A daily dose of Inspiration for you!

I want to take the approximately month and a half to review the United States past Presidents as inspiration.  All adult citizens are preparing to vote for the next President of the United States of America.  Looking back, may prepare each of us to move forward.  We can be inspired by the Presidents of the United States of America.


John Quincy Adams was the 6th President of the United States of America.  He held the office from March 4, 1825 until March 4, 1829.  He was a lawyer, professor, and author and, also, served as a diplomat, a Senator, and a member of the House of Representatives.  He was a member of multiple political parties, including the Federalist, Democratic-Republican, Anti-Masonic, and Whig political parties.


John Quincy Adams was born in 1767 in Braintree, Province of Massachusetts Bay.  His father was President John Adams and his mother was Abigail Adams.  In 1779 he began a diary that he kept throughout his life.  It became an essential 50 volume first-hand account of historical events.  He traveled and studied at various locations abroad due to his father’s work.  He graduated from Harvard College in 1787.  He studied law until 1789 and was admitted to the bar in 1791.


John Quincy Adams became a United States Minister to the Netherlands in 1794.  In 1797, he became the United States Minister to Prussia.  He was elected to the United States Senate in 1802.  In 1814, he served as a United States Minister to the Court of St. James’s.  He next became a championed Secretary of State in 1817.  He then became the President of the United States.


This did not end his career in politics however.  He served several terms in the US House of Representatives after the Presidency.  He served from 1831 until his death in 1848.


John Quincy Adams married Louisa Johnson in 1797.  They had three sons and a daughter.  John Adams and John Quincy Adams were the first father and son to both serve as President.  John Quincy is thought to have had the highest IQ of any President.


Nicknames of John Quincy Adams are Old Man Eloquent and The Abolitionist.  He was very vocal about his feelings against slavery.  He felt civil war or succession followed by slave revolts would occur.


John Quincy Adams died in 1848.  His son, Charles Francis Adams, built the first memorial presidential library.  John Quincy Adams Birthplace is part of Adams National Historic Park.  Places, including educational, are named after John Quincy Adams.


Be inspired!  Have a bright day!

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