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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Thomas Jefferson
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Nabby Adams
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Benjamin Rush
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Charles Adams
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Sally Smith Adams
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Storyline

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

The second episode in a row to end with "Piano Trio in E Flat, Opus 100 (second movement)" by Franz Schubert. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

John Adams: A mob is no less a mob because they are with you.
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Connections

Version of John Adams: Peacefield (2008) See more »

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Written by Rob Lane
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