Liberty's Kids

Season 1 Episode 18

American Crisis

Aired Unknown Sep 25, 2002 on PBS



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    • HISTORICAL CONTENT: This is the low point of the war for the Americans. Washington's adjutant, General Joseph Reed, questions the Commander's ability to lead. The Continental Congress, anticipating attack, flees Philadelphia for Baltimore. Washington knows he must win a battle or the revolution will fail from lack of public support. Thomas Paine writes, "These are the times that try men's souls."