John Quincy Adams 6th President

John Quincy Adams

  • Republican Party
  • 6th president of the United States
  • 1825 - 1829


  • Born in Brain, Massachusetts on July 11, 1767

Interesting Facts:

  • Adams watched the Battle of Bunker Hill from the top of Penn's Hill, above his family farm.
  • After graduating, from Harvard College, he became a lawyer.
  • At the age of 26 he was appointed Minister to the Nether Lands, the promoted to the Berlin Legation.
  • Adams married Louisa Johnson Adams on July 26, 1797.
  • The Adams later had four children: Charles Francis Adams, John Adams II, George Washington Adams and Louisa Catherine Adams.

During presidency:

  • Adams was proposed a progressive national program, including federal funding of an interstate system of roads, canals and the creation of national universities.
  • The Erie Canal was completed while Adams was in office, linking the Great Lakes to the East Coast and enabling flow products.
  • Adams sought to provide Native Americans with territory in the West, but failed in support congress.

Interesting Facts:

  • Adams was tall, very athletic and an active swimmer.
  • Like his father, Adams kept a diary which he kept from age twelve until death. Adams' diary revealed he suffered from depression most of his life.
  • Adams married Louisa Johnson, the only foreign first lady.
"If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader." - John Quincy Adams
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