Films by Subject American History

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1945 - The Year That Changed The World (five part series)

This series documents the struggles of Roosevelt, Churchill, and Stalin in the last year of World War II as each sought to impose his conception of the post-war world on the others. The war would soon be over, but who would win the peace and dominate the world? The US wanted to convert the world to its blend of democracy and capitalism; Britain sought to re-impose the pre-war colonial system and stem the tide of communism; and the USSR sought to create as wide a zone of protection and dominion as possible. This comprehensive set of programs covers the attitudes and actions, the deceptions and double-dealings, the leaders and events that set the stage for the Cold War.
Release
2004
Minutes
5x45
Grade Level
s,c
Format
DVD and VHS

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20th Century Presidents - A 17-Part Series

This 17-part all-ages series details the history of the 17 US presidents who served America during the turbulent 20th Century. Each president made a difference in the times in which he served. Each has a unique story to tell, and each a museum where that story is told. Programs from the 20th Century Presidents series are filmed at different presidential libraries and museums around the country, where American youngsters tell the exciting stories of these leaders.
Release
2005
Minutes
9-22
Grade Level
E-S
Format
DVD and VHS

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44 Daze

The fatal shooting of Trayvon Martin by George Zimmerman occurred on February 26, 2012 in the community of Sanford, Florida. The incident caused huge waves throughout the world and raised many questions about the approach that was taken by the city officials of Sanford while investigating the incident. This documentary focuses on the 44 days directly after the shooting and the mounting pressure from around the nation that finally led to the arrest and charging of Zimmerman. The issues of social justice and judicial and municipal efficiency that were raised during this period are examined through in-depth interviews with Sanford city council and law enforcement officials.

Release
2014
Minutes
45
Grade Level
S-C
Format
DVD

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American History for Kids - A Fifteen Part Series

American History for Kids is a 15 part series which reveals some of the most significant developments in our country's past.
Release
1999
Minutes
V
Grade Level
E-1
Format
DVD

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Ameriquest Kids: "Why We Serve"

Through their AQK daily mission, Sam and Charlie learn what it means to serve by delving into the 5 branches of the United States Armed Forces. Then, they along with a whole cast of colorful characters, share their knowledge and enthusiasm with children from another part of our nation. Together with the viewers, they witness first hand what the United States Armed Forces are all about and that everyone, no matter what age, has the ability to serve by utilizing their talents to help others.
Release
2009
Minutes
24
Grade Level
E
Format
DVD

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Ameriquest Kids: 2-part Series

Ameriquest Kids is an educational yet entertaining program created with the goal of preparing our youth to take an active and heartfelt role in the future of America. We need leaders and active citizens to care and carry on this great Country of ours as have those who have gone on before. Ameriquest Kids has come to life through exciting 3-D animation and corresponding classroom curriculum written and approved by a team of educators. While meeting the required Social Studies TAKS/TEKS/NCSS criteria Ameriquest Kids delves further into education by engaging children in Civic responsibilities instilling a pride of country and 'want-to' as encouraged through the adventures of brothers Sam and Charlie atop the all-wise eagle Archibald and support from the sassy Lady Liberty and so much more!
Release
2009
Minutes
24
Grade Level
E
Format
DVD

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Ameriquest Kids: Your Right to Vote

Sam and Charlie, The Ameriquest Kids, learn about the power and privilege of voting in "Your Right to Vote". Then they, along with the all-wise Archibald and spunky Lady Liberty, share their knowledge and enthusiasm with children from another part of our nation. Together with the viewers, they witness first hand that every vote counts - even their vote in an upcoming classroom election!
Release
2009
Minutes
24
Grade Level
E
Format
DVD

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An American Icon: Coca-Cola, The Early Years

Narrated by Elizabeth Candler Graham, great-great-granddaughter of Asa Candler, this video reveals the fascinating early years and origins of the originator and founder of The Coca-Cola Company, the world's most popular soft drink and established throughout the world as the most American of all consumer products.
Release
2000
Minutes
52
Grade Level
I-A
Format
DVD

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Babakiueria

This video is a satire where the roles of Blacks and Whites have been reversed. Imagine what it would be like if a fleet of black settlers arrived to colonize an area inhabited by white natives. Many valid points are posed for the viewer concerning racial and ethnic assumptions and relations as well as the incongruities of contemporary American society.
Release
1995
Minutes
30
Grade Level
S-C
Format
DVD

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Bigger Hammer, The

What really happened behind the scenes of the historic 2008 presidential election? The Bigger Hammer tracks the message wars of the Obama-McCain race with the leading strategists and spinners, uncovering how politics, thirty second TV ads, and history shaped the race for the White House. 

