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Liberty Kids
Postmaster General Franklin

EPISODE 10: When Patriot mail falls into the hands of the British, James and Sarah agree to carry important letters safely to New York. On the way they evade British troops and get help from the New Jersey Committee of Correspondence. They learn of how deep the resistance movement is and that it is even involved in making sure communication within the colonies continues.

HISTORICAL CONTENT: Ben Franklin is named the first Postmaster General of the colonies (7/26/75) and we learn the importance of communication and how long it took for letters and news to spread through the colonies and across the ocean. Ben's brilliance is evident as his methods of moving the mail speed things up.

EMOTIONAL TAKEAWAY: The pen can be mightier than the sword.


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