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John Adams 

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The life of one of the USA's Founding Fathers, its second President, and his role in the nation's first 50 years.
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Top Rated TV #144 | Won 4 Golden Globes. Another 45 wins & 35 nominations. See more awards »

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Series cast summary:
...  John Adams 7 episodes, 2008
...  Abigail Adams 7 episodes, 2008
...  Benjamin Rush 6 episodes, 2008
...  Thomas Jefferson 6 episodes, 2008
...  Nabby Adams / ... 4 episodes, 2008
...  Thomas Adams 4 episodes, 2008
...  George Washington 4 episodes, 2008
...  Colonel William Smith 4 episodes, 2008
...  Samuel Adams 3 episodes, 2008
...  John Quincy Adams 3 episodes, 2008
...  Young John Quincy Adams 3 episodes, 2008
...  Young Nabby Adams 3 episodes, 2008
...  Sally Smith Adams 3 episodes, 2008
Kevin Trainor ...  Charles Adams 3 episodes, 2008
...  Benjamin Franklin 3 episodes, 2008
...  Young Charles Adams 3 episodes, 2008
...  Alexander Hamilton 2 episodes, 2008
...  John Hancock 2 episodes, 2008
...  Madame Helvétius 2 episodes, 2008
...  Robert Treat Paine 2 episodes, 2008
...  Elbridge Gerry 2 episodes, 2008
Jules Croiset ...  Second Dutch Banker 2 episodes, 2008
...  Dutch Man 2 episodes, 2008
Lex van Delden ...  First Dutch Banker 2 episodes, 2008
...  John Dickinson 2 episodes, 2008
...  Timothy Pickering 2 episodes, 2008
Thomas Langston ...  Young Thomas Adams 2 episodes, 2008
Timmy Sherrill ...  Attorney General Charles Lee / ... 2 episodes, 2008
...  Bostonian Townsperson / ... 2 episodes, 2008
...  Boston Citizen / ... 2 episodes, 2008
Tim Seip ...  Sons of Liberty 2 episodes, 2008
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Adapted from David McCullough's Pulitzer Prize-winning biography, this lavish seven-part miniseries chronicles the life of Founding Father John Adams, starting with the Boston Massacre of 1770 through his years as an ambassador in Europe, then his terms as vice president and president of the United States, up to his death on July 4, 1826. Written by Jwelch5742

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16 March 2008 (USA)  »

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Trivia

History buffs might recall that a British Navy surgeon shortly before 1750 concluded that sailors, by sucking on limes, could reduce the incidence of painful and debilitating scurvy. Concurrent experiments involving sailors taking vinegar or sea water failed. Eighteenth century medicine was unaware that limes contained Vitamin C (a substance not really understood until the 1930s) and also did not fully comprehend scurvy as a nutritional disease, but crews were issued limes in their rations after the field study. British sailors and later British people generally were nicknamed "limeys" shortly afterward. At the film's dock set, around a peck of sucked-on cut limes litter the ground as if discarded by sailors. See more »

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Despite the fact that the first two episodes span more than six years (1770-1776), neither Nabby Adams nor John Quincy Adams seem to age. Since they were born in 1765 and 1767 respectively, both should have grown and aged significantly - from toddlers to young children - over that span of time. See more »

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Benjamin Franklin: You are a guest in Philadelphia. Fish, and guests, stink after three days.
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Everyone should watch
20 March 2008 | by See all my reviews

Given the current state of affairs, everyone should make time to watch this mini-series. It's refreshing to know that people though imperfect truly cared about the true nature of freedom. The actors do an outstanding job of portraying the flavor of the times, and the souls of their characters. For most of us the Declaration of Independence is taken for granted. It's wonderful to see how many struggled to unify this country and by no means was the thinking unanimous. I love Jefferson and his quiet nature, resorting to words on paper more comfortably than speaking in public.

For as much as I thought I knew about John Adams I'm finding I didn't know him at all. Pay close attention to the courtroom scenes and thank the stars that court room behavior has evolved since then. I'd hate to have to testify in an environment like that.

Watch this series and hope that some of our politicians today are watching too. I would hope that it might spark something inside them that has been buried in todays hypocrites


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