John Quincy Adams Fact Sheet: Who was John Quincy Adams? The following short biography and fact sheet provides interesting facts about the life, times and history of John Quincy Adams.
John Quincy Adams Fact File Biography: Lifespan: 1767 - 1848 *** Full Name: John Quincy Adams *** Occupation: American Statesman, Diplomat and 6th President of the United States *** Date of Birth: John Quincy Adams was born on July 11th 1767 *** Place of Birth: John Quincy Adams was born in Braintree, Massachusetts, U.S. *** Family background: His father was John Adams, had been a lawyer, statesman, diplomat, author and former President of the United States and his mother was Abigail Smith. His maternal great-grandfather, for whom he had been named, Colonel John Quincy, died just two days after his birth. The town Quincy was also named after his great-grandfather *** Early life and childhood: He grew up his siblings Abigail, Charles and Thomas *** Education: John Quincy Adams was home schooled by his fatherís clerk, Nathan Rice and his cousin, James Thax although he did attend Harvard College ***
ohn Quincy Adams Fact 1: John Quincy Adams was born on July 11th 1767 and during the 18th century period in history when the French Revolution took place, the Ottoman Empire went into a decline and Great Britain became a main power around the globe.
John Quincy Adams Fact 2: At twelve years of age he first became aware of the Declaration of Independence, of which his father had taken a large part in drafting, from letters written by his father to his mother. John also began to keep a diary of which in his lifetime would compile fifty volumes.
John Quincy Adams Fact 8: By 1802 he had married and made his return to America where he was appointed as Commissioner of Monetary Affairs in Boston, albeit for a very brief time.
John Quincy Adams Fact 9: He would however be elected and became a member of the Massachusetts State Senate. He would be elected as a Federalist to the U.S. Senate by the Massachusetts General Court and served from 1803 until 1808 when he left the Federalist Party.
John Quincy Adams Fact 10: During 1809 he would be appointed as the first United States Minister to Russia.
John Quincy Adams Fact 15: In this instance it fell to the House of Representatives to choose the President from between Andrew Jackson and John Quincy Adams. This outcome was a complete shock to Jackson as he had won the overall popular vote and the Jacksonian Democrats suspected corruption to be involved, a belief that would overshadow Adams administration.
John Quincy Adams Fact 16: Adams nevertheless took the Oath of Office on the book of constitutional law instead of the more commonly used Bible and began his term as President.
John Quincy Adams Fact 17: One of his main tasks was as part of the American System to make internal improvements to the likes of road building, canals and a national university.
John Quincy Adams Fact 21: John Quincy Adams died on February 23rd 1848 having suffered a massive cerebral hemorrhage two days previously while in the House chamber. He died in the Speakerís Room in the Capital Building in Washington, with his wife and youngest son by his bedside, aged seventy eight years. His body laid to rest with his family in the United First Parish Church, in Quincy, Massachusetts
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