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The Story Of America: Part 1: Forging A Nation

57 minutes 12 seconds

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Chronicles the emergence of the United States from a British colony in 1620 to the selection of George Washington as the new nation's first president. Sequences significant events, such as the Puritans and the Salem witch trials, the Seven Years War, the rising tension between England and the colonists, the "shot heard 'round the world," the Revolutionary War, and finally the Constitution and Bill of Rights. Uses paintings, quotes, and reenactments in the 16 short sections.

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Linear print of a colonial fort topped with a flag. Boats sail in the water and mountains stand in the background. Caption. People of every sort keep coming to America's shores.
The Story Of America
Episode 1
57 minutes 12 seconds
Grade Level: 5 - 11
Cluster of plain buildings stand beneath a partly cloudy sky. Caption. Forever altering the nature of work in America.
The Story Of America
Episode 2
58 minutes
Grade Level: 5 - 11
Black and white photo of a crowd of people carrying luggage from a ship in the background. Caption. 25 million people will touch our shores.
The Story Of America
Episode 3
58 minutes
Grade Level: 5 - 11