History Channel

The French Revolution (2005)

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This documentary dramatic reenactments, paintings from the era, and revealing accounts from journals and expert historians to recreate this turbulent period in French history. Includes information on Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette, the storming of the Bastille, Robespierre, Danton, Maurat, and the Terror.

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01:40
The French Revolution

How the States Got Their Shapes (2010)

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Every line on the U.S. map tells a story. Every border reflects our history -- our struggles for independence, our internal conflicts over states rights and slavery, our westward expansion, and the mastery of our natural resources. We are so familiar with the map of United States, but do we know why our states look the way they do? Every shape on the map tells a great story about our past.

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01:40
How the States Got Their Shapes

The Founding of America (2008)

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The inspiring early days of America – the personalities, the battles, the bravery, the losses, and even the romance – spring to life in spellbinding detail in this sweeping 14-DVD set from A&E Home Video.

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27:14
The Founding of America

America: The Story of Us (2010)

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A riveting adventure of how America was invented, AMERICA The Story of Us focuses on the people, ideas and events that built our nation, covering 400 years of American history in the most extensive and in-depth television series ever produced by HISTORY.

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09:12
America: The Story of Us

10 Days That Unexpectedly Changed America, Vol. 3 (2006)

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Features three of ten documentaries on major events in American history and includes Einstein's letter to President Roosevelt warning that Germany may develop an atomic bomb, Elvis Presley's appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show, and the 1964 murder of three civil rights workers in Mississippi

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02:18
10 Days That Unexpectedly Changed America, Vol. 3

10 Days That Unexpectedly Changed America, Vol. 2 (2006)

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Features three of ten documentaries on major events in American history and includes the Homestead Strike, the assassination of William McKinley and the Scopes trial

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02:18
10 Days That Unexpectedly Changed America, Vol. 2

10 Days That Unexpectedly Changed America, Vol. 1 (2006)

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Features the first four of ten documentaries on major events in American history and includes the Pequot War, Shay's Rebellion, the California gold rush, and the Battle of Antietam

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03:04
10 Days That Unexpectedly Changed America, Vol. 1