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1776 (1972)

1776 (1972)

Nov. 09, 1972USA142 Min.G
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Watch 1776 (1972) online for free on 123Movies. Despite or because of the state of the Revolutionary War led by General George Washington, the Second Continental Congress, meeting in Philadelphia, has long skirted the issue of independence from Great Britain, much to the chagrin of its chief proponents, Massachusetts Congressman John Adams and Pennsylvania Congressman Dr. Benjamin Franklin. Adams knows that much of the debate is against him as a person, many who see him as being obnoxious and a blow-hard. He decides a more judicious approach may be to work behind the scenes rather than be front and center in the fight as he has been. On June 7, 1776, Adams gets Virginia Congressman Richard Henry Lee to propose a motion in Congress to debate the issue, which finally passes. However when the vote for independence finally looks like it will pass, its chief opponent, Pennsylvania Congressman John Dickinson, manages to pass a motion that any vote for independence needs to be unanimous. As a delay tactic, Adams initiates a successful motion to postpone the vote for three weeks to July 2, 1776 until they can vote on the actual text for a declaration of independence – his assertion is how can they vote on something that does not exist. Adams and Franklin talk a reluctant Virginia Congressman Thomas Jefferson to be the one to draft the document. Jefferson’s reluctance is that he has other more personal issues on his mind. As Jefferson takes to his writing duties, Adams and Franklin and their supporters know they only have three weeks to convince the six opposing colonies to support independence. As Franklin states, it may take some improvisation and some compromise.

1776 (1972)
1776 (1972)
Original title 1776 - Rebellion und Liebe
IMDb Rating 7.6 6,617 votes
TMDb Rating 7.1 18 votes

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William Daniels isJohn Adams
John Adams
Howard Da Silva isDr. Benjamin Franklin
Dr. Benjamin Franklin
Ken Howard isThomas Jefferson
Thomas Jefferson
Blythe Danner isMartha Jefferson
Martha Jefferson
Donald Madden isJohn Dickinson (PA)
John Dickinson (PA)
John Cullum isEdward Rutledge (SC)
Edward Rutledge (SC)
Roy Poole isStephen Hopkins (RI)
Stephen Hopkins (RI)
David Ford isCongressional President John Hancock (MA)
Congressional President John Hancock (MA)
Ron Holgate isRichard Henry Lee (VA)
Richard Henry Lee (VA)
William Hansen isCaesar Rodney (DE)
Caesar Rodney (DE)

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