KINDLE [John Quincy Adams and American Global Empire]

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  • John Quincy Adams and American Global Empire
  • William Earl Weeks
  • English
  • 04 December 2019
  • 9780813190587

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review John uincy Adams and American Global Empire ¶ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook This is the story of a man a treaty and a nation The man was John uincy Adams regarded by most historians as America's greatest secretary of state The treaty was the Transcontinental Treaty of 1819 of which Adams was the architect It acuired Florida for the young United States secured a western boundary extending to the Pacific and bolstered the nation's position internationally As William Weeks persuasively argues the document also represented the first determined step in the creation of an American global empireWeeks follows the course of the often labyrinthine negotiations by.

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review John uincy Adams and American Global Empire ¶ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Ndary statecraft proved bittersweet Adams came to repudiate the slave society whose interests he had served by acuiring Florida he was disgusted by the rapacity of the Jacksonians and he experienced profound guilt over his own moral transgressions while secretary of state In the end Adams understood that great virtue cannot coexist with great powerWeeks's book drawn in part from articles that won the Stuart Bernath Prize makes a lasting contribution to our understanding of American foreign policy and adds significantly to our picture of one of the nation's most important statesme.

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review John uincy Adams and American Global Empire ¶ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Which Adams wrested the treaty from a recalcitrant Spain The task reuired all of Adams's skill in diplomacy for he faced a tangled skein of domestic and international controversies when he became secretary of state in 1817 The final document provided the United States commercial access to the Orient a major objective of the Monroe administration that paved the way for the Monroe Doctrine of 1823Adams the son of a president and later himself president saw himself as destined to play a crucial role in the growth and development of the United States In this he succeeded Yet his lege.