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Fortress Monroe (Virginia, United States) (search for this): entry adams-john-quincy
tion of the treaty with Spain by which Florida was ceded to the United States for $5,000,000, and by which also the boundary between Louisiana and Mexico was established. He is credited with having been the author of the declaration known as the Monroe doctrine (see Monroe, James). The closing part of his term as Secretary was marked by the legislation of the Missouri compromise (Missouri). When President Monroe submitted to his cabinet the two questions concerning the interpretation of the act as passed by the Congress, Mr. Adams stood alone in the opinion that the word forever meant forever. When Monroe's administration was drawing to a close, several prominent men were spoken of as candidates for the Presidency — William C. Crawford, John Quincy Adams, Henry Clay, John C. Calhoun, and Andrew Jackson. The votes in the autumn of 1824 showed that the people had not elected either of the candidates; and when the votes of the Electoral College were counted, it was found that the ch
Florida (Florida, United States) (search for this): entry adams-john-quincy
s minister until 1817, when he was recalled to take the office of Secretary of State. This was at the beginning of what was popularly known as the era of good feeling. the settlement of questions growing out of the war with Great Britain (1812-15) having freed the government from foreign political embarrassments and enabled it to give fuller attention to domestic concerns. During his occupation of this office Mr. Adams was identified with the negotiation of the treaty with Spain by which Florida was ceded to the United States for $5,000,000, and by which also the boundary between Louisiana and Mexico was established. He is credited with having been the author of the declaration known as the Monroe doctrine (see Monroe, James). The closing part of his term as Secretary was marked by the legislation of the Missouri compromise (Missouri). When President Monroe submitted to his cabinet the two questions concerning the interpretation of the act as passed by the Congress, Mr. Adams sto
Panama City (Panama) (search for this): entry adams-john-quincy
entiary to the assembly of American nations at Panama, and William B. Rochester, of New York, to be ed congress or meeting of diplomatic agents at Panama, and such information respecting the general cd among themselves this diplomatic assembly at Panama. And it will be seen with what caution, so fa as intended to be presented for discussion at Panama, there is scarcely one in which the Result of measure closely analogous to this congress of Panama was adopted by the Congress of our Confederati they can prevail upon the American nations at Panama to stipulate by general agreement among themse that this remedy may best be concerted at the Panama meeting deserves at least the experiment of ccted to present these views to the assembly at Panama, and, should they not he concurred in, to declr inhabitants. And, lastly, the congress of Panama is believed to present a fair occasion for urgher the representation of the United States at Panama nor any measure to which their assent may be y[8 more...]
America (Netherlands) (search for this): entry adams-john-quincy
be laid before the House so much of the correspondence between the government of the United States and the new states of America, or their ministers, respecting the proposed congress or meeting of diplomatic agents at Panama, and such information rnd impartial observers. The political system of the allied powers is essentially different in this respect from that of America. This difference proceeds from that which exists in their respective governments. And to the defence of our own, whichhe habeas corpus, enacted admiralty courts in England to try Americans for offences charged against them as committed in America; instead of the privileges of Magna Charta, nullified the charter itself of Massachusetts Bay, shut up the port of Bosto freedom; in the language of the address from Congress to the States of the 18th of April, 1783, The pride and boast of America, that the rights for which she contended were the rights of human nature. At his residence in Mount Vernon, in March,
Annapolis (Maryland, United States) (search for this): entry adams-john-quincy
nd their own delegates in Congress. A convention of delegates from the State legislatures, independent of the Congress itself, was the expedient which presented itself for effecting the purpose, and an augmentation of the powers of Congress for the regulation of commerce as the object for which this assembly was to be convened. In January, 1786, the proposal was made and adopted in the legislature of Virginia and communicated to the other State legislatures. The convention was held at Annapolis in September of that year. It was attended by delegates from only five of the central States, who, on comparing their restricted powers with the glaring and universally acknowledged defects of the con federation, reported only a recommendation for the assemblage of another convention of delegates to meet at Philadelphia in May, 1787, from all the States and with enlarged powers. The Constitution of the United States was the work of this convention. But in its construction the conventi
