“A sturdy tree of liberty with shade for all.” - Benjamin Franklin
Although artistic license is taken in dramatizing the events, much of the “dialogue originates in the correspondence of the principals.”
Experience a nation being planned and made for the first time in world history. We join the momentous occasion in New York City on April 30, 1789, in a parlor where George Washington bids farewell to Benjamin Franklin. Franklin in turn compliments other monumental figures present in the room - John Adams, James Madison, Alexander Hamilton and John Jay.
“War is never cheap. But as I’ve said before, it’s a million times cheaper to win than to lose.” - Secretary of the Treasury Henry Morganthau, Jr.
Washington in Wartime, narrated by Ed Herlihy, examines the daily happenings of Washington, DC at the height of World War II. From department secretaries down to office secretaries, observe how the citizens of the nation’s capital, center of the Free World, dedicate themselves to the US war effort.
The United States presidential election of 1944 took place while the United States was preoccupied with fighting World War II. President Franklin D. Roosevelt (FDR) had been in office longer than any other president, but remained popular. Unlike 1940, there was little doubt that Roosevelt would run for another term as the Democratic candidate. His Republican opponent in 1944 was Governor of New York Thomas E. Dewey. Dewey ran an energetic campaign, but as expected, Roosevelt prevailed.