John Q. Adams

1825-1829

"If your actions inspire others to dream more, do more and become more, you are a leader."


Party: Whig

Vice President: John C. Calhoun

Election Opponents: John C. Calhoun, William Crawford, Henry Clay, Andrew Jackson

America At This Time

Politics become increasingly democratic

Erie Canal Finally Completed

South Carolina Exposition and Protest

First American Railroad completed

Key People of this Presidency

Henry Clay- Secretary of State

James Barbour- Secretary of War

Peter B. Porter- Secretary of War

William Wirt- Attorney General

Samuel L. Southard- Secretary of Navy


Economic Policies

Reduced national from $16 million to $5 million

Favored high tariff to encourage building of factories

National bank to encourage produce enterprises

Support for the arts and sciences

Restricted land sales to slow movement west

Foreign Policies

One of the greatest diplomats in history

Chief designer of the Monroe Doctrine

Was prevented from resolving the ongoing issue of trade with the British West Indies

Had already secured the disarmament of the Great Lakes, fishing Canadian boundry, accession of Florida, and US spanish border west of the Mississippi claim to the pacific coast in the Northwest.

Domestic policies

united states should prosper as a national entity


he called for national projects (road and canal building, national university, and national bank.)

signed tariff bill into law which protected american merchants (tariff of abominations)

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