|John Quincy Adams
US History I-section 2
15 March 2000
John Quincy Adams- a success or a failure?
John Quincy Adams was the only son of a president to become president.
He had an impressive political background that began at the age of fourteen. He
was an intelligent and industrious individual. He was a man of strong character
and high principles . By all account, his presidency should have been a huge
success, yet it wasn't. John Quincy Adams' presidency was frustrating and
judged a failure because of the scandal, attached to his election, the pettiness of
his political rivals, and his strong character.
John Quincy Adams was born on July 1767, in Braintree Massachusetts.
His parents were John and Abigail Adams.
"Quincy, had every advantage as a youngster. At the time of his birth, his
father was an increasingly admired and prospering lawyer, and his mother
Abigail Smith Adams, was the daughter of an esteemed minister, whose