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The presidency of John Quincy Adams

Author: Mary W M Hargreaves
Publisher: Lawrence, Kan. : University Press of Kansas, ©1985.
Series: American presidency series.
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"Historians have not been generous in judging the presidency of John Quincy Adams. Those who have most conspicuously upheld Adams's fame have, at the same time, virtually ignored his service in the White House. Critics, on the other hand, have described his administration as a failure, founded upon "bargain and corruption" and marked by exclusion of the United States from the British West Indian trade, the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biographie 1825-1829
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Hargreaves, Mary W.M., 1914-
Presidency of John Quincy Adams.
Lawrence, Kan. : University Press of Kansas, ©1985
(OCoLC)568761634
Online version:
Hargreaves, Mary W.M., 1914-
Presidency of John Quincy Adams.
Lawrence, Kan. : University Press of Kansas, ©1985
(OCoLC)629867891
Named Person: John Quincy Adams; John Quincy Adams; John Quincy Adams; John Quincy Adams
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Mary W M Hargreaves
ISBN: 0700602720 9780700602728
OCLC Number: 12103044
Description: xv, 398 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: A time of readjustment --
The minority election --
Organizing the administration --
A foreign policy for commerce --
The colonial trade controversy --
Diplomacy of mission --
The Cuban problem and the Panama congress in the new world system --
The American system at home --
Tariff, land, and Indian policies: the political flash points --
Problems of governmental administration --
The art of politics --
The campaign of 1828 --
Aftermath.
Series Title: American presidency series.
Responsibility: Mary W.M. Hargreaves.

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"Historians have not been generous in judging the presidency of John Quincy Adams. Those who have most conspicuously upheld Adams's fame have, at the same time, virtually ignored his service in the White House. Critics, on the other hand, have described his administration as a failure, founded upon "bargain and corruption" and marked by exclusion of the United States from the British West Indian trade, the ineffectiveness of its efforts to promote strong Pan-American relationships, and the enactment of the "tariff of abominations." Some analysts have even argued that it generated the sectionalism which terminated the "Era of Good Feelings." Mary Hargreaves contends, instead, that the basic effort of Adams's presidency was to harmonize divergent sectional interests. To ignore the Adams administration's commitment to nationalism, she argues, is to overlook a fundamental stage in the establishment of the federal government as guardian of the general interest."--Publisher.

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