John Quincy Adams
Category: US President
John Quincy Adams was born on the 11th of July 1767 at Braintree in Massachusetts Bay. John Quincy Adams was an American statesman who served the country as the sixth American President during the period from 1825 to 1829. John Quincy Adams, as well, served as an ambassador, a Senator, and as a member of the House of Representatives. John Quincy Adams was an affiliate of the Democratic-Republican, Federalist, National Republican, Whig, and Anti-Masonic political parties. John Quincy Adams was the son of ex-President of the United States John Adams.
John Quincy Adams did not go to school, but was taught by James Thax, his cousin and Nathan Rice, the law clerk of his father. John Quincy Adams was named for Colonel John Quincy, the maternal grandfather of his mother, after whom Quincy in Massachusetts is named.
First, John Quincy Adams learned about the Declaration of Independence from the letters, written by his father to his mother. John Quincy Adams started maintaining a diary from 1779, which he maintained until his death. The huge fifty volumes are one among the most extensive collections of actual information from the period of the early republic and are extensively cited by current historians.
As an ambassador, John Quincy Adams played a vital role in negotiating major treaties, most remarkably the Treaty of Ghent that brought the War of 1812 to an end peacefully. While John Quincy Adams served as a Secretary of State, he discussed with Britain over the northern border of the United States with Canada, consulted with Spain the occupation of Florida, and wrote the Monroe Doctrine. Historians concur that he was one among the greatest ambassadors and secretaries of state in the history of America.
As the President of the United States, John Quincy Adams sought to update the economy of America and support education. John Quincy Adams performed a part of his program and compensated off much of the national liability. However, he was obstructed frequently by Congress being controlled by his opponents, and the lack of support networks for Adams. He lost his 1828 offer to Andrew Jackson for re-election.
John Quincy Adams is best acknowledged as an ambassador who brought the foreign policy of America in line with his eagerly nationalist dedication to the republican values of America. More lately, John Quincy Adams has been described as the paradigm and ethical leader in a period of modernization. During the lifetime of John Quincy Adams, scientific innovations and innovative means of communication extend messages of religious restoration, party politics, and social reform. Money, goods, and people traveled more quickly and competently than ever before.
John Quincy Adams was chosen as a United States Representative from Massachusetts subsequent to leaving office, working for the preceding 17 years of his life with far superior praise than he had attained as president. Animated by his rising disgust against slavery, John Quincy Adams turned out to be a leading adversary of the Slave Power. He predicted that if a civil war were to erupt, the president could put an end to slavery through using his powers. John Quincy Adams as well, predicted the dissolution of the Unions over the slavery problem, but said that if the South became self-regulating there would be a chain of bloody slave riots.