Other Interviews include Dennis Hopper,Martin Scorcese, Dick Clark, Janet Leigh, Ossie Davis, and Colin Powell. The Journal of American History. By August, President Roosevelt and British Prime Minister had drafted the to define goals for the post-war world. It is comparable to the description of the period 1815—1914 as. In general, this is best viewed by teens, as younger children may not understand the content. These streaming videos are intended for use by students in Henrico County - and the host of the Vimeo site does not hold the copyright for the video clips, so you are encouraged to access these through YouTube links if possible. Viewers young and old will be amazed at the variety of scenes and the skill of the filmmakers.
When became president in 1901, he accelerated a foreign policy shift away from and towards foreign involvement, a process which had begun under his predecessor. Hogan, The ambiguous legacy: U. The late Peter Jennings is always a great host and his wording usually adds to the scenes that are portrayed. The series opens with America at the turn of the 19th Century, when the population of 76 million people was swelling with immigrants from Europe. Three days later, Germany and Italy declared war on the United States, which the United States reciprocated. This program appraises the effects of those blights on the political landscape and their impact on the trust between the government and the governed, so vital to the well-being of a representative democracy such as the United States.
In the 1941 State of the Union address, known as the speech, President made a break with the tradition of. Other scholars, such as , stipulate that the 21st century will be the U. This program examines the early 1900s — when was President, a loaf of bread cost only a few cents, horsepower really meant horsepower, flying to the moon was the stuff of dreams, and the average life span was only 45 years — while looking ahead to the decades of changes yet to come. Through archive footage and hundreds of interviews the series examines 100 years of American history from the influx of immigrants in 1900 to the late 90s explosion of technology and mass communication. I would've liked to see more of what Reagan did during his presidency, and maybe a mention of the L. This program documents in and and the growing polarization at home between civil rights activists and segregationist hard-liners, which resulted in the and the. At the beginning of The Century: America's Time, host Peter Jennings explains that this series will look at recent history not as historians usually do--in terms of rulers and political leaders--but rather as the common man experienced the century.
Archived from on May 7, 2009. It only really lacks once they get to the 80's and 90's. Teens and adults will find the series as entertaining as it is educational. Due to extreme restrictions on student computers in Henrico County, these wonderful resources have been blocked. This program explores the crucial question: could the United States resist involvement, or would American forces be sent to fight in another European war? Initially the United States had a small army, but, after the passage of the , it drafted 2. Its geographic area composed the , with an area of approximately 9. It allied itself with both right-wing dictatorships and capitalist democracies.
This program probes the tension between these crosscurrents in American History. This program examines the early 1900s — when William McKinley was President, a loaf of bread cost only a few cents, horsepower really meant horsepower, flying to the moon was the stuff of dreams, and the average life span was only 45 years — while looking ahead to the decades of changes yet to come. Along with distinguished journalist , Jennings co-authored a book titled which became a national bestseller. After the Cold War, the most common belief held that only the United States fulfilled the criteria to be considered a superpower. The United States' influence grew throughout the 20th century, but became especially dominant after the end of , when only two superpowers remained, the United States and the. This program takes a look at the details and the aftershocks both of the dissolution of the Soviet Union and the yuppie capitalism that threatened to push the limits of the American economy too far.
Arranged chronologically, they offer a political, social, and cultural portrait of America in the 20th Century. The footage is all beautifully restored--no eyestrain here from watching grainy old newsreels. The was a naval-based advanced military with by far the in the world. There is a study guide which can be downloaded on each page. After the in 1991, the United States remained the world's only superpower, and became the , or what some have termed a. This program appraises the effects of those blights on the political landscape and their impact on the trust between the government and the governed, so vital to the well-being of a representative democracy such as the United States.
A comprehensive study was not the goal of this 12-hour undertaking; rather, it highlighted the personalities and events that shaped history, including Lindbergh's 1927 solo flight across the Atlantic and the U. This bottom-up approach means that younger viewers will be able to empathize with events much more than they might otherwise. Scott Berg, aviation expert Jon Guttman. This program focuses on the changing momentum of feminism, hampered by its failure to secure broad ratification of the Equal Rights Amendment, and the heated confrontations that arose over affirmative action and busing. Also: the American fascination with celebrity. The Evolution of the United Nations System 3rd ed. Included: the public outcry against the war in Vietnam.
Captures the mood of the Depression and the Holocaust excellently. . Included: the psychological impact of the first war to have claimed more civilians than soldiers. As troops went overseas and industry ramped up to supply the urgent need for war materials, a new wave of Southern blacks migrated north and west to fill the workforce — along with millions of women, who exchanged housework for war work. This episode explores the crucial question: could the United States resist involvement, or would American forces be sent to fight in another European war? In 1940, the United States ranked 18th in terms of military power. With the advent of the new , critics from the stated that it was a matter of debate whether America was losing its superpower status, especially in relation to.