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 (ăd′əmz), Abigail Smith 1744-1818.
First lady of the United States (1797-1801) as the wife of President John Adams. Her letters to her husband provide a vivid picture of life in colonial Massachusetts.

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, Ansel Easton 1902-1984.
American photographer noted for his black-and-white photographs of the American wilderness.

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, Brooks 1848-1927.
American historian who theorized that civilizations rise and fall according to a pattern of economic growth and decline.

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, Charles Francis 1807-1886.
American public official who as an ambassador during the Civil War helped dissuade Great Britain from officially recognizing the Confederacy.

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, Henry Brooks 1838-1918.
American historian noted for his nine-volume History of the United States during the Administrations of Jefferson and Madison (1889-1891). He also wrote a famous autobiography, The Education of Henry Adams (1918).

Adams

, John 1735-1826.
The first vice president (1789-1797) and second president (1797-1801) of the United States. He was a major figure during the American Revolution, the drafting of the Declaration of Independence, and the shaping of the Constitution.

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, John Quincy 1767-1848.
The sixth president of the United States (1825-1829). As secretary of state (1817-1825) he helped formulate the Monroe Doctrine. After his presidency he served in the House of Representatives (1831-1848), where he advocated antislavery measures.

Adams

, Mount
A peak, 3,742 m (12,276 ft) high, in the Cascade Range of southwest Washington.

Adams

, Samuel 1722-1803.
American Revolutionary leader whose agitations spurred Bostonians toward rebellion against British occupation and rule. He was a member of the First and Second Continental Congresses, signed the Declaration of Independence, and served as governor of Massachusetts (1794-1797).

Adams

(ˈædəmz)
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(Placename) a mountain in SW Washington, in the Cascade Range. Height: 3751 m (12 307 ft)

Adams

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1. (Biography) Gerry, full name Gerrard Adams. born 1948, Northern Ireland politician; president of Sinn Féin from 1983: negotiated the Irish Republican Army ceasefires in 1994–96 and 1997; member of the parliament of the Irish Republic from 2011
2. (Biography) Henry (Brooks). 1838–1918, US historian and writer. His works include Mont Saint Michel et Chartres (1913) and his autobiography The Education of Henry Adams (1918)
3. (Biography) John. 1735–1826, second president of the US (1797–1801); US ambassador to Great Britain (1785–88); helped draft the Declaration of Independence (1776)
4. (Biography) John Coolidge. born 1947, US composer; works include the operas Nixon in China (1987) and The Death of Klinghoffer (1991)
5. (Biography) John Couch. 1819–92, British astronomer who deduced the existence and position of the planet Neptune
6. (Biography) John Quincey. son of John Adams. 1767–1848, sixth president of the US (1825–29); secretary of state (1817–25)
7. (Biography) Richard. born 1920, British author; his novels include Watership Down (1972), The Plague Dogs (1977), and Traveller (1988)
8. (Biography) Samuel. 1722–1803, US revolutionary leader; one of the organizers of the Boston Tea Party; a signatory of the Declaration of Independence

Ad•ams

(ˈæd əmz)

n.
1. Abigail (Smith), 1744–1818, U.S. social and political figure (wife of John Adams).
2. Ansel, 1902–84, U.S. photographer.
3. Brooks, 1848–1927, U.S. historian (son of Charles Francis).
4. Charles Francis, 1807–86, U.S. statesman (son of John Quincy Adams).
5. Henry (Brooks), 1838–1918, U.S. historian and writer (son of Charles Francis).
6. John, 1735–1826, 2nd president of the U.S. 1797–1801: a leader in the American Revolution.
7. John Quincy, 1767–1848, 6th president of the U.S. 1825–29 (son of John Adams).
8. Samuel, 1722–1803, a leader in the American Revolution.
9. Mount, a mountain in SW Washington, in the Cascade Range. 12,307 ft. (3751 m).
10. Mount, a mountain in N New Hampshire, in the White Mountains. 5798 ft. (1767 m).
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Noun1.Adams - American Revolutionary leader and patriotAdams - American Revolutionary leader and patriot; an organizer of the Boston Tea Party and signer of the Declaration of Independence (1722-1803)
2.Adams - 6th President of the United StatesAdams - 6th President of the United States; son of John Adams (1767-1848)
3.Adams - 2nd President of the United States (1735-1826)Adams - 2nd President of the United States (1735-1826)
4.Adams - a mountain peak in southwestern Washington in the Cascade Range (12,307 feet high)Adams - a mountain peak in southwestern Washington in the Cascade Range (12,307 feet high)
Evergreen State, WA, Washington - a state in northwestern United States on the Pacific
Cascade Mountains, Cascade Range, Cascades - a mountain range in the northwestern United States extending through Washington and Oregon and northern California; a part of the Coast Range