In an emotionally charged trial John Adams defends the British sentries involved in the Boston Massacre who contend they were provoked into firing on the assembled crowd. John's success brings him offers of positions in the Massachusetts government. But after John Hancock rouses a crowd to tar and feather a representative of the British East India Tea Company and the British respond to the growing unrest with oppressive measures, John instead speaks against the British policies and chooses to represent Massachusetts in the Continental Congress. Written by
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At the end of Episode 1, when John Adams is leaving to attend the Continental Congress in Philadelphia in 1775, Abigail is very pregnant, presumably with their son, Thomas. But Thomas was actually born three years prior, in 1772, and it's too early for what would be the (still) birth of Elizabeth, which was 1777. The Adamses had four living children in 1775, not three. See more
You do not need to quote great men to show you are one.
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