John Quincy Adams
John Quincy Adams was the sixth President of the United States, serving from 1825 to 1829. He was born on July 11, 1767, in Braintree, Massachusetts, to John Adams and Abigail Smith. He was a skilled diplomat and politician, and served as a member of the Massachusetts State Senate, the U.S. House of Representatives, and as Secretary of State under President James Monroe. As President, Adams is known for his support of the "American System," which included the development of infrastructure, the promotion of manufacturing, and the protection of American industry through tariffs. He also advocated for the abolition of slavery and the expansion of education. Despite his accomplishments, Adams' presidency was marked by controversy and he was not re-elected. He died on February 21, 1848, in Washington, D.C.