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Complete History of the U.S. Wars: 1700-2004, A

The Imperial Wars (#105)

Program 5 - The Imperial Wars
1750 - Native American Horse Cultures Dominate the Great Plains
1876 - Battle at the Little Big Horn
1890 - Battle at Wounded Knee
1898 - Sinking of the Maine
1914 - 1917 - America Prepares for World War I
1917 - America Enters World War I
[26 minutes] Closed Captioning

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Series Description: War has always been part of the American experience. From the time the first colonists set foot upon North America's shores, they were in conflict with the Native inhabitants. One hundred years later the colonies suddenly found themselves an extension of the conflicts in Europe. Less than a century later, the Revolutionary War freed the fledgling United States from its British overlords and European entanglements. Born and nurtured in war, America grew in strength and power until at the beginning of the 21st century it was the foremost military power in the world. Join George Kennedy as he takes us on this 300-year saga of The Complete History of U.S. Wars.

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  • Wars for the Continent (#101)

    Program 1 - Wars for the Continent 1702 - Queen Anne's War 1713 - Treaty of Utrecht Ends Queen Anne's War 1739 - War of Jenkins Ear Begins 1754-1763 - French and Indian War 1763 - Pontiac's War 1770 - Boston Massacre [26 minutes]

  • The Revolutionary War (#102)

    Program Two - The Revolutionary War 1775 - The Battle of Lexington and Concord 1775 - George Washington Assumes Command of The Continental Army 1776 - Washington crosses the Delaware 1777 - Second Battle of Saratoga 1777 - John Paul Jones sets Sail 1777-78 - The Winter at Valley Forge 1778 - George Rogers Clark captures Kaskaskia 1781 - Siege of Yorktown [26 minutes]

  • Manifest Destiny Wars (#103)

    Program 3 - Manifest Destiny Wars 1797 - U.S.S. Constitution is Launched 1811 - Battle of Tippecanoe 1814 - Washington D.C. is Captured and Burned by the British 1814 - Star Spangled Banner is Written 1815 - Battle of New Orleans 1832 - Black Hawk War Ends with Massacre at Bad Axe River 1836 - Alamo Falls [26 minutes]

  • The Civil War (#104)

    Program 4 - The Civil War 1846 - United States Declares War on Mexico 1861 - Eleven States Comprise the Confederacy 1862 - Emancipation Proclamation 1863 - Lincoln delivers his Gettysburg Address 1863 - The Fall of Vicksburg 1865 - Lee Surrenders at Appomattox [26 minutes]

  • The Global Wars (#106)

    Program 6 - The Global Wars 1941 - Japanese Bomb Pearl Harbor 1944 - D-Day "Operation Overlord" 1945 - The Air Force Drops an Atomic Bomb on Hiroshima 1950 - President Truman Sends American Troops to the Aid of South Korea 1950 - 1953 The Korean War [26 minutes]

  • The Cold War (#107)

    Program 7 - The Cold War 1952 - The Marshall Plan Wins the Battle for Western Europe 1954 - John Foster Dulles Becomes Eisenhower's Cold War Warrior 1962 - Cuban Missile Crisis 1964 - Vietnam War: Congress Passes Gulf of Tonkin Resolution 1968 - Vietnam War: The Tet Offensive [26 minutes]

  • The Police Wars (#108)

    Program 8 - The Police Wars 1973 - Vietnam War: Cease-Fire Ends War 1983 - The Grenada Conflict 1990 - The Gulf War 1991 - End of the Cold War 2003 - Gulf War II [26 minutes]

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