DUAL: HBO’s John Adams “Independence”

Use the writing tips we talked about today to help you answer three of these questions: (worth 25pts.) Must be thoughtful and well prepared.

  1. Contrast the temperament and views of Dickinson and Adams.
  2. How do you think Adams benefited from having Franklin around?
  3. What does Abigail have to cope with during this episode?
  4. How are issues of the rights of women and slaves presented?
  5. How does Dickinson justify his refusal to support independence? What is Adams’ counter?

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