People in America have always been fighting from liberty. The American Revolution is just one of many wars people in this country had to fight for their freedom and independence.
Starting in the year 1763, where England is still ruling what’s going on in America to 1778 when the British gets crushed this documentary shows the dramatic events that happend douring the American Revolution and made the United States of America to the country it is now.
Liberty – The American Revolution
Liberty – The American Revolution, Part 1: The Reluctant Revolutionaries”
1763-1774. In 1763, the capitol city of America is London, George Washington is lobbying for a post in the British army, and no one thinks of Boston harbor when they hear talk of tea parties. In a dozen years, the colonies are on the brink of rebellion. What happens to bring this country so quickly near war with England?
Liberty – The American Revolution, Part 2: “Blows Must Decide”
1774-1776. A total break from Great Britain remains hard for Americans to imagine, even after shots are fired at Lexington and Concord. Words push matters “Over the Edge” in 1776. Common Sense argues that it is the natural right of men to govern themselves. The Declaration of Independence declares this same idea a “self-evident” truth. For Americans, there is no looking back. There will be war with England.
Liberty – The American Revolution, Part 3: The Times That Try Men’s Souls
1776-1777. Days after the Declaration of Independence is signed, a British force arrives in New York harbor. Washington and his troops are driven to New Jersey. With only a few days of enlistment left for many of his volunteers, a desperate Washington leads his army quietly across the Delaware River on the day after Christmas, 1776, to mount a surprise attack on a sleeping garrison in Trenton.
Liberty – The American Revolution, Part 4: Oh Fatal Ambition
1777-1778. The “united” states remain in dire need of funds and military support. Congress dispatches Benjamin Franklin to France in hopes of creating an alliance which will provide both. Meanwhile, a British army marches down the Hudson River trying to cut off New England from the other colonies. The British are crushed by Americans at Saratoga. The French enter the conflict on the American side.
Liberty – The American Revolution, Part 5: The World Turned Upside Down
1778-1783 The British hope to exploit the issue of slavery and to enlist the support of loyalists in the south. They fail. After a series of brutal engagements, the British army heads for Virginia, only to be trapped by the miraculous convergence of Washington’s army and the French fleet at Yorktown. The end of the war is at hand.
Liberty – The American Revolution, Part 6: Are We to be a Nation?
1783-1788 Peace comes to the United States, but governing the world’s newest republic is no simple task. Congress is ineffectual and individual states act like sovereign nations. By the time the Constitutional Convention convenes in 1787, many wonder if the country can survive. The long ratification process helps define what sort of nation the United States is to be—a process that continues to this day.