John Quincy Adams

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Important Events and Ideas

  • JQA (John Quincey Adams) was born in Braintree, Massachusetts on July 11, 1767
  • JQA's parents were John and Abigail Adams
  • At age 15, JQA served as secratary to the missionto Russia
  • JQA went to Harvard and graduated on July 16, 1755
  • In 1802, he was elected Massachusetts state senator
  • In 1803 he was elected US senator
  • From 1809 - 1814, JQA served as 1st US Minister of Russia
  • From 1817 - 1825, he was Secratary in the Morroe administration
  • Then JQA was elected as 6th president of the United States
  • In Office he made a lot of accomplishments:
  • He called for federal expenditureson canals and roadways to link US together
  • He proposed government support for Scientific reasearch
  • After he retired from presidency, he served 17 years in the house of represenitives
  • Major Events: Erie Canal opened, panama congress, Walkers appeal, rarittof abominations, and the Baltimor and Ohio railroads begun
  • JQA was the 6th president of the united states
  • He was in office from March 4th, 1825- March 4th, 1829
  • At the time, the vice president of the us was John C. Callhoun
  • He was born on July 11, 1767
  • He died on Feb. 22, 1846

"Did you know..." Factoids

  • Did you know that John Quincey Adams was the first president whose father was also president?
  • Did you know that John Quincey Adams was the first president to be elected without recieving a plurality of the popular vote?
  • Did you know that John Quincey Adams was the first president whose son was married in the white house?

"I wonder...." Questions

  • I wonder how hard it must have been to live back then with no tv, computer, microwaves, stoves, or anything that we have today.
  • I wonder how kids were treated. Were they allowed to go out and play all day or did they just sit and cook or work in the barn all day?
  • I wonder what it was like to be president back in the days. It must have been way different than today.

What I think about this person

  • I didn't like him in one way because he signed the tariff of 1828 which caused some impact on the civil war.
  • I did like him because he signed a bill in which helped build some roads, railroads, and canals.


  • Father: John Adams
  • Mother: Abigail Smith
  • Wife: Louisa Cathrine (Johnson) Adams
  • Son: George Washington Adams
  • Son: John Adams II
  • Son: Charles Francisa
  • Daughter: Louisa Adams (Died two years after born)