The Presidents of the USA

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John Quincy Adams
1825-1829


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birthplace

Braintree, MA

birthday

July 11

Life

1767-1848

age

OFC:57 , d. 81

party

Democratic-Republican

presidency highlights

A hostile Congress did not allow him to be successful.

nickname:

Old Man Eloquent

vice-president:

John Calhoun
picture of President John Quincy Adams

previous office

Secretary of State

key background fact:

Son of former president John Adams; best Secretary of State ever

occupation

Lawyer, Diplomat

military service

none

children

4:   3 boys  1 girl

wife:

Louisa Catherine Johnson (1797)

height

5' 7'' / 1.70 m

higher education

Harvard

religion

Unitarian

 

quote

"If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader."

actions & events

  •  Accused for "corrupt bargain" to obtain Clay's support in election
  • 1828 Baltimore/Ohio railroad

economy

  •  "Internal improvements" program (roads, ports. canals)

foreign affairs

    military activity

      unique facts

      • The first son of a president to become president
      • The first president to be photographed.
      • The only one elected to the House after his presidency.

      interesting

      Used to swim nude in Potomac
      Later was elected in Congress and served 18 years. Suffered a stroke in the House and died there (“whispering spot”)
      Ordered a mission to prove "Hollow Earth"

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        Legacy

        He had been an excellent Secretary of State, maybe the best in the history of the U.S. But as a President he was not allowed by a hostile Congress to be successful.

        First photo of a president (ex)

        First photo of a president (ex)