Season 2, Episode 6-John Quincy Adams and Peacefield

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Tracking down Ol' Rough and Ready, Zachary Taylor, 12th President, and his homes in locations like Louisville, Baton Rouge, and along the Mississippi River! Learn about Zachary's military career and turn to politics, his brief administration, his wife, Peggy, and children, as well as what happened to his homes! Check out the website at VisitingthePresidents.com for visual aids, links, past episodes, recommended reading, and other information!Episode Page: https://visitingthepresidents.com/2022/05/17/season-2-episode-12-zachary-taylor-and-louisville/Season 1 Zachary Taylor Episode-"Zachary Taylor and Montebello"Support the show
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Heading back to Quincy and Peacefield for the home of John Quincy Adams, the only home shared by two different Presidents! Learn about John Quincy Adams’ pre-presidential resume, his election and term, his wife, Louisa, and his…unique approach to parenting, as well as his touches on Peacefield!

Be sure to check out John Quincy Adams’ “Visiting the Presidents” Episode from Season 1, John Quincy Adams and Braintree/Quincy!

The Old House at Peacefield, from the National Park Service.

The Old House at Peacefield, from the History List.

Virtual Tour of Peacefield from National Archives.

From My June 2019 Visit!

Inside the Stone Library

Peacefield from the National Park Service.
Peacefield in the early 1900s, from Lost New England.

John Quincy Adams’ Home: The Old House/Peacefield, 1250 Hancock Street, Quincy, Massachusetts.

Recommended Reading

James Traub, John Quincy Adams: Militant Spirit.
William J. Cooper, The Lost Founding Father: John Quincy Adams and the Transformation of American Politics.
Paul C. Nagel, John Quincy Adams: A Public Life, a Private Life.

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