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Timeline

The timeline gives an overview to events of John Quincy Adams's life. Some entries on the timeline are informational and not limited to specific diary entries, while other timeline listings point to diary pages containing entries about particular events. The timeline also provides specific dates that may be entered into the date search tool.

Click the name of each time period to see selected events from that period.

Click here for a list of members of the Adams family and their relationships to JQA.

Youth (1767-1781)
Young adult (1781-1785)
College student (1786- July 1787)
Law student and lawyer (September 1787- June 1794)
Diplomat to the Netherlands and Prussia (July 1794-1801)
Lawyer (1802)
Senator (1803 - June 1808)
Professor (summer 1808 - June 1809)
Diplomat to Russia and Great Britain (August 1809 - August 1817)
Secretary of State (September 1817-1824)
President (1825 -1828)
Author (1829-October 1830)
Congressman (November 1830 - 1848)

Timeline entries selected by the JQA digital team and the Adams Papers editorial project, Massachusetts Historical Society.

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