Watch John Adams
- 1 Season
The beginning of the show takes the viewer to the city of Boston. British soldiers are murdering citizens in a horrific massacre. John Adams is a well-known respected and honorable attorney. Due to his excellent record in bringing hope and justice to people, he defends the commander of the Redcoats believed to be the murderer. John Adams is not comfortable initially, but then decides to take on this complicated case. The community does not like it and much controversy follows this decision. John Adams is also shown as a great driving force to bring independence to the United States. He is determined to show his fellow Congressmen that independence from Great Britain will bring the States to a new and better level. He played an important role in the election of George Washington as the leader of the new Army. Many did not agree with his actions. In the process and passion of convincing the community and Congress, he begins to question and even rudely accuses members of being cowards and not for the forward movement of the country. After his trips overseas, John Adams begins to forge deep international bonds with European nations. John Adams is not comfortable with the lavish European ways. He was nothing like Benjamin Franklin who was a direct, reserved and serious man that loved his wife deeply. He refuses to engage in the wild party like atmosphere of the French nation. He did not want to use it as a tool to get the countries to have a political and economic relationship with each other. He loses his position to be the diplomatic liaison between the two nations because of his ethics and beliefs. Even though all of this takes place, John Adams still becomes the second president. John Adams chooses Thomas Jefferson as the Vice-President but the relationship between the two is very distant and strained. He actually loses the election against his own Vice-President. The interesting part about both presidents is that both passed away on the same day on the half-century anniversary of the celebration of Independence.