This clip sets the scene in Philadelphia in July of 1776, using some moving exterior shots of the town as well as Independence Hall. Open on EXT shots in a garden area as well as a street in Philadelphia. Old red brick buildings, shot of the cobblestone and brick streets, MS of Independence Hall. Shot of a painting of Bunker Hill. More exteriors as the camera walks up to the entrance of the State House (Independence Hall). WS of the building. Cut back to the door of the State House, then dissolve to shots of a room inside. Chairs at desks and tables with candles and quills on top (meant to like as it did in the late eighteenth century).