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"John Adams" Join or Die (TV Episode 2008) Poster

(TV Mini-Series)

(2008)

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[John Adams has agreed to defend Captain Thomas Preston and the Boston Soldiers]

Samuel Adams: You haven't much of a case, John.

John Adams: Do I not?

Samuel Adams: No Boston Jury will ever vote for aquittal.

John Adams: Thank you for your kind advice, Sam.

Samuel Adams: This is not a time for showing how clever you are, cousin.

[Approaches John and hands him a pamphlet]

Samuel Adams: This is a time for choosing sides.

John Adams: I am for the law, cousin. Is there another side?

Samuel Adams: [shouts to the crowd while John looks at the pamphlet depicting the Boston Massacre] There are those who fight for our rights as natural-born Englishmen, and those that would strip us of those rights!

John Adams: I do not have the luxury of your birth or your purse, Sam, to spend my days fomenting dissension.

[Calls out to Samuel]

John Adams: I intend to prove this colony is governed by law. Whatever you or your Sons of Liberty may say on the matter!

Samuel Adams: We're all Sons of Liberty here.

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John Adams: [to Sam adams] I am for the law, cousin. Is there another side?

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[John Adams and Samuel Adams watch as a British Customs Official is being tarred and feathered by an angry Boston mob]

John Adams: Do you approve of this?

Samuel Adams: People are hurt when they fight for what is rightfully theirs!

John Adams: Do you approve of brutal and illegal acts to enforce a political principle, Sam? Answer Me That, Can You?

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Abigail Adams: [to John] You do not need to quote great men to show you are one.

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