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.
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At Washington's inauguration, the film shows one man both holding the Bible and administering the oath. In reality, Samuel Allyne Otis held the Bible and Chancellor Livingstone of New York administered the oath. See more
[to John Quincy as he leaves for Europe
You have more prudence at 27 than your father at 58. All my hopes are in you, both for our family and our country. Do not disappoint me.
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