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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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
When paintings are discovered of John Adams and Abigail, it is said that they should be placed in the "White House". "White House" was a term coined during the Theodore Roosevelt presidency nearly 90 years later. Prior to that it was referred to as the "Executive Mansion". It is possible that the producers purposely did this for recognition purposes. It is unlikely that Mr. McCollough (historical writer of the book the movie was based on) wouldn't have known this. See more
[Inside the White House, John and Abigail Adams survey a portrait of the late former president George Washington
Is the old man welcoming us or showing us the way out?
Version of John Adams: Peacefield
Piano Trio in E Flat, Opus 100 (second movement)
Composed by Franz Schubert See more