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Profiles of Courage: John Quincy Adams

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Alyssa Roberts

on 2 October 2012

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Chapter 2 John Quincy Adams John Quincy Adams was a senator from Massachusetts
He was the sixth president of the United States of America
He was Minister to the Hague, Emissary to England, Minister to Prussia, United States Senator, Minister to Russia, Head of the American Mission to Negotiate peace with England, Secretary of State, and member of the House of Representative
He was also the son of former president John Adams. Political Figure S: John F. Kennedy, Junior Senator of Massachusetts
O: 1803-1807; Senator Pickering denounces President Jefferson's Trade Embargo of 1807
A: Anybody interested in politics or JFK
P: To inform the reader about John Quincy Adams and his political courage.
S: Examples of John Quincy Adams political courage
Tone: SOAPSTone John F. Kennedy- Junior Senator of Massachusetts Speaker Anybody interested in politics or JFK Audience 1803-1807
He Supports President Jefferson's Embargo Act of 1807
Tariff of Abominations (1828)
Erie Canal Opens (1825) Occasion SOAPSTone Purpose To inform the reader about John Quincy Adams and his political courage. Subject Examples of John Quincy Adams political courage Tone By: Alyssa, Ashley, and Kirsten Informative- providing useful or interesting information
Admiring- regard (an object, quality, or person) with respect or warm approval Examples Support of the Embargo Act of 1807
He was the sole Federalist to vote in favor of the Louisiana Purchase
Adams voted against his party
Eventually did break up this his party Support of the Embargo Act of 1807
Going against his parties beliefs Pressures He faced many obstacles in being president as well as pressures. Such as:
When he went against his parties beliefs with the Louisiana Purchase. Adams wanted to go in favor of the Purchase while the Federalist (his party) didn't want to go through with it.
As well as when Adams supported The Embargo Act of 1807.
Adams helped steer the embargo bill to its enactment into law. This was in direct opposition to the Federalists who had supported the British.
Adams resigned from his seat in 1808. The Embargo Act of 1807 to enact an embargo against Great Britain to shut off international trade to retaliate against British aggression towards American merchant ships.
The embargo would have had a tragic effect upon the economy of Massachusetts. Ethos He is qualified to write this because hr was a senator and a president. Logos He shows facts by talking about John Quincy Adams and what he accomplished in being a senator and his one term as president. It shows the historical events that happend when he was in presidency as well as ones while he was in the Senate. Quote "The true democracy, living and growing and inspiring, puts its faith in the people -- faith that the people will not simply elect men [and women] who will represent their views ably and faithfully, but also elect [those] who will exercise their conscientious judgment -- faith that the people will not condemn those whose devotion to principle leads them to unpopular courses, but will reward courage, respect honor and ultimately recognize right." (p. 223) Answer The people that are elected into office they get to make their own choices for us and even when both opinions don't match up JFK says this shows higher trust in the peoples decisions. Chapter 11 The author calls courage the "universal virtue." He notes the many layers each of the portraits in the book show about their subjects. He does not know the cause of the courage in these subjects. Courage to us means that people stand up for what they believe in. Which is exactly what John Quincy Adams did when he went against his party to show what he believed in. Another example is when Martin Luther King spoke out against segregation, he stood up for what he believed in. THE END
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