1. my mom is driving to the airport and just texted me:

    "we just passed new brunswick and saw some whoring and drinking"


  2. I want to watch something special for July 4 but I can’t decide


    John Adams?

    Entirety of I Made America?

    ALL OF IT?


  3. "Is Anybody There?" from 1776


  4. publius-report:


    Boy Meets World is on. It’s the quiz show episode where John Adams High is competing against Hamilton High.

    Knowing who played Mr. Feeny, I refuse to believe this was a coincidence.

    It wasn’t a coincidence at all. William Daniels loved 1776 so much and was delighted with every 1776 easter egg the writers snuck in (John Adams High, Hamilton High, Eric always calling him “that British dude” which Feeny always corrected that he was actually from Boston, etc.)

    There was also an episode of St. Elsewherethat took place in Philadelphia. While near Independence Hall, Daniels started to sing part of “Sit Down, John”, and they left it in the episode.

    Can he get any more adorable?

    (via publius-report-deactivated20120)


  5. Happy Birthday Roger Sherman!

    Can we all take a moment to sing—

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  6. March 31, 1776

    "I long to hear that you have declared an independency. And, by the way, in the new code of laws which I suppose it will be necessary for you to make, I desire you would remember the ladies and be more generous and favorable to them than your ancestors. Do not put such unlimited power into the hands of the husbands. Remember, all men would be tyrants if they could. If particular care and attention is not paid to the ladies, we are determined to foment a rebellion, and will not hold ourselves bound by any laws in which we have no voice or representation.”

    Abigail Adams to her husband, John


  7. This is what a history-teacher-mother / history-crazy-daughter relationship looks like

    She’s taken to posting “This Day In History” stuff on her facebook. This morning, she posted on just my wall:

    "Today in 1776, Alexander Hamilton received his commission as captain of an artillery company in New York. Thought you should know."

    Damn, does she know me.


  8. A Question

    My mother (a history teacher who wept upon seeing the Magna Carta), as much as she absolutely adores the Founding Fathers, wants to know why everyone seems to be obsessed with them now.

    "Was it the John Adams miniseries? I mean, where did ‘Too Late to Apologize (a Declaration)’ come from? And the Hamilton Mixtape. And those people on tumblr…did these feelings always exist and now they have a venue for them? Or is this a more recent craze?”

    I said I think the sudden influx of books like 1776, John Adams, Alexander Hamilton, and Washington: A Life has a little bit of something to do with it in the general population (which then lead to things like the miniseries). But I still can’t explain everything else.

    Anyone have any answers for her?


  9. "I have come to the conclusion that one useless man is called a disgrace; that two are called a law firm; and that three or more become a Congress!"
    — John Adams, played by William Daniels in 1776

  10. "Franklin smote the ground, and out sprang George Washington, fully grown and on his horse. Franklin then electrified him with his miraculous lightning rod and the three of them — Franklin, Washington, and the horse — conducted the entire Revolution by themselves."
    — 1776, John Adams aka William Daniels