Today In History – April 21

On April 21, 1789, John Adams was sworn in as the first Vice President of the United States. He took the oath of office in the Senate Chamber of Federal Hall on Wall Street in New York City.

Adams served as Vice President under President George Washington, who was inaugurated a few days later. During this time, the role of the Vice President was largely ceremonial, with the primary duty being to preside over the Senate and break any tie votes.

Although Adams and Washington were from different political parties, they developed a close working relationship and mutual respect. Adams was known for his expertise in foreign affairs and served as a valuable advisor to Washington on matters of diplomacy.

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