John Quincy Adams

John Quincy Adams - 1800-1817 which covered the...

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John Quincy Adams - John Quincy Adams was the sixth President of the United States,  serving from 1825-1829. Son to John Adams and Abigail Adams, he was a longstanding  Congressman from Massachusetts and later Secretary of State under James Monroe.  After stepping down from executive office upon his defeat at the hands of Andrew  Jackson in the 1828 presidential election, Adams returned for a second tenure in the  legislative branch, serving from 1831 until his death in 1848.  Henry Adams - Henry Adams was the great-grandson of John Adams, the grandson of  John Quincy Adams, and the son of Charles Francis Adams, who served as United  States Ambassador to Britain during the Civil War. A historian of the highest repute,  Adams' main project was a nine volume history of the United States in the period from 
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Unformatted text preview: 1800-1817, which covered the Presidential administrations of Jefferson and James Madison. Marie-Antoinette - Marie-Antoinette, wife of the fated French monarch, Louis XVI, was known for her opposition to reforms in favor of the lower classes. In the mayhem caused by the French Revolution and the ensuing Reign of Terror, she was executed by guillotine ten months after her deposed husband, on October 16, 1793. Benedict Arnold - Benedict Arnold was a leading general for the American cause during the early stages of the Revolutionary War. After marrying a woman from a loyalist family, he switched allegiances, and fought on behalf of the British for the remainder of the war. Arnold spent the final twenty years of his life ailing and in disgrace in England....
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