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Panoramic photo of the Louvre.
Panoramic photo of the Louvre, the largest museum in Paris, where John Quincy Adams was schooled

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Young John Quincy Adams Abroad

John Quincy Adams served as his father's secretary when John Adams was sent to Europe as a special representative during the American Revolution. Schooled in Paris and at the University of Leiden in the Netherlands, John Quincy Adams was a gifted student, becoming not only polished and well mannered but also able to speak several languages, including French -- the diplomatic language of choice at the time. This made him a valuable asset to the American delegation going to Russia in 1781. Was their mission there successful?


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