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Mr. Adams's Last Crusade by Joseph Wheelan
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Feb 25, 2008

it was amazing
Read in March, 2008

Excellent book. Focuses mostly on his years after his presidency, while he was in Congress. Like his father, he was a man of principals and did great things for this country, but was a poor President. Neither men were very political therefor had few allies in congress. JQ held the Constitution as sacred, and constantlied argued against any ruling or act that would go against it or the rights of any citizen, wether he agreed with it or not.

Interesting fact: he abhorred slavery and spent most of his years in Congress trying to abolish it. He forsaw the Civil War. He suffered a massive stroke on the floor of Congress in front of Freshman Rep from Illonois, Abraham Lincoln. He died in the Speaker's Chambers a few days later

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