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.
Did You Know?
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
[John and Abigail Adams arrive at the unfinished White House for the first time and see that the workers ther consists of slaves
Half-fed slaves building our nation's capitol. What possible good can come from such a place?
Version of The Adams Chronicles
Piano Trio in E Flat, Opus 100 (second movement)
Composed by Franz Schubert See more