John Quincy Adams- Mini Biography

From his extensive experience working with his father and founding father of the United States, John Adams, to an expertise in foreign policy and abolitionist work on the Amistad case, introduce your young historians to the rich political career of president John Quincy Adams.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Use this video as a prompt for a more in-depth study of the Monroe Doctrine, the election of 1824, or the Amistad case
  • This is a great video to supplement your study of this historical period, particularly if you are pressed for time
Classroom Considerations

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Pros

  • Overview includes major highlights of John Quincy Adams' life, including the time before and after his term as president
  • Commentary provided by several historians through interview excerpts
Cons

  • None
Common Core