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John Quincy Adams (1767-1848) was an American politician and diplomat. He was the sixth President of the United States from 1825 to 1829 and the son of President John Adams.
John Quincy Adams entered the Senate in 1803 as a Federalist, but later supported the anti-British policy under President Jefferson. In the years 1794-1817 he was an American diplomat in a number of European countries, including Prussia, Holland, Russia and Great Britain. As Secretary of State in 1817-1825, Adams was behind the Monroe Doctrine in 1823 which warned European powers not to interfere in the affairs of the Western Hemisphere. Understandably, the United States has always taken a particular interest in its closest neighbors – the nations of the Western Hemisphere. Todays stamp, the 2-cent John Adams stamp was issued as part of the Presidential Series of 1938. CV is less than a dollar for a single mint copy. Something more for the plate-block shown.