John Quincy Adams. John Quincy Adams was the sixth President of the United States of America. Historians have noted his high intelligence and his strength as a diplomat and secretary of state. He, also, served as a diplomat, a Senator, and member of the House of Representatives. Although public service may not of initially been his idea for his career path, he even served as a member of the House of Representatives following his service as President of the United States.
John Quincy Adams was the son of the second U.S. President John Adams and Abigail Adams. Like his father, he both read and wrote a lot. His fifty volumes of journal or diary writing are treasured today for their first hand accounts of the United States history. He had a very close relationship with his father and spent a lot of time oversees in France and the Netherlands with his father when he was young. He attended Harvard University and later worked at Brown University and Harvard University while a member of the Senate.
While President he worked to modernize the economy and promote education. He negotiated key treaties during his public service. He drafted the Monroe Doctrine and other important pieces of legislation. He was seen as a moral leader. He was opposed to slavery, wanted to see slavery abolished, and even predicted a President using war powers to abolish slavery. He was a member of five different political parties during his life.
John Quincy Adams married Louisa Johnson in 1797. They had four children. Their marriage ended with his death in 1848 at the age of eighty. Nineteen or even possibly more place places in the United States have been named in John Quincy Adams’ honor.
Everyone can learn from John Quincy Adams sticking to republicanism and his other beliefs despite opposition. From his hair style and slacks to his landmark work and accomplishments John Quincy Adams worked for things he liked and/or believed in. Feel inspired, stay positive, and have a bright day!