John Q. Adams Administration (Presidential Biographies)
Full name: John Quincy Adams
Popular name: Old Man Eloquent
Born: July 11, 1767
Birthplace: Braintree (now Quincy), Massachusetts
Died: February 23, 1848
Death place: Washington, D.C.
Burial place: First Unitarian Church, Quincy, Massachusetts
Spouse: Louisa Catherine Johnson (m. 1797)
Children: George Washington; John; Charles Francis; Louisa Catherine
Education: Harvard College, 1787
Occupation: Lawyer; politician; U.S. senator; diplomat
Political Party: Democratic-Republican Party
Age at Inauguration: 57 years
Eldest son of John Adams, the second president of the United States, John Quincy Adams was a child of the American Revolution (17753). As a diplomat under presidents George Washington, John Adams, and James Madison, John Quincy Adams developed a foreign policy founded on the principle of independence from foreign nations. As secretary of state under James Monroe, Adams formulated this policy into the Monroe Doctrine, declaring that the United States would not tolerate European interference in the affairs of the American continents. After an unsuccessful presidency, Adams ended his illustrious...
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