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John Quincy Adams: A Republic of Virtue

Gary Scott Smith

in Religion in the Oval Office: The Religious Lives of American Presidents

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199391394
eISBN:
9780199391424
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199391394.003.0004
Subject:
History, History of Religion

John Quincy Adams embodied and expressed the concerns of many of his contemporaries about the importance of a personal relationship with God, of morality to the well-being of the nation, and of ... More


Postscript

Roger G. Kennedy

in Burr, Hamilton, and Jefferson: A Study in Character

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195140552
eISBN:
9780199848775
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195140552.003.0024
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This extended postscript is added to bring together the two themes of Aaron Burr's private character as it fascinated Alexander Hamilton and his public character as it obsessed, for a time, Thomas ... More


Federalist Persuasions: John and J. Q. Adams

Drew Maciag

in Edmund Burke in America: The Contested Career of the Father of Modern Conservatism

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801448959
eISBN:
9780801467875
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801448959.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This chapter considers the symbolic associations between Burke and John Adams (1735–1826). Though Adams is considered an “American Burke,” he neither consulted Burke for guidance nor invoked him for ... More


John Quincy Adams

Steven G. Calabresi and Christopher S. Yoo

in The Unitary Executive: Presidential Power from Washington to Bush

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300121261
eISBN:
9780300145380
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300121261.003.0010
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This chapter shows how John Quincy Adams shared a similar belief with his father in the value of a hierarchical, unitary executive branch. While serving as secretary of state during the Monroe ... More


The United States and the Greeks, 1821–1869

Karine V. Walther

in Sacred Interests: The United States and the Islamic World, 1821-1921

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781469625393
eISBN:
9781469625416
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469625393.003.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Chapter 1 examines American reactions to the 1821 Greek War of Independence and the Cretan Insurrection of 1866-1869. Prompted by American philhellenes, politicians, religious organizations, and ... More


Agitating the Congress: Abolitionist Lobbying and Antislavery Alliances, 1836–1844

Corey M. Brooks

in Liberty Power: Antislavery Third Parties and the Transformation of American Politics

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780226307282
eISBN:
9780226307312
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226307312.003.0004
Subject:
History, Political History

This chapter highlights political abolitionists’ strategies for building collaborative relationships with prominent antislavery politicians, especially a handful of potential Whig allies in the U.S. ... More


Piety, Pioneers, and Patriots: The First American Observatories

Alexander MacDonald

in The Long Space Age: The Economic Origins of Space Exploration from Colonial America to the Cold War

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780300219326
eISBN:
9780300227888
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300219326.003.0002
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

In the earliest period of American history, astronomy and the exploration of the heavens was considered a hallmark of intellectual development and a noble endeavor for the colonial elite. In the wake ... More


The Monroe Doctrine in the Nineteenth Century

Jay Sexton

in Outside In: The Transnational Circuitry of US History

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
December 2016
ISBN:
9780190459840
eISBN:
9780190459888
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190459840.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century, American History: 19th Century

The Monroe Doctrine reveals how nineteenth-century statecraft was the product of both internal and external processes and pressures. This chapter advances two arguments. First, it positions itself ... More


Varieties of Torture: Demythologizing Galileo's Trial? (1835–1867)

Maurice A. Finocchiaro

in Retrying Galileo, 1633-1992

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520242616
eISBN:
9780520941373
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520242616.003.0012
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Torture and demythologization were the two topics coalesced around during Galileo's trial. David Brewster depicted him as having cowardly avoided martyrdom, thus in effect harming the cause of ... More


“A Temporary ‘Third Party’”: Antislavery Whig Dissidents in the 1841 Speakership Contest

Corey M. Brooks

in Liberty Power: Antislavery Third Parties and the Transformation of American Politics

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780226307282
eISBN:
9780226307312
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226307312.003.0005
Subject:
History, Political History

This section shows how antislavery Whigs including John Quincy Adams, Seth Gates, Joshua Giddings, and William Slade bucked their party leadership and refused to support another slaveholder in the ... More


The House: Doughface

Matthew Mason

in Apostle of Union: A Political Biography of Edward Everett

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781469628608
eISBN:
9781469628622
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469628608.003.0002
Subject:
History, Political History

This is the first of two thematic chapters covering Everett’s ten years in the House of Representatives. Centering on his first speech and his part in an 1828 debate over whether the federal ... More


The Birth of a Myth

Steven K. Green

in Inventing a Christian America: The Myth of the Religious Founding

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780190230975
eISBN:
9780190231002
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190230975.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Chapter 5 examines the creation of the myth of America’s Christian origins in the early nineteenth century. It discusses the impact of the Second Great Awakening, the deification of George ... More


Harvard President and Semi-Private Citizen

Matthew Mason

in Apostle of Union: A Political Biography of Edward Everett

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781469628608
eISBN:
9781469628622
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469628608.003.0006
Subject:
History, Political History

This chapter begins with Everett’s return to the U.S. and service as president of Harvard College, and follows his thoughts and actions relative to slavery, race, reform, and the Union through 1852. ... More


Extending the Sphere: A Federalist Grand Strategy

Charles Edel

in Rethinking American Grand Strategy

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
March 2021
ISBN:
9780190695668
eISBN:
9780190093143
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190695668.003.0005
Subject:
History, Political History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter traces the development of early American grand strategy by examining the context in which the Federalist Papers were written, drawing out the grand strategy for America's rise to power ... More


Oh for a Man Who Is a Man Debating Slavery's Expansion

Elizabeth R. Varon

in Disunion!: The Coming of the American Civil War, 1789-1859

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807832325
eISBN:
9781469606200
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807887189_varon.10
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

This chapter focuses on the closing of the Twenty-seventh Congress, during which the antislavery lobby in the House promulgated an address to the “people of the free states” on the subject of Texas ... More


“Their Eulogy will be Uttered in other Languages”

Jeffrey Einboden

in Jefferson's Muslim Fugitives: The Lost Story of Enslaved Africans, their Arabic Letters, and an American President

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
March 2020
ISBN:
9780190844479
eISBN:
9780190063917
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190844479.003.0021
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter details events that occurred in 1826. For John Quincy Adams, the summer of 1826 was not a time of presence, but absence. On the very same day, at opposite ends of the country, Thomas ... More


Epilogue: Black Samson, an American Icon

Nyasha Junior and Jeremy Schipper

in Black Samson: The Untold Story of an American Icon

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
June 2020
ISBN:
9780190689780
eISBN:
9780190936853
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190689780.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

In the epilogue, the authors offer brief reflections on writing this book. They discuss the historical context in which they wrote the book starting with the protests in Ferguson Missouri following ... More


Rethinking American Grand Strategy

Elizabeth Borgwardt, Christopher McKnight Nichols, and Andrew Preston (eds)

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
March 2021
ISBN:
9780190695668
eISBN:
9780190093143
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190695668.001.0001
Subject:
History, Political History, American History: 20th Century

What is grand strategy? What does it aim to achieve? And what differentiates it from normal strategic thought—what, in other words, makes it “grand”? In answering these questions, most scholars have ... More


Conclusion

John M. Thompson

in Great Power Rising: Theodore Roosevelt and the Politics of U.S. Foreign Policy

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
February 2019
ISBN:
9780190859954
eISBN:
9780190935351
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190859954.003.0009
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century, Political History

The conclusion considers the argument that, due in large part to the nature of the US political system, TR’s foreign policy was unsuccessful. It acknowledges the numerous challenges Roosevelt faced. ... More


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