Colombia (Nuevo Leon, Mexico) (search for this): entry adams-john-quincy
mentioned that the governments of the republics of Colombia, of Mexico, and of Central America had severally ively ministers plenipotentiary to the republics of Colombia, Buenos Ayres, Chile, and Mexico. Unwilling to raasure to discard, he despatched these ministers to Colombia, Buenos Ayres, and Chile without exacting from thoed in official papers published by the republic of Colombia, and adverted to in the correspondence now communiing injustice to the republics of Buenos Ayres and Colombia forbear to acknowledge the candid and conciliatoryking the commissions of their privateers, to which Colombia has added the magnanimity of making reparation forcts mentioned by the minister from the republic of Colombia as believed to be suitable for deliberation at theh those islands by the united forces of Mexico and Colombia is avowedly among the objects to be matured by theured even to our own citizens in the treaties with Colombia and with the Federation of Central America--is yet
Pennsylvania (Pennsylvania, United States) (search for this): entry adams-john-quincy
e highest policy of the Union, as it will be to that of all those nations and their posterity. In the confidence that these sentiments will meet the approbation of the Senate, I nominate Richard C. Anderson, of Kentucky, and John Sergeant, of Pennsylvania, to be envoys extraordinary and ministers plenipotentiary to the assembly of American nations at Panama, and William B. Rochester, of New York, to be secretary to the mission. John Quincy Adams. On March 15, 1826, he sent the following repnies. That committee reported on the 12th of July, eight days after the Declaration of Independence had been issued, a draft of Articles of Confederation between the colonies. This draft was prepared by John Dickinson, then a delegate from Pennsylvania, who voted against the Declaration of Independence, and never signed it, having been superseded by a new election of delegates from the State eight days after this draught was reported. There was thus no congeniality of principle between th
Panama meeting deserves at least the experiment of consideration. A concert of measures having reference to the more effectual abolition of the African slave-trade and the consideration of the light in which the political condition of the island of Hayti is.to be regarded are also among the subjects mentioned by the minister from the republic of Colombia as believed to be suitable for deliberation at the congress. The failure of the negotiations with that republic undertaken during the lateonition to abstain from pledging this government to any arrangement which might be expected to fail of obtaining the advice and consent of the Senate by a constitutional majority to its ratification. Whether the political condition of the island of Hayti shall be brought at all into discussion at the meeting may be a question for preliminary advisement. There are in the political constitution of government of that people circumstances which have hitherto forbidden the acknowledgment of them
London (United Kingdom) (search for this): entry adams-john-quincy
Holland, England, and Prussia from 1794 to 1801. He received a commission, in 1798, to negotiate a treaty with Sweden. At Berlin he wrote a series of Letters from Silesia. Mr. Adams married Louisa, daughter of Joshua Johnson, American consul at London, in 1797. He took a seat in the Senate of Massachusetts in 1802, and he occupied one in that of the United States from 1803 until 1808. when disagreeing with the legislature of Massachusetts on the embargo question, he resigned. From 1806 to 1was chosen one of the United States commissioners to negotiate a treaty of peace at Ghent. After that, he and Henry Clay and Albert Gallatin negotiated a commercial treaty with Great Britain, which was signed July 13, 1815. Mr. Adams remained in London as minister until 1817, when he was recalled to take the office of Secretary of State. This was at the beginning of what was popularly known as the era of good feeling. the settlement of questions growing out of the war with Great Britain (1812
Mexico (Mexico, Mexico) (search for this): entry adams-john-quincy
ted States for $5,000,000, and by which also the boundary between Louisiana and Mexico was established. He is credited with having been the author of the declarationsession, it was mentioned that the governments of the republics of Colombia, of Mexico, and of Central America had severally invited the government of the United Statinisters plenipotentiary to the republics of Colombia, Buenos Ayres, Chile, and Mexico. Unwilling to raise among the fraternity of freedom questions of precedency antructions were furnished to the ministers appointed to Buenos Ayres, Chile, and Mexico, and the system of social intercourse which it was the purpose of those missionof this government. The invasion of both those islands by the united forces of Mexico and Colombia is avowedly among the objects to be matured by the belligerent staf Central America--is yet to be obtained in the other South American states and Mexico. Existing prejudices are still struggling against it, which may, perhaps, be m
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