The Greatest 20 Presidents in American History

John Adams

As the second President of the United States, John Adams had a tough act to follow: that of President George Washington. Despite this obvious handicap, President Adams put forth strong policies, particular the Aliens and Sedition Act which, while viewed harshly at the time, was essential in keeping the young nation together. A divisive leader at the time, Adams has nevertheless been vindicated by history for his leadership in difficult times.

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