History WesternAnimation / LibertysKids

16th Feb '17 12:06:55 AM TheTrailblazerCritic
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* CavalryBetrayal: Happens in "Not Yet Begun to Fight", where during his fight with the ''Serapis'' John Paul Jones sees the American frigate ''Alliance'' come to their aid.....only to fire a full broadside into the ''Bonhomme Richard'' before retreating. This is true to the real-life account of what happened and it was never definitively established why the captain of the ''Alliance'' acted as he did.
28th Jan '17 11:14:25 PM AtarahDerek
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* AscendedFanboy: Lafayette comes all the way from France to become this to Washington.
** Henri is Lafayette's biggest fan. He is promoted first to army drummer under Lafayette, and then to family as Lafayette adopts him and takes him back to France.
21st Jan '17 7:48:08 PM TheFarmboy
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** Try watching this clip with a straight face. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kFRdx7xFsrI]]
6th Jan '17 7:58:13 PM edmiborn
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* HistoricalHeroUpgrade: Although Jefferson is revealed as a slaveowner and Sarah calls him out for it, the show had to leave out his relationship with fifteen-year old slave Sally Hemmings and the children he fathered with her, for [[QuestionableConsent obvious]] [[MayDecemberRomance reasons]].

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* HistoricalHeroUpgrade: Although Jefferson is revealed as a slaveowner and Sarah calls him out for it, the show had to leave out his relationship with fifteen-year old the young slave Sally Hemmings and the children he fathered with her, for [[QuestionableConsent obvious]] [[MayDecemberRomance obvious reasons]].



** Washington also gets one of these, in a sense. He owned slaves, but only one of his slaves is ever shown, and he refers to Washington as "sir" rather than "master." His views on slavery were never made public, though he did support the abolition efforts of Lafayette, Laurens and Hamilton, and was the only founding father to free all of his slaves. Nonetheless, as a younger man, he was of the same mind toward slavery as any other southern property owner. The subject of Washington as a slaveholder is never touched in the show.

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** Washington also gets one of these, in a sense. He owned slaves, but only one of his slaves is ever shown, and he refers to Washington as "sir" rather than "master." His views on slavery were never made public, though he did support the abolition efforts of Lafayette, Laurens Lafayette and Hamilton, Laurens, and was the only founding father to free all of his slaves. Nonetheless, as a younger man, he was of the same mind toward slavery as any other southern property owner. The subject of Washington as a slaveholder is never touched in the show.
31st Dec '16 11:51:16 PM Idek618
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* '''Henri Richard Maurice Dutoit [=LeFebrve=]''', a young French troublemaker who finds himself swept up the politics of the day.

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* '''Henri Richard Maurice Dutoit [=LeFebrve=]''', a young French troublemaker who finds himself swept up in the politics of the day.



Although the series was created for a juvenile audience (ages 7 to 14), it nevertheless takes a relatively sophisticated look at the American Revolution, which highlights not only the heroes and achievements of the independence movement, but also refrains from sugarcoating things as it also adresses less palatable aspects such as the role of slavery, mob violence and the privations the Native Peoples of America suffered in this conflict.

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Although the series was created for a juvenile audience (ages 7 to 14), it nevertheless takes a relatively sophisticated look at the American Revolution, which highlights not only the heroes and achievements of the independence movement, but also refrains from sugarcoating things as it also adresses addresses less palatable aspects such as the role of slavery, mob violence and the privations the Native Peoples of America suffered in this conflict.



* BoyfriendBluff: A variation on this trope makes for a CrowningMomentOfFunny in "One Life to Lose." When British sailors attempt to kidnap James and press him into service, Sarah and Henri show up just in time and demand they let him go. When the sailors ask for a reason to let James go, Henri gleefully pipes up and says Sarah and James are engaged. HilarityEnsues as Sarah immediately picks up on the lie and launches a dramatic tale of their love and how James is eager to join the English navy, but she demanded he "hold on just a little longer, dearest" until they were married. She begs them not to take "her love" away, not after all they'd been through (at which point, even Henri is rolling his eyes). When asked if that was true, James awkwardly smiles, clenches his teeth and says that yes, she ''is'' his fiance and they are "very much in love." The sailors buy it hook, line, and sinker and even have a nostalgic moment for "young love" as the James and Sarah shuffle away hand in hand.

