John Quincy Adams was the son of John and Abigail Adams, and he served as the 6thAmerican President from 1825 to 1829. A member of multiple political parties over the years, he also served as a diplomat, a Senator and member of the House of Representatives. The first President who was the son of a President, John Quincy Adams paralleled his father’s career as well as his temperament and viewpoints of his illustrious father. Childhood and Development As a young boy, John Quincy witnessed the famous Battle of Bunker Hill (June 1775) from a hilltop near the family farm with his mother. He was able to accompany his father on a diplomatic mission to France when he was 10. Later he studied at European universities, becoming an accomplished linguist (fluent in seven languages) and a hard-working diarist. Adams returned to Massachusetts in 1785 where he was admitted to Harvard College and graduated two ...

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  Frequently described as the most powerful people in the world, American presidents lead the largest economy and the largest military, with command authority over the largest active nuclear arsenal. However, the development of the United States was not one that came overnight. Even the idea of a Presidency was one of much decision making. Founders adopted the word "president" over "governor" and other alternatives because it suggested a light hand, as in one who presides, rather than rules. Indeed, the Constitutional Convention first agreed to a weak chief executive elected by congress for one seven-year term, later calling for independent election and separation of powers. It is worth noting that the United States of America was the first country in the world to put a president on the head of the executive power of a republic. Today, this type of polity is widely spread in many countries, making the American President a ...

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The 5thAmerican Presidentwas James Monroe, serving from 1817–1825.  He was the last president from the original Founding Fathers of the United States. The Early Times of James Monroe James Monroe was born in Westmoreland County, Virginia in 1758. He attended the College of William and Mary, fought with distinction in the Continental Army, and practiced law in Fredericksburg, Virginia. As an eager, young politician, he joined the anti-Federalists at the Virginia Convention which ratified the Constitution. In 1790, as an advocate of Jeffersonian policies, James Monroe was elected to fill the office of a United States senator. Four years later, he was appointed Minister to France where he displayed strong sympathies for the French cause. Later, he worked with Robert R. Livingston to help negotiate the Louisiana Purchase with Napoleon. Even though he was backed by President Madison, his energy and ambition made him the Republican choice as the American President in 1816. With little ...

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A bid to block the plans by president Barack Obama regarding homeland security and immigration looks likely to hit a wall in the US Senate. The Republicans have been hell bent on putting a stop to plans by president Obama regarding his controversial immigration bill and had hoped that when they took control of both houses that they would be able to force Obama into a veto or block proceedings for long enough for them not to go ahead.  However in a surprise turn of events the Republicans have failed to block the immigration bill which has led the party looking for direction on how best to proceed. According to a report by Reuters, Congress faces a deadline of  February 27th  to renew funding for the department, which spearheads domestic counterterrorism efforts and secures U.S. borders, airports and coastal waters. If there is a political showdown over the issue then the department would be left ...

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President Obama is looking to further increase the budget in defense spending to try and curb the rise in security treats around the world and to protect the US from potential security risks. The increasingly difficult and unstable situations in both the Ukraine with Russia and in the Middle East with reference to Syria and the rise of Islamic State has led the president to propose a substantial increase in defense spending. According to a report by Reuters, the Obama administration has proposed an increase of $534 billion Pentagon base budget plus $51 billion in war funds with the administration urging Congress to cease cuts as it can potentially lead to the erosion of the US as a serious military power within the world. Defense officials said the higher spending level was necessary to carry out President Barack Obama's national security strategy, including the planned stationing of more forces in the Asia-Pacific in response ...

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President Obama is to set out his plans to increase the spending for domestic and military spending, with commentators pointing to new battle lines being drawn between the president and members of the Republican party. The White House has confirmed that President Barack Obama is aiming to call for seven percent rise in U.S. domestic and military spending in his budget.  The rise in the spending would effectively end the caps on spending known as "sequestration". According to a report by Reuters, the fiscal 2016 budget, which the administration plans to unveil today, would fund a host of programmes that Republicans are very unlikely to give The announcement in the change to the budget comes after the President delivered a confident and defiant State of the Union address in which he appeared to brush away concerns about moving forward with political aims despite the fact that the Republican party has control of both the Senate and Congress ...

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