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.
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
I must study politics and war... so that my sons can study mathematics and philosophy, navigation, commerce and agriculture so that their children can study painting, poetry and music.
The Liberty Song
Written by Mrs. Mercy Warren, John Dickinson, and William Boyce See more