This video is really good to watch if you are studying about American Revolution.
James, Sarah and Henri meet Thomas Paine and learn of his belief that the common man can rule himself. The Kids also hear Paine's stand favoring full independence from England. James is particularly impressed and realizes that his work on the paper is as important as that of soldiers firing guns.
Click this link for The American Revolution Timeline: http://www.timetoast.com/timelines/the-american-revolution-timeline--24