Liberty Kids Series
EPISODE 17: Sarah travels to Fort Tryon and meets the courageous “Captain Molly,” who takes up her husband’s cannon when he falls. James sees his confidence in George Washington shaken, then hears the General vow determinedly to never again make a decision that goes against his own instincts. Henri reluctantly agrees to let Moses give him reading lessons.
HISTORICAL CONTENT: Ben Franklin is appointed to a commission to negotiate a treaty with the French. He sails for France aboard the Reprisal (10/24/76). Just after he leaves, Fort Washington surrenders, which is a catastrophe for the American cause (11/12/76) as General Washington fails again to win a battle.
EMOTIONAL TAKEAWAY: Never let other people or preconceived stereotypes effect what you yourself believe is possible to accomplish.
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