America the Story of Us
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Rebels

Aired on Apr 25, 201043m

Find out how seven generations of European settlers survived against all odds in the establishment of the original American colonies.

Find out how seven generations of European settlers survived against all odds in the establishment of the original American colonies.

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Revolution

Aired on May 02, 201044m

The colonies declare independence, taking on the might of the British Empire. As Washington's army nears defeat, new weapons and battle tactics turn the tide, forging a new nation through revolution.

The colonies declare independence, taking on the might of the British Empire. As Washington's army nears defeat, new weapons and battle tactics turn the tide, forging a new nation through revolution.

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Westward

Aired on May 02, 201044m

Trailblazing pioneers set out to conquer the west, but find the land already claimed. Wagon trains meet hardship on the road to California's gold. The steamboat ushers in a new era of commerce and unprecedented wealth.

Trailblazing pioneers set out to conquer the west, but find the land already claimed. Wagon trains meet hardship on the road to California's gold. The steamboat ushers in a new era of commerce and unprecedented wealth.

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Division

Aired on May 09, 201044m

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.

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.

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Civil War

Aired on May 16, 201044m

The Civil War rages. 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.

The Civil War rages. 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.

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Heartland

Aired on May 16, 201044m

The Transcontinental Railroad unites the nation while settling farmers displace Native American civilizations. Cattle replace wild buffalo and the cowboy becomes a new American icon.

The Transcontinental Railroad unites the nation while settling farmers displace Native American civilizations. Cattle replace wild buffalo and the cowboy becomes a new American icon.

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Cities

Aired on May 16, 201044m

Americans conquer a new frontier in 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.

Americans conquer a new frontier in 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.

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Boom

Aired on May 23, 201044m

America strikes oil and the boom time begins. Henry Ford brings the motorcar to the masses and massive engineering projects modernize the West.

America strikes oil and the boom time begins. Henry Ford brings the motorcar to the masses and massive engineering projects modernize the West.

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Bust

Aired on May 23, 201044m

Boom turns to bust when the stock market crashes. The Great Depression and the dust bowl blanket the nation in darkness. Roosevelt's New Deal signals recovery.

Boom turns to bust when the stock market crashes. The Great Depression and the dust bowl blanket the nation in darkness. Roosevelt's New Deal signals recovery.

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World War II

Aired on May 30, 201044m

The attack on Pearl Harbor brings America into World War II. The war effort revitalizes the nation's economy. American innovation and manufacturing invigorates the Allies. The ultimate piece of technology ends the war.

The attack on Pearl Harbor brings America into World War II. The war effort revitalizes the nation's economy. American innovation and manufacturing invigorates the Allies. The ultimate piece of technology ends the war.

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Superpower

Aired on May 31, 201044m

America becomes a global superpower; the economy and population boom. During the jet age and the space age, pioneers conquer new frontiers.

America becomes a global superpower; the economy and population boom. During the jet age and the space age, pioneers conquer new frontiers.

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Millennium

Aired on Jul 04, 201044m

The Cold War is the first test of a new global superpower. The tragedies of the Challenger explosion and 9/11 challenge the nation.

The Cold War is the first test of a new global superpower. The tragedies of the Challenger explosion and 9/11 challenge the nation.