John Adams: Season 1, Episode 2

Independence (16 Mar. 2008)

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

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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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In one scene Abigail is scrubbing the wooden floors in an effort to avoid the pox. The microbial theory of diseases was not postulated until the 19th. century. See more »

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Benjamin Franklin: Dr. Rush has been telling me...
[Rush agrees]
Benjamin Franklin: ... that he has bled most of Philadelphia. He quite swears by the regenerative powers of desanuinization.
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Independence.
23 December 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

After Part 1 people were waiting to see what was going to happen next and here it is.

Part 2 of 7 focuses on John Adams played by Paul Giamatti Getting fellow members of the congress to sign a Dcleration Of Independence for the right to freedom. His Wife Abigail Adams played wonderfully by Laura Linney is trying to avoid her and her entire family getting the dreaded small pox.

This is as good as Part 1 and again makes you want to watch just to see what happens. You really feel for theses characters and the kind of things they do.

Not Rated.

1hr 31min/91min.

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