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Mentioned-only character
John Adams
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Biography and appearance
RaceHuman, Caucasian
AffiliationUnited States of America
Mentioned inFallout 3

John Adams (July 11, 1767 – February 23, 1848) was the second president of the United States of America, serving from 1797 to 1801.


Before being the second president of the United States, Adams was the first vice president. He came to prominence during the American Revolution as a delegate to the Second Continental Congress for Massachusetts. A leading advocate for American independence from Great Britain, he persuaded Congress to a similar position and aided Thomas Jefferson in drafting the Declaration of Independence. He is mentioned in the National Archives' pop quiz terminals.

Notable quotes

  • "May our country be always successful, but whether successful or otherwise, always right."
  • "Courage and perseverance have a magical talisman, before which difficulties disappear and obstacles vanish into air."
  • "...The manners of women are the surest criterion by which to determine whether a republican government is practicable in a nation or not."
  • "Old minds are like old horses; you must exercise them if you wish to keep them in working order."


John Adams is mentioned only in Fallout 3.