As president monroe’s second term drew to a close in 1824, there was a lack of good feeling among his official advisers, three of whom—secretary of state john quincy adams, secretary of war john c calhoun, and secretary of the treasury william h crawford—aspired to succeed him. John quincy adams was born on july 11, 1767, in the village of braintree (now quincy), massachusetts, a few miles south of boston his early years were spent living alternately in braintree and boston, and his doting father and affectionate mother taught him mathematics, languages, and the classics.
The first president who was the son of a president, john quincy adams in many respects paralleled the career as well as the temperament and viewpoints of his illustrious father born in braintree, massachusetts, in 1767, he watched the battle of bunker hill from the top of penn’s hill above the family farm. John and abigail had six children: abigail nabby in 1765, future president john quincy adams in 1767, susanna in 1768, charles in 1770, thomas in 1772, and and he outlined a plan by which state conventions would appoint hereditary senators while a national one appointed a president for life.
John quincy adams: john quincy adams, sixth president of the united states (1825–29) and son of president john adams in his prepresidential years he was one of america’s greatest diplomats (formulating, among other things, what came to be called the monroe doctrine), and later as a congressman he fought the expansion of slavery. John quincy adams was the sixth president of the united states he was also the eldest son of president john adams, the second us president born in massachusetts on july 11, 1767, john quincy.
John quincy adams did not retire from public life after leaving the presidential office in 1830, he ran for and won a seat in the us house of representatives, once again distinguishing himself.