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
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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
As Adams leaves the White House for the last time, we see the sun rising in the South. See more
Now, your immediate resignations will be accepted, gentlemen!
I don't feel it my duty to resign.
Oh? Excellent. Excellent. Then you leave me the far more satisfying remedy of removing you from office.
Version of John Adams: Peacefield
Written by Joseph Hopkinson and Philip Phile See more