1. Quincy Adams is that kind of guy, just you like you knew he was when One more game from McGuire like his previous two, and you can fully expect to see him on the list.
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3. Quincy Adams realized that this might allow the United States to realize his dream of building a national institution of science and learning.
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6. Quincy Adams went before the Supreme Court on behalf of African slaves who had revolted and seized the Spanish ship Amistad.
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9. Quincy Adams generally opposed the initiatives of his President Van Buren, long a political adversary, though they maintained a cordial public relationship.
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10. Quincy Adams was nearly elected to the Senate in 1835 by a coalition of Anti-Masons and National Republicans, but his support for Jackson in a minor foreign policy matter annoyed National Republican leaders enough that they dropped their support for his candidacy.
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12. Quincy Adams led passage of the Tariff of 1832, which lowered rates somewhat, but not enough to mollify the South Carolina nullifiers.
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15. Quincy Adams sought the gradual assimilation of Native Americans via consensual agreements, a priority shared by few whites in the 1820s.
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17. Aside from Clay, Quincy Adams lacked strong supporters outside of the North, and Edward Everett, John Taylor, and Daniel Webster served as his strongest advocates in Congress.
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21. Quincy Adams chose Henry Clay as Secretary of State, angering those who believed that Clay had offered his support in the 1824 election for the most prestigious position in the cabinet.
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22. Quincy Adams won the House delegations of all the states in which he or Clay had won a majority of the electoral votes, as well as the delegations of Illinois, Louisiana, and Maryland.
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24. Quincy Adams met with Federalists like Daniel Webster, promising that he would not deny governmental positions to members of their party.
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31. Quincy Adams had long feared that the United States would enter a war it could not win against Britain, and by early 1812 he saw such a war as inevitable due to the constant British attacks on American shipping and the British practice of impressment.
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32. From his diplomatic post, Quincy Adams observed the French Emperor Napoleon's invasion of Russia, which ended in defeat for the French.
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37. Quincy Adams was the lone Federalist in Congress to vote for the Non-importation Act of 1806, which was designed to punish Britain for its attacks on American shipping in the midst of the ongoing Napoleonic Wars.
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41. Quincy Adams initially opposed the ratification of the United States Constitution, but he ultimately came to accept the document, and in 1789 his father was elected as the first Vice President of the United States.
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42. With his father's encouragement, Quincy Adams would translate classical authors like Virgil, Horace, Plutarch, and Aristotle.
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45. Born in Braintree, Massachusetts, Quincy Adams spent much of his youth in Europe, where his father served as a diplomat.
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