John Adams, the Founding Father whose intellect, passion and political philosophy fueled American independence and gave shape to constitutional governments now found around the world, became the first president to live in the White House on this day in history, Nov. 1, 1800. ‘I pray Heaven to bestow the best of Blessings on this House and all that shall hereafter inhabit it,’ Adams wrote to first lady Abigail, who had yet to arrive, on his second night in the new executive mansion.
‘ Adams, born a short distance from fellow Founding Father John Hancock in what’s now Quincy, Massachusetts, played an outsized role in the nation’s founding. REDDIT COMMUNITY RESPONDS TO ‘BEST THINGS ABOUT AMERICA’ QUERY: GOD BLESS TEDDY ROOSEVELT He passionately implored the other colonies to join Massachusetts in its 15-month-old bloody revolt against the British Crown at the Second Continental Congress in 1776.
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