John Quincy Adams Biography

John Quincy Adams was an American statesman who served as the sixth President of the United States from 1825 to 1829. He also served as a diplomat, a Senator and member of the House of Representatives. He was a member of the Federalist, Democratic-Republican, National Republican, and later Anti-Masonic and Whig parties.

In his biography, Samuel Flagg Bemis argues that Adams was able to:

"gather together, formulate, and practice the fundamentals of American foreign-policy – self-determination, independence, noncolonization, nonintervention, nonentanglement in European politics, Freedom of the Seas, [and] freedom of commerce."

Adams was the son of former President John Adams and Abigail Adams. As a diplomat, Adams played an important role in negotiating key treaties, most notably the Treaty of Ghent, which ended the War of 1812. As Secretary of State, he negotiated with Britain over the United States' northern border with Canada, negotiated with Spain the annexation of Florida, and drafted the Monroe Doctrine. Historians agree he was one of the greatest diplomats and secretaries of state in American history. Source: Wikipedia

Biography Snapshot
Name:
John Quincy Adams
Nationality:
United States of America
Profession:
Lawyer, Politician, Diplomat, Attorney at law
Ethnicity:
White people
Religion:
Unitarianism
Date of Birth:
July 11, 1767
Astrological Sign:
Cancer
Date of Death:
February 23, 1848
Age at Death:
80
Cause of Death:
Cerebral hemorrhage
Marriages
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