Liberty's Kids: Est. 1776 (TV Series 2002–2003) Poster

Episode List


Season 1

2 Sep. 2002
The Boston Tea Party
When Moses, James and Henri come to Boston pick up Sarah, they find themselves involved in the famous tax protest.
3 Sep. 2002
The Intolerable Acts
Needing to escape occupied Boston, the kids can't stay out of trouble during the British crackdown imposed after the Boston Tea Party.
4 Sep. 2002
United We Stand
Sarah and Henri deliver a letter to Abigal Adams, while James learns some hard lessons about patriotic sounding mob brutality while covering the first Continental Congress.
5 Sep. 2002
Liberty or Death
While on a business trip to Virginia, the gang find Moses' brother enslaved and Moses resolves to free him.
6 Sep. 2002
Midnight Ride
Paul Revere and William Dawes spread the word that the "British are coming!" on the eve of "the shot heard 'round the world."
9 Sep. 2002
The Shot Heard Round the World
The Revolutionary War begins with the battles of Lexington and Concord.
10 Sep. 2002
Green Mountain Boys
Trouble erupts in the New Hampshire Grants when settlers are forced from their homes (1770-1775).
11 Sep. 2002
The Second Continental Congress
The colonies decide they need a national army.
12 Sep. 2002
Bunker Hill
The first major battle of the war.
13 Sep. 2002
Postmaster General Franklin
Ben Franklin is named the first Postmaster General of the colonies (7/26/75).
16 Sep. 2002
Washington Takes Command
George Washington arrives in Boston to take command of the army (7/3/75).
17 Sep. 2002
Common Sense
The kids meet the hot headed idealist, Tom Paine, whose popular anti-monarchist pamphlet, "Common Sense," popularizes the idea of colonial independence.
18 Sep. 2002
The First Fourth of July
James learns about the power of political rhetoric as the motion to declare independence comes to a vote in the Continental Congress.
19 Sep. 2002
New York, New York
At the Battle of Long Island, Washington fights the British in open field battles -- with catastrophic results (8/27-29/76).
20 Sep. 2002
The Turtle
The first attempt to sink a ship with a submarine fails (9/6/76).
23 Sep. 2002
One Life to Lose
A failed peace conference between the British Admiral Howe and John Adams and Ben Franklin convinces the American leaders that the British have no interest in making peace (9/11/76).
24 Sep. 2002
Captain Molly
Ben Franklin, appointed to a commission to negotiate a treaty with the French, sails for France aboard the Reprisal (10/24/76).
25 Sep. 2002
American Crisis
The low point of the war for the Americans has arrived and General Washington calls upon Thomas Paine to put the times in perspective.
26 Sep. 2002
Across the Delaware
To prevent ultimate defeat, Washington and his forces cross the Delaware River for a daring attack on Christmas Day.
27 Sep. 2002
An American in Paris
Ben Franklin sets up residence in Paris and begins his uphill battle to enlist France in the American cause (12/28/76).
30 Sep. 2002
Sybil Ludington
Sixteen-year-old Sybil Ludington makes her own "midnight ride" in Westchester County, New York (4/26/77).
1 Oct. 2002
Lafayette Arrives
The 19-year-old Marquis de Lafayette arrives after an eventful journey from France and offers his services to Congress (7/27/77).
2 Oct. 2002
The Hessians Are Coming
While General Horatio Gates battles Burgoyne at the Battle of Saratoga, James is captured by British and Hessian forces as a spy.
3 Oct. 2002
Valley Forge
James, Sarah and Henri are there as George Washington and his Continental Army endure a horrible winter at Valley Forge.
4 Oct. 2002
Allies at Last
News of the American victory at Saratoga helps pave the way for Ben Franklin to negotiate a treaty with France.
4 Nov. 2002
Honor and Compromise
The States struggle to unite politically before the arrival of the French Ambassador (5/9/78-7/8/78).
5 Nov. 2002
The New Frontier
In the Ohio territory, Shawnee Chief Cornstalk and his people are caught between the Americans and the British, with tragic results (11/77).
6 Nov. 2002
Not Yet Begun to Fight
In a long, desperate battle, John Paul Jones and his wildly outgunned Bonhomme Richard defeat the British Serapis off the coast of England (9/23/79).
7 Nov. 2002
The Great Galvez
Spanish Governor Bernardo de Galvez aides the American cause by capturing Baton Rouge (9/21/79), Natchez (10/5/79) and Mobile (3/13/80) from the British.
8 Nov. 2002
In Praise of Ben
Sarah returns to Philadelphia and is reunited with Moses, James and Henri.
11 Nov. 2002
Sarah and Henri join the Adams family in Massachusetts just as John and his son John Quincy return from France and are reunited with Abigail (8/2/79).
20 Jan. 2003
Benedict Arnold
James, Sarah and Henri are there when Arnold tries to hand West Point over to British (9/21/80).
21 Jan. 2003
Conflict in the South
General Nathanael Greene replaces Horatio Gates as the American commander in the south (10/16/80).
22 Jan. 2003
Deborah Samson
Deborah Samson masquerades as a man so she can enlist in the Continental army (5/20/1782-10/23/83).
23 Jan. 2003
James Armistead
Virginia slave James Armistead joins Lafayette and spies on Benedict Arnold (3/81).
24 Jan. 2003
The climatic battle of the war.
3 Mar. 2003
Born Free and Equal
Massachusetts slave "Mum Bett" sues for her freedom (5/28/1781).
24 Mar. 2003
The Man Who Wouldn't Be King
Ben Franklin and John Adams sign the peace treaty with England, ending the Revolutionary War (11/30/83).
2 Apr. 2003
Going Home
With the signing of the Treaty of Paris, loyalists are forced to leave their homes.
3 Apr. 2003
We the People
America's leaders meet at a convention in Philadelphia and decide to write a radical new Constitution.

 Season 1 

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