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John Quincy Adams
by Robert Vincent Remini and Arthur Meier Jr. Schlesinger


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A vivid portrait of a man whose pre- and post-presidential careers overshadowed his presidency.

Chosen president by the House of Representatives after an inconclusive election against Andrew Jackson, John Quincy Adams often failed to mesh with the ethos of his era, pushing unsuccessfully for a strong, consolidated national government.  Read more...


 
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Overview

A vivid portrait of a man whose pre- and post-presidential careers overshadowed his presidency.

Chosen president by the House of Representatives after an inconclusive election against Andrew Jackson, John Quincy Adams often failed to mesh with the ethos of his era, pushing unsuccessfully for a strong, consolidated national government. Historian Robert V. Remini recounts how in the years before his presidency Adams was a shrewd, influential diplomat, and later, as a dynamic secretary of state under President James Monroe, he solidified many basic aspects of American foreign policy, including the Monroe Doctrine.

Undoubtedly his greatest triumph was the negotiation of the Transcontinental Treaty, through which Spain acknowledged Florida to be part of the United States. After his term in office, he earned the nickname "Old Man Eloquent" for his passionate antislavery speeches.



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  • ISBN-13: 9780805069396
  • ISBN-10: 0805069399
  • Publisher: Times Books
  • Publish Date: August 2002
  • Page Count: 192
  • Dimensions: 8.4 x 5.5 x 0.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.65 pounds

Series: American Presidents (Times)

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Books > Biography & Autobiography > Presidents & Heads of State
Books > Biography & Autobiography > Political
Books > Biography & Autobiography > Historical

 
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