• On April 8th, 1827, John Quincy Adams was stabbed in the chest during a speech to a crowd in Augusta, Georgia.
    John Quincy Adams by George Caleb Bingham (detail), c. 1850 after 1844 original - DSC03235
  • Adams could not receive proper medical treatment in time, and passed away from his wound.
  • The man who stabbed Adams could not be identified, although a manifesto was found in one of his coat pockets.
  • The manifesto stated that the man was tired with United States politics, and wanted someone that could ensure slavery be legal in all states would rise to the office of Presidency
  • The nation mourned the loss of their President as the Vice President, John C. Calhoun rose to take his place.


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