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America the Story of Us: Rebels

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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. As shown on the History Channel. Part of the “America the Story of Us” series.

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Runtime: 43 minutes 49 seconds

Closeup of senior man in colonial costume with tricorn hat. Caption. They raid the milita's arms stash.
America the Story of Us
Season 1 / Ep 1
43 minutes 49 seconds
Grade Level: 9 - 12
Gray bearded man in cravat grimaces and looks off camera. Blurs of light flare in background. Caption.Total independence from Britain.
America the Story of Us
Season 1 / Ep 2
44 minutes 4 seconds
Grade Level: 9 - 12
Bright sun shines through cloudy sky over hazy landscape. Caption. Narrator. Land hunger becomes a fever, even for the government.
America the Story of Us
Season 1 / Ep 3
44 minutes 1 seconds
Grade Level: 9 - 12
Men in waistcoats stand clustered together, looking at papers being held by one of them. Caption: Lincoln's victory makes war inevitable.
America the Story of Us
Season 1 / Ep 4
43 minutes 55 seconds
Grade Level: 9 - 12
Profile view of man in Confederate costume riding a horse out of frame. Caption. All told, Lee's men kill over 1,700 Union soldiers.
America the Story of Us
Season 1 / Ep 5
44 minutes 1 seconds
Grade Level: 9 - 12
Woman in pioneer costume with bonnet rests head on girl snuggled up in her lap. Caption. Anyone with a 10 dollar filing fee can free claim land.
America the Story of Us
Season 1 / Ep 6
43 minutes 53 seconds
Grade Level: 9 - 12
Man in work clothes balances on a metal beam above sprawling cityscape. Caption. There's only one place to go, up.
America the Story of Us
Season 1 / Ep 7
44 minutes 11 seconds
Grade Level: 9 - 12
Men wear khaki vests labor in an antiquated workshop. Caption. Henry Ford isn't just making a revolutionary car.
America the Story of Us
Season 1 / Ep 8
43 minutes 56 seconds
Grade Level: 9 - 12
Man with slick hair wears vest and collared shirt with a sleeve garter as he leans forward and gestures fervently. Caption. Narrator. This is the day worry turns to panic.
America the Story of Us
Season 1 / Ep 9
44 minutes 2 seconds
Grade Level: 9 - 12
Men in green military fatigues and helmets run towards camera with rifles in hands and waves crashing behind them. Caption. The men are left with virtually no cover on the beach.
America the Story of Us
Season 1 / Ep 10
44 minutes 1 seconds
Grade Level: 9 - 12

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    Jacci B. (Mosinee, WI)
    November 26th, 2017 at 07:56 PM

    America--The Story of Us: Rebels is an excellent film. The cinematography is breathtaking. It really demonstrates the challenges our early settlers had at the start of our nation.

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