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In life President John Adams was a man of revolving dichotomies, often revered for his statue of part of the ‘trinity’ that were the founding father, while also reviled for his hard nosed opinions and his practices in his single term as president (1797-1801). However, John Adams holds one of the most important places in the history of the United States. As one of the authors of the Declaration of Independence - he was the delegate who introduced it to the other colonial representative -he cemented himself as a fiery advocate for the liberties of the colonist; taking cue from his years as an attorney (his most notable case, trying the British soldiers involved in the Boston Massacre). Adams brought a particular type of vigor to the founding …show more content…
Mrs. Adams is celebrated as a feminist icon, she was well versed through her husband and her relationships with friends (as well as readings) of the goings-on of the nation in both eras of republic/revolution and colonialism. They wrote to each-other often, especially when Adams was in France and the Netherlands with their sons; Mrs. Adams was a strong woman of not only character but of emotional strength, something John Adams needed at his times of distress (especially towards Jefferson and Hamilton). The scene in which she dies in October 1818 was one of the most heartbreaking moments I’ve ever witnessed on the screen and seldom shall see again. Another aspect of the series that was quit good was the reconciliation between Adams and Jefferson for the last decade of their lives. Though they never met in person again, they exchanged lively letters (which are highly important today) that detailed not only their lives, but their observations of the young America and its place in the burgeoning world. And their deaths on July 4, 1826 (the fiftieth anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence) was all the more poignant and symbolic: not only did these men die, but with them the strings that connected America to its founding history and that battle for independence and liberty. The series worked in many ways and in some ways it didn’t, overall, the series was lively an finely acted, while the set decoration was sufficiently for brings those periods of history to life. John Adams is an important series, it brings to life an era that, while studied immensely and taught to all of us Americans, can never truly be felt, but in John Adams, you feel like for just a moment, you were sitting in a corner watching your nation as it was being laid

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