The Inaugural Address of John Quincy Adams

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Wordle_JQA.pngWhy did we pick John Quincy Adams' inauguration? We picked the inauguration of John Q. Adams because he was one of the few presidents that was elected by the house of representatives instead of the electoral college. We also wanted to write about Johny Q. Adams because he became president after his father. The best reason was because Adams was the first to wear long trousers, rather than knee breeches. John Quincy Adams seemed to be a good president to pick to write about for his inaugural address.

The Address


John Quincy Adams was inaugurated on Friday, March 4, 1825. John Quincy Adams was the six President of the United States, the president that preceded the his presidency was James Monroe. John Quincy Adams was elected by the House of Representatives due to the electoral college not being able to elect a clear winner. Around the time that John Quincy Adams was inaugurated, a key event that happened around the time of this inaugural address is the Louisiana purchase.

The inauguration address of John Q. Adams was surely a long speech, it even gave gratitude toward James Monroe. When John Quincy Adams gave his inauguration speech he mostly focused on Government, union, public, rights, Constitution, but he also touched on interests, peace, duties, welfare, and power. In the speech that was spoken on March 4, 1825, John Q. Adams made many points for our country.

As we now know, John Q. Adams had a lot to say in his inaugural address. He also talked about many things, mainly government and union. The main thing that he said throughout his speech was that he wanted to preserve, protect and defend our Constitution, he mostly said that he was going to finish the job of his predecessor, which he spoke highly of. There is a part in John Q. Adams’ inaugural address that states some of what he talked about throughout his speech.

“ Less possessed of your confidence in advance than any of my predecessors, I am deeply conscious of the prospect that I shall stand more and oftener in need of your indulgence. Intentions upright and pure, a heart devoted to the welfare of our country, and the unceasing application of all the faculties allotted to me to her service are all the pledges that I can give for the faithful performance of the arduous duties I am to undertake. To the guidance of the legislative councils, to the assistance of the executive and subordinate departments, to the friendly cooperation of the respective State governments, to the candid and liberal support of the people so far as it may be deserved by honest industry and zeal, I shall look for whatever success may attend my public service; “
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