Release
2014
Minutes
101
Grade Level
S-C
Format
DVD

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Coal: The American Story

Highlights the pivotal role coal played in fueling America's industrial revolution and arsenal of democracy for two world wars.
Release
2001
Minutes
55
Grade Level
J-S
Format
DVD and VHS

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Cold War and Beyond, the - Four-Part Series

For nearly 50 years, a Cold War between the world's mightiest superpowers raged on nearly every continent. Never before has that most dangerous era in our planet's history been examined with such skill, perspective, and insight.
Release
2004
Minutes
30 each
Grade Level
C,S
Format
DVD and VHS

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Decisive Moment, A

This video features the often dramatic climaxes of American presidential elections since 1948. One question often asked by people with an interest in politics is whether US presidential elections always have a DECISIVE MOMENT, a statement, a mistake, or an event that decides the race and puts one of the two candidates into the most powerful office in the world.
Release
2002
Minutes
39
Grade Level
S-C
Format
DVD and VHS

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Eletricity: Force that Changed the World

The Force that Changed the World documents the massive change electricity has had on the civilized world over the past century, and what it holds for the future. The ancient Greeks first discovered attractive electric forces when they rubbed amber with wool. In 1600, William Gilbert discovered that glass and diamonds behaved like amber and called these materials "electrics," based on the term electrum, the Latin word for amber. From Ben Franklin to Alessandro Volta, Andre Ampere, and George Ohm, advances in understanding electricity were made. From the telephone to the television and from the refrigerator to air conditioning, we have reached the point where the whole world is but a key stroke away.
Release
2001
Minutes
56
Grade Level
S-C
Format
DVD and VHS

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Four Girls And Toni Morrison

Toni Morrison was winner of the 1993 Nobel Prize in literature. Her life and work have meant a lot to a whole generation of young African American women. This video reveals a personal portrait of Professor Morrison while analyzing her intentions and techniques of composition. Interwoven are scenes of four students discussing her as a role model.
Release
1994
Minutes
29
Grade Level
S-C
Format
DVD and VHS

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History Of The United States - A Chronology: A Five Part Series

This five-part series provides a chronological look at the development of the United States from the earliest explorers to the present. After settlement and struggles with the Native Americans,America gains its freedom from Britain in the Revolutionary War and creates a new constitution. The Louisiana Purchase and war with Mexico spread the country across the continent, but the issue of slavery threatens to divide the republic. A mighty civil war cannot halt westward expansion; war with Spain is followed by the two world wars. The Cold War and the magnificent achievements of the space age bring us into the 1990s.
Release
2000
Minutes
24
Grade Level
I-S
Format
DVD and VHS

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Kent State - The Day the War Came Home

May 4, 1970 Kent State University. Sixty-seven shots in 13 seconds. Thirteen horrifying seconds in American history that resulted in the deaths of four students and the wounding of nine others. Some choose to forget. Others fight to keep the bitter lessons alive for new generations. Try as they may, the survivors cannot escape the questions and the accusations that fly as each anniversary comes and goes.
Release
2001
Minutes
47
Grade Level
S,C
Format
DVD and VHS

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Moneyocracy

The 2012 Presidential election was the most costly ever in the U.S. History.  More than $6 billion has been spent by the campaigns and independent groups to get their candidate elected. But for what purpose?

