The production team would like to acknowledge the interviewees and consultants listed below for their contributions to the content of the film. See the complete film credits for more information.
On-camera interview subjects
Joseph Ellis, historian
John Ferling, historian
Joanne Freeman, historian
Edith Gelles, historian
David McCullough, author
In the film, the words of John and Abigail Adams and Thomas Jefferson are drawn from their letters, diaries, and other writings.
The description of John Adams railing against the grand estates of the Virginians and his proposal that his own "comfortable but humble" farm be called "Montezillo" comes from Joseph Ellis's Passionate Sage, page 58.
Consult the further reading page for a list of books and Web sites related to John and Abigail Adams.