Season 1, Episode 12
The Cold War, the Challenger disaster and 9/11.
Season 1, Episode 11
America becomes a superpower as the economy and population soar. Also: the space race; and the threat of Communism.
World War II is chronicled.
Season 1, Episode 9
The stock market crash and the Great Depression; dust storms in the Midwest; Roosevelt's New Deal; and the building of the Hoover Dam and Mount Rushmore.
Season 1, Episode 8
The oil boom begins; Henry Ford introduces his automobile; and Prohibition fuels organized crime.
Season 1, Episode 7
Large metropolises spring up; the Statue of Liberty becomes a symbol of hope to immigrants; and Americans face new problems in urban environments.
Season 1, Episode 6
The Transcontinental Railroad; the settlement of farms and the affect on Indians; cattle ranching; the rise of the cowboy.
Season 1, Episode 5
The Civil War.
Season 1, Episode 4
Commerce and industry strengthen the nation; the Erie Canal is completed; the debate over slavery divides the nation; and Abraham Lincoln is elected as the 16th president.
Season 1, Episode 3
Pioneers go westward in wagon trains and face the hardships of nature and conflicts with Indians. Also: the California Gold Rush; the steamboat, which alters travel on the Mississippi River.
The Revolutionary War and the creation of America are recalled.
Season 1, Episode 1
Chronicling the settlement of the Jamestown and Plymouth colonies; and the beginning of the Revolutionary War.