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John Quincy Adams

John Quincy Adams

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John Quincy Adams
John Quincy Adams is precisely a role model for all people. His stature and concrete judgment in the affairs of developing American policies stand as an example on how weshould conduct our everyday lives. It‘s precisely a certainly that we ought to learn aboutthis man‘s life in order to find concepts way in building up our own personal characterand judgment surrounding the journey of life.
John Quincy Adams was born in July11, 1767 and he died in February 23, 1848. He was the 6th President of theUnited States from March 4, 1825 to March 4, 1829.
He was the son of the 2ndPresident John Adams (with his wife of Abigail Adams). John Quincy Adams' nameof Quincy came from Abigail's maternal grandfather (whose name is Colonel JohnQuincy after whom Quincy, Massachusetts is named). John Quincy Adams wasborn in Quincy, MA near Boston. John Quincy Adams knew about the Declarationof Independence from the letters his father wrote his mother from the 2ndContinental Congress in Philadelphia
.He went with his father into overseas places(John Adams was an American envoy to France from 1778 until 1779 and to theNetherlands from 1780 to 1782). John Adams funded the American Revolution. JohnQuincy Adams therefore explored locations in the world over in order to improve hisbasic learning about foreign affairs. Actively moving from place to place can gainintelligence and insight about the world around us. John Quincy Adams studied Frenchsome Dutch, and the spectrum of Classical studies.
Being close with BenjaminFranklin and Thomas Jefferson was apart of John Quincy Adams' life as
. After he graduated from Harvard College in 1787, John Quincy Adams became alawyer and political writer. John Quincy Adams followed George Washington's policy of neutrality, because he didn't desire to be entangled into the war pertaining to France andBritain. In 1794, George Washington appointed John Quincy Adams (when he was 26) asthe U.S. Minister to the Netherlands. George Washington gave his Farewell Addressopposing foreign enemies trying to ruin the unity of America, entangling alliances,oppressive political parties, etc. The British still in the 1800's kidnapped Americanseamen, caused conflicts, and tried to provoke war between Native Americans and theAmerican settlers. John Quincy Adams still promoted neutrality in spite of thesedevelopments. He was in the Senate from 1803 to 1808. By 1805, Adams had alsobecome the Boylston Professor of Oratory and Rhetoric at Harvard. Special arrangementswere made to work around his schedule as an U.S. Senator. When he was the BoylstonProfessor, he taught many of the same oligarchical families who disagreed with hispolitics when he was in the Senate inside of the state of Massachusetts. John QuincyAdams made the distinction between republican and oligarchical ideas. Even in 1806, John Quincy Adams sent a resolution calling for the Treasury Departmentto issue a plan for internal improvements to make canals, roads, etc. to develop the West.In 1809, President Madison proposed that Adams would take the post of Minister toRussia. Even back then, Adams possessed a high level of intellect and intelligencegathering skills plus diplomatic abilities.
Russia was a crucial ally of America. JohnQuincy Adams and Czar Alexander I developed a formal diplomaticrelationship (when Alexander I was fighting Napoleon).
Adams along with AlbertGallatin and Henry Clay went to the peace negotiations in Ghent to end the War of 1812.John Quincy Adams was the U.S. Ambassador of Great Britain and then was Secretary of State under President James Monroe in 1816. John Quincy Adams won the Presidency in1824 and gave Henry Clay the post of Secretary of State (after Clay lost the Presidentialelection). Adams was President from 1824 to 1828. John Quincy Adams had a strong,pro-American or republican foreign policy. He built up national infrastructure (fromcanal-building, scientific research endeavors, B and O Railroad, etc.) that was funded bythe U.S. government. There is no doubt that he is a devout Christian. The authors of 
“TheComplete Book of the Presidents
” note that John Quincy Adams was a devoutChristian. They add:
"He attended church regularly and often worshipped twice onSunday. All his life before retiring each night, he recited...prayer...Inthe morning he invariably read several chapters of the Bible beforestarting his day."
Adams lost the 1828 election to Andrew Jackson. By 1832, John Quincy ran for governorof Massachusetts on the anti-Masonic Party. Freemasonry is unbiblical and its known forits occultism and secrecy. Adams was inspired more to do this by the murder of CaptainWilliam Morgan of New York back in 1826. Morgan was an ex-Mason who revealedsome of the secrets of Freemasons, but he was murdered by Masons. His body was
dumped into a body of water.After an historically unmatched and unprecedented investigation of AmericanFreemasonry, President John Quincy Adams concluded in his Address to the People of Massachusetts:
"I saw a code of Masonic legislation adapted to prostrate every principle of equaljustice and to corrupt every sentiment of virtuous feeling in the soul of him whobound his allegiance to it.... I saw the practice of common honesty, the kindnessof Christian benevolence, even the abstinence of atrocious crimes; limitedexclusively by lawless oaths and barbarous penalties, to the social relationsbetween the Brotherhood and the Craft. I saw slander organize into a secret, widespread and affiliated agency....I saw self-invoked imprecations of throats cutfrom ear to ear, of hearts and vitals torn out and cast off and hung on spires. Isaw wine drunk from a human skull with solemn invocation of all the sins of itsowner upon the head of him who drank it."
Back then, Freemasons were some of the fiercest proponents of slavery, so that was aninspiration for John Quincy Adams to oppose their agenda. He attended a partyconference in Philadelphia to met with Thaddeus Stevens. Stevens support PresidentAbraham Lincoln's policies in the House years later. Adams met with the founders of theWhig Party, which evolved into the Republican Party today. He dropped out the Governorrace to be elected Senator in 1832. He died in 1848 while he was in Congress. He was thefirst ex-President to be elected to the U.S. Congress.
John Quincy Adams was known toeloquently mediate disputes with his great intellect. He believed in the right topetition. John Quincy Adams believes that abolitionists have a right to submitpetitions opposing slavery (with ending it and giving people rights who were peopleof color). Some in Congress were angry and tried to gag John Quincy Adams. Thisgag rule prevented Adams from reading any petitions regarding slavery on the floorof the House. John Quincy Adams ultimately won the right for U.S. citizens topetition the Congress
. In his diary, however, Adams recorded instances in which heoverheard Southern Congressmen discussing how it would be better for all concerned if Adams were dead; he received death threats regularly from citizens who lived in theSouth. He was called "Old Man Eloquent." Frederick Douglass even in 1841 told anaudience that he heard of John Quincy Adams presenting petitions to the House for theabolition of slavery (when he was a slave). Douglass added that he had read the speech

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