Chronicling the settlement of the Jamestown and Plymouth colonies; and the beginning of the Revolutionary War.
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 Civil War.
Major cities develop as skyscrapers rise in the skyline; the Statue of Liberty is built; oil increases industry; Henry Ford's automobile becomes popular; and Prohibition gives rise to organized crime.
The stock market crash and the Great Depression; Roosevelt's New Deal; and World War II.
The series finale chronicles the space race, the Cold War, the Challenger disaster and 9/11.
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