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The Story Of America: Part II: Uniting A Nation

58 minutes

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Continues the chronicle of United States history from the Louisiana Purchase to the transcontinental railroad and industrial growth. Using quotes, historians' insights, re-creations, and paintings, covers significant events: the movement West, the slavery issue, theory of Manifest Destiny, the Indian Removal Act, women's increased voice of political dissatisfaction, and the Civil War. Reviews important battles and the consequences of the war on the North, South, black, and white. 17 short segments.

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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