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In Memorial: Presidential Monuments Dedicated to John Quincy Adams

By    |   Wednesday, 04 Nov 2015 06:55 PM

John Quincy Adams was the sixth president of the United States and in many ways carried on the views of his father, John Adams. The former president does not currently have a memorial statue in Washington, D.C.

Adams currently has three memorials and one in the process of funding. The first is located in Central Park in New York. The statue which depicts Adams in his 7th Regiment uniform was dedicated in 1874. The second statue is located outside the Adams family church, and depicts Adams as a young boy alongside his mother Abigail Adams in Quincy, Massachusetts.

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The last of the statues is located on “Presidents Row” in South Dakota. There is a family memorial planned for the Adams family in Washington, D.C., according to the Adams Memorial Foundation. The funding and plans have been taking place since November of 2001 and is currently under an extension to raise the funds necessary by December of 2020.

Born on July 11, 1767, in Braintree, Massachusetts, and the son of John and Abigail Adams, John Quincy’s Adams' first taste of battle was during the Battle of Bunker Hill, in which he and his mother watched the events from a hilltop on the family farm, according to History.com. He traveled to a variety of places with his father, including France when he was 10, and became his father’s secretary for their trips through Europe. During his time studying, Adams became a linguist and ended up fluent in seven languages.

After returning home, Adams attended Harvard University in 1785 and set up a firm shortly after his graduation. Seven years later, Adams was appointed as the U.S. Minister to the Netherlands and became the minister to Prussia under his father. He then married Louisa Johnson and the couple had three children, all of whom died before or during adulthood.

Adams went on to serve in the state Senate and then the U.S. Senate. Under James Madison and James Monroe, Adams went on to accomplish and lend a hand to many important events and treaties including the Treaty of Ghent which ended the War of 1812. This led to his election as the president of the U.S. and first son of a president to be elected.

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Adams’ term in office had several bouts with corruption claims after appointing Henry Clay as Secretary of State, according to the White House Historical Association. Adams moved forward with his plans and broke ground on the C&O canal as well as creating new waterways and highways in the U.S. He also made it a point to stress the importance of the arts and sciences, leading way to the creation of an observatory and national university.
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https://www.whitehouse.gov/1600/presidents/johnquincyadams

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