Abigail Adams was a strong, educated woman who counted many 18th-century public figures as friends—including Thomas Jefferson. They were divided at times by their differing views on politics and slavery, yet Adams and Jefferson shared many common interests and perspectives during a decades-long friendship that spanned two continents.

Watch as Thomas Jefferson, interpreted by Bill Barker, and Abigail Adams, interpreted by Abigail Schumann, discuss this significant friendship, how it changed over time, and its implications for early American history.