Thomas Paine explains to Ben Franklin, James, Sarah, and Moses his new publication, Common Sense, one of the most influential pamphlets at the start of the American Revolution. Paine explains that, in the pamphlet, he explains the American Revolution in a simple manner for the ordinary person and makes the case for total independence from Britain. Paine states that he hopes to change public opinion about remaining loyal to the King of England.
Phillip meets his father, King Hubert, and tells him that he has found in a dream the girl he plans to marry. The King is excited at first but then is upset when he learns she may come from a peasant family; he wants Phillip to marry a princess. Phillip rides off on his horse in search of the love of his life despite his father's protests.
This clip discusses John Locke's ideologies about Natural Rights and government. Locke was a philosopher from the Age of Enlightenment who wrote many works that eventually influenced the Founding Fathers.
Stephen F. Austin known as the father of Texas moved to Texas after his father died and inherited his land. The city was named in honor of Austin and became the state's capitol before it was moved to Houston.