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John Quincy Adams 6th President of United States 1825-1829 Lot of 4:
John Quincy Adams, bynameOld Man Eloquent, (born July 11, 1767,Braintree[now Quincy], Massachusetts [U.S.]—died February 23, 1848, Washington,D.C., U.S.), sixthpresidentof theUnited States(1825–29) and eldest son of PresidentJohn Adams. In his Prepresidential years he was one of America’s greatest diplomats (formulating, among other things, what came to be called theMonroe Doctrine), and in his post presidential years (as a U.S. congressman, 1831–48) he conducted a consistent and often dramatic fight against the expansion ofslavery.
In theU.S. presidential election of 1824,Andrew Jacksonreceived 99 electoral votes, Adams 84,William Crawford41, andHenry Clay37. Because no one had a majority, theHouse of Representativeschose between the three top candidates. Clay supported Adams, ensuring his victory and the bitter opposition of the Jacksonian's to all his initiatives.
John Quincy Adams was a diplomat in the administrations ofGeorge Washington,John Adams, andJames Madison. He served in theMassachusettsSenate and the United States Senate, and he taught atHarvard. He was secretary of state underJames Monroe. After hispresidential term, he served in the House of Representatives.Will receive 4 UNC Coins Related Items: