John Adams
John Adams
John Adams

2008

15

1 Season

Drama

John Adams

: Set against the backdrop of a nations stormy birth, this miniseries depicts the extraordinary life and times of one of Americas least understood, and most underestimated, founding fathers: the second President of the United States, John Adams.

John Adams

: Set against the backdrop of a nations stormy birth, this miniseries depicts the extraordinary life and times of one of Americas least understood, and most underestimated, founding fathers: the second President of the United States, John Adams.
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2008

15

1 Season

Drama

John Adams

: Set against the backdrop of a nations stormy birth, this miniseries depicts the extraordinary life and times of one of Americas least understood, and most underestimated, founding fathers: the second President of the United States, John Adams.

John Adams

: Set against the backdrop of a nations stormy birth, this miniseries depicts the extraordinary life and times of one of Americas least understood, and most underestimated, founding fathers: the second President of the United States, John Adams.
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Season 1

E 1 - Join Or Die

1h 8m

In the aftermath of the Boston Massacre, John Adams takes an unpopular stand by serving as defence attorney for the accused British soldiers. As pro-independent sentiment boils over in Massachusetts, Adams is invited to join the newly created Continental Congress.

In the aftermath of the Boston Massacre, John Adams takes an unpopular stand by serving as defence attorney for the accused British soldiers. As pro-independent sentiment boils over in Massachusetts, Adams is invited to join the newly created Continental Congress.

E 2 - Independence

1h 28m

As more violence rages, Adams nominates George Washington to lead the Continental Army. After a proclamation from King George III that treason will be met with death, Adams seconds a resolution for independence and persuades Thomas Jefferson to draft a declaration.

As more violence rages, Adams nominates George Washington to lead the Continental Army. After a proclamation from King George III that treason will be met with death, Adams seconds a resolution for independence and persuades Thomas Jefferson to draft a declaration.

E 3 - Don't Tread On Me

1h 6m

Adams endures a series of uncomfortable encounters in Paris. His strident demands that France increase their naval commitment to America's war effort upsets the French diplomats and draws the wrath of Benjamin Franklin, who is then appointed sole minister to France.

Adams endures a series of uncomfortable encounters in Paris. His strident demands that France increase their naval commitment to America's war effort upsets the French diplomats and draws the wrath of Benjamin Franklin, who is then appointed sole minister to France.

E 4 - Reunion

1h 3m

Adams learns of the British surrender to Washington. A missive sends Adams to London as the nation's first minister to Britain - while Jefferson replaces Franklin in Paris - where King George III recognises the friendship of the United States as an independent nation.

Adams learns of the British surrender to Washington. A missive sends Adams to London as the nation's first minister to Britain - while Jefferson replaces Franklin in Paris - where King George III recognises the friendship of the United States as an independent nation.

E 5 - Unite Or Die

1h 1m

Elected America's first Vice President, Adams is riled by his exclusion from President Washington's inner circle. Though he's vilified for casting an unpopular swing vote that ratifies a U.S./British treaty, Adams is elected President in 1796 ... 3 votes over Jefferson.

Elected America's first Vice President, Adams is riled by his exclusion from President Washington's inner circle. Though he's vilified for casting an unpopular swing vote that ratifies a U.S./British treaty, Adams is elected President in 1796 ... 3 votes over Jefferson.

E 6 - Unnecessary War

1h 16m

President Adams holds firm on keeping the nation out of war, despite French aggression and pro-war sentiment among his advisors. Though vindicated in the French crisis after Secretary of State John Marshall brokers a peace with Napoleon, Adams fails to win a 2nd term.

President Adams holds firm on keeping the nation out of war, despite French aggression and pro-war sentiment among his advisors. Though vindicated in the French crisis after Secretary of State John Marshall brokers a peace with Napoleon, Adams fails to win a 2nd term.

E 7 - Peacefield

59m

Adams starts writing his memoirs but endures a series of tragedies when his daughter and wife pass. Adams reports the sad news to Jefferson, and the two old friends and adversaries take solace in a correspondence that mends old wounds that lasts the rest of their lives.

Adams starts writing his memoirs but endures a series of tragedies when his daughter and wife pass. Adams reports the sad news to Jefferson, and the two old friends and adversaries take solace in a correspondence that mends old wounds that lasts the rest of their lives.