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Who was John Quincy Adams?
John Quincy Adams was the 6th President of the United States of America, the symbolic leader of the country. His presidency began in 1825 and ended in 1829. He was 57 years old when he first began his term of office on March 4, 1825.

John Quincy Adams's Nickname Meanings
John Quincy Adams was the son of John Adams, the 2nd US President. He was named after his great-grandfather 'Colonel John Quincy' who was the Speaker of the Massachusetts Assembly. He had a variety of nicknames including The Abolitionist, Publicola, JQA, Old Man Eloquent and the Madman of Massachusetts. Several of his nicknames referred to his campaign against slavery and his persistence in bringing up the slavery issue against the  rules of Congress.


Description and Picture of John Quincy Adams
The picture of John Quincy Adams portrays an interesting image of what this famous man looked like. The picture shows the clothing and the hairstyle that was fashionable during his presidency. He is described as being 5 feet 7 inches in height and weighed about 175 pounds. He had brown hair that grayed as he grew older, he also lost much of his hair as he aged. He sported side whiskers but his face was dominated by his piercing eyes.

Character & Personality Traits: What was John Quincy Adams like?
The personality of John Quincy Adams is described in his own words as "I am a man of reserved, cold, austere and forbidding manners, my political adversaries say, a gloomy misanthropist, and my personal enemies, an unsocial savage". He clearly had a poor opinion of himself but despite his perceived faults he was a determined man who had the ability to obtain exactly what he wanted. He was aware of his appearance and always took care to dress in plain but expensive fashionable clothes.

Facts about President John Quincy Adams and his Presidency
The important role and duties of the President of the United States of America include those of Chief of State, Chief Diplomat, Chief Executive, Commander in Chief, Legislative Leader and Leader of his own political party. What was John Quincy Adams famous for? Why was John Quincy Adams important? The history and life of President John Quincy Adams during his presidency is conveyed in the following fact file in an easy question and answer format. 

President John Quincy Adams Fact File - Political Career and Presidency
What President was John Quincy Adams?  
 He was the 6th President of the United States of America. The dates of his presidency began in 1825 and ended in 1829 (March 4, 1825 to March 3, 1829).
What was his political party?
 He was the leader of the Democratic-Republican political party
What other political offices did John Quincy Adams hold before his presidency?
 Secretary to U.S. Minister to Russia, 1781
 The Minister to the Netherlands, 1794
 The Minister to Prussia, 1797-1801
 The United States Senator, 1803-08
 The Minister to Russia, 1809-11
 The Peace Commissioner at Treaty of Ghent, 1814
 The Secretary of State, 1817-25 (under James Monroe)
 U.S. House of Representatives, 1831-48
Who was his Vice President?
 His Vice President was John C. Calhoun (1825-29)
What were the main events and the major accomplishments of his presidency?
 The Erie Canal completed (1826)
 The Tariff of 1828
 The construction started on the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad (1828)
 He led the fight to force Congress to receive antislavery petitions
What was John Quincy Adams' nickname?
 His most famous nickname was 'Old Man Eloquent'
Who was John Quincy Adams' s first  lady?
 The name of his First Lady was Louisa Adams
President John Quincy Adams Fact File - Political Career and Presidency

Interesting Facts about the Private Life of John Quincy Adams
John Quincy Adams was famous for the events and accomplishments of his presidency, but what are the facts about the man and his private life. Facts and information about the private life of John Quincy Adams can be found in the following fact file in an easy question and answer format. 

John Quincy Adams Fact File - Facts about his Private Life
When and where was John Quincy Adams born?  
 He was born on July 11, 1767, in Braintree, Massachusetts, where he was raised
What was the name of his father?
 The name of his father was John Adams
What was the name of his mother?
 The name of his mother was Abigail Smith Adams
Where was John Quincy Adams educated and what was his religion?
 He was educated at Harvard College (Graduated in 1787)
 Religion: Unitarian
What did John Quincy Adams do before he became President of the United States?
 Before he became President he worked as a Lawyer
Who was John Quincy Adams' wife and when did they marry? Did they have kids?
 The name of his wife was Louisa Catherine Johnson (1775-1852). They married on July 26, 1797
 The couple raised a family. The names of their children were George Washington Adams (1801-29); John Adams (1803-34); Charles Francis Adams (1807-86); Louisa Catherine Adams (1811-12)
When did John Quincy Adams die?
 He died on February 23, 1848, in Washington, D.C.
John Quincy Adams Fact File - Facts about his Private Life

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