John Quincy Adams - Fred Kaplan

Fred Kaplan discusses his new biography of one of America’s most wrongly overlooked presidents, a leading abolitionist, fervent Federalist, and a leader of sweeping perspective whose progressive values helped shape the course of the nation.
Hail to the Chiefs
Wednesday, June 18, 2014
6:30pm @ Plaza Branch

John Quincy Adams (1767-1848) is among the most overlooked presidents in U.S. history even though his progressive values helped shape the course of the nation.

In a discussion of his new book, John Quincy Adams: American Visionary, Fred Kaplan sheds light on a leading abolitionist and fervent Federalist who championed both individual liberty and the government’s role in driving progress and prosperity. Adams’ forward-thinking values, definition of leadership, and vision for the future are as much about 21st century America as his own time.

This event is part of the Hail to the Chiefs series co-presented by the Truman Library Institute and made possible by a Legacy Fund grant by the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation.

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