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John Adams, our first Vice President and second President, was a lifelong opponent of slavery. Even though he opposed the system of slavery, he did not oppose removing Jefferson's condemnation of slavery in the original draft of the Declaration of Independence. He felt uniting the colonies for independence was more important at that time, than causing the Continental Congress to debate the issue of slavery.

Abigail Adams was an abolitionist, but Adams took no public positions on slavery. As historian Richard Brookhiser commented, if Adams had ever made a public statement against slavery he never would have been elected president.

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