"The question here is independence!"
In the days leading up to July 4, 1776, Continental Congressmen John Adams and Benjamin Franklin coerce Thomas Jefferson into
writing the Declaration of Independence as a delaying tactic as they try to persuade the American colonies to support a resolution
on independence. As George Washington sends depressing messages describing one military disaster after another, the businessmen,
landowners and slave holders in Congress all stand in the way of the Declaration, and a single "nay" vote will forever end
the question of independence. Large portions of spoken and sung dialog are taken directly from the letters and memoirs of
the actual participants. - from imdb