Welcome to Iowa Public Television! If you are seeing this message, you are using a browser that does not support web standards. This site will look much better in a browser that supports web standards, but it is accessible to any browser or Internet device. Read more on our technical tips page.

Iowa Public Television

 

19th Century Turning Points In U.S. History

1827-1846 (#103)

Volume 3: 1827-1846
1831 – Cyrus McCormick Demonstrates His Mechanical Reaper
1831 – Nat Turner Begins His Rebellion
1832 – Black Hawk War Ends With Massacre At Bad Axe River
1836 – Alamo Falls
1845 – Edgar Allen Poe Publishes “The Raven”
1846 – The Donner Party Starts West
1846 – United States Declares War On Mexico
[25 minutes] Closed Captioning

This episode has not aired in the past few months on Iowa Public Television.

PBS Video

Series Description: America entered the 19th century as an agricultural nation of 16 states and 5.3 million people. By the end of the century, the nation was an industrial power of 45 states and 76 million people. This series highlights significant historical events, scientific milestones and cultural achievements of this period.

View All Episodes »

All Upcoming Episodes

Snowflake
Indicates a December Celebration program

There are no broadcasts currently planned. Please check back for future broadcast dates.

View All Episodes »

« Back to Programs A-Z