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Adams, John Quincy

Born: 1767 AD
Died: 1848 AD, at 80 years of age.

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.


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