John Quincy Adams

By: Tomekia Whitman

CHild/teenage years

John was born on July 11, 1767 in Braintree, MA.. Adams grew up on a family farm and when he was 5 years old he watched the Battle of Bunker Hill with his mother. He had a diary that he kept from the age 12 to his death. John's father had very high expectations from him and his brother because his father was President. When Adams was 11 he accompanied his father to Europe on a Diplomatic assignment.


John Quincy Adams had an impressive record of public service (he helped out people.) He crafted the Monroe Doctrine and established a Unifrom system of weight and measures. John was very much against slavery and saying that Adams focused his long-standing ani-slavery sentiment.


John was only 5'7" tall and he was very athletic and his favorite sport was swimming. The diary that John kept showed that he was suffering from a mild depression. Adams earned a Bachelor Degree in Arts, and a Master Degree in Art from Harvard University. When John was 30 years old he married Louisa Catherine Johnson who was 22 at the time.

How he died

John died on February 23, 1848. He died of Cerebral hemorrhage which is when a blood vessel has ruptured inside your brain tissue. Adams died in Washington DC. at the age of 80 years old.

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