John Quincy Adams
Facts, information and articles about John Quincy Adams, the sixth U.S. President
John Quincy Adams Facts
After many years in different political offices he went on to run for another. In 1824, John Adams ran for President against Andrew Jackson, Henry Clay, and William Crawford. However, a majority winner could not be determined, as Jackson and Adams both had many popular and electoral votes, so the vote was sent to the House of Representatives. Clay withdrew from the race, giving his support to Adams, and Adams won the vote. He chose Clay as his secretary of state. During his time as president, he negotiated several significant treaties. He served in the House of Representatives for many years following his presidency, and he died in 1848.