Liberty Kids - Going Home

EPISODE 39: Sarah goes to New York to get the story of the fate of the loyalists from Mrs. Radcliffe. Moses helps his brother Cato travel to New York, where Cato leaves for Nova Scotia with Mrs. Radcliffe. James reports on Shays and the discontent of the former soldiers. He also resolves to own and run his own newspaper. Lafayette invites Henri to live with him in France. Ben, accompanied by Sarah's mother, returns from Europe to a triumphant reception in Philadelphia.


HISTORICAL CONTENT: With the signing of the Treaty of Paris, those loyal to the English King are forced to leave their homes in America. Many slaves move to Canada to avoid being returned to slavery. American soldiers return home, many of them to harsh poverty. The Shays Rebellion (explain) and other events make it clear that it's not enough the United States won the war. It needs a strong central government if it is to survive as a nation.

EMOTIONAL TAKEAWAY: The fight for freedom is not just on the battle ground, but in the government offices, on the streets and in the hearts and minds of the countrymen. It is a never ending fight.

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