Sunday, July 1, 2012

#6 John Quincy Adams (1825-1829)

The sixth president of the United States - John Quincy Adams.  It sounds as if Adams's presidency was rather uneventful because he had to contend with opposition in Congress (sounds a little familiar).  Prior to his presidency he was a brilliant diplomat, helping to design the Monroe Doctrine.  After leaving the presidential office he became a Congressman and spent the rest of his political life fighting slavery (even predicting an inevitable civil war).

He was also the first president to be photographed, so now I have to start worrying about getting accurate likenesses.

Trivia time: at his inauguration John Quincy didn't swear on a Bible, but instead on a stack of law books.  He viewed swearing on a Bible as a violation of the separation of church and state.

1 comment:

  1. Nice drawing. Was doing doing some research on J. Q. Adams and found this. Thought it would be cool for a presentation I am working on, but I'm not sure if I would be permitted to use it. Not much publicity for you anyway this being a high school PowerPoint. Whatever the case, good stuff. Hope traffic picks up at the blog, or deviantART or whatever you use.
    Keep drawing