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Kerry: Era of Monroe Doctrine in Latin America is over

Kerry: Era of Monroe Doctrine in Latin America is over

WASHINGTON, Nov. 19 (UPI) -- A principle guiding the U.S. view of Latin America for 190 years is dead, replaced by a desire to secure common interests, Secretary of State John Kerry said.

Call for national debate on Islam

HERNDON, Va., Nov. 5 (UPI) -- The train barreling down the tracks, endangering America’s freedoms, is Islam. We fail, at our peril, to understand its danger through a national debate.
JAMES ZUMWALT, UPI Outside View Commentator

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President Mitt Romney, VP Joe Biden serve?

President Mitt Romney, VP Joe Biden serve?

BUFFALO, N.Y., Nov. 5 (UPI) -- U.S. researchers say it's possible a Republican President Mitt Romney and Democrat Vice President Joe Biden could serve in the White House, but it's improbable.

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Lawmaker: Founding father hated lawmakers

KINGSTON, N.Y., April 21 (UPI) -- An unsung U.S. founding father and key Bill of Rights advocate had little regard for lawmakers, a U.S. congressman said on the 200th anniversary of his death.

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Letter by J.Q. Adams discovered in Mass.

QUINCY, Mass., April 21 (UPI) -- A Massachusetts city lawyer said he discovered in a dusty box in the city hall's basement a letter written by President John Quincy Adams.
Gold Gym names top 10 fittest presidents

Gold Gym names top 10 fittest presidents

DALLAS, Oct. 15 (UPI) -- Officials of Gold's Gym say their analysis of U.S. presidents down through the years leads them to conclude John Quincy Adams was the fittest.

'John Adams' miniseries to premiere in Va.

RICHMOND, Va., Feb. 27 (UPI) -- HBO announced Wednesday it is planning to premiere its historical miniseries "John Adams" at the Byrd Theatre in Richmond, Va.

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Auctioned letter leads to artifact ring

ALBANY, N.Y., Jan. 29 (UPI) -- A letter by a 19th-century U.S. vice president sold on an Internet auction site led to the discovery of a larcenous artifact scheme, The New York Times said.

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John Quincy Adams (i/ˈkwɪnzi/; July 11, 1767 – February 23, 1848) was the sixth President of the United States (1825–1829). He was also an American diplomat and served in both the Senate and House of Representatives. He was a member of the Federalist, Democratic-Republican, National Republican, and later Anti-Masonic and Whig parties. Adams was the son of former President John Adams and Abigail Adams. As a diplomat, Adams was involved in many international negotiations, and as Secretary of State, he helped formulate the Monroe Doctrine. Historians agree he was one of the great diplomats in American history.

As president, he proposed a program of modernization and educational advancement, but Congress, controlled by his enemies, stymied him. Adams lost his 1828 bid for re-election to Andrew Jackson. In doing so, he became the first President since his father to serve a single term. As president, he envisioned a plan for national greatness resting on economic growth and a strong federal government, but his presidency was not a success as he lacked political adroitness, popularity or a network of supporters, and ran afoul of politicians eager to undercut him.

Adams is best known as a diplomat who shaped America's foreign policy in line with his conservative and ardently nationalist commitment to America's republican values. More recently Howe (2007) portrayed Adams as the exemplar and moral leader in an era of modernization when new technologies and networks of infrastructure and communication brought to the people messages of religious revival, social reform, and party politics, as well as moving goods, money and people ever more rapidly and efficiently.

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