Abraham Lincoln, who was inexplicably Billy's friend replacement for Grim after Mindy stole him, builds a log cabin in the mall. Log cabins were the homes built by original settlers in the USA, and Lincoln actually built his own.
Maude sits in Archie's chair and won't move, so Archie uses his secret weapon to upset her: talking negatively about President Franklin Delano Roosevelt. Archie and Maude get into an argument, and during it, they mention many defining aspects of FDR's presidency: his four-term presidency, polio illness, fireside chats, the recovery from the Great Depression, and the United States' entrance into World War II.
In the midst of a hostile relationship between the United States and France, Thomas Jefferson reads a memo from the French prime minister. The memo states that the U.S. must pay a $250,000 bribe to French officials and issue a $10 million loan to the government before the two countries can begin formal negotiations. John Adams suggests a plan to prepare for war, while Thomas Jefferson criticizes his willingness to wage war.