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Favorable or Unfavorable #5: John Quincy Adams


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Favorable or Unfavorable #5: John Quincy Adams  

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Here's JQ Adams of MA. He has almost no presidential actions because 1) he accomplished the foreseeable major foreign policy goals when he was Sec of State, aside from the Panama of Congress, which was blocks, and 2) 99% of what he proposed was not legislated by a hostile Congress. He ranks with Andrew Johnson as one of the most impotent presidents as far as accomplishments. Even his only SC Justice confirmation died before his term was up. However, he's arguably a top 5 president for vision. He seemed to see the future. 

Here are his actions:

Adams, John Quincy 1794 Appt Amb to Netherlands by Washington
Adams, John Quincy 1796 Appt Amb to Portugal by Washington
Adams, John Quincy 1797 Appt Amb to Prussia by his father
Adams, John Quincy 1803 Breaks w/ Party in supporting Jefferson on Lousiana Purchase
Adams, John Quincy 1803 proposes citizenship for Lousiana Purchase residents
Adams, John Quincy 1806 Only Federalist to vote for Non-Importation Act
Adams, John Quincy 1807 Breaks w/ party to support Jefferson's embargo, leading to Adams's defeat in reelection to US Sen
Adams, John Quincy 1807 First Senate Chair for Audit and Control Committee
Adams, John Quincy 1808 attends Republican caucus; upsets Feds
Adams, John Quincy 1808 moves to expel Sen J. Smith
Adams, John Quincy 1809 appt Amb to Russia by Madison
Adams, John Quincy 1811 Unanimously confirmed to the SC, but declined to served -- appt by Madison
Adams, John Quincy 1814 appt by Madison to lead peace talks, resulting in the Treaty of Ghent, ending War of 1812
Adams, John Quincy 1815 appt Amb to UK by Madison
Adams, John Quincy 1817 Confirmed Sec of State for Monroe
Adams, John Quincy 1818 Defends Gen Jackson's controversial unilateral invasion of Florida
Adams, John Quincy 1819 Negotiates Adams-Onis Treaty, gaining FL for the US from Spain
Adams, John Quincy 1820 Receives protest vote in 1820 election
Adams, John Quincy 1823 Authors Monroe Doctrine
Adams, John Quincy 1824 Negotiates Russo-American Treaty of 1824
Adams, John Quincy 1824 Wins presidency in contested election that goes to the US House
Adams, John Quincy 1825 Appts Speaker Clay as Sec of State leading to "Corrupt Bargain" charge by Jackson allies
Adams, John Quincy 1825 Calls for ambitious modernization agenda (ante-bellum New Deal), but it energizes opposition instead
Adams, John Quincy 1825 Fails to secure funds after proposing a canal in Nicaragua
Adams, John Quincy 1826 Standardizes military training manuals
Adams, John Quincy 1826 Congress blocks funding Adams's delegate for the Congress of Panama, keeping them in the US
Adams, John Quincy 1826 Appt Robert Trimble to the SC, who dies before Adams's term is up.
Adams, John Quincy 1828 Signs the Tariff of 1828 (Tariff of Abominations), losing any support left in the South in the process
Adams, John Quincy 1828 VP Calhoun joins the ticket of Adams's opponent Jackson, as his VP nominee
Adams, John Quincy 1828 Loses in reelection bid
Adams, John Quincy 1830 Elected US Rep -- 1st president to hold office after presidency
Adams, John Quincy 1831 introduces first antislavery petition
Adams, John Quincy 1832 author of Tariff of 1832
Adams, John Quincy 1833 Failed bid for Gov of MA; stays in US House
Adams, John Quincy 1835 First former president to get votes for Speaker--with two votes
Adams, John Quincy 1835 long campaign against House gag rule
Adams, John Quincy 1836 opposes annexation of Texas
Adams, John Quincy 1836 long campaign to create Smithsonian Inst.
Adams, John Quincy 1838 3-week filibuster against Texas annexation
Adams, John Quincy 1841 Defends slaves before SC during famous Amistad case
Adams, John Quincy 1842 Leads committee that recommends impeaching Tyler for vetoing tariff bill
Adams, John Quincy 1843 opposes annexation of Texas
Adams, John Quincy 1846 Urges annexation of entire Oregon Country
Adams, John Quincy 1846 A leader among opponents of Mexican War; one of 14 to vote against war

 

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