Adams, John Quincy (Administration)

John Quincy Adams, the son of the second U.S. president, John Adams, was the sixth president of the United States, in office from 1825 to 1829. He was born in 1767 in Massachusetts and never went to school because he was tutored at home by a cousin and his father’s law clerk. Both his parents were wealthy, and the young John Quincy Adams accompanied them overseas to France, where his father was envoy from 1778 to 1779, and then to the Netherlands from 1780 to 1782, where he went to Leiden University. He also managed to visit St. Petersburg, the Russian capital, when he was 14 years old, and traveled to other parts of Europe before returning to the United States. He was trained as ...

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