Schroeder and Lucy report on "The Music and Heroes of America." Included: the roots of jazz; the music of Stephen Foster, George M. Cohan, Scott Joplin, Fats Waller, Irving Berlin, George Gershwin and Jerome Kern.
In Part 6, "The Great Inventors," the gang goes back in time to report on "firsts" that transformed the American way of life. Included: Alexander Graham Bell's telephone and Thomas Edison's electric light.
Charlie Brown tells the story of "The Building of the Transcontinental Railroad," a grueling project finally completed in 1869 at Promontory Point in the Great Salt Lake Basin, where Snoopy is seen driving the golden spike.
Part 2. The "Peanuts" gang is present for "The Birth of the Constitution" at the 1787 convention in Philadelphia. While George Washington presides over the delegates, the kids debate the meaning of freedom.