John Adams chaffs under the mantle of Vice President for its utter lack of authority and responsibility. Despite his abhorrence of the divisiveness of political parties John is drawn to the Federalist camp favoring a strong executive. Divisions even reach into the President's cabinet, exacerbated by war in Europe. Written by
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[During an argument about monarchism
Where are you going?
[Leaving the room
We'll finish this conversation when you've regained your senses.
I, uh... I was not aware that I have lost them.
Well, you have.
Composed by George Frideric Handel
(as George Frederic Handel) See more