Over the emotional objections of Abigail, John Adam and his son endure turbulent seas and an encounter with the British Navy to join Ben Franklin on a diplomatic mission to Paris. But Ben cannot restrain John's abrasive personality which is even less well suited to Paris than Philadelphia. Written by
Did You Know?
"The Liberty Song" sung by the French, Franklin and Adams, was written by John Dickinson. See more
In Episode 3, a camera is reflected in the carriage window glass during a close-up of young John Quincy Adams just before his departure for Russia. Even the lettering (reversed in the reflection but readable) of the camera's make and model are clearly visible: ARRIFLEX 35. See more
Young John Quincy Adams
[John Quincy is preparing to travel to Russia as Francis Dana's secretary
Will it be very cold there, Father?
Good heavens, no. Not for a Massachusetts man.
The Liberty Song
Written by Mrs. Mercy Warren, John Dickinson, and William Boyce See more