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
Did You Know?
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
When General Knox is seen moving the cannons by the Adams residence, it is raining and the shrubbery is in bloom. In fact, Knox moved the cannons between the months of December 1775 and January 1776, dealing with snow and ice-covered rivers. See more
I beg you to go gently. You are a guest in Philadelphia. Fish and guests stink after three days.
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