Liberty's Kids

The BEST episodes of Liberty's Kids

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Liberty's Kids was a truly "revolutionary" children's animated series by DIC. For as long as it ran on PBS, Liberty's Kids entertained seven to twelve-year-olds while introducing them to the exciting stories and people behind the birth of a nation. The program unfurled its historical vignettes through the eyes of two teenage apprentices, Sarah Phillips and James Hiller, who worked in Benjamin Franklin's print shop and discovered first-hand the great adventures of the American Revolution. Benjamin Franklin's wise words and strong principled actions gave guidance to our young heroes, whether he is with them in Philadelphia or writing from across the ocean in France.

Last Updated: 3/14/2022Network: PBS
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Green Mountain Boys
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9.67
3 votes

#1 - Green Mountain Boys

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired 9/10/2002

James heads to the Grants to cover the story of the settlers' struggle; Sarah goes hoping to find a place in the Green Mountains for her family to settle, and Henri wants to find maple syrup. Sarah and James witness the capture of the fort and Sarah befriends Benedict Arnold, whom she instantly respects.

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The Turtle
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9.00
3 votes

#2 - The Turtle

Season 1 - Episode 15 - Aired 9/20/2002

Sarah, Henri and James reports on a sea monster in the New York harbor, then they meet the submarine inventor David Bushnell.

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Across the Delaware
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9.00
1 votes

#3 - Across the Delaware

Season 1 - Episode 19 - Aired 9/26/2002

James learns more about the captured British spy.

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An American in Paris
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9.00
1 votes

#4 - An American in Paris

Season 1 - Episode 20 - Aired 9/27/2002

While visiting Abigail Adams, Sarah gets exposed to smallpox. Meanwhile Alexander Hamilton joins George Washington in the battle.

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Valley Forge
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9.00
1 votes

#5 - Valley Forge

Season 1 - Episode 24 - Aired 10/3/2002

James and Sarah see the hardship that foot soldiers endure during the war; Washington faces betrayal.

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Allies at Last
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9.00
1 votes

#6 - Allies at Last

Season 1 - Episode 25 - Aired 10/4/2002

James learns about religious freedom from Moses Michael Hayes; Sarah and Henri are in occupied Philadelphia.

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Honor and Compromise
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9.00
1 votes

#7 - Honor and Compromise

Season 1 - Episode 26 - Aired 11/4/2002

Henri befriends Abraham Nimham; Sarah and Moses watch Congress debate over the Articles of Confederation.

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The Great Galvez
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9.00
1 votes

#8 - The Great Galvez

Season 1 - Episode 29 - Aired 11/7/2002

Sarah is in London with her mother and is having doubts about belonging there. In the end, she finally decides she is an American. Meanwhile James and Henri are traveling a long ways to give a letter to Galvez, but on the way are Brittish soldiers, will they stop them and find the letter?

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Born Free and Equal
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9.00
1 votes

#9 - Born Free and Equal

Season 1 - Episode 37 - Aired 4/1/2003

Sarah, staying with Abigail Adams in Boston, is thrilled to see Mum Bett freed and resolves to fight for civil rights. In France, Ben Franklin hopes that news of Yorktown will convince King George to surrender to his former colonies. James finds himself in a tight spot as he digs deeper for the whole story. Historical Content: The Massachusetts slave 'Mum Bett' sues for her freedom (May 28, 1781). When she wins, she renames herself Elizabeth Freeman (August 1781). With this decision and the case of another slave, Quok Walker, Massachusetts abolishes slavery (1783). In Great Britain, a bitter, recalcitrant King George III is finally convinced to recognize American independence and to go to the peace table.

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The Shot Heard 'Round the World
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8.33
3 votes

#10 - The Shot Heard 'Round the World

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired 9/9/2002

James, reporting on the Minutemen, and Sarah, falling in with the British forces, report from both sides on the ""shot heard ‘round the world"" at Lexington. They each leave the scene fearful of what the future will bring though James is caught up with the romanticism of fighting for liberty.

