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President John Quincy ADAMS

President John Quincy ADAMS

Male 1767 - 1848  (80 years)

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  • Name John Quincy ADAMS 
    Prefix President 
    Born 11 Jul 1767  Quincy, Norfolk, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    _AMTID 110112935674:1030:113090087 
    _UID C3DE1CA59A0D4B59B63352CDCC0605C85407 
    Died 23 Feb 1848  Washington, District of Columbia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I16788  My Genealogy
    Last Modified 14 Mar 2012 

    Father President John ADAMS, Jr.,   b. 30 Oct 1735, Quincy, Norfolk, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Jul 1826, Quincy, Norfolk, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 90 years) 
    Mother Abigail SMITH,   b. 11 Nov 1744, Weymouth, Norfolk, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Oct 1818, Quincy, Norfolk, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years) 
    Married 25 Oct 1764  Weymouth, Norfolk, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F8082  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Louisa Catherine JOHNSON,   b. 12 Feb 1775, London, Middlesex, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 May 1852, Washington, District of Columbia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years) 
    Married 26 Jul 1797  London, Middlesex, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified 26 May 2021 
    Family ID F8084  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 11 Jul 1767 - Quincy, Norfolk, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 26 Jul 1797 - London, Middlesex, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 23 Feb 1848 - Washington, District of Columbia Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
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    John Quincy Adams.jpg

  • Notes 
    • The sixth President of the United States from March 4, 1825, to March 4, 1829. He was also an American diplomat and served in both the Senate and House of Representatives. He was a member of the Federalist, Democratic-Republican, National Republican, and later Anti-Masonic and Whig parties. Adams was the son of President John Adams and his wife Abigail Adams. He and his father were the only Presidents in the first fifty years of the presidency to serve only one term.

      As a diplomat, Adams was involved in many international negotiations, and helped formulate the Monroe Doctrine as Secretary of State. Historians agree he was one of the great diplomats in American history.

      As president he proposed a program of modernization and educational advancement, but was stymied by Congress, controlled by his enemies. Adams lost his 1828 bid for re-election to Andrew Jackson. In doing so, Adams became the first President since his father to serve a single term. As president Adams presented a vision of national greatness resting on economic growth and a strong federal government, but his presidency was not a success as he lacked political adroitness, popularity or a network of supporters, and ran afoul of politicians eager to undercut him.

      Adams is best known as a diplomat who shaped American's foreign policy in line with his deeply conservative and ardently nationalist commitment to America's republican values. More recently he has been portrayed as the exemplar and moral leader in an era of modernization when new technologies and networks of infrastructure and communication brought to the people messages of religious revival, social reform, and party politics, as well as moving goods, money and people ever more rapidly and efficiently.

      Adams was elected a U.S. Representative from Massachusetts after leaving office, the only president ever to do so, serving for the last 17 years of his life. In the House he became a leading opponent of the Slave Power and argued that if a civil war ever broke out the president could abolish slavery by using his war powers, which Abraham Lincoln partially did during the American Civil War in the 1863 Emancipation Proclamation. Deeply troubled by slavery, Adams correctly predicted the dissolution of the Union on the issue, though the series of bloody slave insurrections he foresaw never came to pass.