Sons of Liberty (2015): S01E03 – Independence


Introduction

Sons of Liberty is an American television miniseries dramatising 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 drafting and signing the 1776 United States Declaration of Independence in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Outline

The start of the American Revolution begins as the Redcoats and the Massachusetts militia continue to fight at the Battles of Lexington and Concord. Now that the battles develop into a full-blown war, Sam and Hancock enlist Ben Franklin help them convince state delegates to support their cause for freedom. Meanwhile, General Gage charges Bunker Hill, causing the Patriots to suffer a major defeat. The loss inspires a document – the Declaration of Independence – written up by Thomas Jefferson, is signed by the Second Continental Congress on 04 July 1776. Colonists celebrate the evacuation of British troops in Boston. The newly formed Continental Army, led by General Washington will be put to the test when the Royal Navy’s ships attack New York Harbour.

Sons of Liberty Series

You can find a full index and overview of Sons of Liberty here.

Production & Filming Details

  • Release Date: 27 January 2015.
  • Running Time: 84-86 minutes (per episode).
  • Rating: TV-14.
  • Country: US.
  • Language: English.

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