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Liberty Kids
Sybil Ludington

EPISODE 21: James learns that all kinds of people can be heroes and that especially includes strong-minded courageous young ladies. Meanwhile Sarah sees Benedict Arnold battle for respect with the same passion he uses to battle the British. She becomes concerned that Arnold's passions might do what the British cannot - defeat him.

HISTORICAL CONTENT: Sixteen-year-old Sybil Ludington defies the standard view of what is proper for a young lady and makes her own courageous "midnight ride" in Westchester County, New York to help the rebels cause (4/26/77). Benedict Arnold fights for "respect" from Congress and grows more and more frustrated over the way he is being treated by the colonial leaders.

EMOTIONAL TAKEAWAY: Limitations that others place on us cannot stop one from achieving greatness if one's mind is set on it.


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