Using archival footage from Technicolor shorts and features as well as newsreels, the sweep of major events of American history is condensed into this two-reeler. The landing of the Pilgrims, the Revolution, the Civil War, continental expansion, the Monroe Doctrine, the Gold Rush, the Spanish American War, both World Wars, and the creation of the U.N. are among the many topics touched on.
Gabe Taverney (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Did You Know?
The DVD version apologizes for any ethnic stereotypes that may appear in the film. See more
The narration claims that the plane carrying the first atomic bomb took off from Okinawa. This statement is incorrect - it took off from Tinian in the Marianas. See more
Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth, on this continent, a new nation, conceived in Liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal.
Upon that proposition, this great land of liberty was founded. And to this day the persecuted, the oppressed, the weary look upon our shores with eyes of hope.
Credited narrator Marvin Miller
identifies the remaining credited cast members as they appear on screen. See more
Edited from Young America Flies