The Men Who Built America 2012 | TV Show Watchlist
Chronicling the lives and achievements of some of the most influential figures in American history.
Premiered: October 16, 2012
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A young engineer named Henry Ford devises the plan for a gas-powered car.
Vanderbilt, Rockefeller, Carnegie, and Morgan have gone unmonitored for decades, but American politicians are about to change that. They want these men to fall into line under government control. The men, some lifelong enemies, come together with a plan to buy the White House by donating the modern day equivalent of $30 million dollars to Ohio Governor, William McKinley.
With an investment from Morgan, the Edison Electric Company is created and begins wiring homes in New York. A rival, Nikola Tesla, soon emerges with a different technology for electric light.
While Carnegie and Rockefeller continue to battle, JP Morgan arrives on the scene and establishes a bank in New York City that has one goal: to further the technological advancements of America.
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- Premiered: October 16, 2012
- Rating: TV-PG
- Premise: Chronicling the lives and achievements of some of the most influential figures in American history. (more)