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* BoyfriendBluff: A variation on this trope makes for a CrowningMomentOfFunny in "One Life to Lose." When British sailors attempt to kidnap James and press him into service, Sarah and Henri show up just in time and demand they let him go. When the sailors ask for a reason to let James go, Henri gleefully pipes up and says Sarah and James are engaged. HilarityEnsues as Sarah immediately picks up on the lie and launches a dramatic tale of their love and how James is eager to join the English navy, but she demanded he "hold on just a little longer, dearest" until they were married. She begs them not to take "her love" away, not after all they'd been through (at which point, even Henri is rolling his eyes). When asked if that was true, James awkwardly smiles, clenches his teeth and says that yes, she ''is'' his fiance and they are "very much in love." The sailors buy it hook, line, and sinker and even have a nostalgic moment for "young love" as the James and Sarah shuffle away hand in hand.
31st Dec '16 11:48:43 PM Idek618
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As a result of it's honesty and sophistication, ''Liberty's Kids'' remains just as powerful a show nearly a decade and a half after it's creation.

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As a result of it's its honesty and sophistication, ''Liberty's Kids'' remains just as powerful a show nearly a decade and a half after it's its creation.



* YankTheDogsChain: Just as Sarah finds her father ''at last,'' she witnesses atrocities that happen to a Naive chief and his son, and realizes that she can't handle the horrors. He reluctantly lets her go back to England, and they never reunite onscreen for the rest of the series.

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* YankTheDogsChain: Just as Sarah finds her father ''at last,'' she witnesses atrocities that happen to a Naive Native chief and his son, and realizes that she can't handle the horrors. He reluctantly lets her go back to England, and they never reunite onscreen for the rest of the series.
19th Dec '16 11:11:36 PM AtarahDerek
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** Alexander Hamilton's father, as he reveals in his {{Backstory}}, abandoned his family when Alexander was 10.
19th Dec '16 10:33:35 PM AtarahDerek
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** Granted, said relationship hadn't begun at that point, as Sally was a young child at the time.
** Washington also gets one of these, in a sense. He owned slaves, but only one of his slaves is ever shown, and he refers to Washington as "sir" rather than "master." His views on slavery were never made public, though he did support the abolition efforts of Lafayette, Laurens and Hamilton, and was the only founding father to free all of his slaves. Nonetheless, as a younger man, he was of the same mind toward slavery as any other southern property owner. The subject of Washington as a slaveholder is never touched in the show.


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** For Sarah, Great George's, "Your home is secured for the winter, master," to Thomas Jefferson is this, as she comes to realize he owns slaves.


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* WorfEffect: Moses is tall, black and intimidating. So when he's left beaten and unconscious after an assault on the print shop, the kids know the fears of Philadelphia's denizens are justified.
14th Nov '16 10:27:01 PM AtarahDerek
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*** Unless you count Henry Laurens. While the fact that he owns slaves is never brought up in the series, his relationship to slavery historically took something of a tragic turn. He was somewhat estranged from his abolitionist son, Lt. Col. John Laurens. But after the younger Laurens was killed in battle while trying to realize his vision of giving slaves freedom in return for military service, Henry began to reconsider his stance on slavery, and eventually supported proposals for gradual abolition.
5th Nov '16 2:28:40 PM kristythomas267
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* EdutainmentGame: There is also a CD-ROM title of the same name released by Creator/TheLearningCompany for Microsoft Windows (PC) and Apple Macintosh.

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* EdutainmentGame: There is also a CD-ROM title of the same name released by Creator/TheLearningCompany for Microsoft Windows (PC) and Apple Macintosh.
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