What contributed to the unpopularity of President John Quincy Adams? his acquisition of Texas from Mexico his disregard for treaties with American Indians his failure to increase trade with the British West Indies his successful attempts to raise tariffs on imports
The answer is his successful attempts to raise tariffs on imports. He raised imports for the purpose of supporting infrastructure programs such as road and canal building, education, other fields in science and enterprise. This was blocked by allies of Andrew Jackson who would later beat him in the next elections.