2 September 2002
When Moses, James and Henri come to Boston pick up Sarah, they find themselves involved in the famous tax protest.
3 September 2002
Needing to escape occupied Boston, the kids can't stay out of trouble during the British crackdown imposed after the Boston Tea Party.
4 September 2002
Sarah and Henri deliver a letter to Abigal Adams, while James learns some hard lessons about patriotic sounding mob brutality while covering the first Continental Congress.
5 September 2002
While on a business trip to Virginia, the gang find Moses' brother enslaved and Moses resolves to free him.
6 September 2002
Paul Revere and William Dawes spread the word that the "British are coming!" on the eve of "the shot heard 'round the world."
9 September 2002
The Revolutionary War begins with the battles of Lexington and Concord.
10 September 2002
Trouble erupts in the New Hampshire Grants when settlers are forced from their homes (1770-1775).
11 September 2002
The colonies decide they need a national army.
12 September 2002
The first major battle of the war.
13 September 2002
Ben Franklin is named the first Postmaster General of the colonies (7/26/75).
16 September 2002
George Washington arrives in Boston to take command of the army (7/3/75).
17 September 2002
The kids meet the hot headed idealist, Tom Paine, whose popular anti-monarchist pamphlet, "Common Sense," popularizes the idea of colonial independence.
18 September 2002
James learns about the power of political rhetoric as the motion to declare independence comes to a vote in the Continental Congress.
19 September 2002
At the Battle of Long Island, Washington fights the British in open field battles -- with catastrophic results (8/27-29/76).
Season 1, Episode 15: The Turtle20 September 2002
The first attempt to sink a ship with a submarine fails (9/6/76).
23 September 2002
A failed peace conference between the British Admiral Howe and John Adams and Ben Franklin convinces the American leaders that the British have no interest in making peace (9/11/76).
24 September 2002
Ben Franklin, appointed to a commission to negotiate a treaty with the French, sails for France aboard the Reprisal (10/24/76).
25 September 2002
The low point of the war for the Americans has arrived and General Washington calls upon Thomas Paine to put the times in perspective.
26 September 2002
To prevent ultimate defeat, Washington and his forces cross the Delaware River for a daring attack on Christmas Day.
27 September 2002
Ben Franklin sets up residence in Paris and begins his uphill battle to enlist France in the American cause (12/28/76).
30 September 2002
Sixteen-year-old Sybil Ludington makes her own "midnight ride" in Westchester County, New York (4/26/77).
1 October 2002
The 19-year-old Marquis de Lafayette arrives after an eventful journey from France and offers his services to Congress (7/27/77).
2 October 2002
While General Horatio Gates battles Burgoyne at the Battle of Saratoga, James is captured by British and Hessian forces as a spy.
3 October 2002
James, Sarah and Henri are there as George Washington and his Continental Army endure a horrible winter at Valley Forge.
4 October 2002
News of the American victory at Saratoga helps pave the way for Ben Franklin to negotiate a treaty with France.
4 November 2002
The States struggle to unite politically before the arrival of the French Ambassador (5/9/78-7/8/78).
5 November 2002
In the Ohio territory, Shawnee Chief Cornstalk and his people are caught between the Americans and the British, with tragic results (11/77).
6 November 2002
In a long, desperate battle, John Paul Jones and his wildly outgunned Bonhomme Richard defeat the British Serapis off the coast of England (9/23/79).
7 November 2002
Spanish Governor Bernardo de Galvez aides the American cause by capturing Baton Rouge (9/21/79), Natchez (10/5/79) and Mobile (3/13/80) from the British.
8 November 2002
Sarah returns to Philadelphia and is reunited with her friends just in time to help them explain to a boy the character and accomplishments of Benjamin Franklin.
Season 1, Episode 31: Bostonians11 November 2002
Sarah and Henri join the Adams family in Massachusetts just as John and his son John Quincy return from France and are reunited with Abigail (8/2/79).
20 January 2003
James, Sarah and Henri are there when Arnold tries to hand West Point over to British (9/21/80).
21 January 2003
General Nathanael Greene replaces Horatio Gates as the American commander in the south (10/16/80).
22 January 2003
Deborah Samson masquerades as a man so she can enlist in the Continental army (5/20/1782-10/23/83).
23 January 2003
Virginia slave James Armistead joins Lafayette and spies on Benedict Arnold (3/81).
Season 1, Episode 36: Yorktown24 January 2003
The climatic battle of the war.
3 March 2003
Massachusetts slave "Mum Bett" sues for her freedom (5/28/1781).
24 March 2003
Ben Franklin and John Adams sign the peace treaty with England, ending the Revolutionary War, but General Washington must thwart a potential uprising by his frustrated officers..
Season 1, Episode 39: Going Home2 April 2003
With the signing of the Treaty of Paris, loyalists are forced to leave their homes.
3 April 2003
With the new nation falling apart under the Articles of Confederation, America's leaders meet at a convention in Philadelphia and decide to write a radical new Constitution.
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