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The Declaration of Independence (1911)

John Hancock, one of the most ardent of American patriots, had more to lose than had practically any of his associates in the revolution against George the Third. A millionaire at the time ... See full summary »
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George Lessey ...
Julia M. Taylor ...
Polly Quincy
Frank Hall Crane ...
Paul Revere (as Frank H. Crane)
Justus D. Barnes ...
David Thompson ...
Thomas Jefferson (as David H. Thompson)
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John Hancock, one of the most ardent of American patriots, had more to lose than had practically any of his associates in the revolution against George the Third. A millionaire at the time when a man with $10,000 was regarded as wealthy, the revolution absolutely beggared him, as he had predicted it would, but from start to finish he did all he could to win freedom for his country. To Samuel Adams is accorded much of the credit of winning the handsome young millionaire to the side of the patriots, but his sweetheart, Dolly Quincy, afterward his wife, also had much to do with the stand he took. For she was an ardent American. Hancock was an active figure in the famous "Boston Tea Party," when the tea ships form England were attacked, and the wares thrown overboard. He did not, like some of the others, try to avoid recognition by disguising himself as an Indian, but was present with the crowd on the ship, trying to preserve order, seeing that nothing except the tea was disturbed. ... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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4 July 1911 (USA)  »

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