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28th Aug '16 10:33:56 PM AtarahDerek
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* ImADoctorNotAnX: James protests at one point that he's a journalist, not a mechanic.

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* ImADoctorNotAnX: ImADoctorNotAPlaceholder: James protests at one point that he's a journalist, not a mechanic.
28th Aug '16 10:31:37 PM AtarahDerek
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* ImADoctorNotAnX: James protests at one point that he's a journalist, not a mechanic.
14th Aug '16 12:10:39 PM TheFarmboy
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* GreyAndGrayMorality: Both sides of the Revolution are portrayed this way, both their positive and negative qualities being shown as far as a kid show can display.
* GoingNative: It turns out Sarah's father is a frontiersman who is close with the Shawnee Tribe.
31st Jul '16 1:31:01 PM TheTrailblazerCritic
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* PutOnABus: General Howe after France's entry into the war. Justified as history states he resigned shortly after this turn of events despite his success against Washington and was replaced by Sir Henry Clinton, as confirmed onscreen by General Greene.
24th Jul '16 10:27:28 AM Historian1912
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*** There actually were black slave owners in the South (the first slave owner in the 13 colonies ever was a black man owning another black man), including former slaves that went on to own slaves themselves, so Moses wouldn't necessarily have stood out for being black but more for being not from there.
24th Jul '16 10:17:27 AM Historian1912
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* EditedForSyndication: The funding credits, Liberty News Network segments and website advertisements were removed in lieu of commercials when the show was syndicated. Some even edited out the "exciting scenes" intros.
12th Jul '16 11:47:30 AM Morgenthaler
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* [[RedHeadedHero Red Headed Heroine]]: Sarah.
5th Jul '16 6:52:46 PM OffTheDeepEnd
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''Liberty's Kids'' is a Creator/{{PBS}} series created by Creator/DICEntertainment, the futureproducers of WesternAnimation/StrawberryShortcake, that follows the adventures of three teenagers, two of whom were in the employ of Creator/BenjaminFranklin's newpaper/publishing business, as they find themselves witnesses to the UsefulNotes/TheAmericanRevolution from the Boston Tea Party in 1773 to the signing of the US Constitution in 1787.

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''Liberty's Kids'' is a Creator/{{PBS}} series created by Creator/DICEntertainment, the futureproducers of WesternAnimation/StrawberryShortcake, that follows the adventures of three teenagers, a young boy and two of teenagers whom were in the employ of Creator/BenjaminFranklin's newpaper/publishing business, as they find themselves witnesses to the UsefulNotes/TheAmericanRevolution from the Boston Tea Party in 1773 to the signing of the US Constitution in 1787.



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

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* '''Henri Richard Maurice Dutoit [=LeFebrve=]''', a young French orphan troublemaker who finds himself swept up 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 its 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 its 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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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.



* AborterArc: Sarah doesn't see her father again after the episode where they reunite.

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* AborterArc: AbortedArc: Sarah doesn't see her father again after the episode where they reunite.



* BigEater: Henri and his [[FoodPorn pastries and pancakes, and bread, and apples, and syrup. It's hard to blame him!)]]

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* BigEater: Henri and his has scenes of eating all sorts of yummy things like [[FoodPorn pastries and bread, pastries, pancakes, and bread, and apples, and syrup. It's hard to blame him!)]]
21st Jun '16 11:51:06 PM OffTheDeepEnd
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''Liberty's Kids'' is a Creator/{{PBS}} series created by Creator/DICEntertainment, the producers of WesternAnimation/StrawberryShortcake, that follows the adventures of three teenagers, two of whom were in the employ of Creator/BenjaminFranklin's newpaper/publishing business, as they find themselves witnesses to the UsefulNotes/TheAmericanRevolution from the Boston Tea Party in 1773 to the signing of the US Constitution in 1787.

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''Liberty's Kids'' is a Creator/{{PBS}} series created by Creator/DICEntertainment, the producers futureproducers of WesternAnimation/StrawberryShortcake, that follows the adventures of three teenagers, two of whom were in the employ of Creator/BenjaminFranklin's newpaper/publishing business, as they find themselves witnesses to the UsefulNotes/TheAmericanRevolution from the Boston Tea Party in 1773 to the signing of the US Constitution in 1787.



* AborterArc: Sarah doesn't see her father again after the episode where they reunite.



* BigEater: Henri and his [[FoodPorn pastries (and pancakes, and bread, and apples, and syrup...)]]

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* BigEater: Henri and his [[FoodPorn pastries (and and pancakes, and bread, and apples, and syrup...)]]syrup. It's hard to blame him!)]]



** The first episode starts with the British flag coming down in a storm. The last episode ends with the American flag coming up on a sunny day.

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** The first episode starts with the a British flag coming down in a storm. The last episode ends with the an American flag coming up on a sunny day.



* CharacterDevelopment: Averted with Henri, but played straight with James (who starts out as a full-on {{Jerkass}} who accepts all the Revolutionary rhetoric without any opinions of his own, Sarah (who is certainly well-meaning but also an IceQueen who is solidly British and can't understand why the colonists would want to rebel).

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* CharacterDevelopment: Averted with Henri, but played straight with James (who starts out as a full-on {{Jerkass}} who accepts all the Revolutionary rhetoric everything political without any opinions of his own, Sarah (who is certainly well-meaning but also an IceQueen who is solidly British and can't understand why the colonists would want to rebel).


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* NoSympathy: James to Sarah when she decides to return to England
** Not to mention towards the poor guy who gets tarred and feathered...at first.
9th May '16 12:38:17 AM OffTheDeepEnd
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* BritishStuffiness: Sarah starts out like this.

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* BritishStuffiness: Sarah starts out like this.this, but is still likeable.
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