I am content," last words of John Quincy Adams
, uttered February 21, 1848.
Now he has turned his attention northward, offering a perceptive biography of a uniquely inspiring and exasperating New Englander: the well-read and widely traveled sixth president, John Quincy Adams
. By carefully situating Adams in a rapidly evolving historical context, William J.
(http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/onpolitics/2016/11/07/presidents-winning-without-popular-vote/93441516/) Four presidents have been elected without winning the popular vote: John Quincy Adams
, Rutherford B.
Jackson beat John Quincy Adams
by more than 77,000 votes, but since neither candidate received enough electoral votes to clinch the election, the outcome was decided in the House of Representatives.
Nation Builder: John Quincy Adams
and the Grand Strategy of the Republic.
Synopsis: A descendant of presidents John and John Quincy Adams
, and the black sheep of her family, astrologer Evangeline Adams flees provincial Boston in 1899 to launch her business in New York City.
Some of the earliest American presidents, including Thomas Jefferson and John Quincy Adams
, had Welsh heritage, as did the first president of the West African nation of Liberia, Joseph Jenkins Roberts.
As Kaplan points out, even Jefferson himself thought John Quincy Adams
a cerebral force to be reckoned with.
Citing John Adams and John Quincy Adams
, he says that he writes his book about his father, George H.W.
It reminds me of one of my favorite quotes, by John Quincy Adams
, sixth president of the United States: "If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more, and become more, you are a leader." As we build our resume of life experiences and mold our leadership skills, we benefit from the work of others.
In 1825, the House of Representatives elected John Quincy Adams
president after no candidate received a majority of electoral votes.
In France [astronomer Francois] Arago pointed out that the accomplishments in the land of the free were being surpassed by those in the 'land of the serfs.' John Quincy Adams
impassionately echoed the phrase in this country, urging the establishment of a national observatory."