John Quincy Adams Dbq

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John Quincy Adams, America’s sixth President was born July 11, 1767 in Braintree, Massachusetts to the former president John Adams and his wife Abigail Adams. He was a child that grew up during the American Revolution. He was able to experience and watch the Battle of Bunker Hill with his mother from his house. John Quincy Adams did not attend school when he was young. He was tutored by his cousin and his father’s law clerk. He did not acquire a real education until he traveled with his father. When his father became the ambassador to France and also Netherlands, John Quincy accompanied him on the missions he took. While in Europe with his father he was able to attend Leiden University where he graduated in 1781. He later attended Harvard University where he received not only a law degree but he also received a Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree in Arts. He took the bar in 1791 where he passed and began his career as a lawyer in Boston. Quincy’s love for politics came from watching his father. Having a father that was a man of power allowed Quincy to gain a lot of political insight which led to his successful political and presidential career. John Quincy Adams was not only known for his…show more content…
As Secretary to the minister Adams was able to strengthen the relationship between Russia and the U.S. which also helped the U.S. become Russia’s leading trading partner. He was the ambassador to the Netherlands under the watchful eye of George Washington. Then he worked as ambassador for Prussia under his father John Adams. His main objective was to improve the relationship between Prussia and the U.S. In order to excel at his position John Quincy had to learn German which ultimately led him to be able to communicate the Treaty of Amity and Commerce. Before leaving to Prussia John Quincy Adams married Louisa Catherine Johnson who was the daughter of United States' first Consul, Joshua
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