Based on the Pulitzer prize winning book by David McCullough, John Adams chronicles the life of this remarkable historical figure, a man whose fiercely independent spirit, reverence for the rule of law, and commitment to personal liberty profoundly influenced the values on which the U.S. was founded...
Last Episode01x07 Part 7 - Peacefield Aired: Apr. 20, 2008
In retirement, John Adams begins to write his memoirs and works on mending his relationship with Thomas Jefferson through a series of correspondence. …
Series Fun Facts
- The turquoise and white striped robe a la Francais worn by Laura Linney (Abigail Adams) is the same costume previously worn by Kirsten Dunst (Marie-Antoinette) in Marie Antoinette.
- The sets of Adams' Netherlands apartments closely resemble the paintings by Dutch artist Johannes Vermeer.
- Goof (incorrectly regarded as a mistake): The "Join or Die" design used throughout the series preceded revolutionary ideals by more than two decades. It was designed and published in the…
[show]Goof (incorrectly regarded as a mistake): The "Join or Die" design used throughout the series preceded revolutionary ideals by more than two decades. It was designed and published in the Philadelphia Gazette in 1750 by Benjamin Franklin and was used in promoting the Albany Plan to form a united colonial government under British rule to counter the French. The plan was rejected in both Great Britain and the colonies. However, the cartoon was once again used during the Revolutionary War as a way of courting colonial unity against the British.