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Lifetime: 1767 - 1848 Passed: ≈ 176 years ago


Politician, Diplomat, Lawyer


United States

John Quincy Adams

John Quincy Adams was an American statesman and lawyer who served as the sixth president of the United States from 1825 to 1829. He was born on July 11, 1767, in Braintree, Massachusetts, to John Adams, the second president of the United States, and Abigail Adams. Adams had a distinguished political career and was known for his commitment to liberty, justice, and the rule of law.

Adams was educated at Harvard University and became a lawyer. He served in various diplomatic and political positions before becoming president. As president, he focused on internal improvements, education, and scientific exploration. Adams was an advocate for abolition and worked to eliminate slavery in the United States.

Adams' notable works include his diaries, which he kept from the age of twelve until his death. These diaries provide valuable insights into his personal and political life, as well as the social and cultural life of the United States during his time.

Adams' philosophy was based on the principles of liberty, justice, and the rule of law. He believed that government should serve the people and protect their rights, and that education and science were essential for the advancement of society.

Adams died on February 23, 1848, in the Capitol Building in Washington, D.C. He is remembered as a statesman, diplomat, and defender of liberty and justice. He was also known for his commitment to public service and his integrity.

One interesting fact about Adams is that he was the only president to serve in the U.S. House of Representatives after his presidency. He served as a representative from Massachusetts from 1831 until his death in 1848.

Books by John Quincy Adams

Letters of John Quincy Adams to His Son, on the Bible and Its Teachings Cover image

Letters of John Quincy Adams to His Son, on the Bible and Its Teachings

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Love Morality Biography Faith Moral Philosophical Christianity Letters Bible

In this book, John Quincy Adams shares his wisdom and insights on various topics related to the Bible and its teachings. He offers his son practical advice on how to live a moral and fulfilling life based on the principles outlined in the Bible. The...