SERIESMOVIESNEW & LAST CHANCESCHEDULEFREE EPISODESMoreDocumentariesSpecialsSportsPodcastsMaxSIGN INSIGN UP FORSERIESMOVIESNEW & LAST CHANCESCHEDULEFREE EPISODESMoreDocumentariesSpecialsSportsPodcastsMaxSIGN INSIGN UP FORmax-style John Adams About Season Season-1John Adams: Season 1 7 EPISODES | TV-14WATCH NOWMAXPaul Giamatti and Laura Linney star in this Emmy-winning, seven-part HBO miniseries about American Founding Father John Adams. 1.Join or DieBoston, 1770. In the aftermath of the Boston Massacre, John Adams takes the defense of the accused British soldiers.2.IndependenceAdams wins over skeptical delegates in the charge to declare independence in July of 1776.3.Don't Tread On Me1777. A new period of separation from Abigail looms when Adams is appointed Minister Plenipotentiary to France along with Benjamin Franklin.4.Reunion1781. Adams joyously learns the British surrendered to Washington at Yorktown and reunites with Abigail in Paris.5.Unite or DieElected America's first VP, Adams is frustrated by his exclusion from President Washington's inner circle.6.Unnecessary WarAbandoned by Jefferson for retaining Washington's cabinet, President Adams holds firm on keeping the nation out of war.7.PeacefieldIn retirement, Adams starts writing his memoirs, then endures a series of tragedies.