TV Mini-Series | TV-14 | | Biography, Drama, History
The life of one of the USA's Founding Fathers, its second President, and his role in the nation's first 50 years.
In one scene, Abigail reads a letter telling of the defeat of Charles, Lord Cornwallis at Yorktown. Tom Wilkinson, who plays Benjamin Franklin in this film, played Lord Cornwallis in The Patriot (2000).
South Carolina, on behalf of its sister colonies...
John Adams: STATES!
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.