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A Nation at War

This video journey focuses on the entrance of the United States into World War II. Discover that although the war was fought overseas, Americans worked on the home front to support the troops and life in the United States changed as a result.
Online
2015; 2004
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Manifest Destiny?

As Americans moved west, tensions arose between settlers and Mexico over ownership of the Texas territory. Investigate the Mexican War and the discovery of gold in California in 1848. Learn how the gold rush changed lives of different groups of people.
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2015; 2004
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Crisis of Authority

The unpopular Vietnam War helped bring Richard Nixon to the presidency in 1969. Watch how Nixon responded to domestic economic problems, handled foreign policy in a communist world, and dealt with the political scandal that rocked his administration.
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2015; 2004
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Taking the Offensive

The road to Allied victory in World War II proved to be long, hard, and bloody. Consider the debates over the use of the atomic bomb that forced Japan's surrender on the Pacific front.
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2015; 2004
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The Road to War

In 1914, long-standing tensions in Europe erupted into the largest war the world had seen. Realize that while major nations competed for overseas empires and built military alliances, Americans remained neutral and experienced a business boom.
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2015; 2004
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Fallout

Watch as this video explores the condition of Cold War America. Note how the presidential election of 1948, the Korean War, and the Red Scare contributed to the climate of uncertainty in America during the 1940s and 1950s.
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2015; 2004
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To End All Wars?

American troops entered World War I when it seemed the Allies could not hold out against the Germans any longer. Trace the steps that led to the end of World War I and secured the position of the United States as a world leader.
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2015; 2004
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The Collapse of Peace

Watch as this video explores the political, social, and cultural development of the Cold War. Examine how a powerful and prosperous United States came to have grave concerns about the threat of communism spreading throughout the world.
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2015; 2004