Who was the first Vice President of the United States?
John Adams was the first Vice
President of the United States, and he served under the first President of the
United States, George Washington. Adams and Washington were political allies and
agreed on most things politically however, Adams was not considered to be
Washington’s ‘Running Mate.’ John Adams held the office of the first Vice
President of the United States from 1789 – 1797.
John Adams was born on October 30, 1735 and he died
on July 4, 1826. He was one of only three Vice Presidents that died on the
Fourth of July. The others were Jefferson, who served as the second Vice
President of the United States, and Hamlin.
Before his term in office, John Adams was mostly
known for being a huge believer and fighter for American independence, yet he
still stood up for the British soldiers that were being accused of the Boston
Massacre in 1775. The next year, in 1776, he was one of the creators and signers
of The Declaration of Independence. In 1797, Adams became the second President
of the United States and is one of five Vice Presidents that have been elected
to office on their own. Of those five, he is the first.
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