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John Quincy Adams was born on July 11, 1767. John Quincy Adams birthplace and childhood house is now part of the Adams National Park and it is open to the public. John was 5′ 7″ tall and athletic. He was an avid swimmer. John Quincy was named after Colonel John Quincy,  maternal grandfather. The city of Quincy, Massachusetts was named after Colonel Quincy. When John was 8 years old he watched the Battle of Bunker Hill from a hill near his house in Quincy. His parents had high expectations of him and his siblings. John Quincy, like his father, kept…

Chronological events in the life of John Quincy Adams 1767 July 11:  John Quincy Adams was born in Quincy, Massachusetts. His parents were second President of the United States, John Adams and. 1778 to 1779 Eleven year old John Quincy traveled with where his father served as a diplomatic envoy. It took them six weeks on board of the Boston to cross the Atlantic. Enrolled in L’Ecole de Mathematiques, a private academy. Started entry in diary which was kept until 1848 before he died. 1780 Charles and John Quincy accompanied John Adams to the Netherlands to negotiated a loan.…