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
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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
[to his son as he manually mixes the ingredients for fertilizer
Manure is an art, and I consider myself an accomplished arist.
Version of 1776
Written and performed by John Bull See more