John Quincy Adams, the sixth president of the United States (1825–29), was also the eldest son of John Adams, the second president (1797–1801). His public service to his country was as a senator, diplomat, congressman, secretary of state, and president. John Quincy Adams was born in Braintree, now known as Quincy, Massachusetts, to John Adams and Abigail Adams. He was named after his mother's grandfather, John Quincy, who was a member of the Massachusetts legislature for many years.

Adams spent much of his youth in Europe, accompanying his father, who served ...

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