Young John Quincy Adams looks through eyeglass on boatYoung John Quincy Adams looks through eyeglass on boat

S1 Ep 3: Don't Tread on Me

John Adams stares with Benjamin Franklin sitting in background

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Don't Tread on Me

1777. A new period of separation from Abigail looms when Adams is appointed Minister Plenipotentiary to France along with Ben Franklin. Abigail insists that Adams take their son, John Quincy. The two endure a rough voyage--and a skirmish with a British warship--in making their way to France. There, the differences between Adams and Franklin become clear.

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