Liberty's Kids HD 138 - Born Free And Equal | History Cartoons for ChildrenApr 18, 2023
the world was made to change its battle give me back my
freedom rattle get my independence sign declare it on the dotted line let it phil the doubt for your
freedom rings and the patriotic voices say red white and blue never give up you represent america how can i look at it another way, here are some exciting scenes from today's episode of
childrenwith wallis has surrendered the war is over it's not over cornwallis is not england i will give up my throne before i break up this british empire i love never me i will surrender for those american rebels we take these truths to be self-evident all men are created
equalthose words refer to freedom i built the house in the year 35 i was told it is the oldest complete house in all the berkshires it was on this house we drafted our statement of grievances against the english government unfortunately you can see how much attention king george gave it thank you betty you're welcome clever man come here what's the meaning of this what lady what you say look at dust in my wedge glass i'll fix it from right away mrs mrs adams i am delighted you were able to come hope to see your john from europe soon too if the news from yorktown is good colonel ashley perhaps john and dr franklin will meet us soon and bring along a peace treaty with them it is my fondest hope that this will happen thank you mrs adams i am theodore sedgwick i greatly admire the contributions that you and your husband have made to our new nation theodore is the best lawyer in town you do not want to find yourself on the other side of a case from him come friends let's start our meeting with the declaration of independence good idea here here wonderful when in the course of human events it becomes necessary for a people to dissolve the political ties that have connected them with another and to assume among the powers of the earth the position separate and
equalto which the laws of nature and the god of nature entitle them, a decent respect for the opinions of humanity requires that they declare the causes that impel them to separation hello honey you came to help that big man from natick to drink his ninth cup of punch lizzy easy well what's more important us running a hit from me getting in trouble or some old words the teacher says oh the words do you know what those are the old words are about me not betty but i have a feeling you are about to tell me little sister those words are about freedom you and i have been slaves since we were
bornwhat do we know about freedom nothing lizzie nothing at all what we have these truths are self-evident all men are created the same as they are endowed by their creator with certain inalienable rights that among these are life, freedom and the pursuit of happiness but if someone offered me a minute of freedom and told me that I had to die at the end of that minute I would take it only to be a minute on god's land a free woman dear mother a lot has happened since i last wrote general washington has won in your city it was truly a miraculous convergence as they are calling if the french fleet led by admiral degrasse captured the mouth of the chesapeake bay this trap general cornwallis could get no help from the sea and with the cities surrounded on all sides by generals washington and rochambeau he could expect nothing but trouble from the land furthermore the siege was terrible and he feared that it will never end.
Finally, lack of food and endless artillery barrages forced General Cornwallis to concede defeat. More than 7,000 British soldiers surrendered their weapons. Surely with such a huge loss the British will now realize the futility. of this war and we will finally have peace andre dr franklin wonderful news victory in yorktown with wallis the war has been surrendered this is really wonderful news monami but the war is really over that i think it will be up to king george to decide if not on what of our other generals cornwallis not england which clinton in his six thousand men which of our fleet we are the largest naval force in the ocean sir and i will appreciate you remembering we have beaten these settlers time and time again and we will now this change it is nothing and i will write both to the secretary of state for america myself directly with you i have business to attend to dear sir there will be no peace without honor lizzy i will get more lemonade that ma'am i told lizzy to do it lizzie right now you were eating uh leftovers ma'am you ate the family meal without asking me if first ma'am I'm sorry ma'am you're so sorry ma'am excuse me ma'am uh didn't I order you to leave now to clean that and that and that and that and that's fascinating mr. sedgwick I think I'd like to practice law some day with all due respect sarah no women lawyers with all due respect mr sedgwick maybe i'll be first maybe you'll really excuse me betty come in please thank you mr sedgwick let me take your coat now please come in and sit down now betty what can i do for you sir i would like you to help me win my freedom for me and my girl excuse me i don't want to be a slave and i don't want my girl to grow up like i did knowing nothing but slavery thank you kindly you're welcome betty are you asking me to sue colonel john ashley the most important man in this town for his freedom yes sir i fear for my son's welfare you can't let the boy be in danger mr sedgwick but it's more than that sir i heard that paper said all Men are
bornequal and that every man has the right to freedom I am not a fool the law will not give me my freedom and what my colleagues in parliament did king george ostrich how really in simple words say when he received the news of the defeat he said our losses In America have been horrible The taxes the British are paying on this war are outrageously high, but even now that Lord Cornwallis has surrendered at Yorktown and our hopes of victory in America have vanished utterly.
