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From the rigors of linking the continent by wagon trails to the transcontinental railway, the engineering of steel-structured buildings, through to landing on the moon, this epic 12-part series is a grand cinematic vision of how this country was built. America The Story of Us brings this story to life firsthand through patriots, frontiersmen, slaves, abolitionists, Native Americans, pioneers, immigrants, entrepreneurs and inventors. From the revolutionary war that birthed the nation to the civil war that divided it, into the making of the modern world, America The Story of Us is an epic, dramatic, heartbreaking and triumphant journey that reminds us that American history truly belongs to we, the people. Sharing their thoughts on the building of America, and what it means to be an American, are a world-class group of individuals including Tom Brokaw, Michael Douglas, Meryl Streep, Buzz Aldrin, Colin Powell, Donald Trump, John Legend, Melissa Etheridge, Brian Williams and more.
|1||HDClosed CaptioningVideoRebels||From Jamestown to Plymouth, early settlers fight for survival. Tobacco sows the seeds of opportunity in the south, the north becomes a powerhouse of trade, and the American spirit is born. Tension, taxation and resistance explode into war as the rebels turn against their colonial masters.||43:51||$2.99||View In iTunes|
|2||HDClosed CaptioningVideoRevolution||The colonies declare independence, taking on the might of the British Empire. Washington's army is near defeat, but new weapons and battle tactics turn the tide. Forged through revolution, a new nation is born.||44:01||$2.99||View In iTunes|
|3||HDClosed CaptioningVideoWestward||Trailblazing pioneers set out to conquer the vast continent west of the mountains, but find the land already claimed. Wagon trains meet danger and hardship on the road to unprecedented riches in California's golden hills. Along the Mississippi, the steamboat ushers in a new era.||44:01||$2.99||View In iTunes|
|4||HDClosed CaptioningVideoDivision||Commerce and industry thrive across the new nation, now one of the wealthiest on Earth. The Erie Canal brings big risk and bigger reward. In the South, cotton is king but slavery fuels a growing divide. Violence flares across the territories and abolitionists make a stand for freedom. The election of Lincoln is a harbinger of war.||43:56||$2.99||View In iTunes|
|5||HDClosed CaptioningVideoCivil War||The Civil War rages. The minie ball is the great equalizer on the battlefield. The formidable Confederate army cannot match the Union's mastery of technology; railroads, supply lines and the telegram become new weapons in a modern war. With Sherman's March, the South is definitively crushed.||44:02||$2.99||View In iTunes|
|6||HDClosed CaptioningVideoHeartland||The Transcontinental Railroad unites the nation and transforms the Heartland. Native American civilizations decline as farmers settle the continent. Cattle replace wild buffalo as king of the Plains; the Cowboy becomes a new American icon.||43:54||$2.99||View In iTunes|
|7||HDClosed CaptioningVideoCities||Americans conquer a new frontier - the modern city - with Carnegie's empire of steel as its backbone. Skyscrapers and the Statue of Liberty are symbols of the American Dream for millions of immigrants. Urban life introduces a new breed of social ills, set against the backdrop of stunning skylines and ambitious innovations.||44:12||$2.99||View In iTunes|
|8||HDClosed CaptioningVideoBoom||America strikes oil and the boom time begins. Henry Ford brings the motorcar to the masses; the nation hits the road. Massive engineering projects modernize the West. Intended to cure vice, Prohibition fuels the growth of organized crime in burgeoning cities.||44:11||$2.99||View In iTunes|
|9||HDClosed CaptioningVideoBust||Boom turns to bust when the stock market crash ushers in the Great Depression. Dust storms blanket the Midwest in darkness. Roosevelt's New Deal signals recovery; thousands find work on projects like the Hoover Dam and Mount Rushmore. Hope for the American future collides with world conflict brewing in Europe.||44:02||$2.99||View In iTunes|
|10||HDClosed CaptioningVideoWWII||The attack on Pearl Harbor brings America into World War. The war effort revitalizes the nation's economy. American innovation and manufacturing might invigorate the Allies in Europe and in the Pacific, the ultimate piece of technology ends the war; a new global superpower takes the stage.||44:02||$2.99||View In iTunes|
|11||HDClosed CaptioningVideoSuperpower||America becomes a global superpower; technology fuels a boom in the economy and the population. American pioneers conquer new frontiers, from the jet age to the space age, and run headlong into a new threat: Communism.||43:58||$2.99||View In iTunes|
|12||HDClosed CaptioningVideoMillennium||The Cold War is the first test for the new superpower. The Challenger disaster and 9/11 are tragedies that challenge the nation. From the television to the credit card and the personal computer, technology drives America into the 21st Century.||44:02||$2.99||View In iTunes|
|101||HDVideoSneak Peek||America The Story of Us is an epic 12-hour television event that tells the extraordinary story of how America was invented.||5:02||Free||View In iTunes|
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Not only is history channel going to make this SICK, this is going to help repair my brain from this year's sadly lacking APUSH class to help me study in a memorable way for the upcoming the AP US History exam. Good move history channel, good move. My fellow AP US History classmates and I will be forever in your debt. Kudos.
I love it
This is a learning tool. The way history channel does it is amazing.
Over the top
This will surely have great production values and tell something of a compelling story but the hubris that inevitably accompanies the idea that one can successfully summarize the story of America in a half-day is telling of the lack of historical context with which Americans approach their past. Simply the fact that this series will start at the Revolutionary War and not give a serious look into the roughly three hundred years before it (and that only takes into account the history of the New World) is evident of a lack of a really serious focus on capturing a holistic view. The comment that the French were the actual designers and makers of the Statue of Liberty made by another reviewer is a good example of the shortsightedness of the makers of this program. Not to make a jab at the Framers but the ideals of liberty and freedom are not uniquely American virtues; most of the ideas that are found in the Constitution were directly derived from previous writings made in France and Britain. Besides, those ideals should ultimately be seen as universal, not things America can lay sole claim to. America has succeeded in many ways in large part because of its ideals and its people but a celebration of success is certainly not the same thing as a history.