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

Director:

Writers:

, (book)
Reviews

Watch Now

$0.00 with Prime Video

WATCH NOW

Videos

1 video »
Edit

Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
Clancy O'Connor ...
...
...
...
Del Pentecost ...
Edit

Storyline

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

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


Certificate:

TV-MA | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

16 March 2008 (USA)  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

,  »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

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 »

Goofs

Obvious modern reproduction pewter tankard in the Adams' city residence. Period pewter was cast in molds and then finely hand-smoothed if needed, leading to an evenly smooth surface - including the vessel's bottom. Most modern pieces have bottoms hastily smoothed with a lathe machine. The lathe leaves telltale concentric rings - which shine forth while young Charles shows the vessel's bottom to the camera as he takes a drink at the family table. See more »

Quotes

John Adams: Do you not believe in saying what you think?
Benjamin Franklin: No, I'm very much against it. Thinking aloud is a habit responsible for much of mankind's misery.
See more »

Connections

Version of 1776 (1972) See more »

Soundtracks

Sea Shanty
Written and performed by John Bull
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
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.

****/****


1 of 2 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Tha way they treated each other caspersbluetiger
Amazing series, minus one thing. keenvj
Other Figures in history that ought to get the 'John Adams Treatment' Writerchamp13
Was George Washington a jackass? homer_it
Jefferson Predicted the Civil War skybailey16
HBO needs to do another series similar to this focusing on Jefferson peacetoker
Discuss Independence (2008) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page