Liberty's Kids

Season 1 Episode 2

The Intolerable Acts

Aired Unknown Sep 03, 2002 on PBS



  • Trivia

  • Quotes

    • Phillis Wheatley: They say it's because of the Tea Party. I heard Lt. Brampton tell Master Wheatley, if Boston's going to cause trouble, Boston's going to pay the piper.
      Sarah: That only makes sense...
      James: Whose side are you on?
      Sarah: I didn't know there were sides. We're all the King's subjects.
      James: Maybe you're a subject, but I'm a citizen. I have rights!

    • British Soldier: 'Tis you who could use the soap and water... In that smart mouth of yours!
      James: You're absolutely right. You'll have to forgive my manners, I'm an orphan. I was raised on the streets and sometimes forget my place.

    • Wedderburn: You have no honor, sir! You are a scoundrel, sir! Have you nothing to say for yourself?
      Benjamin Franklin: The heart of a fool is in his mouth, but the mouth of a wise man is in his heart.
      Wedderburn: Ahhhh! The famous Franklin wit! Perhaps I need to remind you, a rope is the proper reward for treason?

    • James: How many are there now?
      Henri: Too many! There mustn't be a soldier left in England!

    • James: How many do you see, Henri?
      Henri: Un, deux, trois, quatre, cinq...
      James: English, Henri, not French!
      Henri: I'm counting the English!

    • Henri: After this I'm never going to roll again, not even in my sleep.

    • James: Are you sure you like it?
      Sarah: It's the most beautiful gift I've ever received!

  • Notes

  • Allusions

    • HISTORICAL CONTENT: The British Parliament passes the "Intolerable Acts," including allowing British soldiers to take over a colonists home without their permission. In England, Ben Franklin faces charges of treason and gives one of the greatest speeches ever!