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Faces of America
Faces of AmericaVideo Clip (2:26)
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Prominent Americans talk about what makes America unique.
Deconstructing History: American Flag
Deconstructing History: American FlagVideo Clip (2:07)
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Why does the American flag have 13 stripes? Get all the facts and figures on "Old Glory."
Transcontinental RailroadVideo Clip (3:27)
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Find out how the transcontinental railroad transformed America into one nation.
Deconstructing History: Hoover Dam
Deconstructing History: Hoover DamVideo Clip (3:20)
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Did you know that the Hoover Dam supplies electricity to more than 20 million people? Get all the facts on this marvel of engineering.
Deconstructing History: Statue of Liberty
Deconstructing History: Statue of LibertyVideo Clip (1:29)
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How many steps are there to the crown of the Statue of Liberty? Find out that and other facts and figures about America's most recognizable symbol of freedom.
Deconstructing History: Alcatraz
Deconstructing History: AlcatrazVideo Clip (2:35)
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Get all the facts and figures about the island of Alcatraz, commonly known as "The Rock".
Deconstructing History: Ellis Island
Deconstructing History: Ellis IslandVideo Clip (2:39)
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For over 60 years, Ellis Island was the gateway for millions of Americans to the United States. Explore the legacy of this symbol of American immigration.
Deconstructing History: Mount Rushmore
Deconstructing History: Mount RushmoreVideo Clip (1:38)
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Nestled in the Black Hills of South Dakota, Mount Rushmore symbolizes freedom and hope for America. Get the facts about this national treasure.
Deconstructing History: Empire State Building
Deconstructing History: Empire State BuildingVideo Clip (1:59)
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The world-famous Empire State Building is a symbol of New York City and one of the world's most popular tourist attractions.
Deconstructing History: White House
Deconstructing History: White HouseVideo Clip (1:35)
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It may not have been home to the president until 1800 or even called the White House until 1901, but it remains a symbol of freedom and democracy throughout the world.
Bet You Didn't Know: Independence Day
Bet You Didn't Know: Independence DayVideo Clip (2:19)
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Did you know New York City has the biggest fireworks display in the United States and that three U.S. presidents died on July 4?
Deconstructing History: Grand Canyon
Deconstructing History: Grand CanyonVideo Clip (1:37)
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Explore the geological history of the Grand Canyon, one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World.
Deconstructing History: Grand Central Terminal
Deconstructing History: Grand Central TerminalVideo Clip (2:56)
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Grand Central Terminal is one of America's busiest train stations, with over 700,000 people passing through it every day. Find out more about this iconic landmark.
Deconstructing History: St. Patrick's Cathedral
Deconstructing History: St. Patrick's CathedralVideo Clip (2:15)
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Get the facts on this iconic New York City landmark.
Deconstructing History: Golden Gate Bridge
Deconstructing History: Golden Gate BridgeVideo Clip (3:23)
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Get the facts about one of the world's most beautiful bridges.
Deconstructing History: Alamo
Deconstructing History: AlamoVideo Clip (2:47)
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It has become the site and symbol of the battle for Texan independence, but there is much more to the story. Find out why Americans will always remember the Alamo.
Hoover DamVideo Clip (4:09)
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Built during the Great Depression, Hoover Dam was a marvel of engineering and labor.
Declaration of Independence
Declaration of IndependenceVideo Clip (3:49)
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To many in the Continental Congress, war was unthinkable. So why did they finally create this revolutionary document?
Louisiana Purchase Doubles U.S.
Louisiana Purchase Doubles U.S.Video Clip (1:24)
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Thomas Jefferson pulls off the land deal of the millennium when he buys 800,000 square miles from the French, stretching from the Mississippi River to the Rocky Mountains
Bet You Didn't Know: Founding Fathers
Bet You Didn't Know: Founding FathersVideo Clip (1:25)
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Our Founding Fathers were responsible for a lot more than the Declaration of Independence. Find out more about their legacy of innovation.
Dust Storms Strike America
Dust Storms Strike AmericaVideo Clip (2:48)
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Families were driven out of the once fertile Great Plains by massive dust clouds--one that rose to 10,000 feet and reached as far as New York City.
American BuffaloVideo Clip (2:52)
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The construction of the railroad led to the near-extinction of the buffalo, which had sustained native populations for centuries.
How Was Hawaii Formed?
How Was Hawaii Formed?Video Clip (2:59)
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the origins of the Hawaiian islands have remained a geological puzzle for generations, but recent investigations uncovered that volcanoes hold the key to much of the formation of these beautiful islands.
Alaska Becomes 49th State
Alaska Becomes 49th StateVideo Clip (1:06)
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In a History Rewind video, Alaska celebrates the long awaited grant of statehood with an enthusiastic celebration. Alaska will become the nation's forty-ninth state and, by far, the largest.
Washington Escapes Brooklyn
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As British General William Howe anticipates surrender, General Washington fleas across the East River under cover of darkness.
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New York(10 Photos)
New York State is known for iconic landmarks such as the Statue of Liberty, as well as its diverse natural beauty.
With its varied climate and diverse cultural influences, California boasts a range of natural wonders and architectural masterpieces.
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History.com's state gallery for Massachusetts. Learn more about the state symbols and famous landmarks.
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Stretching more than 3,000 miles from the Atlantic to the Pacific, the United States of America is comprised of 50 states, each with its own unique traditions and history.Go
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