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Liberty Kids - Common Sense

EPISODE 12: James, Sarah and Henri meet Thomas Paine and learn of his belief that the common man can rule himself. The Kids also hear Paine's stand favoring full independence from England. James is particularly impressed and realizes that his work on the paper is as important as that of soldiers firing guns.

HISTORICAL CONTENT: Thomas Paine publishes his famous pamphlet called "Common Sense". It is an instant best seller, read by everyone from General George Washington to the lowest private in the army. This has a profound effect on the mood of the Colonists and helps push the colonies further along the road toward freedom.

EMOTIONAL TAKEAWAY: Words can have as much power as bullets when they are used in the right way.


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