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John Quincy Adams was America’s President and the first who was the son of a President. In respects, he paralleled the career as well as the temperament and viewpoints of his illustrious . Adams was born in Massachusetts in 1767. He spent of his youth accompanying his father overseas and became in French and Dutch. After graduating from Harvard College, he became a lawyer.

His political began at the age of 26 when he was appointed Minister to the Netherlands. In 1802 he was to the United States Senate. Six years later President Madison appointed him Minister to Russia. As to his father in Europe, he became an accomplished diarist. The fifty volumes he documenting nineteenth-century American politics are often used by today.

In the political tradition of the 19th century, Adams, as Secretary of State, was considered the to the Presidency. However, the old ways of choosing a President were way to electing someone popular. Nevertheless, Adams narrowly Andrew Jackson to become America’s sixth President in 1825. Many of his proposals to modernize America were rejected in Congress his enemies.

After office as President in 1829, Adams was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives – the only president to do this. He continued to shape America’s foreign . Historians say he is one of America’s greatest diplomats. He also devoted himself to attacking the slave owners had in Congress. On February 21, 1848 Adams collapsed in the House and died two days later.

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