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
Did You Know?
In the theatre scene, the lines being spoken by the actor are from the 1787 play "The Contrast," written by Royall Tyler. Tyler had been a suitor of Abigail "Nabby" Adams. See more
The Executive Mansion, as it was known then, is shown as painted white. It was not painted white until after the War of 1812 when the British burned the building. To cover the scorch marks, it was decided that the building be painted white and from that point it became known as "The White House." See more
I am determined to control events, not be controlled by them.
Version of John Adams: Peacefield
Piano Trio in E Flat, Opus 100 (second movement)
Composed by Franz Schubert See more