John Adams (2008– )
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Independence 

After the Battles of Lexington and Concord Adams becomes the voice for independence at the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia.

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Thomas Jefferson
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George Washington
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Samuel Adams
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John Hancock
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Benjamin Rush
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Young John Quincy Adams
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Young Nabby Adams
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Elbridge Gerry
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Robert Treat Paine
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James Duane
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General Henry Knox
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After viewing the dead and wounded on the battlefield of Concord, John Adams takes up the cause of Independence. Frustrated by the caution of delegates from colonies that do not share Massachusetts plight, the inexperienced politician is abrasive, obnoxious and even insulting. But with the advice of Abigail and Ben Franklin he soon learns he has allies, to cultivate them, to bide his time and to seize opportunities. Following John's nomination, George Washington takes charge of the army and enjoys successes despite supply shortages. Back at home, Abigail and the children risk supporting the war effort in most tangible ways but find Mother Nature more threatening. Written by David Foss

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Trivia

In the Congress scenes, North Carolina is never seen and the sound of the mystery voice is different from the others, as if it was added later. See more »

Goofs

In Congress, Samuel Adams seconds motions proposed by his cousin John. Colonies were not allowed to second their own motions. See more »

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John Adams: General Warren is fallen at Bunker Hill. Shot through the head. Bayoneted and stripped of his clothes. I knew him, gentlemen. He was my physician. The full measure of british atrocity is too terrible to relate. "400 patriots dead." Not professional soldiers, ordinary citizens of Massachusetts who willingly gave their lives to defend what was rightfully theirs. Their liberty. But they took with them more than 1,000 british soldiers and 100 of their officers. If this congress does not support the...
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