John Quincy Adams Facts - 6th President of USA

John Quincy Adams facts and he was the sixth president of the United States. He was president from March 4, 1825, to March 4, 1829. He additionally was a member of the House of Representatives and the Senate.

He was a member of the Whig, Anti-Masonic, Democratic-Republican, National Republican, and Federalist parties.

John Quincy Adams Facts

John Quincy Adams Biography

John Quincy Adams Facts - John Quincy Adams was the son of John Adams and Abigail Adams. John Adams was the second president of the United States of America. John Quincy Adams was a diplomat who was involved in a number of international negotiations and formulated the Monroe Doctrine while he was the Secretary of State.

After serving as president, Adams became an elected U.S. Representative from Massachusetts, which makes him the only president to do so. He served as a representative for the final 17 years of his life.

He was against the power of the slaveholders and said that if a civil war occurred, the president would be able to abolish slavery using his war powers, which actually partially came to fruition with Abraham Lincoln many years later.

John Quincy Adams Marriage

John Adams appointed Adams as a minister to the Netherlands when he was twenty-six years old.  While Adams was serving abroad as the Minister to Prussia, he married Louisa Catherine Johnson, who was an American merchant.  He is the only president to have married a foreign-born First Lady.

Adams was the Secretary of State to President James Monroe from the years of 1817 to 1825, and he played an important role in acquiring Florida. He wrote the Monroe Doctrine, which warned nations in Europe from meddling in the affairs of the United States.

President John Quincy Adams

In the presidential election of 1824, Adams ran against four other candidates, including Henry Clay of Kentucky, William H. Crawford of Georgia, Andrew Jackson of Tennessee, and John C. Calhoun of South Carolina.

Adams served as President of the United States from March 4, 1825, until March 3, 1829. Adams was considered one of the best diplomats in the history of America. He did achieve little in regards to foreign affairs.

When he lost the election in 1828 to Andrew Jackson, he did not attend the inauguration of Jackson, who had snubbed him by not attending the courtesy call of the outgoing president that is traditional.  Adams was one of only three presidents ever to not attend their successor's inauguration.

John Quincy Adams Family

John Quincy Adams died on February 23, 1848. He and his wife had several children. Their daughter Louisa was born in 1811 but died in 1812 when the family was in Russia.

Their first son, George, and their second son, John, both had trouble lives and died early. George killed himself, and John was expelled out of Harvard. Their youngest son, Charles Francis Adams also developed a career in politics and diplomacy.

He built the first memorial presidential library in the U.S. to honor his dad.  John Quincy Adams and his father, John Adams, were the first father and son to each serve a term as president.

More John Quincy Adams Facts

NICKNAME - Old Man Eloquent

BIRTH - July 11, 1767, in Braintree, Quincy

MOTHER - Abigail Smith

FATHER - John Adams

SISTERS - Abigail Amelia, and Susanna

BROTHER - Charles and Thomas

MARRIAGE - Louisa Catherine Johnson on July 26, 1797, in London, England

CHILDREN - George Washington, John, Charles Francis, and Louisa Catherine

EDUCATION - Studied in Paris, Amsterdam, and The Hague Leyden, University (1781-1782), Harvard College bachelors degree 1787, Private study in the law office of Theophilus Parsons Newburyport, Mass.

RELIGION - Unitarian



  1. Minister to the Netherlands (1794-1797)
  2. Minister to Prussia (1797-1801)Massachusetts state senator (1802)
  3. Us Senator (1803-1808),br>Minister to Russia (1809-1814)
  4. Head negotiator of Treaty of Ghent (1814)
  5. Minister to Great Britain (1815-1817)
  6. Secretary of State (1817-1825
  7. President one term
POLITICAL PARTY - Democratic-Republican

March 4, 1825, at the Hall of the House of Representatives, Washington D.C. at the age of 57
John Quincy Adams Inaugural Address.

John Quincy Adams Administration

PRESIDENCY - One term (March 4, 1825-March 4, 1829)

VICE PRESIDENT - John C. Calhoun (1825-1829)

FIRST LADY - Louisa Adams (1825-1829)


John Quincy Adams Cabinet

SECRETARY OF STATE - Henry Clay (1825-1829)

SECRETARY OF THE TREASURY - Richard Rush (1825-1829)

SECRETARY OF WAR - James Barbour (1825-1828)

ATTORNEY GENERAL - William Wirt (1825-1829)

SECRETARY OF THE NAVY - Samuel Southard (1825-1829)

POST PRESIDENCY LIFE - Congressman and writer

DEATH - February 23, 1848, in Washington, D.C. at the age of 80

BURIED - First Unitarian Church, Quincy, Mass.

LANDMARKS - Adams National Historic Site, Quincy, mass. (birthplace and family home)
United First Parish Church, Quincy, Mass. (grave)

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