Sons of Liberty (miniseries)
Sons of Liberty (2015) is a three-part American television miniseries, airing on the History channel, dramatizing the early American Revolution events in Boston, Massachusetts, the start of the Revolutionary War, and the negotiations of the Second Continental Congress which resulted in the drafting and signing of the 1776 United States Declaration of Independence.
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Episode 3: Independence [1.3]
- Samuel Adams: I know what most of you think of me, that I'm a thug. A smuggler. Rebel. That I started all of this, asked for it. A drunk, who never did anything with his life and has caused all this trouble for anybody. Well I am here today to tell you that you're right. I am. I am all of those things, and more. But, in the eyes of the crown, I'm nothing. In the eyes of the crown, you are nothing. You're just colonists. Who do you want to be? I mean, the answer actually isn't even important. It's the idea that we even have the right to ask the question. Who do we want to be? We don't need a birth-right. We don't need a family crest and we certainly don't need the king's damn permission! What we need is a fair and equal chance. The freedom to live our lives as we see fit and the confidence that that freedom cannot be taken away from us! That is our God-given right and I for one am willing to fight for it, willing to die for it. Independence, gentlemen. Independence.
- George Washington: [reading the U.S. Declaration of Independence] We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.