U.S. History

The history of the United States beginning with the First Americans to Contemporary America in the 21st Century.
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"Onward, 54th!" | Fort Sumter and Fort Moultrie
Episode 4

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Episode 4 focuses on the attempts of the North to take back Fort Sumter and hopefully bring the war to an end. This episode illustrates the struggles of African American soldiers who fought bravely on...
Welcome to Fort Sumter | Fort Sumter and Fort Moultrie
Episode 1

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This episode introduces the student to the social history of South Carolina, the rise of Charleston as an important shipping center, and the building of the fort where the Civil War began. It further...
The Mexican American War | History In A Nutshell

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President James K. Polk desired to achieve his vision of "Manifest Destiny," and sought to acquire Mexico's northern territories. Mexico had no desire to sell Alta California and Nuevo Mexico to Pres...