05:02 — America The Story of Us is an epic 12-hour television event that tells the extraordinary story of how America was invented.
John F. Kennedy's progressive agenda during the 1960s inspired a new generation of optimism in America.
On June 6, 1944, Allied troops landed on the beaches of Normandy and turned the tides of World War II.
02:51 — Thomas Edison's most famous invention, the lightbulb, paved the way for modern life.
02:48 — Families were driven out of the once fertile great plains by massive dust clouds--one that rose to 10,000 feet and reached as far as New York City.
03:18 — Find out how Henry Ford's Model T revolutionized transportation in America.
04:06 — Elected in 1933, Franklin D. Roosevelt was a reassuring presence for many Americans through the trials of the Great Depression.
02:07 — Learn how photographer Jacob Riis changed the lives of New York Citiy's poor by exposing how they were forced to live.
04:34 — John Brown's failed attempt to loot the armory at Harper's Ferry sparks the beginning of abolition.
03:12 — What do the Eiffel Tower and the Statue of Liberty have in common?
02:52 — The construction of the railroad led to the near-extinction of the buffalo, which had sustained native populations for centuries.
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- Premiered: April 25, 2010
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- Premise: A history of America that not only recalls crucial events, but also examines technological achievements and the environment. (more)
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