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I forbid anyone to think of peace. My mad rage for revenge lives on and only the total enslavement of my American subjects will end, gentlemen, what the king says is madness and you mister north must tell him so betty why did you come to me? he said he's the best lawyer in town and he was there in the master's study a few years ago writing those other words about freedom, everyone said that's what he meant in '73 when we discussed a bill of rights and a constitution for Massachusetts Yes, sir, when I was waiting at the table, I stayed still and worried about things.
I listened to them, gentlemen, and I never heard everything they said, but that all people are free and equal, I thought about it a lot and I thought I would see if I didn't go among them. so you must help ever a slave won her freedom in court before yes sir several times but those cases were always based on a master promising freedom to his slave then breaking that promise colonel ashley made no such promise to betty like this that you will win i don't take the betty case on the contrary that's exactly why i'll take the betty case yahoo um i don't care what that file says mr charles fox in parliament i don't care what anyone else in the parliament says parliament mr north i don't care what others say in the whole world i will renounce my throne before i break up this british empire that i love and serve i will never surrender to those american rebels never this is a great chance for us let's hope they release the issue can mama bet win mrs adam she's got good lawyers in mr sedgwick and mr tapping weave and she's right on her side yes sarah we'll see if those two weapons are strong enough to carry the day is the jury is but all members of the Jury's all male and they're all white how can mommy bet on getting a fair trial give them some credit sarah maybe they'll understand we're all one race the human race judge on behalf of colonel ashley who has served his state and people so well your country in so many ways we ask that this the case be dismissed immediately what will they do that and that bet will be returned to your legal residence colonel ashley's house order on what basis your honor your nation's custom deems slavery right and correct the bet is john ashley's legal black slave colonel ashley can testify that it is a simple matter of property, therefore we ask you to return the bet to colonel ashley at once, your highness, now my cowardly prime minister, Lord North, you have sent me your resignation, everyone is against me, but I will not accept it. this and i will not let my colonies go the british empire like these hounds is strong the rebels like the fox are weak your majesty i'm afraid sometimes the fox escapes the hound the court rejects colonel ashley's motion to dismiss this case sir sedgwick you may you speak for your client thank you george in the past a slave in massachusetts has only been freed when a master went back on his promise to free that slave but we would like to present two different arguments two new arguments first no law in massachusetts has established slavery as a legal i challenge colonel ashley to show me one that makes a second even more important even if such a law existed it would be canceled by our new state constitution as my client has so wisely pointed out to me our massachusetts constitution states that all men are born free and equal and have certain essential and inalienable natural rights among which can be counted the right to enjoy their liberties gentlemen betty cannot be the legal slave of colonel john ashley for a very simple reason slavery is illegal it's just a scratch katherine you're going to be fine you're ready to get your brother now betty yes sarah what will you do if you lose honey my husband rest in peace he died in this world so we could all be free of your friends in england not so some some of us could be slaves to some other of us somehow sometime me and a little bet will be free and you can count on betty sarah the jury is coming back gentlemen they have reached a decision we have a judge we find the bet is not now neither she has ever been the legal servant or property of john ashley we award 30 shillings in damages to stake and order john ashley to pay her for all his services since he was 21 we also declare that john ashley will pay all port costs congratulations to all of us this is a great day isn't it wonderful? all our people will be free you got it catherine good road friends friends to courage to freedom to mommy bet i've given myself a new name a free name from this moment on i'm elizabeth freeman betty i hope you come back and work for me for a salary, of course we can use you again thank you sir but i'll stay here with the sedgwicks they've done nothing but treat me right and with 10
kidsand mrs cedric sick someone has to cook i'll leave you then bye girls betty is feeling good call that man sir instead of master you are free baby just like i always promised you are free um my good friends king george has come to his senses he wishes to negotiate peace with france and the new united states of america perhaps how make that announcement again and mother there is more good news another slave named cork walker sued for his freedom in the supreme court of massachusetts and also in one the decision will surely lead to a ban on slavery in massachusetts listen to what the president of the said court slavery originated from the european nations and british government but a different idea has taken place here in america everyone is born free and equal everyone has the right to
libertyand to be protected in my judgment slavery it is abolished in the most effective way possible thank you Mr.
Ashley mother these overdue decisions for freedom give me new hope for my new country our new country I hope. and trust that the horror of slavery will soon be abolished in the rest of our 13 states forever by mother if an american ain't free none of us is a rattle
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