Story in One Sentence:
Five of the most influential people in the founding of
America travel forward in time to see what becomes of the Grand
Five men seek shelter in the canopy of a covered bridge
during what appears to be a lightning storm:
GEORGE WASHINGTON, ALEXANDER HAMILTON,
THOMAS JEFFERSON, JOHN ADAMS and
BENJAMIN FRANKLIN. As they move onto the
bridge, the horses pulling the carriage are reluctant to pass over the
bridge. Hamilton, in the driver's seat, urges them on. They pull out of
the storm that rages around the bridge and into a mist at the end of the
covered bridge. They emerge out into the daylight. Except for the time
change, everything appears to be normal. Colonial folk in the appropriate
period dress greet them as if nothing was wrong.
Our Founding Fathers step down from the carriage and
enter a local tavern. Everything looks as it should be. But when a
21st century car pulls in alongside the carriage, and out hop two young
people, we learn that our Founding Fathers have come forward to 21st
century Colonial Williamsburg. The young people,
SALLY ERICKSON and RICHARD LAWTON
are engaged. She is a criminal defense lawyer; he is a technician at a
medical lab, working on his M.D. degree.
Through a series of amusing adventures, we find out
that the five men are exactly who they claim to be. But what they find in
21st century America is not what they expected. It's a nightmare of
welfare states, perversion, and big government to their 18th century
sensibilities. They are arrested as pious frauds.
Sally and Richard work together to prove the Founding
Fathers are who they say they are, and with the help of a physicist
arrange their return to their own time.