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The Adams Presidencies:  John Adams and John Quincy Adams

Ronald Feinman
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Course Description

John Adams (1735-1826) and his son, John Quincy Adams (1767-1848) both served as Presidents of the United States (1797-1801) and (1825-1829), but their contributions to the young American nation go beyond their years as Chief Executive. We will examine the lives and careers of these two statesmen, who made major contributions to the growth of the American nation from the era of the American Revolution through the Jacksonian Era, from the 1770s to 1848. Questions and comments are welcome at the end of the lecture.

About the Instructor

  • Ronald Feinman, Ph.D., has been a professor of American history, government and politics for the past five decades, and an adjunct professor of history and political science at Florida Atlantic University since 1989. He earned a doctoral degree from City University of NY (CUNY). He is the author of two books, including a recent one titled "Presidential Assassinations and Threats"; a book reviewer for scholarly journals; a regular contributor to the History News Network (HNN); a regular public affairs contributor to WWGH 107.1 FM, Marion, Ohio; and a member of the FAU Speakers Bureau; and has given lectures to many diverse groups over the past 20 years.  Feinman blogs about politics and history at