John Quincy Adams, the Sixth President of the United States, followed in his father's footsteps, John Adams, who was our second President.
As a young boy, he helped his mother manage a large farm, while his father was away much of the time serving in the Continental Congresses. At age 10, he joined his father on a dangerous journey to France. His father wrote of his satisfaction of young Johnny's behavior, showing patience, attentiveness, and maturity beyond his years.
His life in the White House was reported to be his unhappiest, as quarrels within his party hampered him in Presidential matters. He was nicknamed "Old Man Eloquent", due to his ability to speak so well.
It was during his Administration that Noah Webster published An American Dictionary of the English Language in 1828.
In a letter to his father, John Quincy Adams wrote, "...may our country be always successful, but whether successful or otherwise, always right."
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