“John Quincy Adams and the Foundations of American Foreign Policy” by Samuel Flagg Bemis Review

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John Quincy Adams and The Foundations of American Foreign Policy

Author: Samuel Flagg Bemis

Release Date: 1949

Holding off on a full review upon reading volume 2. A few things I don’t want to forget:

– Adams writing and researching a book on weights and measures
– Adams trumping Jefferson and Madison in shaping Monroe’s views in the eventual Monroe Doctrine
– Adams shifting his viewpoints based on changes in circumstances (and public opinion)
– Adams writing an entire book to bury a political opponent who faked a copy of a letter from their time together negotiating the Treaty of Ghent
– Adams efforts on shaping all of the country’s borders

4-star

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