Monday, February 15, 2021

Happy Presidents' Day, 2021 -- February 15, 2021

John Quincy Adams was our sixth president. He served our country as diplomat, Senator, Representative, Secretary of State and President. I have seen some comments comparing John Quincy Adams to Donald Trump. I do not think this is fair to Adams. Both men lost the popular vote twice, and both were one-term presidents, but Adams was functionally literate, understood how our government worked, had served our country for most of his adult life, and I doubt that he ever committed treason, sedition or any other crime before or during his presidency. 

After his presidency, Adams served as a Representative for several terms. He suffered a stroke while speaking before the House and died two days later. 

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