John Quincy Adams

John Quincy Adams Fact Sheet

The 6th President of the United States

Name: John Quincy Adams

Number of terms he served: One

Year he took office: 1825

Birth Date: July 11, 1767

Age when he took office: 58

State of Birth: Braintree, Massachusetts

Vice President: John C. Calhoun

What Party was he from: Democratic – Republican

What was his major contribution while in office:

John Quincy Adams wanted the government to be more involved in expanding trade. He supported “The American System” that led him to agreeing with high tariff’s, which is taxes or fees. Congress passed a tariff bill but not the one that Adams wanted. Congress did this so Jackson would win the next election. The people called this bill, the Tariff of Abominations.

What did he do after he left office:

Adams attended nine presidential terms from 1830 to 1848, when he died. He tried to get slaves freed but until 1844 the Congress could not address it. Adams spoke on behalf of slaves and was  able to free slave muniteers aboard the Spanish ship, Amistad. Adams died of a stroke in 1848 in the Capital Building.

Did he have a nickname:

Yes, Old Man Eloquent

Was he married:

Yes, Louisa Catherine Johnson

Did he have children:

Yes, 3 (Only president to name son George Washington.)

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