John Adams: Inaugural Address

(1797)

In 1797, the first vice president of the United States, John Adams, became the country’s second president. His inauguration, attended by the former president George Washington and his own vice president, Thomas Jefferson, took place in Philadelphia on March 4. In his Inaugural Address, he stresses the virtues of republican government and pledges to support liberty, his country, and the Constitution.

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