John Quincy Adams

Facts about John Adams

John Quincy Adams died at 80 years old
Born: July 11, 1767
Best known as: President of the United States, 1825-1829

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John Quincy Adams Biography

John Quincy Adams was the son of President John Adams, served as U.S. Senator from Massachusetts and was Secretary of State under President James Monroe.

In the presidential election of 1824, no one candidate received a majority of electoral votes and the election was decided in Adams’ favor by Congress.

The election of 1828 was the first in which the candidates were chosen by state legislatures instead of congressional caucuses, making the popular vote more of a factor.

Adams lost by a wide margin to the Democrat from Tennessee, Andrew Jackson.

Although he served only one term as president, Adams was elected in 1830 to the House of Representatives, where he served for the remaining 17 years of his life.

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John Quincy Adams was named to the presidency by the Congress, despite getting only about 32% of the popular vote… Adams was the sixth president… His wife was Louisa Adams… Their eldest son, George Washington Adams, was named for President George Washington.


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