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John Q. Adams, 6th President of the United States
John Q. Adams, 6th President of the United States / On stone by A. Newsam ; P. S. Duval, Lith. Philada.
1 print : lithograph, hand-colored.
Philadelphia : C.S. Williams, c1846.
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America's Library

Meet Amazing Americans: John Quincy Adams

Designed for elementary and middle school students, America's Library provides a variety of stories about John Quincy Adams, including information on his service as a diplomat, congressman, and secretary of state.


African American Odyssey: A Quest for Full Citizenship

This exhibition showcases the incomparable African American collections of the Library of Congress. It displays more than 240 items, including books, government documents, manuscripts, maps, musical scores, plays, films, and recordings. The exhibition includes a draft of John Quincy Adams's brief delivered before the U.S. Supreme Court in the Amistad case.

American Treasures of the Library of Congress

This exhibition provides unique insight into various aspects of American history and culture. Objects displayed are organized according to the three categories that Thomas Jefferson used for his library: memory, reason, and imagination. The exhibition includes the following documents pertaining to John Quincy Adams:

The Cultures and History of the Americas: The Jay I. Kislak Collection at the Library of Congress

This exhibition features 50 highlights from the more than 4,000 rare books, maps, documents, paintings, prints, and artifacts that make up the Jay I. Kislak Collection at the Library of Congress. It includes a letter from Secretary of State John Quincy Adams to Don Francisco Vives concerning the United States-Florida boundary. In the Adams-Onis Treaty of 1819, Adams acquired Spanish Florida for $5 million and established the southern and western boundaries of Louisiana and the Spanish Territory.

Religion and the Founding of the American Republic

This exhibit explores the role that religion played in the founding of the American colonies, in the shaping of early American life and politics, and in forming the American Republic. It includes John Quincy Adams's diary entry from February 2, 1806, which describes a church service held in the U.S. Supreme Court Chamber.

Prints and Photographs Division

Prints and Photographs Online Catalog (PPOC)

Search PPOC using the subject heading Adams, John Quincy, 1767-1848 to find digital images related to Adams such as prints, photographs, and political cartoons. Search all text fields in PPOC using the phrase John Quincy Adams to locate additional images.

Historic American Buildings Survey/Historic American Engineering Record/Historic American Landscapes Survey

The collections document achievements in architecture, engineering, and landscape design in the United States and its territories through a comprehensive range of building types, engineering technologies, and landscapes, including John Quincy Adams's birthplace in Quincy, Massachusetts.

Presidents of the United States Selected Images From the Collections of the Library of Congress

This guide presents portraits of U.S. presidents and first ladies, including images of John Quincy Adams and Louisa Catherine Adams.

Today in History

March 9

The Supreme Court issued a ruling on March 9, 1841, freeing the remaining 35 survivors of the Amistad mutiny. Former president John Quincy Adams represented the Amistad Africans in the Supreme Court case.

October 17

On October 17, 1823, President James Monroe wrote a letter to his friend and Virginia neighbor Thomas Jefferson seeking advice on foreign policy. Both Jefferson and former president James Madison recommended cooperation with Great Britain. However, Monroe's Secretary of State, John Quincy Adams, was more cautious. Heeding Adams's advice, Monroe chose to pursue a course independent of Great Britain. He outlined his policy, later known as the "Monroe Doctrine," in an address to Congress on December 2, 1823.

October 25

Abigail Smith married a young lawyer by the name of John Adams on October 25, 1764.

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Presidents as Poets: Poetry Written by United States Presidents

Many presidents of the United States, including John Quincy Adams, have turned to poetry as an outlet for their feelings and thoughts, or to explore the resources of the English language.

Primary Documents in American History

This site offers a list of some of the most important documents in American history from 1763 to 1877. Each document has a page with background information, links to digital material associated with the documents, and bibliographies for both adult and young readers. Some of the documents contain information related to John Quincy Adams, including the Treaty of Ghent and the Monroe Doctrine.

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