The Children of John Quincy Adams

Portrait of Young John Quincy Adams

John Quincy Adams was the sixth president of the United States From 1825 until 1829. John Quincy Adams had a father who was also a president; John Adams was the second president of the United States, and his mother was First Lady Abigail Adams. John Quincy Adams is descended from a long line of New … Read more

The Presidency of John Quincy Adams

In the presidential election of 1824, John Quincy Adams narrowly defeated Andrew Jackson. Even though his ‘American System’ modernized the American economy, his support for a protective tariff and his tolerant attitude toward Native Americans forced him to resign after only one term. Adams experienced a consistent animosity from the Jacksonians in … Read more

The First Lady of John Quincy Adams

Introduction Louisa Adams was born in London, England, and is the only First Lady of the United States who was not born in the United States. Her father was the American consul in London, and her mother, Catherine Nuth Johnson, was English. Her father was a Maryland businessman whose brother signed the … Read more

The Childhood and Education of John Quincy Adams

Portrait of Young John Quincy Adams

John Quincy Adams had an intriguing childhood as the son of John Adams, the second president of the United States, and the intellectual Abigail Adams.  John Quincy Adams was born in Braintree, Massachusetts, on July 11, 1767, and his parents’ eldest son. John Quincy Adams inherited his middle name from his maternal … Read more

The Brief Biography of John Quincy Adams

Introduction From 1825 until 1829, John Quincy Adams, the son of John and Abigail Adams served as the sixth President of the United States. He was a diplomat, a Senator, and a member of the House of Representatives over the years, and he was a member of numerous political parties. Adams was … Read more