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1.

Coming to America: Portrait of Colonial Life

Examines the transatlantic journey to colonial America and documents the way of life of indentured servants and slaves. Discusses newcomers' adaptation and the integration of their cultures in a newly formed community.
Online
2015; 2004
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Not Much of a War

The Americans declared independence from Britain in 1775, resulting in the Revolutionary War. Examine the battle strategies, defeats, and victories in the battle for independence.
Online
2015; 2004
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Turbulent Virginia: Pirate Base...Royal Colony

This program looks at early English, French, and Dutch colonies in America. Learn about the failures and successes in colonizing Virginia, from Roanoke to the establishment of the first English royal colony in 1619.
Online
2015; 2004
4.

A Nation Torn

Examine the foreign policies of Presidents Kennedy and Johnson during the turbulent decade of the 1960s. Explore how young Americans demanded social change in the 1960s in a nation that was divided in so many ways.
Online
2015; 2004
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Vision for a Nation

Delegates met in Philadelphia in 1787 to form the United States government. Investigate the controversies related to the structure of Congress, slavery, and debates between Federalists and Anti-federalists. Examine issues related to the first presidency.
Online
2015; 2004
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Best Laid Plans

President Thomas Jefferson continued his efforts to minimize the national government during his second term of office. Learn about the growth of cities, the Louisiana Purchase, and the War of 1812.
Online
2015; 2004
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The 1920s...Beyond the Glitter

Delve into a study of the 1920s, the legendary but misunderstood decade. Take a closer look at the American time period that followed World War I that was marked by significant and dramatic social, economic, and political changes.
Online
2015; 2004
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Saints and Strangers

Puritans in Europe, persecuted for their faith and discontented with their church, traveled to the New World in search of religious freedom. Learn about their religion and lifestyle and their struggles to create a 'godly' community in a savage land.
Online
2015; 2004
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Revolution of a Different Sort

The first half of the 19th century ushered in a growth in population and a surge in transportation and technology known as the Industrial Revolution. Uncover events related to rising immigration and the emerging factory system in the United States.
Online
2015; 2004
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Master and Slave

Investigates the institution of slavery in the American South by examining daily life for these forced laborers, who, in spite of hardships, helped develop a rich culture that resonates in our society today.
Online
2015; 2004
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Hard Times

Watch as this video explores the causes and effects of the Great Depression, when America's booming economy skidded to a halt. Learn how the agricultural slump, industrial overproduction, and stock market crash combined to shatter the American economy.
Online
2015; 2004
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Voices of Reform

Many reform movements emerged from the Second Great Awakening, ranging from temperance to women's suffrage to abolitionism. Take a closer look at the emergence of romanticism in literature and art as well as the experiments of utopian societies.
Online
2015; 2004
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The Age of the City

During the late 1800s and early 1900s, cities became magnets that drew people and ideas and created new lifestyles. Examine how city life evolved as immigrants and migrants moved to city centers to find work, but also found crowded, unhealthy conditions.
Online
2015; 2004
14.

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.
Online
2015; 2004
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World of Uncertainty

Follow this video journey into the 21st century. American political leaders faced several key issues in the 1990s and 2000s which defied easy solutions. Trade and technology made the world more interdependent as new conflicts flared up around the world.
Online
2015; 2004
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Right Turn

Watch this compelling program to gain a perspective on American politics and diplomacy in the 1970s and 1980s.
Online
2015; 2004
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A Chaos of Experimentation

Focus on Franklin Roosevelt's contagious optimism, which set the tone of his presidency. Take a closer look at the bold new programs known as the New Deal that changed the relationship between American citizens and the federal government.
Online
2015; 2004
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Legacy of an Autocratic Ruler

Andrew Jackson's two-term presidency was marked by contradictions and controversy. Learn about his policies related to Indian removal and the national bank. Analyze political battles between the Whigs and Democrats.
Online
2015; 2004
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Battle Cry

Southern and northern goals were very different during the Civil War. Review the main features of the war, from the role of the American West to the principle generals from each side. Learn about the battle at Antietam and the Emancipation Proclamation.
Online
2015; 2004
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Tattered Remains

Abuses of the system threatened Reconstruction. Compare southern successes of the time including improvements in education, the rebuilding of families, and sharecropping with the violence and legal barriers that subverted the rights of black citizens.
Online
2015; 2004