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John Adams

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The Resume

    (October 30, 1735-July 4, 1826)
    Second U.S. President (1797-1801)
    First U.S. Vice President (1789-97)
    Father of the sixth US president John Quincy Adams
    Second cousin of Samuel Adams
    First unofficial Secretary of War (1776)
    Portrayed as the main character in the Broadway play and movie '1776'

Why he might be annoying:

    Of the first five presidents, he was the only one not re-elected.
    He is the first sitting president to be defeated (by Thomas Jefferson, 1801).
    He and Jefferson, originally friendly colleagues, disliked each other.
    Both of them were dying, and Adams still competing with Jefferson, taking his last breath said, 'Thomas Jefferson still lives!,' not realizing that he outlived Jefferson by a couple of hours.
    Both he and Jefferson died on the fiftieth anniversary of the Declaration of Independence (July 4, 1826).
    During his administration, the Alien and Sedition acts were passed, which made it much harder to become a U.S. Citizen and easier to be deported.
    He disliked the French and used these acts to rid the country of many French nationalists.
    He wanted to wage war against France.
    He was the last President of the Federalist party.
    His last acts as President was to appoint many Federalists into government jobs.
    He refused to attend his successor, President Jefferson's, inauguration.
    Greatly disappointed by his lose to Jefferson, he said if he could live life over, he would rather be a shoe maker than an American statesman.

Why he might not be annoying:

    He was the strongest proponent for the Declaration of Independence.
    He reconciled his friendship with Thomas Jefferson, and from that point on they traded good natured barbs (1811).
    He held executive office for the first twelve years of The United States presidency.

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Year In Review:

    For 2021, as of last week, Out of 222 Votes: 50.45% Annoying
    In 2021, Out of 437 Votes: 48.28% Annoying
    In 2020, Out of 1980 Votes: 41.26% Annoying
    In 2019, Out of 95 Votes: 47.37% Annoying
    In 2018, Out of 250 Votes: 49.20% Annoying
    In 2017, Out of 435 Votes: 53.79% Annoying
    In 2016, Out of 314 Votes: 57.96% Annoying
    In 2015, Out of 1253 Votes: 45.41% Annoying
    In 2014, Out of 182 Votes: 47.25% Annoying
    In 2013, Out of 49 Votes: 59.18% Annoying
    In 2012, Out of 169 Votes: 49.11% Annoying
    In 2011, Out of 158 Votes: 49.37% Annoying
    In 2010, Out of 169 Votes: 47.34% Annoying
    In 2009, Out of 1526 Votes: 36.30% Annoying
    In 2008, Out of 410 Votes: 33.90% Annoying
    In 2007, Out of 1062 Votes: 43.97% Annoying
    In 2006, Out of 670 Votes: 39.85% Annoying
    In 2005, Out of 1228 Votes: 42.18% Annoying
    In 2004, Out of 760 Votes: 41.71% Annoying
    In 2003, Out of 974 Votes: 43.22% Annoying
    In 2002, Out of 3689 Votes: 39.50% Annoying
    In 2001, Out of 4363 Votes: 49.39% Annoying