John Quincy Adams was the son of second president John Adams. When the senior Adams wouldn’t let him borrow the horse-and-buggy for his inaugural ball in 1825, John Quincy Adams screamed “I hate you, Dad!” and ran sobbing up to his room.
Here are some facts about John Quincy Adams. Memorize them so you can impress your friends:
- When John Quincy Adams would try to tell his father about pending legislation, the elder Adams would say, “You think you have it rough? Back in my day I had to walk 20 miles in the snow to veto a bill! Uphill! With no boots! I didn’t even have feet! You candy-ass kids have it easy these days.”
- John Quincy Adams was the only president required to be home by 10:30 PM on weeknights and 11:30 PM on weekends.
- Sadly, when the younger Adams failed to win a second term in 1828, his father sent him to bed without supper and grounded him for a month.