early adopter.
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level 76
Dec 20, 2017
I think certain people in power today should be reminded of all these quotes.
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level 64
Dec 23, 2017
Adams probably should have been reminded of them at various points, as well.
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level 66
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 68
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 74
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 68
Jan 3, 2018
only 38% of quiz takers know the Christian Religion quote. sounds about right.
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level 57
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 74
Feb 1, 2018
haha, yeah I bet it would! that would be a bit too easy though.
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level 45
Jul 4, 2018
So close...I typed "Christian Bible."
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level 44
Jul 4, 2018
Ditto. Darn it.
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level 43
Jul 4, 2018
Good quiz. Adams is one of my favorites as far as presidents go.
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level 74
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 74
Jul 5, 2018
The curse of King George?
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level 60
Jul 5, 2018
Great Quiz!
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level 39
Jul 24, 2018
Great quiz. Learned a few things (mostly the quotes).
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