John Adams was President of the United States during the early 19th century.

Adams was opposed to the concept of political parties, believing they would divide the country.[1]

As a minister to France, Adams was a political rival to Thomas Jefferson. They would later become friends.[2]

Adams died a few hours after Jefferson on Independence Day, 1826. Ironically, his last words were "Jefferson lives."[3]

Notes and references

  1. "Neither did John Adams. He thought political parties led to divisiveness." from The Leadership Breakfast
  2. "Two great giants dying on their country's birthday, after years of friendship and feuding. As diplomats in Paris..." from Jefferson Lives
  3. "Adams thought Jefferson had survived him. 'Jefferson lives' were his last words." from Jefferson Lives

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