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John Adams 1776 stamp by RavenGaleSpencer John Adams 1776 stamp by RavenGaleSpencer
If there's any one famous person in history I hope I'm related to, it'd be John Adams. =P He, like me, was not one to mince words.

This quote is from the beginning of "1776," a musical with John Adams, Ben Franklin and Thomas Jefferson as the main characters, depicting the days leading up to the signing of the Declaration of Independence on July 4. It's definitely worth checking out. Being made in the 70's and two and a half hours long, it does get a little slow in places, but it's got some very funny quotes--a lot of them historically accurate. And it really gave me a feel for what the founding fathers went through to make us a free country unlike any history textbook ever has.

(Forgive the Youtube-quality picture. :P)
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beaglebuddy100 Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I am actually a direct descendent of Adams :3 I'm technically one of his cousins. Because I am directly related to John and Priscilla Alden who were pilgrims on the mayflower...and she was directly related to his...father?

Idk it's all mapped out in a book somewhere with my grandparents names on it (starts digging through bookshelf)
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excalibaka Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
hhohohoooohhoo yes2!!!!
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loveuumbreon Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I died when I saw this. This musical is one of the best! :heart:
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Cocohorse Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
BURRN.

*snickers* Aaron Burr.
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FalseDisposition Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I adore John Adams and William Daniels just makes him that much more awesome.
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PageOHaraWriter Featured By Owner May 30, 2012  Student Digital Artist
dslfjhadfjhas:glomp:dlkfjhaslkfjhas

:squee: :happybounce: :squee: :happybounce: :squee: :happybounce: :squee: I LOVE THIS MOVIEEE!

You just made my day! :love: :heart: :love: :heart: :love:
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RavenGaleSpencer Featured By Owner May 30, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Your enthusiasm is infectious. :D
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PageOHaraWriter Featured By Owner May 30, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Hey, also, I'd like to use this on my wall if you don't mind. Only, I don't know how. :cries:
If I can could you tell me how?
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RavenGaleSpencer Featured By Owner May 30, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
If you don't have a Membership, then the best way to show images is with good old-fashioned html. Just copy/paste this: <img src="http: //fc00.deviantart.net/fs49/f/2009/196/c/5/John_Adams_1776_stamp_by_AbdhitanMireen.gif"> Except take the space out after the colon.
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PageOHaraWriter Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Yay! Thanks!
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PageOHaraWriter Featured By Owner May 30, 2012  Student Digital Artist
I'm listening to "Is Anybody There" I'm practically high on 1776:)

I'm wierd, I know.
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00chris00 Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
love this movie
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animelover6594 Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
haha i loved that movie XD
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imadrinkyersoda Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2011
lol i saw the movie in school... its got a little boring ans awkward at some parts.... :XD:
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RavenGaleSpencer Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Sure, it gets slow...but in 1976 when it came out, moviegoers weren't expecting a car chase or explosion every five minutes. =P
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imadrinkyersoda Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2011
lolz i know =P
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BlackKnight1357908 Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I LOVE THIS MOVIE!!!!!! XD
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RavenGaleSpencer Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nice GIR avi. ;)
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BlackKnight1357908 Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
why thank you :3
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HedgehogQuill Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2011
I LOVE this movie; a musical about dozens of men arguing about a legal document in the 18th century sounds boring as hell, but it's one of my favorites, as is this quote XD
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serpentine-eyes1994 Featured By Owner May 18, 2011
I worshiped this guy when I was little! I used to quote this movie word 4 word all the time! This is one of my top ten fav quote of all time! Thank you for posting this! :heart: :iconglomp2plz:
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RavenGaleSpencer Featured By Owner May 19, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Gladly. =P Adams was the man.
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CarpalTunnelLuv Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
OMG I LOVE THIS PART
I wish I was related to John Adams too. He's my hero and BTW I know it'll sound arrogant and braggy but I'm actually related to George Washington on my mother's side. He's my distant cousin.
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Warious Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
We quote this all the time at home.
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EveryDayArtist Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2010  Student General Artist
I adore that quote! First time I saw this was in history class and I started cracking up. Loudly. Love that quote.
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RavenGaleSpencer Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for faving. :P Yeah, I hope Adams was that blunt in real life. If so, he'd be awesome.
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Rachelevans1013 Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2010  Professional Writer
MY GOD, I love that man!! I saw 1776 at age 14 and it started me on a quest to know this man and his wife also. They were "da bomb"! You rock!! :headbang:
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Beya-chan Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2010
1776 is my favorite movie of all time. I have watched that VHS so many times that I'm surprised it hasn't fallen apart.
...I think I'll go watch it now.
*toddles off*
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RavenGaleSpencer Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I put it in every 4th of July at least. :nod:
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PTDaHood Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2010   Writer
1776~~~~ <333333333

YEAH, YOU TELL THEM ADAMS 8D

Oh, don't forget: "A second flood, a simple famine, plagues of locusts everywhere; or a cataclysmic earthquake, I'll accept with some despair~ But NO~ You send us CONGRESS~ Good GOD, Sir, was that fair~!?" :P
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RavenGaleSpencer Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Adams rules in that movie. :nod: He tells it like it is.
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Coli-Chibi Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2010
:D
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RavenGaleSpencer Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for faving. :)
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Coli-Chibi Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2010
Velcome.
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Techta Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
nomnomn I love heem haha awesome actor, awesome character, awesome history
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RavenGaleSpencer Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Indeed. :nod: The Fourth of July is coming soon. I'll probably dig this movie out and watch it again.
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Techta Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
my best friend and I are going to cosplay at the mall >.<
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RavenGaleSpencer Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awesome, I love cosplay. :D Who are you going to be?
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Techta Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Adams of course! XD
I was him for halloween and my best friend was TJ. Our personalities are extremely similar to our characters. Even some of the things our friendship has gone through. The only major problem is that even tho i'm the perfect height of John, she's a couple inches shorter than me. >.<
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RavenGaleSpencer Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That's so cool. You don't see many historical cosplayers. :nod: John Adams truly was the man. He told it like it was.
If your friend is the silent intellectual type, Jefferson is probably perfect for her. But who's going to be Ben Franklin? :P
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Techta Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
I have a friend that gets along with almost anyone, except the people who think they are better than her. She's never had an official boyfriend, but she likes to play with all of them. Idk, she just kinda reminds me of Franklin. But she's not the scientific sort. I don't really know any good Franklins. lol

Maybe I should put up a pic of us if I can find one...
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Blooberi800 Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
God I loved this part of the movie!!! john Adams was the reason I begged my parents to buy the DVD for me. XD
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RavenGaleSpencer Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
John Adams was full of win. :nod: He wasn't afraid to tell it like it was.
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Blooberi800 Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That's why I liked him. :)
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Rose-PokeWolf Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2009
He is most definitely
obnoxious and disliked!
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RavenGaleSpencer Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ah yes, but he told it like it was. ;)
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Rose-PokeWolf Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2009
Thank goodness he was there to pull that congress together. I've often wondered what would've happened if Franklin got his way and our national symbol was the turkey, We'd have been mocked forever by other countries. What would we eat for Thanksgiving?
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RavenGaleSpencer Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:XD: Darn, then we'd be reduced to just cranberry sauce and bread stuffing.
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Rose-PokeWolf Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2009
or only tofu turkey!
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biopsysresult Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2009   Traditional Artist
There is absolutely nothing I do not love about this.
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