1776: The Movie

Ken Howard as Thomas Jefferson

The Pennsylvania State House
John Adams
Thomas Jefferson
Benjamin Franklin
John Dickinson
James Wilson
Abigail Adams
Silent Men of Congress
Historical Accuracy in 1776
1776 Tidbits
1776 Laserdisc

Thomas Jefferson: author, lawyer, statesman, architect, farmer...
… not to mention he can play the violin!


Jefferson, although taking a back seat to John Adams, is still an important figure in the movie. This is shown especially in the scene where Martha Jefferson, his wife, shows up on his doorstep. According to the movie, they haven't been together in six months (I burn, Mr. A) and Jefferson is getting lonely (like Adams) and misses his wife. When they are finally together, not even Franklin can pull them apart. "... and Dr. Franklin... inventor of the stove! Jefferson, kindly present me to your wife!" - Adams, 1776