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  John Quincy Adams
John Quincy became the first congressman to assert the right of the government to free slaves during a time of war.
John Quincy suffered a fatal stroke while in the House chamber on February 21, 1848 He died in the speaker's private chamber.
John Quincy fought, wrote and lectured for ten years to bring this to a satisfactory conclusion.
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 Dictionary of the USA: A - EnchantedLearning.com
John Adams was born in Quincy, Massachusetts, on October 30, 1735.
John Quincy Adams was born in Quincy, Massachusetts, on October 30, 1735.
Adams graduated from Harvard University in 1787, and went on to become a lawyer in Boston and was elected senator from Massachesetts in 1803.
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 Biography of John Quincy Adams
The first President who was the son of a President, John Quincy Adams in many respects paralleled the career as well as the temperament and viewpoints of his illustrious father.
Serving under President Monroe, Adams was one of America's great Secretaries of State, arranging with England for the joint occupation of the Oregon country, obtaining from Spain the cession of the Floridas, and formulating with the President the Monroe Doctrine.
Adams also urged the United States to take a lead in the development of the arts and sciences through the establishment of a national university, the financing of scientific expeditions, and the erection of an observatory.
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 John Adams
John was the first son of John Adams and Susanna Boylston of Braintree, Mass.
John's position was challenging, for after all, he was representing the former enemy; he asked to be returned to the U.S.A. Now he continued his career in government by becoming George Washington's Vice President.
Adams was full of large and noble qualities; he was energetic and honest, himself, and could not endure hypocrisy.
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  Biography of John Quincy Adams
The first President who was the son of a President, John Quincy Adams in many respects paralleled the career as well as the temperament and viewpoints of his illustrious father.
Serving under President Monroe, Adams was one of America's great Secretaries of State, arranging with England for the joint occupation of the Oregon country, obtaining from Spain the cession of the Floridas, and formulating with the President the Monroe Doctrine.
Adams also urged the United States to take a lead in the development of the arts and sciences through the establishment of a national university, the financing of scientific expeditions, and the erection of an observatory.
www.whitehouse.gov /history/presidents/ja6.html   (648 words)

  
  John Quincy Adams - MSN Encarta
John Quincy Adams (1767-1848), sixth president of the United States (1825-1829), who devoted his life and his great ability to serving the people of the United States.
The expansion of U.S. borders westward and southward, the acquisition of Florida, and the formulation of the Monroe Doctrine all were due, at least in part, to the efforts of John Quincy Adams.
He was the second child and eldest son of John Adams, who became second president of the United States in 1797, and Abigail Smith Adams.
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 The American Revolution (John Adams)
Adams was already extraordinarily well versed in classical languages, history, and mathematics when he returned to the United States in 1785 to finish his formal education at Harvard (class of 1787).
John Quincy Adams may have been the greatest U.S. secretary of state, but he was not one of the greatest presidents.
Adams tried in 1839 to introduce resolutions in Congress for constitutional amendments so that no one could be born a slave in the United States after 1845, but the "gag rule" prevented the discussion of anything relating to slavery.
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 John Quincy Adams - Wikinfo
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.
Adams was then elected as a Democratic-Republican to the U.S. House of Representatives for the Twenty-second and to the eight succeeding Congresses, becoming a Whig in 1834.
Adams died in the Capitol Building, Washington, D.C. His interment was in the family burial ground at Quincy, Massachusetts and subsequently reinterred in the United First Parish Church.
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 Biography of John Quincy Adams   (Site not responding. Last check: )
John Quincy Adams was born the son of John, who later became the second President of the United States, and Abigail Adams on July 11, 1767 in Braintree, Massachusetts.
Adams was called to peace negotiations during the war of 1812 and was subsequently assigned to serve as U.S. minister to England.
In 1830, Adams was elected to Congress as the representative of the 12th District in Massachusetts.
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 John Quincy Adams: biography and encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: )
John adams (october 30, 1735 - july 4, 1826) was the first (1789-1797) vice president of the united states, and the second (1797-1801)...
John quincy adams (july 11, 1767 - february 23, 1848) was the sixth (1825-1829) president of the united states....
John mclean (march 11, 1785 - april 4, 1861) was an american jurist and politician who served in the united states congress, as u.s....
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 USA-Presidents.Info - John Quincy Adams
John Quincy Adams (July 11, 1767 - February 23, 1848) was the sixth (1825 - 1829) President of the United States.
Serving under President Monroe, Adams was one of America's great Secretaries of State, arranging with England for the joint occupation of the Oregon country, obtaining from Spain the purchase of the Floridas, and formulating with the President the Monroe Doctrine.
Adams also urged the United States to take a lead in the development of the arts and sciences through the establishment of a national university, the financing of scientific expeditions, and the erection of an observatory.
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 John Quincy Adams
John Quincy Adams (July 11, 1767-February 23, 1848) spent most of his youth and adult life in public service to the United States, as senator, diplomat, secretary of state, president, and congressman.
The second of John and Abigail Adams's five children, Johnny was born in the North Precinct of Braintree, Massachusetts (later Quincy).
