The Worst Presidents In US History, Ranked

John Quincy Adams (1825-1829)

He was the sixth president of the United States. He was noted for his intelligence and diplomacy. “His judgment in seeing the national interest has stood the test of time.” Adams was said to have “intellectual capacity and courage above reproach.”

He removed twelve federal employees from the payroll during his entire presidency. Countless Adams supporters threw up their hands in despair as a result of his stubbornness. His supporters began to question his ability to continue in office.

Adams’ patriotic ideas further added to his troubles. A large portion of the country was moving away from post-Ghent nationalism and toward state’s rights and sectionalism. Adams, on the other hand, swam against the current.

His thoughts and convictions harmed his popularity and ultimately cost him the election in 1828. Even though his achievements are modest, he was one of the first officials to raise concerns about slavery’s status in America. And the country prided itself on its “unification.”