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John Quincy Adams

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Abigail Pizana

on 6 October 2012

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John Quincy Adams 1767-1848 Before father-son presidents George Bush and George W. Bush were a "big deal", John Quincy Adams was part of a whole family heavily involved in the early politics of the a young America. John Quincy Adams has roots that run deep. His father was the second president of the United States, John Adams, whose wife was Abigail Adams and whose cousin was Samuel Adams. Quite a family who made history in several ways. Roots Abigail Smith Adams Abigail believed in equality and made it know in her letters to her husband during his presidency. She was the earliest woman to bring up rights of women and the emancipation of slaves. Samuel Adams John Adams John Quincy Adams was born in Braintree, Massachusetts on July 11, 1767.
Attended Harvard Law School and graduated in 1787
Married Louisa Catherine Johnson on July 26, 1797.
Children: George Washington (1801-1829)
John (1803-1834)
Charles Francis (1807-1886)
Louisa Catherine (1811-1812)
He died on February 23, 1848 in Washington D.C. and was buried in Quincy Massachusetts at his First Unitarian Church. John Quincy Adams POLITICAL INFORMATION:
Term: 1825-1829
Popular Votes: 113,142
Electoral Votes: 84
Party: Democrat-Republican
Vice President: John Calhoun
Appointed Robert Trimble from Kentucky to the Supreme Court. He served from June 1826 to August 15, 1828. Foreign Policy John Quincy Adams is said to have aided in the foundation of American foreign policy and not so much personal and specific foreign policy. He handled foreign affairs before his presidency. The young America was dealing with foreign issues such as trade with Britain and the formal boundary between Canada and America. In 1765 he was elected to the Massachusetts Assembly where he served as clerk for many years. It was there that he was the first to propose a continental congress. He was a leading advocate of republicanism and a good friend of Tom Paine.
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