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A history of America that not only recalls crucial events, but also examines technological achievements and the environment.
Season 1, Episode 12
May 31, 2010
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.
Season 1, Episode 10
May 23, 2010
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
May 16, 2010
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
May 9, 2010
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
May 2, 2010
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.
Season 1, Episode 2
April 25, 2010
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.
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