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America the Story of Us: Revolution

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The colonies declare independence, taking on the might of the British Empire. Washington's army is near defeat, but new weapons and battle tactics turn the tide. Forged through revolution, a new nation is born. As shown on the History Channel. Part of the “America the Story of Us” series.

Media Details

Runtime: 44 minutes 4 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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    Heidi H. (Covina, CA)
    December 8th, 2020 at 11:26 PM

    This video series is an engaging dramatization of history tied to primary sources, enhanced with visually stunning geographic references, and laced with modern-day commentary from historians, politicians, and national leaders. My students always enjoy this series.

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    Joshua R. (San Antonio, TX)
    October 16th, 2019 at 01:30 PM

    This is a great piece along with the others from the Story of Us series. HIghly recommend.

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    Jacci B. (Mosinee, WI)
    November 26th, 2017 at 07:53 PM

    America--The Story of Us: Revolution is an excellent platform for teaching the origins of our country. The cinematography is breathtaking, and the pacing holds attention for even the most challenged learner.

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    Rose B. (Manheim, PA)
    September 29th, 2016 at 03:34 PM

    This video has several distinct sections that cover events that led up to the American Revolution as well as the Revolution itself. The teacher used several sections for an 8th grade American History class. Though his DVD was not captioned, I was fortunate to find the exact same DVD here on DCMP. The captions are clear and well-synchronized. There was (as is always possible with streaming) two occasions one day when it buffered for a few seconds, but it was not a significant amount of time.

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    Anonymous (Great Falls, MT)
    February 16th, 2016 at 01:12 PM

    I enjoy this series from History Channel and use each segment of the series as we finish that the corresponding history lessons in our textbook. It works well as a summarizing exercise.

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    Anonymous (FREMONT, CA)
    September 21st, 2015 at 08:48 AM

    Students love it - very visual and easy to follow!

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    JORJANA P. (INDEPENDENCE, MO)
    March 4th, 2015 at 09:40 AM

    It is wonderful to have access to this video series. It is paired with our textbooks in middle school and high school.