Follow the journey of a nation, from birth to catastrophic disaster to inspiring triumph. 'America The Story of Us' is broken into 12 episodes, easily viewable on their own or as a whole. Use our study guide to develop discussion, and check out short videos and text stories to answer common questions about U.S. history. For more quality history videos, get a free, extended trial of HISTORY Vault, with 2000+ hours of commercial-free, premium content including documentaries, series and specials.
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In a must-win clash, Union forces halted the northern invasion of Robert E. Lee’s Confederate Army.
The country, from its commerce to its environment to even its concept of time, was profoundly altered after the completion of the railroad's 1,776 miles of track.
The Great Depression, the worst economic downturn in modern history, profoundly affected the daily life of American families in ways large and small.
D-Day was one of the largest military operations ever staged. Follow the drama and heroism of the WWII invasion in this interactive timeline.
Discover how one of the darkest economic times in American history helped the nation reinvent itself.
Shots fired by British soldiers in the streets of Boston in 1770 would spark the American Revolution.
Families were driven out of the once-fertile Great Plains by massive dust clouds—including one that rose to 10,000 feet and reached as far as New York City.
Find out what it took to be a settler in the early American colony of Jamestown.