Sketches of American colonists, the Continental Congress, and development of the Declaration of Independence
United States USA Date:1969 Duration:5 min 19 sec Sound:Yes
Struggle for American independence, and border between Canada and United States. Sketches of Catholic clergy reaching out to bind Canadian farmers with the cause of the American colonists in some cases, but more often to the British. Failure of American propaganda campaign in Canada. Sketches at Ticonderoga on Lake Champlain. Movement of captured British artillery to positions around Boston by the American colonists. Sketches of George Washington and John Hancock, as well as Ben Franklin. Sketch of colonists debating the first Declaration of Independence. Communication of the Declaration of Independence to the colonists. Sketches of rejoicing crowds of colonists. With commentary and narration by J. Frank Willis.
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