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United We Stand
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8.10
31 votes

#11 - United We Stand

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired 9/4/2002

Moses lets James report on Congress and after a British sailor is ""tarred and feathered,"" James learns about the ugliness of mob rule, when emotions get in the way of compassion. Sarah and Henri meet Abigail Adams and travel with her to bring supplies and pamphlets to the occupied city of Boston. Sarah immediately finds in Abigail a strong female role model to look up to.

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Bunker Hill
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8.10
31 votes

#12 - Bunker Hill

Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired 9/12/2002

James witnesses the Battle of Bunker Hill from the American side, while Sarah interviews one of the British officers, and Henri acts as a messenger.

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Midnight Ride
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8.07
30 votes

#13 - Midnight Ride

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired 9/6/2002

Sarah and James travel to Boston to deliver a message to Patriot leader Dr. Joseph Warren and end up riding with the famous messengers so that they can write about it for the paper.

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Washington Takes Command
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8.07
30 votes

#14 - Washington Takes Command

Season 1 - Episode 11 - Aired 9/16/2002

Washington puts together the Continental Army. Meanwhile James goes with Henry Knox to get cannons from Fort Ticonderoga.

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The Second Continental Congress
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8.06
31 votes

#15 - The Second Continental Congress

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired 9/11/2002

Desperate for information on what Congress is doing behind the closed doors of the statehouse, James unknowingly befriends a British spy. Sarah and Moses meet George Washington and together use ""Yankee ingenuity"" to fix Washington's carriage after it breaks.

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Postmaster General Franklin
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8.03
30 votes

#16 - Postmaster General Franklin

Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired 9/13/2002

When the Philadelphia patriots find out that some of their mail isn't being delivered to the right people by the British-controlled postal service, James and Sarah volunteer to carry important letters to New York. Ben Franklin becomes the colonies' Postmaster General on July 26, 1775.

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The First Fourth of July
star
8.00
2 votes

#17 - The First Fourth of July

Season 1 - Episode 13 - Aired 9/18/2002

Sarah and James meet Thomas Jefferson and witnesses the writing of the Declaration of Independence.

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New York, New York
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8.00
2 votes

#18 - New York, New York

Season 1 - Episode 14 - Aired 9/19/2002

Sarah does a report on the loyalists opinion on the revolution in New York. Meanwhile James escapes to Manhattan with the Continental Army.

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Captain Molly
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8.00
1 votes

#19 - Captain Molly

Season 1 - Episode 17 - Aired 9/24/2002

With General Washington losing battle after battle, James' confidence wavers. He and Sarah go to Washington's camp to report from the front lines. However, because she is a girl, Sarah is sent to Fort Tryon with the other women and children. There, she befriends Molly, a spunky patriot whose husband was killed fighting the British. But then James finds out that the British are going to attack Fort Tryon! Meanwhile, back in Philadelphia, Moses starts teaching Henri how to read.

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American Crisis
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8.00
1 votes

#20 - American Crisis

Season 1 - Episode 18 - Aired 9/25/2002

The gang meets back up with Thomas Paine. Meanwhile, George Washington is under pressure to win his battle.

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Lafayette Arrives
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8.00
1 votes

#21 - Lafayette Arrives

Season 1 - Episode 22 - Aired 10/1/2002

Henri meets the Marquis de Lafayette.

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Not Yet Begun to Fight
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8.00
1 votes

#22 - Not Yet Begun to Fight

Season 1 - Episode 28 - Aired 11/6/2002

Sara's trip back home to England is delayed because of a ship wreck.

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Bostonians
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8.00
1 votes

#23 - Bostonians

Season 1 - Episode 31 - Aired 11/11/2002

James views the acts of the Iroquois and colonists; Sarah reunites with Abigail Adams.

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Conflict in the South
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8.00
1 votes

#24 - Conflict in the South

Season 1 - Episode 33 - Aired 1/21/2003

James and Henri follow General Nathanael Green; Sarah is upset to discover Thomas Jefferson has slaves.

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We the People
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8.00
1 votes

#25 - We the People

Season 1 - Episode 40 - Aired 4/4/2003

Moses resolves to open a school for free black children; Sarah reunites with her parents. The Constitution is written.

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