John Quincy Adams the President and Elder Statesman (His Life - Part 2)| Episode #131 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

In the last episode, we talked about John Quincy Adams' upbringing which led to many travels around Europe. He was a foreign relations all-star. After serving in the Monroe administration as Secretary of State, he runs for President and that's where we pick-up in this episode where we discuss . . . *How JQA emerges as the President in 1824 (even though he finished in third place) *Helps build infrastructure during his presidency *Has a rough ride as President and loses to Andy Jack in 1828 *Goes back to serve in Congress *Opposes slavery and mistreatment of Native Americans *Ignores the gag rule about mentioning slavery in Congress *Is a link between the Revolution and Civil War - Knew the Founding Fathers and Abraham Lincoln _______________ We recorded an audiobook! It’s about the letters between Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr before their fateful duel. Get it for free with a 30 day Audible trial at ElectionCollege.com/DuelingLetters or get it for only $3.99 with your Audible subscription! ___________________________ Support the show! Use this link to do your shopping on Amazon. It won't cost you a penny more and it will help us out!  ElectionCollege.com/Amazon ________________________ Be sure to subscribe to the show! Leave us a review on iTunes - It really helps us out! Facebook  |  Twitter  | Instagram ________________________ Get a free month of Audible and a free audiobook to keep at ElectionCollege.com/Audible ________________________ Music from: http://www.bensound.com/royalty-free-music ________________________ Some links in these show notes are affiliate links that could monetarily benefit Election College, but cost you nothing extra. 

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