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Drive Thru American History

Boston & The Beginnings of the Revolution (#103)

From the tower of the Old North Church where Robert Newman gave the signal that the British were coming, Dave recalls the beginnings of the American Revolution. Dave visits Lexington Green and reviews the history of the “shot heard ‘round the world," and at Old North Bridge, Concorde, the American success and British retreat. At Bunker Hill, Dave provides a detailed account of the fighting and causalities in a conflict where the Americans established themselves as a solid fighting force. [26 minutes] Closed Captioning

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Series Description: This award-winning series explores the discovery and founding of America. Visit Christopher Columbus’ birthplace in Italy and the place in Spain where he set sail for America. From there through the Revolutionary War and the beginnings of a nation, these programs provide a fast paced drive through history that’s just plain “ cool.”

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