Braintree (Quincy), Mass. His Mom is Abigal Adams and his father is John Adams.
John Quincy Adams Timeline
Watching Battle of Bunker Hill
John Quincy Adams, his Mother, and family watched the battle of Bunker Hill from another nearby hill.
Declaration of Independence
His father signs the Declaration of Independence. His father was on the committee that helped draft the document with Thomas Jefferson.
Traveling to Europe
John Quincy Adams goes to France with his father, who is an ambassador for the American Colonies. They travel aboard the Contential Navy ship, Boston.
Travel to St. Petersburg
John Quincy Adams goes to St. Petersburg, Russia as Secretary to the American Minister to Russia, Francis Dana
Going to Paris with his Father
John Quincy Adams accompanies his father from The Netherlands back to Paris where his father is negotiating a peace treaty with Great Britian to end the American Revolution.
Treaty of Paris
Treaty with Britian signed by his father to end the American Revolution and war with England.
John Adams Appointed Ambassador to Great Britian
His father is appointed the Ambassador to Great Britian.
Coming back Home
John Quincy Adams returns back to the US from Europe.
Graduation from Harvard
John Quincy Adams graduates from Harvard University as a Lawyer. He placed 2nd in his class of 54 students.
George Washington Inaugurated President
The First President, George Washinton, is inaugurated, and his Vice President is John Adams - John Quincy Adams' Father.
Appointed Minister to The Netherlands
John Quincy Adams is appointed Minister to The Netherlands by George Washington.
John Adams Inagurated President
His father, John Adams is inagurated as the 2nd President of US with Thomas Jefferson as the Vice President.
John Quincy Adams marries Louisa Johnson in London.
Minister to Prussia
John Quincy Adams is named Minister to Prussia under his father, John Adams, Presidency.
Thomas Jefferson Inaugurated President
Thomas Jefferson is inaugurated as 3rd President of the US after John Adams only served one term. Aaron Burr is the Vice President.
Returns Back to US
John Quincy Adams returns back to the US at the end of his father's administration.
US Senator from Massachusetts
John Quincy Adams elected to the US Senate.
Votes to Approve Louisana Purchase
He voted with the majority of the Senate to approve and authorize the Louisana Purchase.
James Madison Inaugurated President
James Madison is Inaugurated as the 4th President of the US.
Appointed Ambassador to Russia
John Quincy Adams is appointed Ambassador to Russia under James Madison.
War of 1812
War of 1812 with Great Britian declared.
Appointed Amabassador to Great Britian
John Quincy Adams appointed Minister to Great Britian under James Madison, just as his father was appointed Amabassador after signing the first peace treaty with Great Britian.
Signs Treaty of Ghent to End War of 1812
John Quincy Adams signs the Treaty of Ghent to end the War of 1812 with Great Britian. The treaty was signed in Ghent, Belgium. It took 7 months to negotiate the treaty. His father signed the first treaty ending war with England and John Quincy signed the second and last peace treaty with Great Britian.
James Monroe Inaugurated President
James Monroe is inaugurated as 5th President.
Secretary of State
John Quincy Adams appointed US Secretary of State under James Monroe.
John Quincy Adams drafts the language that Jame Monroe uses in his State of the Union Address to Congress which becomes the Monroe Doctrine that European Powers should stay out of the Americas.
Elected President by US House of Representative
John Quincy Adams is elected President, but the vote has to be finalized by the US House of Representatives because the Electorial College result did not have a majority for any candidate. His inaugration was on March 4, 1825.
End of Presidential Term / Andrew Jackson President
John Quincy Adams ends his one and only term as President. Andrew Jackson is elected President after John Quincy Adams.
US House of Representatives
John Quincy Adams returns to Washington as a Congressman from Massachusetts. He was one of only 2 Presidents to return to Congress after being President.
Opposes Extension of Slavery
John Quincy Adams votes to oppose the extension of slavary in the US House of Representatives by opposing the "Gag Rule". A rule that kept discussion on slavery from happening the US House.
Creation of Smithsonian Institution
John Quincy Adams pushed bill in Congress allowing for the creation of the Smithsonian from a contribution from the death of James Smithson. He was a key driver in the creation of the Smithsonian.
Amistad Case before Supreme Court
John Quincy Adams defends the captured Africans from the Amistad at the Supreme Court to win their freedom from slavery. The Supreme Court found in his favor and the Africans were freed.
Suffers 1st Stroke
John Quincy Adams suffers 1st paralytic stroke, but later returns to Congress.
John Quincy Adams dies in the US House of Representatives in the Speakers Office.