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John Quincy Adams's Presidency

What problems did John Adams face during his presidency?  

One of the main problems Adams faced during his presidency was the Quasi-War with France (1798-1800). While most Americans were pro-French in the ongoing power struggle between France and Britain,...

Latest answer posted October 3, 2017 7:03 pm UTC

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John Quincy Adams's Presidency

What was the main difference between John Quincy Adams' "American System" and the economic approaches of Andrew Jackson?

As president, John Quincy Adams, at least tacitly, supported most of the aims of the so-called "American System," the plan for integrating and developing the United States economically. Broadly...

Latest answer posted May 21, 2018 4:38 pm UTC

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What were three major components of the “American System?"

The American System was an economic concept hinged on three components that included: Subsidies for infrastructural projects such as roads Tariffs to promote and protect locally made products and...

Latest answer posted February 20, 2018 1:35 pm UTC

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What were the main elements of the American System? 

The term “American System” is typically used to refer to a particular economic plan for how the US was to develop. The plan is most closely identified with Henry Clay and is similar to what...

Latest answer posted September 8, 2013 12:50 pm UTC

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In "Reflections on the Missouri Question," why did John Quincy Adams believe southerners continued to defend slavery?

John Quincy Adams relates a few possible reasons for the Southern defense of the institution of slavery. The surface reason is purely political, and can be argued rationally; but the true reason is...

Latest answer posted March 31, 2018 10:09 am UTC

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What was the Corrupt Bargain of 1824?

It should be pointed out that the Election of 1824 was one of two decided by the House of Representatives, as no one had a clear majority in the Electoral College, although Andrew Jackson did hold...

Latest answer posted December 21, 2011 4:47 am UTC

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How did the events related to the election of 1824 influence the election of 1828?

Actually, there is no evidence of a "corrupt bargain" between Henry Clay and John Quincy Adams; although Jackson insisted there had been. Adams was elected by the House of Representatives after...

Latest answer posted November 5, 2011 4:20 am UTC

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What was John Quincy Adams' vision of American foreign policy?

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Latest answer posted July 31, 2015 4:14 pm UTC

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How did Henry Clay's "American System" contribute to the creation of a uniquely American culture between 1800 and 1825?

It is a little bit difficult to argue that the American System helped lead to a "unique" American culture different from that of any other industrialized country. Much of what Clay's system did...

Latest answer posted October 30, 2011 5:34 am UTC

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John Quincy Adams stated that three steps were necessary for the US to become "time's noblest empire." Was it a valid...

Are you asking whether he had the right three steps or are you asking whether the US can/could become "time's noblest empire?" It's not completely clear from your question. Adams asserted (this...

Latest answer posted October 26, 2011 1:33 pm UTC

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Who created the American System?

The man who created the American System was Henry Clay. The American System is the name given to a set of three policies that Clay proposed in 1832. The point of these policies was to strengthen...

Latest answer posted December 3, 2015 7:09 pm UTC

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What country was the US dealing with over trading issues in Europe during John Quincy Adams's presidency?

Adams's Presidency was beset by problems concerning American trade with the British West Indies. Though Adams had achieved a fair degree of success with his trade policy, concluding a series of...

Latest answer posted December 12, 2019 11:33 am UTC

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What were some important things about John Quincy Adams?

The most important thing, historically speaking, about John Quincy Adams was that he was elected through the "corrupt bargain" of 1824. This haunted his presidency and made it one of the least...

Latest answer posted April 7, 2012 8:22 pm UTC

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The “Corrupt Bargain” during the Election of 1824 indicates that the following was most central to the presidency at...

John Quincy Adams won the election of 1824 because some people believed a “corrupt bargain” had been made. In the election of 1824, there were four candidates who were running for President. They...

Latest answer posted December 16, 2015 5:57 pm UTC

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What does John Quincy Adams say about slavery?

Adams was particularly zealous about his abolitionist stance. It is interesting to note that he was more defiant and clear about his stance on slavery than anything else during his presidency....

Latest answer posted April 17, 2011 7:09 pm UTC

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