American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- Adams, 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.
- Adams, Ansel 1902-1984. American photographer noted for his magnificent black-and-white photographs of the American wilderness.
- Adams, Brooks 1848-1927. American historian who theorized that civilizations rise and fall according to a pattern of economic growth and decline.
- Adams, Charles Francis 1807-1886. American public official who as an ambassador during the Civil War helped dissuade Great Britain from officially recognizing the Confederacy.
- Adams, 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.
- Adams, 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.
- MountAdams A peak, 3,753.6 m (12,307 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).
- n. A botanical plant name author abbreviation for botanist Johannes Michael Friedrich Adams (1780-1838).
- n. A patronymic surname derived from Adam.
- n. 6th President of the United States; son of John Adams (1767-1848)
- n. a mountain peak in southwestern Washington in the Cascade Range (12,307 feet high)
- n. American Revolutionary leader and patriot; an organizer of the Boston Tea Party and signer of the Declaration of Independence (1722-1803)
- n. 2nd President of the United States (1735-1826)
“ADAMS -- The Adams black walnut is a rather small variety with an approximate size range of from 34 to 48 nuts per pound, and an average of 39.”
“THE CAUSE AND KILLING OF JESSE ADAMS, ii, 3abcb, 25: A detailed recital of a domestic tragedy on the Brushy Fork of Blaine: Adams, overhearing his wife and her paramour, shoots her and attempts suicide.”
“HENRY ADAMS, the founder of the Adams family in America, fled from ecclesiastical oppression in England, and joined the Colony at a very early period, but at what precise time is not recorded.”
“ADAMS, N.Y. -- "I know I've got smacked on that bridge," said Vaughn Murdock, Adams resident.”
“President Lincoln and its Consequences, "was the first analysis of real merit in any of the reviews.] [Footnote 128: In his _Memoirs of an Ex-Minister_, Malmesbury makes but three important references to the Civil War in America.] [Footnote 129: Adams, _Charles Francis Adams_, p. 165.] [Footnote 130: Dodd, _Jefferson Davis_, pp. 227-8.] [Footnote 131: _Ibid.”
“If true, this is further evidence of Davis 'neglect of foreign policy.] [Footnote 133: Du Bose, _Yancey_, p. 604.] [Footnote 134: Adams, _Charles Francis Adams_, pp. 149-51.] [Footnote 135: Possibly the best concise statement of the effect on the”
“Moore, _Notes on Slavery in Mass. _, p. 71.] [Footnote 3: Adams, _Works of John Adams_, vol. x., p. 315; Moore,”
“The Julie parts were uneven, although Amy Adams is a charmer.”
“Amy Adams is a darling (as charming as ever), but, as you say, this movie seems like its ridden with cliches.”
“Glenda Adams is my mother, and I am her only child.”
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