John Adams has lost the Presidential race to Thomas Jefferson. John and Abigail have returned to their farm in Massachusetts. After forty years of marriage, Abigail looks back to the days of her early marriage as the young wife and mother. Referring to the many letters written between the Adams, she recalls the days of revolution and uncertainty. She reminisces about the friendships forged in France and England as a diplomat’s wife. Mrs. Adams brings to life the early days of Washington, D.C. as seen from the windows of an unfinished White House.