About John Quincy Adams

John Quincy Adams (July 11, 1767 - February 23, 1848) was an American statesman who served as the sixth President of the United States from 1825 to 1829. He also served as a diplomat, a Senator and member of the House of Representatives.

A Heart Devoted to the Welfare of Our Country

By |2021-04-22T17:43:12-05:00December 1st, 2019|Categories: American Founding, John Quincy Adams, Presidency|

This was delivered by President John Quincy Adams at his Inaugural, March, 1825.  In compliance with an usage coeval with the existence of our Federal Constitution, and sanctioned by the example of my predecessors in the career upon which I am about to enter, I appear, my fellow-citizens, in your presence and in that of [...]

Imagining the Father of Our Country

By |2021-02-21T12:30:21-06:00February 22nd, 2017|Categories: George Washington, Imagination, John Quincy Adams, Quotation|

Would it be an unlicensed trespass of the imagination to conceive, that on the night preceding the day of which you now commemorate the fiftieth anniversary—on the night preceding that thirtieth of April, one thousand seven hundred and eighty-nine, when from the balcony of your city-hall, the chancellor of the state of New York, administered [...]

The Principles That Bind Us: The Jubilee of the Constitution

By |2020-06-15T14:29:56-05:00November 28th, 2016|Categories: American Founding, American Republic, Constitution, Declaration of Independence, Featured, George Washington, History, John Quincy Adams|

“Lay up the principles of the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution in your hearts, and in your soul—teach them to your children—cling to them as to the issues of life—adhere to them as to the cords of your eternal salvation.” John Quincy Adams, at the time a former President of the United States and [...]

The Jubilee of the Constitution

By |2016-11-22T23:55:17-06:00November 21st, 2016|Categories: Constitution, History, John Quincy Adams|

The Constitution consummated the work commenced by the Declaration of Independence—a work in which the people of the North American Union had achieved the most transcendent act of power that social man in his mortal condition can perform… Editor’s Note: John Quincy Adams, at the time a former President of the United States and member [...]

“A Heart Devoted to the Welfare of Our Country”: Inaugural Address of 1825

By |2020-05-18T16:48:33-05:00July 11th, 2015|Categories: Constitution, John Quincy Adams|

It is a source of gratification and of encouragement to me to observe that the great result of this experiment upon the theory of human rights has, at the close of that generation by which it was formed, been crowned with success equal to the most sanguine expectations of its founders. The following is John [...]

On United States Foreign Policy

By |2019-05-05T20:14:43-05:00December 10th, 2011|Categories: Foreign Affairs, Independence Day, John Quincy Adams|

John Quincy Adams And now, friends and countrymen, if the wise and learned philosophers of the elder world, the first observers of nutation and aberration, the discoverers of maddening ether and invisible planets, the inventors of Congreve rockets and Shrapnel shells, should find their hearts disposed to enquire what has America done for [...]

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