A biography of the life and presidency of john quincy adams

After the elder John Adams was elected president inhe made his son minister to Prussia Germany. Adams ran ahead of the Federalist candidates for Congress, who were swept from office in a Republican landslide. But he knew he was not a man of the people.

Still brimming with energy, he spent his time studying the history of European politics for patterns and lessons that might assist the fledgling American government in its efforts to achieve what no major European nation had managed to produce—namely, a stable republican form of government.

John Adams

Though he lacked the charisma of his competitors, Adams was widely respected and benefited from the lack of other prominent Northerners. John Adams served as the defense lawyer, and only two men were convicted; they were released after their thumbs were branded. By the time he died, he had written fifty volumes.

Many of Adams's idiosyncratic positions were rooted in his abiding devotion to the Ciceronian ideal of the citizen-orator "speaking well" to promote the welfare of the polis. Democratic-Republican Age at inauguration: Adams, for his part, thought Franklin excessively impressed with his own stature as the Gallic version of the American genius and therefore inadequately attuned to the important differences between American and French interests in the peace negotiations.

Adams therefore met with a favourable reception and a disposition to further the interests of American commerce in every possible way. There he acted, in an informal way, as an additional secretary to the American commissioners in the negotiation of the Peace of Paris that concluded the American Revolution.

Key events in the life of John Quincy Adams. American presidential election, Results of the American presidential election, Source: Abigail and John wrote many letters to each other over the years, sometimes daily.

Retirement At age 65 Adams did not anticipate a long retirement. He cannot dance, drink, game, flatter, promise, dress, swear with the gentlemen, and small talk and flirt with the ladies; in short, he has none of those essential arts or ornaments which constitute a courtier.

In and again in the boy accompanied his father to Europe. Adams was the lone Federalist in Congress to vote for the Non-importation Act ofwhich was designed to punish Britain for its attacks on American shipping in the midst of the ongoing Napoleonic Wars.

Abigail "Nabby" in[22] future president John Quincy Adams in[23] Susanna inCharles inThomas in[24] and Elizabeth in That it may be the interest of this assembly to do strict justice at all times, it should be an equal representation, or, in other words, equal interests among the people should have equal interests in it.

In AprilLouisa accepted Adams's proposal of marriage. He worked as ambassador to Prussia under his father John Adams. Adams told him that "the president of the United States had desired him to express the hope that his mission would be considered as a proof of respect for the person and character of his majesty, as an acknowledgment of the many testimonies of good-will he had already given to the United States, and of a desire to strengthen commercial relations between them and his provinces.

Of the other four, Jackson received 99 electoral votes for the presidency, Adams 84, Crawford 41, and Clay 37; because no one had a majority, the decision was made by the House of Representativeswhich was confined in its choice to the three candidates who had received the largest number of votes.

Break with the Federalists Up to this time John Quincy Adams was regarded as belonging to the Federalist Partybut he found its general policy displeasing.

John Quincy Adams Biography: Sixth President of the United States

He spent time in Finland, Sweden, and Denmark and, inpublished a travel report on Silesia. Bayard to a delegation charged with negotiating an end to the war. He eventually chose law rather than the ministry and in moved back to Braintree, then soon began practicing law in nearby Boston.

They shared a love of books, and similar personalities that proved honest in their praise and criticism of each other. Adams wished to warn his fellow Americans against all revolutionary manifestos that envisioned a fundamental break with the past and a fundamental transformation in human nature or society that supposedly produced a new age.

Library of Congress, Washington, D. This Transcontinental Treaty was perhaps the greatest victory ever won by a single man in the diplomatic history of the United States.

In September, Lord William Cathcart delivered a British message to Alexander explaining their reasons for declining the mediation. In the West, New Spain bordered the territory acquired by the U.Watch video · John Adams was a Founding Father, the first vice president of the United States and the second president.

His son, John Quincy Adams, was the nation's sixth president. John Quincy Adams, son of John and Abigail Adams, served as the sixth President of the United States from to John Quincy Adams, son of John and Abigail Adams, served as the sixth President of the United States from to A member of multiple political parties over the years, he also served as a.

John Quincy Adams: Life Before the Presidency By Margaret A. Hogan John Quincy Adams was born on July 11,in the village of Braintree (now Quincy), Massachusetts, a few miles south of Boston.

John Quincy Adams: Life Before the Presidency By Margaret A. Hogan John Quincy Adams was born on July 11,in the village of Braintree (now Quincy), Massachusetts, a few miles south of Boston.

John Quincy Adams was the son of America's second President, John Adams. His mother Abigail Adams was highly influential as First Lady. His mother Abigail Adams was highly influential as First Lady. She was extremely well read and kept up an erudite correspondence with Thomas Jefferson.

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