History Channel produced a wonderful documentary called America: The Story of Us. We caught it on tv as it premiered and were trilled with how they recreated the beginnings of our country. You can find most of all the episodes on You Tube, and if you are like me, you may want to order a copy for your library. History Channel did a wonderful job in the first section of the series. The series lifts up how our country came together and how we had to fight for our freedom. Episodes 10, 11 and 12 were quickly discussed but with less detail than the first 9 episodes. History Channel does a really spectacular job of showing how life once was. Today our first amendment rights are being taken away as China continues to buy up more land because of our exploding debt, but we should fight like the first settlers did. The first part of the series begins in 1607 when a small group of English adventurers lands in Jamestown. Thirteen years later the Pilgrims settle in Plymouth, New England. These men and women are all driven by the promise of a new life, and all face huge dangers from disease, starvation and conflict. As the two colonies grow, both are very different. July 9, 1776 is the date which the Declaration of Independence is read to crowds in New York.Within 100 years, they have gaithe highest standard of living in the world.
The success and wealth of America’s 13 colonies prompt British jealousy, taxation, resistance and, finally, war. More than 400 ships with soldiers and guns are coming to invade. It was the largest British invasion force until D-Day. As the war begins, George Washington’s army had been decimated and defeat seemed inevitable to them. Yet by 1783, America is free. American forces learn the hard way how to master the landscape, new weapons and unconventional battle tactics. As the British leave, a new nation, the United States of America, is born.