Sweet Land of Liberty – America in the 19th Century, provides a condensed but thorough insight into the most memorable moments of the 19th Century for teachers, students, libraries, homeschoolers and history buffs. Through the use of thoroughly researched narration, vivid images, audio and video clips, and animation the story of the American experience is brought to life in ways no written words can. Viewers may watch the program from beginning to end or as individual segments suitable for use as condensed chronicles of each historical period. Recommended as unit or chapter introductions for middle and high school grade levels.
Here is what you will learn about in this educational 50 Minute DVD:
1. THE LOUSIANA PURCHASE 1803 5:52 Minutes The single greatest land purchase in American history, opening vast areas of exploration, farming, and access to many natural resources for our country.
2. AMERICA’S INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION The 1800s 12:14 Minutes America’s change from homemade goods to mass production, with a look at how the cotton gin, the steamboat, the Erie Canal, the steel plow, the telegraph and other inventions that moved the country forward.
3. THE BATTLE FOR TEXAS The 1830s 6:42 Minutes An overview of the foreign countries who helped to shape the future of Texas, and how America fought to add the Lone Star State to the union in 1845.
4. LINCOLN’S GETTYSBURG ADDRESS 1864 8:07 Minutes The bloodiest battle of the Civil War, and President Abraham Lincoln’s dedication of the battlefield-turned-resting place for those who fought for what they believed in.
5. THE GREAT WESTWARD EXPANSION 1880s 7:35 Minutes Manifest Destiny, the Monroe Doctrine, the California Gold Rush, the Homestead Act, and the Gunfight at the O.K. Corral.
6. IMMIGRATION AND THE GILDED AGE 1870s – 1890s 9:09 Minutes The Transcontinental Railroad, the credit Mobilier scandal, Boss Tweed and corruption at Tammany Hall, the Sherman Antitrust Act, Immigration and organized labor.