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22nd Sep '17 8:54:05 AM ImperialMajestyXO
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* DeliberateValuesDissonance: Despite being for children, the show never glosses over or whitewashes the prejudices of the era it's set in. Anti-black racism in particular is a recurring element.
16th Jun '17 10:22:25 PM TheTrailblazerCritic
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* InformedAbility: Much like in real-life, General Charles Lee is repeatedly touted as the best officer in the Continental Army owing to his wartime experience with the Royal Army, despite being in the presence of fellow veterans like Washington. Also much like in real-life, his actions throughout the war do more harm to the colonial cause than good, eventually getting him court-martialed and spelling the end of his career.
31st Mar '17 2:27:54 PM TheTrailblazerCritic
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* BerserkButton: As General Charles Lee finds out the hard way at Monmouth, insulting Washington's troops is a surefire way to get on Commander-in-Chief's bad side.
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.
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