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America the Story of Us: Superpower

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America becomes a global superpower, and technology fuels a boom in the economy and the population. American pioneers conquer new frontiers, from the jet age to the space age, and run headlong into a new threat: Communism. As shown on the History Channel. Part of the “America the Story of Us” series.

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Runtime: 43 minutes 57 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
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
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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
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
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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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    Kym Z. (Bethlehem, PA)
    April 3rd, 2019 at 10:00 AM

    Excellent Documentary...nice way to review American History.

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    Tabatha C. (Ripley, WV)
    June 20th, 2018 at 05:26 PM

    The Story of US series is an excellent way to give students a overview of the time period in a short amount of time.

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    U'Vonna W. (Chattanooga, OK)
    January 14th, 2015 at 09:13 AM

    Modern up to date as well as clear to the content of my classes!!