Ten fun facts about John Quincy Adams


Fact 1
John Quincy Adams was born on July 11, 1767 in Braintree, Massachusetts.

Fact 2
He was the son of former President John Adams and Abigail Adams graduated from Harvard in 1787 before studying law.

Fact 3
John Quincy Adams was made a diplomat to the Netherlands in 1794 by President George Washington. He became a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 1797.


Fact 4
He served as a minister to a number of European countries from 1794 to 1801 and from 1809 to 1817.

Fact 5
Quincy Adams was made minister to Russia by President James Madison where he witnessed Napoleon’s failed attempts to invade Russia.

Fact 6
After the War of 1812, Adams was named minister to Great Britain and chief negotiator for peace by President Madison at the end of the War of 1812. His efforts resulted in the Treaty of Ghent.

Fact 7
Adams served as the sixth President of the United States from March 4, 1825 to March 4, 1829.

Fact 8
John Quick Adams is widely acknowledged as the person shaped the foreign policy in line with his ardently nationalist commitment to America’s republican values.

Fact 9
Despite losing the presidency in 1828, Adams was elected to represent his district in the US House of Representatives. He served in the House for 17 years before collapsing on the floor of the House.

Fact 10
John Quincy Adams died two days later on February 21, 1848.


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