John Adams — Fascinating Facts

  • Which two presidents died on the same day?

    Thomas Jefferson and John Adams died on the same day: July 4, 1826, exactly 50 years after the signing of the Declaration of Independence. James Monroe died July 4, 1831.

  • How many presidents have been fathers to future presidents?

    John Adams was the only president to be the father of a future president—John Quincy Adams—until George W. Bush, son of George H.W. Bush, became president in 2000.

  • Who was the first president to live in the White House?

    John Adams was the first president to live in the White House, moving in during November of 1800. He only lived there four months, however, since he lost that year’s election to Thomas Jefferson.

  • Which of the Founding Fathers did not go to college?

    Of the Founding Fathers who became president, only George Washington did not go to college. John Adams graduated from Harvard; James Madison from Princeton; and Thomas Jefferson attended the College of William and Mary.