John Adams

Part 6: Unnecessary War

  • Season 1
  • , Episode 6  | 
  • Aired: 4/13/2008
    • Length: 01:20:00
    • Plays: ???
Synopsis >

Abandoned by Jefferson for retaining Washington's cabinet, President Adams holds firm on keeping the nation out of war, despite French aggression and pro-war sentiment among his advisors. Abigail urges him to sign the controversial Alien and Sedition Acts, seeing them as a way to preserve domestic security. Meanwhile, Adams faces a crisis at home.

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