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America the Story of Us: Cities

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Large metropolises spring up, and the Statue of Liberty becomes a symbol of hope to immigrants. As populations move into cities, Americans face new problems in urban environments. As shown on the History Channel. Part of the “America the Story of Us” series.

Media Details

Runtime: 44 minutes 11 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
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America the Story of Us
Season 1 / Ep 2
44 minutes 4 seconds
Grade Level: 9 - 12
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America the Story of Us
Season 1 / Ep 3
44 minutes 1 seconds
Grade Level: 9 - 12
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America the Story of Us
Season 1 / Ep 4
43 minutes 55 seconds
Grade Level: 9 - 12
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America the Story of Us
Season 1 / Ep 5
44 minutes 1 seconds
Grade Level: 9 - 12
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America the Story of Us
Season 1 / Ep 6
43 minutes 53 seconds
Grade Level: 9 - 12
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America the Story of Us
Season 1 / Ep 7
44 minutes 11 seconds
Grade Level: 9 - 12
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America the Story of Us
Season 1 / Ep 8
43 minutes 56 seconds
Grade Level: 9 - 12
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America the Story of Us
Season 1 / Ep 9
44 minutes 2 seconds
Grade Level: 9 - 12
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America the Story of Us
Season 1 / Ep 10
44 minutes 1 seconds
Grade Level: 9 - 12

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