Friday, May 13, 2011

Williamsburg part 3

For the last part of the day, we took part in a Program called "Revolutionary City." There were several segments which took place in different parts of the town.

The first was called "The Cause of Freedom," and the actors conveyed how the decision to join the continental army was a difficult one. We witnessed a scene that explained how inflation affected the colonists during the war, and another that showed how families were torn apart.

After moving with the crowd to the Capitol, Benedict Arnold joined the scene and tried to recruit colonists and slaves to fight with the British.

We returned to the coffeehouse for an insight into the enslaved community during the war.

Finally, after an address by the general, we proceeded with the fife and drum players to the courthouse lawn. There we witnessed drill practice, a speech given by George Washington, and the firing of two cannons!

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