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John Quincy Adams

Presidency

What did John Quincy Adams have in common with his father with respect to reelection?

John Quincy Adams and his father were the only two of the first seven presidents to not win reelection. Presidents George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, James Monroe, and Andrew Jackson all served two full terms in office. John Quincy Adams also did not attend the inauguration of his successor, Andrew Jackson, just as his father declined to attend the inauguration of his successor, Thomas Jefferson.



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