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The Men Who Built America: Frontiersmen--Empire of Liberty

1 hours 21 minutes 16 seconds

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In 1836, General Santa Anna and his Mexican army defeat the Texian uprising at the Alamo, along with Davy Crockett, who was one of the last survivors. This spurs on Sam Houston to form an army and avenge Crockett's death. President James Polk wants to further expand the United States to the Pacific. In 1842, Polk assigns surveyor John Frémont and his guide Kit Carson to chart a path to the Northwest. They are tasked with secretly inciting a rebellion to take California, which later ignites a war with Mexico. Part of "The Men Who Built America: Frontiersmen" series. Please note this title contains reenactments of battle scenes.

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Aerial view of tufted treetops beneath a cloudy sky.
The Men Who Built America: Frontiersmen
Episode 1
1 hours 23 minutes 14 seconds
Grade Level: 10 - 12
Blurred film still of 3 men in period costumes holding rifles as they walk in a line through tall grass.
The Men Who Built America: Frontiersmen
Episode 2
1 hours 18 minutes 17 seconds
Grade Level: 10 - 12
Shadowy closeup of men wearing face paint and aiming rifles in a forested setting.
The Men Who Built America: Frontiersmen
Episode 3
1 hours 24 minutes 26 seconds
Grade Level: 10 - 12
Closeup of a procession of men in period costumes with rifles slung over their shoulders.
The Men Who Built America: Frontiersmen
Episode 4
1 hours 21 minutes 16 seconds
Grade Level: 10 - 12