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.

Director:

Tom Hooper

Writers:

Kirk Ellis, David McCullough (book)
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Cast

Episode credited cast:
Paul Giamatti ... John Adams
Laura Linney ... Abigail Adams
Stephen Dillane ... Thomas Jefferson
Rufus Sewell ... Alexander Hamilton
Sarah Polley ... Nabby Adams
John Dossett ... Benjamin Rush
Samuel Barnett ... Thomas Adams
Kevin Trainor ... Charles Adams
Mamie Gummer ... Sally Smith Adams
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
John Curran ... White House Construction Foreman
Lucas N. Hall ... Continental Army Officer
Charisse Matthews ... White House Servant
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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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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 »

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

Alexander Hamilton: A national army binds the country much as a national bank does.
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Connections

Version of The Adams Chronicles (1976) See more »

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Written by Rob Lane
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 April 2008 (USA) See more »

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