Category Archives: 1820s

Former U.S. President John Adams dies near Quincy, Massachusetts 190 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (July 4 1826)


Video: 'Disney The American Presidents: John Adams'

(Tuesday, July 4, 1826, 6:20 p.m. local time)John Adams, the third President of the United States (1801–1809), an American Founding Father who was the principal author of the Declaration of Independence, died today at his home in Quincy, Massachusetts, of heart failure. Continue reading Former U.S. President John Adams dies near Quincy, Massachusetts 190 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (July 4 1826)

Former U.S. President Thomas Jefferson dies near Charlottesville, Virginia 190 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (July 4 1826)


Video: 'Thomas Jefferson - Mini Biography'

(Tuesday, July 4, 1826, 12:30 p.m. local time)Thomas Jefferson, the third President of the United States (1801–1809), an American Founding Father who was the principal author of the Declaration of Independence, died today at his plantation estate Monticello near Charlottesville, Virginia, of diarrhea, toxemia from a kidney infection, uremia from kidney damage and pneumonia. Continue reading Former U.S. President Thomas Jefferson dies near Charlottesville, Virginia 190 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (July 4 1826)

Adams sworn in as 6th U.S. President, Calhoun as 7th VP 190 years ago today (Mar 4 1825)


Video: '1 President John Quincy Adams and the Election of 1824 Video & Lesson Transcript Education Porta'

(Friday, March 4, 1825) — John Quincy Adams of Massachusetts, 57, was inaugurated today as the sixth President of the United States in the House Chamber of the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C., with Chief Justice John Marshall administering oath of office. Adams was the first son of a former president to be elected to the nation’s highest office.

President James Monroe and Vice President Daniel D. Tompkins retired after serving two full terms (eight years) in office. Continue reading Adams sworn in as 6th U.S. President, Calhoun as 7th VP 190 years ago today (Mar 4 1825)

House of Representatives elected John Quincy Adams president 190 years ago today (Feb 9 1825)


Video: 'The Election of 1824'

(Wednesday, February 9, 1825, during the 1824 presidential campaign) — The U.S. House of Representatives elected Secretary of State John Quincy Adams of Massachusetts president today after no candidate had received a majority of electoral votes in the general election. Continue reading House of Representatives elected John Quincy Adams president 190 years ago today (Feb 9 1825)

Presidential election thrown to U.S. House 190 years ago today (Dec 1 1824)


Video: 'Election of 1824'

(Wednesday, December 1, 1884, during the 1824 presidential campaign) — The results of U.S. presidential election of 1824 were announced today (although voting continued until Dec. 2, 1824), but since no candidate received a majority of the total electoral college votes in the election, the House of Representatives was given the task of deciding the winner in accordance with the Twelfth Amendment to the United States Constitution (which it would do on Feb. 9, 1825, less a month before inauguration day). Continue reading Presidential election thrown to U.S. House 190 years ago today (Dec 1 1824)