American Presidents

More about John Quincy Adams

  • He was considered slovenly in dress and is known to have worn the same hat for ten years.
  • Louisa Adams was the only First Lady born outside the United States. She came to the United States for the first time in 1801, four years after their wedding, and played an active political role at her husbandís side throughout their marriage.
  • Henry Clay, the legendary orator of the House, served as his Secretary of State.
  • "This hand, to tyrants ever sworn the foe, For Freedom only deals the deadly blow; Then sheathes in calm repose the vengeful blade, For gentle peace in Freedom's hallowed shade."

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