A political leader of the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries; one of the Founding Fathers. Adams was a signer of the Declaration of Independence. He was the second president, from 1797 to 1801, after George Washington. Washington and Adams were the only presidents from the Federalist party. Adams’s presidency was marked by diplomatic challenges, in which he avoided war with France. The Alien and Sedition Acts were passed while he was president.
- Adams, john quincy
adams, john quincy A political leader of the early nineteenth century. John Quincy Adams was the son of John Adams and was president of the United States from 1825 to 1829, between James Monroe and Andrew Jackson. The defeat of the scholarly Adams by the uneducated Jackson in the presidential election of 1828 is considered […]
- Adams, samuel
adams, samuel A political leader at the time of the American Revolutionary War. From the time of the Stamp Act to the Declaration of Independence, he was the most effective organizer in Massachusetts of opposition to British rule. Note: Adams was a brewer and a cousin of John Adams.
- Adams-stokes disease
Pathology, . unconsciousness accompanying atrioventricular heart block, sometimes characterized by weakness, irregular pulse, and intermittent convulsive or nonconvulsive seizures. noun another term for heart block Stokes-Adams syndrome n. See Adams-Stokes syndrome. Adams-Stokes syndrome Ad·ams-Stokes syndrome (ād’əmz-) n. An occasional temporary stoppage or extreme slowing of the pulse as a result of heart block, causing dizziness, […]
a yellow irritant smoke, containing a poisonous form of arsenic and used as a harassing agent. noun a yellow poisonous crystalline solid that readily sublimes; diphenylaminechlorarsine. It is used in chemical warfare as a vomiting agent. Formula: C6H4AsClNHC6H4; relative density: 1.65; melting pt: 195°C; boiling pt: 410°C Also called phenarsazine chloride