. 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