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
[as John Adams leaves the White House for the last time, he notices the people in the same carriage as him are staring at him
Stop gawking. I'm plain John Adams. Just an ordinary citizen. Same as yourselves.
Version of John Adams: Peacefield
Piano Trio in E Flat, Opus 100 (second movement)
Composed by Franz Schubert See more