JOHN ADAMS

JOHN ADAMS
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BY ELIZABETH CANTLEY-WILHELM

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  • *Thoroughly insults Dickinson* 
  • Virginia will never join you Adams!
  • And I, Dickinson, don't like you!
  • Dickinson is being insufferable!
  • Well then, maybe you shouldn't have insulted him in front of the entirety of the Continental Congress.
  • Congress won't listen.
  • Here's my advice dear.
  • One of Virginia's representative's is telling John Adams that Virginia will never join him in his attempt at freedom. Pennsylvania rep. Dickison is making his qualms with Adams know. Adams responds by insulting Dickison. 
  • That's awful! I shall talk to Congress on your behalf.
  • We don't have enough food or clothes! Not to mention no flint for our muskets!
  • Let's put The Enactment of The Declaration of Independence to a vote.
  • John Adams talks to Ben Franklin about how Dickinson won't see eye to eye with him. Ben Franklin enlightens Adams to how politically unwise it was of him to insult Dickinson in public.
  • Massachusetts votes yes! 
  • Pennsylvania votes n-yes.
  • Virginia.... Virginia votes yes.
  • John Adams tells his wife Abigail about his troubles with the Congress while she offers her advice on the situation.
  • ....Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness.....
  • Here Here!
  • George Washington tells Adams about the trouble's the continental army is facing. Adams promises to talk to the Congress about getting Washington and his troops more supplies. 
  • The  Congress put it to a vote whether or not they would send their Declaration of Independence to the king of England. Dickinson did not attend so he wouldn't have to vote.
  • The Declaration of Independence is read to a crowd of colonists outside of the Continental Congress's meeting hall in Philadelphia.
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