6. John Quincy Adams (1825-1829) “The corrupt Son” Grade: C Even before the commencement of his presidency, Quincy Adams proved to not be the ruler the nation wanted. The election of 1824 has coined the name the “corrupt bargain”.
John Adams was on the founding fathers of the Declaration of Independence and was the second president of the United States of America. In this essay I will go over Adams early life and his life before and after his presidency. John Adams was born October 30, 1735 in Braintree, Massachusetts. He grew up in a comfortable family; his father, John Adams Sr., was a farmer, a Congregationalist deacon and a town councilman.(1) His father was a direct descendent of Puritan emigrants in England, and his mother, Susanna Boylston Adams, was a descendent of Boylston of Brookline a prominent family in the Massachusetts colony.(1)
John Adams, although not as widely known as George Washington or Thomas Jefferson, he has done a lot of work to help America Born on October 30, 1735, in Braintree/Quincy, Massachusetts. His parents were John Adam Sr. and Susanna Boylston Adams. He grew up on his family farm with his two younger brothers Peter and Elihu Adams.
The American Revolution was a very important thing that happened in history. John Adams played an important role in the American Revolution. He Adams was a strong proponent of reasoned appeals for justice and formal protest, rather than mob action, he helped navigate the Treaty of Paris which officially ended the American Revolutionary War, and he played a role in persuading congress to declare independence. Adams was well known for his brilliant mind and passionate patriotism. He was a leader in the Continental Congress and an important diplomatic figure, before becoming America's first vice president.
Before John Adams became president, he journeyed abroad to explore and discover the world with his son. While, he was away, Abigail Adams, John Quincey Adam’s mother, wrote her son, hoping to convince him to listen to her motherly guidance. This letter from Abigail Adams employs connections and asserts an appeal to ethos to persuade her son to listen to her advice. Throughout the letter, Adams identifies with John Quincey to establish a connection with him and provide advice while he is away.
Samuel Adams Rough Draft Samuel Adams had a big impact on what lead up to the Revolutionary war. In this paper I will tell you about Samuel Adams early life, the Sons of Liberty, and everything that he was involved in to lead up to the revolutionary war. Samuel Adams early life had a big impact on who he was in the future. Both of Samuel’s parents were very religious.
Benjamin Franklin and His Enemies Summary Robert Middlekauff starts off by introducing Benjamin Franklin as a well-mannered and civic-minded individual who is loved by everyone. Of course, Benjamin Franklin was a little bit reserved when it came to strangers, but that never stopped people from growing fond of him. His good heart and spirit lead him to amazing people like Margaret Stevenson (Polly), John Adams, William Strahan, and Thomas Jefferson to name a few. Besides from having a well-liked personality Robert Middlekauff also reveals that Benjamin Franklin was a curious man who came equipped with an outstanding resumé.
Herodotus was considered “the father of history” and he was an inspiration for the founding fathers of America. His most famous work was Histories. The founding fathers read Histories with admiration. They agreed with Herodotus’ conclusion as to the source of the Greek victory over the Persian. Herodotus’ conclusion was: “Free man fight better than slaves”.
Sam Adams was born September 27, 1722, in Boston, Massachusetts. He graduated from Harvard in 1740 and will later be know as one of the founding fathers. He took out a loan from his father and gave half to a friend that never repaid him and he spent the other half. Then his father names him a partner in the family business and Adams make a weekly article which fails and in 1756 he was a tax collector but he failed to collect the taxes. He served as a legislator for Massachusetts from 1765-1774.
During the period of the 19th century Africans Americans were held captive because their rights as citizens had always been out of there possession. Freedom was no option until Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation on January 1, 1863 which declared that “all persons held as slaves within any State, or designated part of a State the people whereof shall then be in rebellion against the United States, shall be then, thenceforward, and forever free.” (Archives.org, 1999). The 13th amendment was passed by the U.S. Senate on April 8, 1864, but unfortunately it died because the House of Representatives rallied for States rights. The ratification of the amendment came about 8 months after the civil war, but it represented the highest of the struggle against slavery.
While John Quincy Adams was in office, the 363 mile - long Erie Canal is completed from Lake Erie to New York City, linking the Atlantic and trans-Atlantic markets with the growing agricultural production in the Northwest states. They began the construction of the Erie Canal in 1817. Adams had strongly supported the national planning of and the use of national funds for an improved transportation foundation. In 1826, Military Training Manuals were created. Also, while Adams was in office he attempted to find something to provide Native Americans with territory in the West, but this failed to find support in Congress.