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These websites provide lesson plans and materials of particular interest to young people and their teachers.

Historical Resources on the 200th Anniversary Please see the "Historical Resources" web page on this site for detailed resources from the US government and other sources on the history of relations between the US and Russia.

Youth and Education. This U.S. Department of State website provides interactive materials for students on U.S. diplomatic history and careers.

American Diplomacy Timeline

John Quincy Adams, first U.S. Minister-Ambassador to Russia

The Adolescence of John Quincy Adams. Offered by the Massachusetts Historical Society, this website features the letters, diary entries, and parental advice from JQA's early years, including his time in Russia as a teenager.

The Adams Papers project of the Massachusetts Historical Society. On-line resources are listed in the left menu.

Adams Biographical Sketches.

Life Works of John Quincy Adams This page is a series of links that cover the life and works of JQA. There is even a site that offers his poetry and some of the music that he set it to.

Inaugural Address of John Quincy Adams, March 4th, 1825.

Easy Fun School provides Information about John Quincy Adams together with lesson plans, description of fun activities, and trivia questions.

The Adams National Historical Park offers sections on the four generations of the Adams' family, historic homes and library, and a museum collection.

John Quincy Adams Teacher Guides at the web-site "American Presidents: Life Portraits" created for television series

The Amistad CaseJohn Quincy Adams gave a landmark defense of captured Africans on the ship "Amistad" who were bound for North America as slaves. These websites provide a rich collection of materials related to this event, which bolstered the abolitionist cause in the United States.

Controversial election of John Quincy Adams:

U.S. History in 1824-1848 from the James Madison Center.

Overview of election 1824 from C-SPAN, non-profit and non-governmental cable television.

Teacher guides on the presidential election of 1824 from the National Endowment for the Humanities.