John Quincy Adams

    On the occasion of his 250th birthday, the making of our sixth president in his own words(National Portrait Gallery)BySara Georginismithsonianmag.comJuly 11, 2017Dazzled by the sights and sounds of Paris in 1778, John Quincy Adams, at the time almost...
    Before he became president, Adams was the nascent country’s first ambassador to RussiaOutside the Winter Palace stands a column honoring Alexander I, who took kindly to the presence of the Adamses when they lived in St. Petersburg.(Alamy)ByJames Tra...