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"The Adams Administration" is the 11th song of Act Two of the musical Hamilton. It is the 34th song overall.

After Washington, who has been the support of Hamilton's power, steps down from office, Hamilton's political reputation starts to decline. He fights with John Adams, who is of his same political party, effectively destroying the Adams Administration and proving to further make worse his reputation.


How does Hamilton, the short-tempered
Protean creator of the Coast Guard
Founder of the New York Post
Ardently abuse his cabinet post
Destroy his reputation?
Welcome, folks, to

The Adams administration!

Jefferson's the runner-up
Which makes him the vice president

Washington can't help you now
No more mister nice president

Adams fires Hamilton
Privately calls him 'creole bastard' in his taunts

Say what?

Hamilton publishes his response

Sit down, John, you fat mother–[BLEEP]!


Hamilton is out of control

This is great!
He's out of power, he holds no office
And he just destroyed president John Adams
The only other significant member of his party

Hamilton is a host unto himself
As long as he can hold a pen, he's a threat
Let's let him know what we know


  • Although the bleeped line is ostensibly "You fat motherfucker!" Lin-Manuel Miranda revealed in a behind-the-scenes look at the recording that he actually recorded himself as saying "You fat motherfuckstick!"
Songs in Hamilton (Broadway Production)
Act One
Alexander Hamilton
Aaron Burr, Sir
My Shot
The Story of Tonight
The Schuyler Sisters
Farmer Refuted
You'll Be Back
Right Hand Man
A Winter's Ball
The Story of Tonight (Reprise)
Wait For It
Stay Alive
Ten Duel Commandments
Meet Me Inside
That Would Be Enough
Guns And Ships
History Has Its Eyes On You
Yorktown (The World Turned Upside Down)
What Comes Next?
Dear Theodosia
Tomorrow There'll Be More Of Us
Act Two
What'd I Miss
Cabinet Battle #1
Take A Break
Say No To This
The Room Where It Happens
Schuyler Defeated
Cabinet Battle #2
Washington On Your Side
One Last Time
I Know Him
The Adams Administration
We Know
The Reynolds Pamphlet
Blow Us All Away
Stay Alive (Reprise)
It's Quiet Uptown
The Election of 1800
Your Obedient Servant
Best of Wives and Best of Women
The World Was Wide Enough
Who Lives, Who Dies, Who Tells Your Story