Liberty Kids Series
EPISODE 02: Moses, James, Sarah and Henri hide at poet Phillis Wheatley’s house in Boston, where some of His Majesty’s soldiers are being quartered. Hearing Phillis Wheatley’s story, Sarah is confronted with the horror of slavery for the first time. Later, though Sarah does not agree with her new friends thoughts about Mother England, she helps them in a time of trouble.
HISTORICAL CONTENT: In response to the Boston Tea Party, the British Parliament passes the “Intolerable Acts,” including “quartering”, which allows British soldiers to take over a colonists home without their permission. Boston becomes an occupied city (3/74-6/74). Meanwhile, in England, Ben Franklin faces charges of treason and gives one of the great speeches ever while refuting the charges (1/74).
EMOTIONAL TAKEAWAY: People can disagree about important things but still help each other and be friends.
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