John Quincy Adams was the sixth President of the United States. He was the son of John Adams, who was the second president of the nation. A Unitarian by religion, Adams was born on July 11, 1767.
Prior to becoming the sixth president of the U.S., Adams served his nation in different capacities such as the Member of the U.S. House of Representatives, the 8th United States Secretary of State, United States Ambassador to the United Kingdom, United States Ambassador to Russia, United States Senator from Massachusetts, United States Ambassador to Prussia, and United States Ambassador to the Netherlands.
John Quincy Adams served as the 8th United States Secretary of State for almost eight years (1817-1825).
Early Life of John Quincy AdamsJohn Quincy Adams was born in Quincy, Massachusetts. His father was John Adams and his mother was Abigail Adams. He is one of the two father-son Presidents of the U.S.,
Presidential LifeJohn Quincy Adams became member of different parties such as Democratic-Republican, Federalist, National Republican, and subsequently Whig and Anti-Masonic parties. As United States Secretary of State, he played a key role in preparing the Monroe Doctrine. In the 1824-25 United States Presidential Election, he entered the contest and the other candidates were William H. Crawford, John C. Calhoun, Andrew Jackson, and Henry Clay. On the day of election, Andrew Jackson emerged victorious, however, he could not get the essential number of electoral votes. According to the Twelfth Amendment, the House of Representatives chose John Quincy Adams as the sixth President of the United States. He also attained the support of Henry Clay, another presidential candidate. After leaving office, he served as a Member of the U.S. House of Representatives.
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