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John Quincy Adams

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Definition: Sixth president, elected in 1824 by the House of Representatives after no candidate received a majority of Electoral votes. Was selected after another candidate, Henry Clay, agreed to give his support to Adams. Clay then served as Adams's Secretary of State. Adams had been foreign representative to many European countries, then served as Secretary of State under President James Monroe. Adams arranged for the transfer of Florida from Spain to the U.S., and he was instrumental in the forming of the Monroe Doctrine.

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