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John Quincy Adams
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Historical Figure
Nationality: United States
Race: white
Religion: Unitarian
Date of Birth: 1767
Date of Death: 1848
Cause of Death: Cerebral hemorrhage
Occupation: Lawyer, Politician
Spouse: Louisa Catherine Johnson
Children: Louisa Adams, George Washington Adams, John Adams, Charles Francis Adams
Relatives: John and Abigail Adams (parents)
Affiliations: Federalist
National Republican
Trail of Glory
POD: March 27, 1814
Appearance(s): 1812: The Rivers of War
1824: The Arkansas War
Type of Appearance: Direct

John Quincy Adams (1767–1848) was a diplomat, politician, and the sixth President of the United States.

Adams was the son of the second President John Adams. He served as a Senator from Massachusetts (1803-1808). He also served as ambassdor to the Netherlands, Prussia, Russia, and Britain. As Secretary of State, helped formulate the Monroe Doctrine. As president he proposed a program of modernization and educational advancement, but was stymied by Congress. Adams lost his 1828 bid for re-election to Andrew Jackson.

Adams was elected a U.S. Representative from Massachusetts after leaving office, the only president ever to do so, serving for the last 17 years of his life. In the House he became a leading opponent of slavery. He died of a cerebral hemorrhage after casting a loud "no"-vote for the Mexican-American War

John Quincy Adams in Trail of Glory[]

John Quincy Adams was a prominent political figure in the early days of the United States of America, serving as a diplomat and ambassador to several countries before he was 40. With the arrival of the Confederacy of the Arkansas, Adams became an even more important figure, joining with long-time rival Andrew Jackson to create the National Democratic-Republican Party. This unlikely union was in response to President Henry Clay's war against the Confederacy in 1825.

The Treay of Ghent and the rivalry with Clay[]

Adams was one of the diplomats representing the U.S. during negotiations that led to the end of the War of 1812, which had been fought against Britain. For his part, Adams had come to view his fellow diplomats negatively, as each sought to extend the war in the hopes of securing some advantage to the U.S. Adams, for his part, felt that the peace terms, which restored the status quo antebellum, were the best his country could ask for.[1]

While the treaty was ultimately ratified, Adams and one his fellow representatives, Henry Clay, developed a deep animosity. Clay, through his supporters, had slandered Adams after Ghent. This animosity would carry over into the next decade, after Adams became Secretary of State under President James Monroe.[2]

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Political offices
Preceded by
James Monroe
President of the United States
Succeeded by
Andrew Jackson
Preceded by
James Monroe
Secretary of State for the United States
Succeeded by
Henry Clay
Political offices
(Trail of Glory)
Preceded by
James Monroe
Secretary of State for the United States
Succeeded by
William H. Crawford