John Adams

Season 1 Episode 3

Don't Tread on Me

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Aired Sunday 9:00 PM Mar 23, 2008 on HBO
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John Adams and Benjamin Franklin are newly appointed as the Ministers of Plenipotentiary, and must take a hard ocean voyage to France. Along the way they encounter a British warship.

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Pip Carter

Pip Carter

Francis Dana

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Damien Jouillerot

Damien Jouillerot

King Louis XVI

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Thomas Langston

Thomas Langston

Young Thomas Adams

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  • TRIVIA (1)

    • Music featured in this episode include:

      -"Quintet No. 9 for Guitar and Strings in C" by the Academy of St. Martin in the Fields of Chamber Ensemble and Pepe Romero.
      -"Violin Concerto No. 3" written by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.

  • QUOTES (2)

    • Benjamin Franklin: If you continue to exasperate and antagonize these people--
      John Adams: As I did in Philadelphia and we declared independence, you recall.
      Benjamin Franklin: In Philadelphia we negotiated independence.
      John Adams: Well, you may be as patient and accommodating as you like, Doctor, but for myself, I will not voluntarily put on the chains of France while I am struggling to throw off those of Great Britain!

    • John Adams: I intend to secure an audience with King Louis at the earliest opportunity. He and I clearly have much to discuss.
      Benjamin Franklin: You do not demand an audience at Versailles, Mr. Adams. One is invited.

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