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John Quincy Adams (July 11, 1767 - February 23, 1848) was born to John Adams, the second American President, and his wife Abigail, in Braintree, Massachusetts. He is the author of a journal which consists of 50 volumes and tells the story of the beginnings of America, beginning in 1779 and ended when he died. He accompanied his father to France and to the Netherlands when the elder Adams was American envoy to France. At the age of 14, he accompanied Francis Dana to gain legitimacy and recognition for the fledgling U.S. He and his wife Louisa, had four children. He died of a stroke which he suffered on the floor of the House as he rose to debate an issue.



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