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Season 1

9 Apr. 2006
The Civil War battle of Antietam in September 1862, was for its time the bloodiest single day in American history. For Americans in that era, the scale of the carnage was as incomprehensible as 9-11 was to those of our generation. This film explores the battle and its impact on American thinking
10 Apr. 2006
Einstein's Letter
A personal written appeal signed by Albert Einstein to the US President sets the stage for the development of nuclear weapons.
10 Apr. 2006
Murder at the Fair: The Assassination of President McKinley
The assassination of President William McKinley enables the rise of reformer Theodore Roosevelt to the Presidency.
11 Apr. 2006
When America Was Rocked
The appearance of Elvis Presley on the Ed Sullivan Show legitimizes rock and roll and youth culture which changes US culture.
12 Apr. 2006
Scopes: The Battle Over America's Soul
The trial of a teacher charged with teaching evolution in a public school escalates the conflict of religious faith and freedom of thought in America
12 Apr. 2006
The Homestead Strike
At the height of the Gilded Age, steel workers fight for their rights against the oppressive working conditions of Andrew Carnegie's Carnegie Steel, resulting in the Homestead Strike of 1892.
13 Apr. 2006
Freedom Summer
The murder of three civil rights activists in Mississippi galvanizes the Civil Rights Movement.
13 Apr. 2006
Shays' Rebellion: America's First Civil War
An armed uprising shortly after the American Revolutionary War sparks the drafting of the Constitution of the United States of America

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