Teacher Workshop John Quincy Adams and American Diplomacy 23 September 2017.Saturday, 9:00AM - 4:00PM Registration fee: $25 per person

Join us as we celebrate the 250th anniversary of John Quincy Adams’s birth! JQA was active in public affairs for more than sixty years. His letters and diary shed light on national development and global trends from the late-eighteenth to mid-nineteenth centuries. They not only reveal the public life and private experiences of one of America’s great statesmen, but also inform our understanding of American cultural, political, and social history. Learn more about his fascinating career and how to connect his work to curriculum frameworks

This program is open to all K-12 educators. Teachers can earn 22.5 PDPs or one graduate credit (for an additional fee).

Image: John Quincy Adams, oil on canvas by Nahum Bell Onthank, 19th century. Probably after Stephen Henry Gimber's 1848 engraving.



  • Learn more abou JQA's achcievements as Secretary of State, including the Monroe Doctrine and the Adams-Onis Treaty. 
  • Analyze documents from the Adams family papers, including JQA's diary. 
  • Discuss JQA's role in America's westward expansion. 
  • Meets Adams papers editors, and learn how they make the family's work accessible to audiences of all ages.