James Traub: The Militant Spirit of John Quincy Adams

Thursday, April 21, 2016 at 12 p.m.

Admission: Free

Journalist and foreign policy expert James Traub unveils his essential biography on the life and complex political career of America’s sixth president—from his upbringing as the son of Founding Father John Adams to his death on the floor of the House of Representatives. Michael Gerhardt, professor of constitutional law at the University of North Carolina and scholar-in-residence at the National Constitution Center, moderates.

A book sale and signing of John Quincy Adams: Militant Spirit will follow the discussion.

Event & Parking Information

  • Registration is recommended for all programs. Call 215-409-6700 or click here to reserve your seats.
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  • Seating begins one hour prior to program start time, and programs last approximately one hour unless otherwise noted. Programs begin promptly and latecomers may not be admitted.
  • Please note programs are subject to change; call the National Constitution Center or check our website for updated information.
  • Parking will be available for $9 at the National Constitution Center parking garage located at the rear of the building on Race Street between 5th and 6th streets on a first-come, first-served basis. Pick up your discounted parking voucher at registration.


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