The Van Burens hail from Quincy, MA AKA the City of Presidents.  Daily, we walk the hallowed streets once trod by John Adams (Prez #2) and his son John Quincy Adams (#6).  Adams Sr. was America's feistiest founder, a fierce intellectual whose Mass. State consitiution laid the groundwork for the federal constitution that bound together the US of A. 

John Adams was portrayed (probably accurately) as a short-tempered curmudgeon genius by Paul Giamatti in an HBO mini-series named for #2 himself.

John Adams was portrayed (probably accurately) as a short-tempered curmudgeon genius by Paul Giamatti in an HBO mini-series named for #2 himself.

J. Q. Adams was a one-term President like his dad, but brought a sense of republican tradition to a rapidly modernizing America while forging important treaties abroad.  After his presidency, Adams Jr. achieved great success as a progressive anti-slavery Congressman.  He was portrayed by Anthony Hopkins in Amistad.   

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In short, the Adamses and the city Quincy generaly speak to values the Van Burens hold tantamount: progressivism, intellectualism, democracy, and being super fun party boys all the time.  For these reasons and so many more, the time has come  for Quincy, MA to name the Van Burens the official Band of the City of Presidents.  Please click the pic of the founding fathers to sign our petition!

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