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Adams

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Noun

1. adams, sam adams, samuel adams

American Revolutionary leader and patriot; an organizer of the Boston Tea Party and signer of the Declaration of Independence (1722-1803)

2. adams, john quincy adams, president adams, president john quincy adams

6th President of the United States; son of John Adams (1767-1848)

3. adams, john adams, president adams, president john adams

2nd President of the United States (1735-1826)

4. adams, mount adams

a mountain peak in southwestern Washington in the Cascade Range (12,307 feet high)

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Adams

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noun
a mountain in SW Washington, in the Cascade Range. Height: 3743 m (12 280 ft)
noun
1. 
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. 
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. 
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. 
John Coolidge. born 1947, US composer; works include the operas Nixon in China (1987) and The Death of Klinghoffer (1991)
5. 
John Couch. 1819–92, British astronomer who deduced the existence and position of the planet Neptune
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John Quincey. son of John Adams. 1767–1848, sixth president of the US (1825–29); secretary of state (1817–25)
7. 
Richard. 1920–2016, British author; his novels include Watership Down (1972), The Plague Dogs (1977), and Traveller (1988)
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Samuel. 1722–1803, US revolutionary leader; one of the organizers of the Boston Tea Party; a signatory of the Declaration of Independence

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Adams

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1. 
ˈAnsel (ˈænsəl ) ; anˈsəl) 1902-84; U.S. photographer
2. 
Charles Francis1807-86; U.S. statesman: son of John Quincy
3. 
Henry (Brooks)1838-1918; U.S. historian & writer: son of Charles Francis
4. 
John1735-1826; 2d president of the U.S. (1797-1801)
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ˈJohn Quincy (ˈkwɪnzi ) ; kwinˈzē) ; ˈkwɪnsi ) ; kwinˈsē) 1767-1848; 6th president of the U.S. (1825-29): son of John
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Samuel1722-1803; Am. statesman & Revolutionary leader
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Mountmountain of the Cascade Range, S Wash.: 12,307 ft (3,751 m)
2. 
Mountpeak of the White Mountains, N.H.: 5,798 ft (1,767 m)

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Adams

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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.
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.
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.
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).
American public official who as an ambassador during the Civil War helped dissuade Great Britain from officially recognizing the Confederacy.
American historian who theorized that civilizations rise and fall according to a pattern of economic growth and decline.
American photographer noted for his black-and-white photographs of the American wilderness.
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).
A peak, 3,742 m (12,276 ft) high, in the Cascade Range of southwest Washington.

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