Liberty's Kids

Season 1 Episode 25

Allies at Last

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Aired Unknown Oct 04, 2002 on PBS
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James learns about religious freedom from Moses Michael Hayes; Sarah and Henri are in occupied Philadelphia. In Paris, Benjamin Franklin finally succeeds in getting a commitment from the French to fight on the American side.

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  • Religious Freedom Dicussed

    10
    This was a great episode. I listed as pivotal not because of the freedom issue, but because it was in this episode that the French allied themselves with the Americans, which was one of the turning points of the American War for Independence.



    But that aside there was a deeper story. Most people do not know that Jews (or at that time Israelites) were a part of America from the very beginning, but they were. However as in some situations even today they were treated as second class citizens. In fact only the slaves and former slaves were considered even lesser citizens. This episode in history, as well as in programming, was key to America creating the freedom of religion clause in the First Ammendment. This was well written and performed.



    I must also say that this animated series should be viewed by every American child to view its history accuractly.moreless
  • Freedom of Religion - for Jews as well!

    10
    This was a great episode. I just finished seeing the rerun of this episode and I must say I quite liked it. This episode I listed as pivotal not because of the freedom issue, but because it was in this episode that the French allied themselves with the Americans, which was one of the turning points of the American War for Independence.



    But that aside there was a deeper story. Most people do not know that Jews (or at that time Israelites) were a part of America from the very beginning, but they were. However as in some situations even today they were treated as second class citizens. In fact only the slaves and former slaves were considered even lesser citizens. This episode in history, as well as in programming, was key to America creating the freedom of religion clause in the First Ammendment. This was well written and performed.



    I must also say that this animated series should be viewed by every American child to view its history accuractly.moreless
  • This was a story of freedom of beliefs & freedom of religion.

    10
    This was a great episode. I just finished seeing the rerun of this episode and I must say I quite liked it. This episode I listed as pivotal not because of the freedom issue, but because it was in this episode that the French allied themselves with the Americans, which was one of the turning points of the American War for Independence.



    But that aside there was a deeper story. Most people do not know that Jews (or at that time Israelites) were a part of America from the very beginning, but they were. However as in some situations even today they were treated as second class citizens. In fact only the slaves and former slaves were considered even lesser citizens. This episode in history, as well as in programming, was key to America creating the freedom of religion clause in the First Ammendment. This was well written and performed.



    I must also say that this animated series should be viewed by every American child to view its history accuractly.moreless

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    • Ben Franklin: I've been a patient man and i don't mean to be rude, but given the circumstances...
      Count de Vergates: At least stay and finish your pastries.
      Ben Franklin: I'm sorry, but suddenly I feel in the mood for some English tea. Au Revoir.

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    • HISTORICAL CONTENT: News of the American victory at Saratoga helps pave the way for Ben Franklin to negotiate a treaty with France. The treaty obligates the French to help fight the Revolutionary War (2/6/78). Finally, Ben feels that America has a real chance to win the war.

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