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Program 4: The Coming of Independence
Donald L. Miller, Pauline Maier and Waldo E. Martin, Jr
Narrator: America in 1763, not yet a nation.
Miller: Are we dealing with a nation that's becoming more alike, or is it becoming more different at the same time?
Maier: Well, I think we started out as different as we could possibly
Narrator: The beginning of the American Revolution -- 13 colonies under
the British flag.
Maier: They see their future as British.
Narrator: But the bond is severed and Americans declared their
independence in action and in their written documents.
Martin: These are not dead documents.
Maier: And these documents changed in meaning and in their significance
as a result of this conflict.
Narrator: Today on A Biography of America, "The Coming of