The life and times of Congressman John Quincy Adams

by Leonard L. Richards

Publisher: Oxford University Press in New York

Written in English
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  • United States

Subjects:

  • Adams, John Quincy, 1767-1848,
  • Presidents -- United States -- Biography,
  • Legislators -- United States -- Biography

Edition Notes

StatementLeonard L. Richards.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsE377 .R53 1986
The Physical Object
Paginationviii, 245 p. ;
Number of Pages245
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL2548903M
ISBN 100195040260
LC Control Number85030968

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―Los Angeles Times Book Review Quincy Adams; first son of a President to become President, winner of the controversial election ofand nine term Congressman from Quincy, Mass. But in this skilled biography, Nagel pulls back the curtain on the man behind the history lectures; a brilliant intellectual who inherited his father's mantle Cited by: Get this from a library.

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The life and times of Congressman John Quincy Adams Item Preview remove-circle The life and times of Congressman John Quincy Adams by Richards, Leonard L. Publication date Topics Internet Archive Books. Scanned in : ADAMS, John Quincy, (son of John Adams, father of Charles Francis Adams, brother–in–law of William Stephens Smith), a Senator and a Representative from Massachusetts and 6th President of the United States; born in Braintree, Mass., J ; acquired his early education in Europe at the University of Leyden; was graduated from Harvard University in ; studied law; was admitted to.

The son of John Adams, he was a brilliant ambassador and secretary of state, a frustrated president, and a dedicated congressman who staunchly opposed slavery. In John Quincy Adams, scholar and journalist James Traub draws on Adams's diaries, letters, and writings.

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In this action-filled biography, award-winning author Harlow Giles Unger reveals John Quincy Adams as one of the towering figures during the nation’s formative years.

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Februthe House of Representatives, Washington D.C.: Congressman John Quincy Adams, rising to speak, suddenly collapses at his desk; two days later, he dies in the Speaker’s chamber.

The public mourning that followed, writes Paul C. Brand: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group. John Quincy Adams was born on Jto John and Abigail Adams (née Smith) in a part of Braintree, Massachusetts that is now Quincy. He was named for his mother's maternal grandfather, Colonel John Quincy, after whom Quincy, Massachusetts, is named.

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Richards. Richards’ study presents not only a vivid portrait of John Quincy Adams but also provides an insightful exploration of American politics in the. On November 6,former United States President John Quincy Adams spent the day at his family’s farm near Quincy, Massachusetts, planting trees.

On the edge of what would become the orchard, he laid out five rows of chestnuts, oaks, and shagbark ate lunch at home and went back to the farm “to lay out the ground for the Orchard,” all the while debating what else he. John Quincy Adams was the sixth president of the United States (–29).

In his prepresidential years he was one of America’s greatest diplomats—formulating, among other things, what came to be called the Monroe Doctrine —and in his postpresidential years (as a U.S. congressman, –48) he fought against the expansion of slavery.

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He negotiated an end to the War ofengineered the annexation of Florida, and won the Supreme Court decision that freed the African captives of The Amistad. He served his nation as minister to six countries, secretary of state, senator, congressman, and Quincy Adams was all of these things and more.4/5(13).

John Quincy Adams wrote in a diary daily from age 10 to death, this along with the massive correspondence between JQA and his parents John and Abigail Adams, together The book is fast paced and supremely readable while not missing any aspect of JQA’s life/5().

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"America and the Middle Ages: A Study in the Thought of John and John Quincy Adams.'' Ph.D. dissertation, Rutgers University, Seward, William Henry. John Quincy Adams was born into a family that never owned slaves, and was hostile to the practice.

His mother, Abigail Adams, held strong anti-slavery father, President John Adams, despite opposing a bill in Massachusetts to emancipate slaves, opposed slavery on principle and considered the practice of slavery abhorrent.

Adams' career before his election to presidency in John Quincy Adams, at the age of 80, was involved in a lively political debate on the floor of the House of Representatives when he suffered a stroke on Febru (A young Whig congressman from Illinois, Abraham Lincoln, was present as Adams was stricken.).

John Quincy Adams was born in in Braintree, Mass., into a family that, Kap­lan says, “had no distinction — social, financial or political,” until his father, John Adams, gained global.

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