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John Quincy Adams, President of the United States / painted by T. Sully ; eng. by A.B. Durand.

John Quincy Adams, President of the United States / painted by T. Sully ; eng. by A.B. Durand.

 
 
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Full-length portrait of President Adams, seated in a library, facing slightly right, holding book.

John Adams, a remarkable political philosopher, served as the second President of the United States (1797-1801), after serving as the first Vice President under President George Washington. "Remember, democracy never lasts long. It soon wastes, exhausts, and murders itself. There never was a democracy yet that did not commit suicide."

John Quincy Adams, son of John and Abigail Adams, served as the sixth President of the United States from 1825 to 1829. A member of multiple political parties over the years, he also served as a diplomat, a Senator, and a member of the House of Representatives. "All men profess honesty as long as they can. To believe all men honest would be folly. To believe none so is something worse."

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01/01/1826
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Durand, A. B. (Asher Brown), 1796-1886.
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Library of Congress
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