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Join an 8th grade American History class in Liberty, Missouri as they read the historical novel "The Year of the Hangman" and ask what would have happened if the Patriots would have lost the American Revolutionary War....

Tuesday, March 21, 2006

Week 3 - Question #2

Creighton makes a tough decision when he helps break his uncle out of jail. Would you have made the same choice? What other options did Creighton have and what did he risk in making those decisions?

14 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

If that was my uncle in jail that i was got close to yea i would help him break out back then but not these days i would just make him sit and spend the time that he deserves. The risks that creighton made when he tried to break his uncle out of jail was that getting himself put in jail.
By:Tyler B.

11:01 AM  
Anonymous Jessica said...

If my uncle was in jail and it was for a bad reason, I wouldn't help him out. If he wasn't in any serous trouble, then I would help set him free(a different way than Creighton did). I would try to plead with the judge and get them to find him inocennt. Creighton had a risk of having himsself hung if the soilders found him of helping his uncle get out of jail. That is what I think about freeing my uncle.

8:54 PM  
Anonymous ryan h. said...

If my uncle was in jail for any reason at all then I would not set him free. If he was in jail then I would just let him stay in jail and let him do the time that he needs to do. The risk that Creighton had was being hung if the soliders caught him.

1:26 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If my uncle was in jail during this time period I would help him out but if it was during this period then I would not save him because the consequences would be different for time period. So I would help him but not today.

Steffen D

1:27 PM  
Anonymous Anna D. said...

I wouldn't have helped my uncle if he was in jail. Creighton should have known that his uncle would have pulled something like that. Creighton risked his life for that and was lucky he got away before they killed him or put him in jail too.

6:02 PM  
Anonymous Taryn said...

If my uncle were in jail and he was put in jail for a bad reason then I wouldn't help him get out. If my uncle didn't do what he was put in jail for then I would help him get out. The way Creighton did it was not the exact way I would have done it I would have got a good lawyer and pleaded to the judge that he was innocent. Creighton could have got into serious trouble if he got caught for tring to break his uncle out of jail the way he did.

6:13 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i think he made the right choice because he couldnt of survive by himself and with his uncle he has a better chance of surviving and maybe going home faster he could of choose to not break his uncle out of jail and survived by himself or something but i think he would be risking a lot of things if he did decide to not break his uncle out of jail like he could be killed or something because it wasnt safe being on the streets by yourself in that time.

fernanda 2nd hour

10:57 PM  
Anonymous Will S. said...

If my own uncle were in jail I think that I would have done the same as Creighton. I think the only reason Creighton did it was because he was mad at the Colonies for killing his dad. His only other options were to help the Colonies or just stay at Dr. Franklin's house and wait for everything to pass. But in my opinion I don't think he would have done either.

9:35 AM  
Anonymous jessica h. said...

If my uncle was in jail i probabaly wouldn't help him break out becasue it is very risky these days trying to break out of jail. The risks Creighton was taking were that someone could catch him and he would be in a lot of trouble.

9:23 PM  
Anonymous Nick M in Liberty said...

Yes, I would have helped. Not only would I have wanted to escape, but I would have been scared. The only person creighton actually knew was his uncle and leiutentand hale. Afterwards, though, he did realize what a foolish move he had made and he risked his own life, and his identity.

2:24 PM  
Anonymous Glen H said...

Yes, i would have broken my uncle out of jail. Creighton could've left his uncle in jail, and destroying all chances of him escaping from new orelans, but since he did break his uncle out of jail, he had the risk of getting caught and being imprisoned, only for their plot to be foiled.

2:25 PM  
Anonymous brent s said...

If my uncle was in jail i would try to bail him out unless he deserved it. Then i would let him pay his time.A risk that creighton had was being put in jail himself or maybe something worse. If my unlce was innocent i would do as much as i could to try to get him out.

4:17 PM  
Anonymous Leslie said...

At the time he thought that his uncle was going to take him back to his home. Creighton at the time didn't want to be in America. I would have done the same thing If I were at a place that I didn't want to be in and away from the ones that I loved. Yeah I would have done the same thing.

8:15 PM  
Anonymous Lexi H. said...

Well, if it was my uncle, and he acted as Creightons uncle did, I would say "Find a way to get yourself out of jail, you ungrateful pig!" From the beginning of the novel I could tell that Creightons uncle was not very kind or caring. So in my opinion, Creighton was wrong to have helped.

11:34 AM  

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