00:05:38 - 00:08:53
TLS ocean. Text, "1607, Jamestown," "1620 Plymouth Rock." LS cliffs & crashing waves. TLS forest. MS house, Church, watchtower. Dramatic footage. TLS citizens, people working in field. LS sky, "1775." MS statue. CU paining of James Otis, VO text quote, "Colonists are by the law of nature free-born, as indeed al men are! James Otis." CU statue of Thomas Jefferson, VO text quote, "It is the right of the people to alter or abolish it, and to institute new government...Thomas Jefferson." CU painting of Thomas Paine, VO text quote, "These are the times that try men's souls. Thomas Paine." CU statue of Patrick Henry, VO text quote, "but as for me, give me liberty or give me death!" Dramatization of the fighting in the American Revolution. CU painting of signing of Declaration of independence, "July 4, 1776." CU document, text, VO "We hold these truths to be self evident that all men are created equal...life liberty and the pursuit of happiness." Dramatization of events at Valley Forge in the winter of 1777. MS American revolutionaries in snow. CU wrapping feet. CU painting of George Washington kneeling. Text, "1781." CU painting Washington on horse. Text, "the declaration of independence and the constitution of the United States of America." CU constitution, "We the people..." Montage paintings of early leaders & Presidents. MS liberty bell ringing, text, "Proclaim liberty throughout the land, unto all the inhabitants thereof."