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
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
[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 John Adams: Peacefield
Piano Trio in E Flat, Opus 100 (second movement)
Composed by Franz Schubert See more