John Adams (2008– )
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Unnecessary War 

After Adams becomes President continues Washington's policy of neutrality between England and France despite opposition inside his own cabinet.

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Following the peace treaty with England President Adams struggles to avoid war with France despite pressure from his Federalist cabinet and French provocation. John finds the price of peace to his career and the price of his long career of public service to his family is indeed high. Written by David Foss

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13 April 2008 (USA)  »

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Trivia

Although the Undeclared War with France, or Quasi-War, the Alien and Sedition Acts, and the XYZ Affair are part of the plot, they are not named as such. See more »

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As Adams leaves the White House for the last time, we see the sun rising in the South. See more »

Quotes

John Adams: I am determined to control events, not be controlled by them.
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Version of John Adams: Peacefield (2008) See more »

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Written by Rob Lane
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Unnecessary War.
31 December 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

In part 6 of John Adams we see John Adams played by Paul Giamatti is serving his term as president and dealing with his own devastating problems at home. We find out that Johns son Charles played by Kevin Trainor is an alcoholic and John verbally abuses him. Abigail Adams played by Laura Linney finds out that Charles has become deathly ill and does not look like he will be able to make it. At the end of part 6 John and Abigail are sadly informed that their son Charles has died an alcoholic vagrant. Sadly John does not win a second term as president and instead Thomas Jefferson becomes the third president of The United States.

Not Rated.

1hr 19min/79min.

****/****


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