The Men Who Built America

Chronicling the lives and achievements of some of the most influential figures in American history.

Frontiersmen Sneak Peek
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The Men Who Built America Season 1
The Men Who Built America: Frontiersmen" spans the formative period of American history between the Revolutionary War and Civil War to introduce the i (more…)
Frontiersmen Sneak Peek
02:00 — Catch a free sneak peek of The Men Who Built America: Frontiersmen
Season 1: Sneak Peek
01:50 — Download a free sneak peek of The Men Who Built America now!
The Men Who Built America Season 1
See how five self-made men revolutionize modern society and become stitched into the fabric of America.
The Men Who Built America Season 1
See how five self-made men revolutionize modern society and become stitched into the fabric of America.
Season 1 - Sneak Peek
01:00 — The Men Who Built America premieres on Tuesday, October 16 at 9/8c, but a special sneak peek is available now!
Season 1 - Sneak Peek
01:00 — The Men Who Built America premieres on Tuesday, October 16 at 9/8c, but a special sneak peek is available now!
J.P. Morgan
04:36 — Get the story of how one man went from buying railroads to bailing out the U.S. government.
Presidential Election of 1896
03:31 — During the election of 1896, candidate William Jennings challenged America's industrial titans for control of the White House.
Johnstown Dam Tragedy
03:01 — Weakened dam walls in Johnstown, Pennsylvania, lead to a deadly flood that was the largest manmade disaster in the United States before the September (more…)
The People vs. Standard Oil
02:38 — The break-up of Rockefeller's Standard Oil Trust set a precedent for the future of monopolies in America.
Henry Ford's Motor Company
03:28 — Henry Ford's Model A revolutionized the car industry and shaped the future of American society.
Homestead Strike
04:16 — Poor labor relations at Andrew Carnegie's Homestead steel plant lead to a deadly clash between striking workers and Pinkerton detectives.
Theodore Roosevelt vs. Big Industry
03:10 — Theodore Roosevelt fought to control the influence big business had on government policy.
John D. Rockefeller
03:27 — John D. Rockefeller built an oil empire by guaranteeing a uniform quality for his Standard Oil kerosene.
Vanderbilt Constructs Grand Central
02:36 — Commissioned by Cornelius Vanderbilt, Grand Central Depot opened in 1871 and was the largest building in New York City at the time.
The Rise of Thomas Edison
03:43 — Meet the man who brought to life the light bulb, record player and moving pictures.
The Rise of Henry Ford
03:56 — Find out how one man made an affordable car for the masses.
Cornelius Vanderbilt
Discover how a steamboat captain built a railroad empire.
Andrew Carnegie
The rags to riches story of a Scottish immigrant who became one of America's greatest entrepreneurs and philanthropists.
From Rich to Richer
03:07 — J.P. Morgan used his wealth and power to control the largest corporations of the time including U.S. Steel and General Electric.
The American Dream
02:55 — Andrew Carnegie represented the true American dream when he worked his way up from modest beginnings to one of the richest men in history.
The Every Man
02:23 — Henry Ford went against his investors and believed that there should be an automobile that was affordable to the working class.
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