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John Quincy Adams Timeline

Short Biography of President John Quincy Adams
Lifespan: 1767 - 1848
Born on July 11, 1767 in Braintree, Massachusetts
John Quincy Adams died on February 23, 1848, after collapsing on the floor of the
White House two days earlier
Sixth President of America - Democratic-Republican Political Party -
His term in office was from 1825 to 1829

Why was John Quincy Adams famous?
John Quincy Adams was famous as the sixth President of the United States of America and for helping to formulate the Monroe Doctrine, negotiating the Treaty of Ghent and leading the fight to force Congress to receive antislavery petitions.

He was the son of the second president John Adams. The next US President was Andrew Jackson.



Born on July 11, 1767 in Braintree, Massachusetts. He was the son of the second US President John Adams.



The American Revolution, the American War of Independence, led by George Washingtonwas fought between Great Britain and thirteen British colonies in North America, and ended in a global war between several European great powers.



Educated at European Schools and graduated from Harvard in 1787



John Quincy Adams married Louisa Catherine Johnson in London on July 26, 1797. They had 4 children.



Secretary to U.S. Minister to Russia, 1781



Minister to the Netherlands, 1794



Minister to Prussia, 1797-1801



United States Senator, 1803-08



Minister to Russia, 1809-11



Battle of Tippecanoe



The War of 1812 which has also been called the second War for Independence, between the United States and Great Britain



Peace Commissioner at Treaty of Ghent, 1814



He was instrumental in negotiating the Treaty of Ghent in 1814 that ended the War of 1812

1817 - 1818


The First Seminole War when American slave owners travelled to Spanish Florida in search of runaway African slaves and Seminole Indians who had been trading weapons with the British in the War of 1812.



Secretary of State, 1817-25 (under Monroe)



John Quincy Adams was instrumental in formulating the Monroe Doctrine. James Monroe implemented the Monroe Doctrine in 1823 which declared against foreign colonization or intervention in the Americas.



He became the sixth President of America in 1825 and served for 4 years until 1829. He led the fight to force Congress to receive antislavery petitions and gaining Florida from Spain.



Indian Removal Act. - The Oregon Trail opens



Nat Turner's revolt



Member of U.S. House of Representatives, 1831-48



Second Seminole War begins. President Jackson signs the Indian Removal Act

1835 - 1836


The Texas Revolution (October 2, 1835 – April 21, 1836) which included the famous Battle of the Alamo. Texas settlers from the United States to join the Texan Army which defeated the Mexican Army



Battle of the Alamo - Panic of 1837



1838-1839: The Trail of Tears



Mexican-American War begins and ends in 1848 - Texas admission to the US - Oregon Treaty signed



Treaty of Cahuenga ends Mexican-American War



He died of paralysis caused by a stroke on February 23, 1848 at the House of Representatives and died in the Speaker's Room inside the Capitol Building.

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