John Adams gives an impassioned speech in which he states his hope for a free republic that is governed by laws and not men. He states to the other delegates that they have a unique opportunity to choose a system of government for themselves and future generations. Adams believes it is now time to revolt against the British Empire. After the speech, several other delegates show their support for his case.
Patrick Henry gives his famous "Give me liberty, or give me death" speech in which he advocates for the colonies to become independent of the British empire through war. He claims that the colonists had tried everything to prevent war up to this point and that war is the only option left unless they want to be subjects of Great Britain and stripped of their liberties.
Colonists rally together to discuss the importance of building their own, American nation to protect their rights from the tyrant that they consider to be the king of England. Some are in support of a war for independence, while others are in opposition. Captain Martin urges them to acknowledge alternatives to war, and they speak to the results of those efforts: they did not work, and the only path to independence is war.