First Son And President: A Story About John Quincy Adams by Beverly Gherman

By Beverly Gherman

The USA s 6th president and son of the US s moment president, John Quincy Adams lived a unprecedented lifestyles. starting as a tender boy as secretary for his father throughout the peace talks that ended the progressive conflict, Adams served his state as a diplomat, country senator, secretary of kingdom, the president, and as a consultant in congress. via his many speeches, essays, books, and written reviews, Adams contributed to shaping the United States. this present day, he's remembered as an outstanding statesman, a pupil, and a poet, simply as he was hoping he will be.

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John Quincy’s first goal was to find schools for the boys. George was accepted at Harvard, and the younger boys would attend a private school in Boston. Louisa and John Quincy traveled on to Washington. They found a rented house, and John Quincy met with President Monroe. He had many things to accomplish in his new job. One of his tasks was to work on a treaty between Great Britain and the United States. It would settle the midwestern boundary between the United States and Canada. John Quincy worked so hard he and Louisa could not get away to spend the whole summer in Quincy.

It took ten long years of arguing among members of Congress, but finally the money was used for founding a national museum. The Smithsonian Institution is the result of the original gift. ” There was no question that the battles he fought in Congress kept him young. Yet it was frustrating for him when he tried to discuss certain issues in the House. Slavery had been 54 outlawed in the North, but not in the South. Most of the southern slaveholders did not want slavery brought up for discussion. The southern representatives passed a rule in 1836.

He knew that he would have to find a new one in the United States. The three of them sailed for home in July 1801. John Quincy had been in Europe for seven years. Louisa was nervous about meeting her mother-inlaw. And Abigail didn’t try to hide her disapproval of Louisa. She thought of her as a “frail and fancy” woman and called her a “half-blood” because her mother was British. But John Adams welcomed his daughter-in-law warmly. John Quincy, Louisa, and the baby had to stay with his parents until their own house in Boston was ready in December.

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