History Theatre / SeventeenSeventySix

22nd Mar '16 1:28:29 PM mcgrew
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* MidwordRhyme: Several examples, including "Sit Down, John":
-->It's ninety degrees,\\
have mercy, John, please!\\
It's hot as hell,\\
in Philadel-\\
phia!"
4th Mar '16 2:46:18 PM eroock
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Good God, sir, [[AnythingButThat was that fair?]]"''\\

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Good God, sir, [[AnythingButThat was that fair?]]"''\\fair?]]"''
4th Mar '16 2:46:01 PM eroock
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--'''John Adams'''

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--'''John -->-- '''John Adams'''


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* InstantlyProvenWrong: Just as John Adams is extolling the condition of the Continental Army ("Never has training been more spirited, never have spirits been higher"), a courier arrives with a message from General Washington describing the deplorable condition of the army, the raucous behavior, disrespect, and general unsuitability of the average colonial soldier.
5th Feb '16 7:41:44 PM WillDraco
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-->'''Adams:''' Wake up Franklin! We're going to New Brunswick!
-->'''Franklin:''' Like hell I am. What for?
-->'''Hopkins:''' [[ItMakesSenseInContext The whoring and the drinking!]]
-->''<Franklin instantly pops up out of his chair and marches out behind Adams and Chase>''
* DrumRollPlease: A military drumroll precedes [[UsefulNotes/GeorgeWashington General Washington's]] name at the end of every dispatch, even when Thomson doesn't read out the name itself.



* TheGhost: UsefulNotes/GeorgeWashington.

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* TheGhost: UsefulNotes/GeorgeWashington.Your Obedient ''[[DrumRollPlease <drumroll>]]'' [[UsefulNotes/GeorgeWashington G. Washington.]]
1st Feb '16 11:27:18 AM FF32
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Daniels plays UsefulNotes/JohnAdams (later the first-ever Vice President), a Boston revolutionary who spearheads the American effort to turn from a British Crown Colony into its own nation. All sorts of reasons are brought up for this, including taxation sans representation and the alienation that the Atlantic Ocean brings. With the help of Yoda-like Creator/BenFranklin and a [[ResignedToTheCall heel-dragging]] UsefulNotes/ThomasJefferson -- who is so homesick he can barely write the Declaration of Independence -- he puts forth these reasons... which are almost immediately savaged. It takes a minor miracle just to get the whole thing to a spot where it can be voted on, much less ratified; ''that'' would require unanimity.

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Daniels plays UsefulNotes/JohnAdams (later the first-ever Vice President), a Boston revolutionary who spearheads the American effort to turn from a British Crown Colony into its own nation. All sorts of reasons are brought up for this, including taxation sans representation and the alienation that the Atlantic Ocean brings. With the help of Yoda-like Creator/BenFranklin Creator/BenjaminFranklin and a [[ResignedToTheCall heel-dragging]] UsefulNotes/ThomasJefferson -- who is so homesick he can barely write the Declaration of Independence -- he puts forth these reasons... which are almost immediately savaged. It takes a minor miracle just to get the whole thing to a spot where it can be voted on, much less ratified; ''that'' would require unanimity.
21st Jan '16 7:58:34 AM Prfnoff
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''1776'' is the name of a 1969 Broadway play, and its 1972 film adaptation, featuring Creator/WilliamDaniels (yes, [[Series/BoyMeetsWorld Mr. Feeny]]) in the role that made him a star. It's a mostly accurate depiction of the hurdles and loopholes that the Founding Fathers went through in order to separate from Great Britain... well, once you take out [[TheMusical the all-singing, all-dancing part]], it is, anyway.

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''1776'' is the name of a 1969 Broadway play, play by Sherman Edwards and Peter Stone, and its 1972 film adaptation, featuring Creator/WilliamDaniels (yes, [[Series/BoyMeetsWorld Mr. Feeny]]) in the role that made him a star. It's a mostly accurate depiction of the hurdles and loopholes that the Founding Fathers went through in order to separate from Great Britain... well, once you take out [[TheMusical the all-singing, all-dancing part]], it is, anyway.
17th Jan '16 1:12:21 AM WillDraco
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** Both Adams and Franklin are portrayed as staunch opponents of slavery. Franklin claims to have started one of the first anti-slavery associations in America. This is not true. The first abolitionist group in America was not founded until after the Revolution, and was founded by Alexander Hamilton and John Jay, among others. Franklin did eventually come out, rather tepidly, against slavery.

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** Both Adams and Franklin are portrayed as staunch opponents of slavery. Franklin claims to have started one of the first anti-slavery associations in America. This is not true. The first abolitionist group in America was not founded until after the Revolution, and was founded by Alexander Hamilton and John Jay, among others. Franklin true, though he did eventually come out, rather tepidly, speak out against slavery.slavery in the last years of his life. [[http://www.archives.gov/legislative/features/franklin/ His final public act was in the form of a petition asking Congress to abolish slavery and the slave trade.]]
31st Dec '15 8:19:12 PM Oddstar6
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** Both Adams and Franklin are portrayed as staunch opponents of slavery. Franklin claims to have started one of the first anti-slavery associations in America. This is not true. The first abolitionist group in America was not founded until after the Revolution, and was founded by Alexander Hamilton and John Jay, among others. Franklin did eventually come out, rather tepidly, against slavery.
7th Dec '15 2:15:42 PM DaRatBastid
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* CutSong:
** Only about half of the songs originally written made it to the final production; also, "Cool, Considerate Men" in the movie.
** And half of [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sM9KcAS5_K4 "Piddle, Twiddle and Resolve,"]] which didn't even get restored on the DVD.
19th Nov '15 2:25:35 PM margdean56
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