Release
2014
Minutes
54
Grade Level
S-C
Format
DVD and VHS

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Nightfighters

The story of the Tuskegee Airmen, a group of African American pilots who saw combat during the Second World War. <br><br> The 332nd Fighter Group has a history which sets it apart from that of any other air force fighter groups in the Second World War: all personnel, from pilots to ground crew to surgeons, were black.
Release
1994
Minutes
52
Grade Level
S-C
Format
DVD and VHS

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On the Trail of Bin Laden

Years after the 9/11 terror attacks, Osama Bin Laden, public enemy number one, is still not in American hands. This film helps us understand how the most wanted man on the planet was able to slip through the net of Western powers. Retrace the trail taken by the leader of Al Qaeda since October 2001, the beginning of the American offensive.
Release
2004
Minutes
52
Grade Level
S-C
Format
DVD and VHS

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Part 11: New Orleans - The City on the Bend of the River

This city of Mardi Gras sits in low lying bayous where a distinct culture struggles to survive. From its various races and languages and complex cultural history has emerged an eccentric set of traditions and one of the most distinct cuisines in the United States.
Release
2001
Minutes
26
Grade Level
I-C
Format
DVD and VHS

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Paul Robeson

By 1940 Paul Robeson was the most recognized African-American in the world. Key events of his life, politics and career are presented. Robeson used his international acclaim to focus world-wide attention on racial injustices suffered by African-Americans in the 1930s, 40s and 50s. <br><br> By 1950, Robeson's battle for freedom cost him his career. Footage of the legendary entertainer discussing his views, along with clips of his memorable Hollywood movie career are presented. A Morehouse College historian analyses Robeson's impact, and the turbulent times he lived in.
Release
1995
Minutes
29
Grade Level
S-C
Format
DVD and VHS

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Revolutionary War, The

Oliver Mayhew, one of the youngest soldiers of the Revolutionary War, tells the story of the fight for American independence. More than 250 years ago there was no United States of America, only a series of English settlements called colonies strung along the Atlantic coast.
Release
1999
Minutes
V
Grade Level
E-1
Format
DVD

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Spirit of Democracy, The: Six Part Series

This six part series portrays the way in which democracy has become the most universally acclaimed system mankind has been able to conceive as a form of government. No one country is entitled to claim credit for developing democracy as a political theory, and no one can say how the story will end. In many parts of the world today democracy is taken for granted, but the road has been both long and hard. Conspiracy, war and revolution have all played a role in its history, a history of heroes, rogues, martyrs and visionary thinkers.
Release
2000
Minutes
6x28
Grade Level
S,C
Format
DVD and VHS

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Travel Thru History

Travel Thru History is an in-depth look at the attractions and the history behind famous cities and towns around the United States.  Presented in the style of other popular, educational programming like Modern Marvels - Travel Thru History is designed  for a teenage audience, and focuses on learning.
Release
2013
Minutes
22
Grade Level
I-S
Format
DVD

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Truth, Lies, And Intelligence

Truth, Lies, and Intelligence is a powerful, hard-hitting documentary which outlines the intelligence fraud and the devastating chain of events culminating in the invasion of Iraq led by America, Australia and Britain, chronicling the inside journey from 9/11 to the bombing of Baghdad. After scores of interviews with senior intelligence analysts, Iraqi refugees, Arab leaders, insurgent bombers and ordinary citizens - can there only be one conclusion? That the devastating chain of events culminating in the invasion, conquest and occupation of Iraq was a war based on a litany of lies and intelligence fraud.
Release
2007
Minutes
52
Grade Level
S-C
Format
DVD

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Warwick History Videos, The: 18-Part Series

This 18 part history series covers significant events from the 16th century through the two world wars, and the accomplishments of Gandhi. Spanning four continents and four centuries, in-depth questions and stimulating solutions are offered by prominent professors and authors, specialists in their fields. These videos will challenge serious students as well as intrigue the general public.
Release
1995
Minutes
18x30
Grade Level
S,C
Format
DVD and VHS

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World, The: A Television History - A Twenty-Six Part Series

The World consists of 26 programs and covers the history of the world from the dawn of mankind to ancient Greece and Rome, the expansion of Europe, Asia, and Africa, the development of the United States through the Great Depression and the Cold War, to the present. Concise, accurate and complete, The World is an excellent resource for all students.
Release
1985
Minutes
26x26
Grade Level
S,C
Format
DVD and VHS

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