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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General George Washington is shown wearing the blue and buff uniform of the style that he would wear throughout the war. However, the style of the collar on this particular coat is not historically accurate in that the two corners of the collar on the uniform should have been either buttoned to the top of the lapels or capable of being buttoned down (which would be evinced by two clearly visible button holes in the collar, one at each corner). While no regimental coat belonging to George Washington from the time of the revolution is known to exist today, every single artist who personally observed Washington during the war painted him in his uniform with the collar either actually buttoned down or capable of being buttoned to the lapel tops. Further, the buttoned down collar was the style fashionable and in common use by American soldiers and officers during the mid-late 1770s. See more »

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Benjamin Franklin: [to Adams] I beg you to go gently. You are a guest in Philadelphia. Fish and guests stink after three days.
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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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