Directed by: Peter H. Hunt
Starring: William Daniels, John Cullum, Howard Da Silva, Ken Howard, Donald Madden
Factual error: The Liberty Bell is depicted ringing as the Declaration of Independence is being signed on July 4 (a mistake itself) in the film. The bell actually did not ring on that date, but on July 8, when the Declaration had been returned from the printer and unveiled to the public.
Edward Rutledge: Mr. Adams is now calling our black slaves "Americans." Are they, now?
John Adams: Yes, they are. They're people, and they're here. If there's any other requirement, I've never heard of it.
Edward Rutledge: They are here, yes. But they are not people, sir, they are property.
Thomas Jefferson: No, sir, they are people who are being treated as property!
Trivia: During principal photography, Blythe Danner was pregnant with Gwyneth Paltrow. Paltrow later played Martha Jefferson's daughter Patsy in Jefferson in Paris.
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Chosen answer: By "the British Crown" he meant the king. By "the British half Crown" he was just referring to the money in use by the British at the time.
Exactly contrasting loyalty to the country with loyalty to profit.