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Adams, John Quincy

Born: 1767 AD
Died: 1848 AD
Nationality: American
Categories: Politician, Presidents

1767 – Adams was born in Braintree, Massachusetts on July 11, 1767.

1774 – Witnessed the Battle of Bunker Hill when he was seven-year-old.

1778-1780 – Acquired his education at the University of Leiden and served as an American envoy to his father.

1787 – Entered Harvard College and graduated with a degree. Upon graduating, he was admitted to the bar.

1794-1797 – Appointed to be the United States Ambassador to Netherlands.

1797-1801 – Became the first United States Ambassador to Prussia. He married Louisa Catherine Johnson while serving abroad.

1802 – Elected to the Massachusetts Senate which began his career in politics.

1803-1808 – Became a Senator serving from March 4, 1803 to June 8, 1808.

1809-1814 – Appointed to be the United States ambassador to Russia. He was the one of the chief negotiator in the Treaty of Ghent for the United States Commission.

1815-1817 – Appointed to be the United States ambassador to Britain.

1817-1825 – Became the United States Secretary of State under the leadership of President James Monroe. He was the one who wrote the Monroe Doctrine, a doctrine that European nations against meddling in the affairs of the United States of America.

1825-1829 – Became the sixth President of the United States serving from March 4, 1825 to March 4, 1829.

1831-1848 – Served as a Representative of Massachusetts. Adams died on February 23, 1848 due to cerebral hemorrhage.