Thursday, February 12, 2004

John Quincy Adams

John Quincy Adams This is a nice biography of President John Quincy Adams. It is from USA Presidents.

From the site:

John Quincy Adams ( July 11 , 1767 - February 23 , 1848 ) was the sixth ( 1825 - 1829 ) President of the United States . He was the son of President John Adams and First Lady Abigail Adams . He is the first President whose father was also President. The second one is George W. Bush .

John Quincy Adams was born in Braintree, Massachusetts , (in a part of town which is now Quincy, Massachusetts ), and acquired his early education in Europe at the University of Leiden . He graduated from Harvard University in 1787 . He studied law, then was admitted to the bar and commenced practice in Boston, Massachusetts . He was appointed Minister to the Netherlands in 1794 , Minister to Portugal in 1796 and Minister to Prussia in 1797 . He was elected to the Massachusetts State Senate in 1802 , and was an unsuccessful candidate for election to the U.S. House of Representatives in the same year. He was elected as a Federalist to the United States Senate and served from March 4 , 1803 , until June 8 , 1808 , when he resigned, a successor having been elected six months early after Adams broke with the Federalist party. He was Minister to Russia from 1809 to 1814 , a member of the commission which negotiated the Treaty of Ghent in 1814 , and Minister to England from 1815 to 1817 . He was Secretary of State in the Cabinet of President James Monroe from 1817 to 1825 .

The decision in the Presidential Election of 1824 fell, according to the U.S. Constitution , upon the House of Representatives, as none of the candidates had secured a majority of the electors chosen by the States. Adams, who stood second to Andrew Jackson in the electoral vote, was chosen and served from March 4 , 1825 , to March 4 , 1829 .

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