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John Quincy Adams Facts
Sixth president of the United States who was also an influential diplomat, Senator, and Congressional representative.
He traveled to Europe with his father on American envoys to France and the Netherlands.
His skills as a diplomat set many historic precedents, including bringing an end to the War of 1812 with the Treaty of Ghent and closing off North and South America to European colonization with the Monroe Doctrine.
His father, John Adams, was a Founding Father and the second President of United States; his mother, Abigail, also earned a spot in history as his father's chief muse.
He ran for re-election in 1828, but lost to Andrew Jackson, who had won the popular vote in 1824 but not the electoral college.