Liberty's Kids

We the People

Season 1, Ep 40, Aired 4/4/03
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  • Episode Description
  • Unable to pay their debts, farmers who fought in the war find their land being taken by the government. Violence ensues and an "excess of democracy" threatens to destroy the newly formed nation. Fearing that things can deteriorate further, delegates from each state meet once again in Philadelphia to draft a new Constitution.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Walter Cronkite

    Dr. Benjamin Franklin

  • Chris Lundquist

    James Hiller

  • Reo Jones

    Sarah Philips

  • D. Kevin Williams

    Moses

  • Fan Reviews (1)
  • Even though there's a new nation - what that nation is remains to be seen. It's time for the Constitutional Convention to tell us what the United States is.

    By bvckvs, Jul 25, 2006

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (1)

    • Preamble of the Constitution: We the people of the United States, in order to form a more perfect union, establish justice, insure domestic tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general welfare, and secure the blessings of liberty to ourselves and our posterity, do ordain and establish this constitution for the United States of America.

    Notes (2)

    • Henri is not in this episode, because he has already left for France.

    • This was the final episode of Liberty's Kids.

    Trivia (1)

    • James and Sarah act very wooden in this episode, like they've never met before.

    Allusions (2)

    • Episode Title: We the People This is an allusion to the first three words of the U.S. Constitution.

    • HISTORICAL CONTENT: The Constitutional Convention (May 25-September 17, 1787), originally convened to revise the Articles of Confederation, instead decided to replace the Articles themselves with a new Constitution. The Articles have failed to solve old problems and created new ones for the fledgling republic. The new Constitution established a Federal Government headed by a president, a bicameral legislature, and an independent judiciary. It is one of the oldest written constitutions still in use.

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