A New Kind of Freedom

What convinced Johann to go to America?

Johann was convinced by Pastor Vogel. Pastor Vogel told Johann that if he goes each of the family members can get 50 acres of land, if you add the whole family up it will be 450 acres all together. Johann and his family has to leave, because if they don't leave they will be in a lot of danger. Another reason is that all religious groups are welcome to Pennsylvania. It will be the only place in the world that had a new freedom: freedom for all people to worship as they pleased.

How did he feel about the decision later?

When he and his family has only been in Pennsylvania less than five years it already felt like home to him. He feels wonderful because he has so much land, and has a lot of food to sell and eat, he has a great house built right over the stream.

Molly's Dream

What dream does Molly have?

Molly's dream was that she wanted to be like Mrs. Simmons. She wanted to run her own business, and be as skilled and intelligent like Mrs. Simmons. Molly does not wan't to live in rooms over her shop. She will live on the edge of the village, there will be a small house with a pond and ducks and geese.

What will she need to do to make her dream come true?

Molly will first have to finish her 7 years of being an indentured sevant, get her money from Mrs. Simmons, practice more stitching, and learn how to read, write and how to communicate with customers. After she can go and start her business, go rent a little house, until she has enough money to build her house and make her dream come true.


Many of them are poor, many were escaping from their own country. Even if you are just visiting for a short time custom agents will come and check you when you arrive. In China most of the peoples family lived there for thousands of years.

Essential Questions

1:Why do people move?

Some move because they are poor, they want to find a better place to live. Some people want freedom, maybe lots are slaves and want to get freed Some move because they want a better education, and go to a better school. Some people want to live a better life, live in better shelters and eat better food.

2:What do we do when other people don't think, act, or speak the same way we do?

Some people people will be afraid and not talk to them, and never bother to learn their language and culture. But others will act differently, some will go and learn their language so they can communicate. Others will either use hand motion to tell them something or exclude them.