John Quincy Adams the President and Elder Statesman (His Life - Part 2)| Episode #131 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History
Published October 11, 2016
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    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


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