John and Abigail Adams were members of the First Parish Church of Quincy, part of the liberal wing of New England Congregationalism that became Unitarian as a result of the schism resulting from the Unitarian controversy.
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 William Lee Miller / John Quincy Adams
His wife, John Quincy's mother, wrote her famous plea on behalf of "the ladies," at this time when her husband was discussing the "new modelling" of the states.
In any case, when interpreting John Quincy Adams one should remind oneself that when he was nine years old his mother had, there on the table in their rooms, one of the original copies of the Declaration of Independence, handwritten by his father, who had fought for it on the floor of Congress.
John Adams was chosen by Congress to be one of the three American ministers to cross the water and negotiate with the French.
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 John Quincy Adams
Up to this time, John Quincy Adams was regarded as belonging to the Federalist party, but he now found its general policy displeasing to him, was frowned upon, as the son of his father, by the followers of Alexander Hamilton, and found himself nearly powerless as an unpopular member of an unpopular minority.
In 1829 Adams retired to private life in the town of Quincy; but only for a brief period, for in 1830, largely by Anti-Masonic votes, he was elected a member of the national House of Representatives.
Adams contended that these "Gag Rules" were a direct violation of the First Amendment to the Federal Constitution, and refused to be silenced on the question, fighting for repeal with indomitable courage, in spite of the bitter denunciation of his opponents.
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 SPECTRUM Biographies - John Quincy Adams
Adams also signed a peace treaty with England to end a war, but the war he ended was the war of 1812.
As Secretary of State under President Monroe, John Quincy Adams was instrumental in the formulation of the Monroe Doctrine.
John Quincy Adams had not won a majority of the popular votes or the electoral votes, but he still won the election.
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 John Quincy Adams
John Quincy Adams (July 11, 1767-February 23, 1848) spent most of his youth and adult life in public service to the United States, as senator, diplomat, secretary of state, president, and congressman.
The second of John and Abigail Adams's five children, Johnny was born in the North Precinct of Braintree, Massachusetts (later Quincy).
John and Abigail Adams were members of the First Parish Church of Quincy, part of the liberal wing of New England Congregationalism that became Unitarian as a result of the schism resulting from the Unitarian controversy.
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 John Quincy Adams (Smithsonian Infusion)
John Quincy Adams was the sixth president, and son of John Adams.
Adams was an abolitionist, and made effort to disallow slavery in newly admitted states and any child born after July 4, 1842.
John Quincy Adams praised Smithson's far-seeing benefaction and was the fund's defender and protector in Congress.
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 American Experience | The Presidents | John Quincy Adams | PBS
John Quincy Adams, the first son of a president (John Adams) to be elected, was raised by his parents to attain the highest office in the land.
Adams is now considered to have been one of America's greatest diplomats (before his presidency) and one of America's greatest congressmen (after his presidency) but not a particularly effective president....
Adams had been groomed as a statesman since birth and worked as an American diplomat since George Washington's administration, rising to secretary of state under James Monroe.
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 Columns: John Adams: A portrait of our second president
In 1787, Adams demonstrated the value of his classical education when he wrote A Defense of the Constitution of Government of the United States of America, which was intended to influence the drafters of the Constitution.
Adam's son, John Quincy Adams, who was the nation's sixth president (the only father and son team to hold the office prior to last January), concurred with his father's low opinion of most politicians.
John Quincy Adams was referring to the Congress' decision to allow the spread of slavery into the territory of the Louisiana purchase.
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 John Quincy Adams
Later in life, JQA often was asked about his genealogy and usually responded eagerly by repeating how the clan's founder, Henry Adams, had reached Massachusetts Bay in 1632 accompanied by a wife, eight sons ranging in age from six to twenty-five years, and a daughter who apparently never married.
Since John Adams did his exhorting mostly while he was a participant in the Revolution, it was comparatively easy and sometimes even thrilling for Johnny to obey a male parent who was said to be a hero.
Since John Adams espoused the importance of a Harvard education (and also was mindful of the sizable financial cost of taking a son to Europe), he endorsed Johnny's wish to study in America-until Abigail Adams intervened.
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 John Quincy Adams
John Quincy was the oldest son of John and Abigail Adams.
Adams was brought to the Congressional Cemetery in Washington D.C. and than to the cemetery in Quincy.
In 1852, the crypt in the First Parish Church, where John and Abigail were interred was enlarged to accommodate John Quincy and his wife, Louisa, the only foreign born first lady (she was born in England).
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 President John Quincy Adams
John Quincy Adams was the 6th President of the United States.
When John Quincy Adams took the oath of office he did not want to involve the bible in politics so he was sworn in with hand on a book of law and the Constitution.
John Quincy Adams died of a stroke on February 23, 1848.
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 Biography: John Quincy Adams   (Site not responding. Last check: )
John Quincy Adams was 74 years old when he appeared before the Supreme Court on behalf of the Amistad Africans -- in the twilight of a long, remarkable public career.
From this diplomatic apprenticeship Adams went on to postings as U.S. minister to the Netherlands, Prussia, Russia and England, as well as part of the American Peace Commission that negotiated the end of the War of 1812.
Adams published an extended version of the Supreme Court argument that ran to 135 pages in its original form.
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