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Turning Points In U.S. History

Grade Levels: 9 - 8
Core Subject(s): Social Studies
Website: http://www.ambrosevideo.com/items.cfm?id=1102
Next Airing: Mon, Jan 21st, 2019 at 1:00 PM on UEN-TV

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Turning Points in U.S. History is a series designed to provide a clear overview of the people and events that became significant pivotal points in history. Rare archival footage and photographs, authentic recordings, and other primary source documents bring history to life, while stunning graphics and engaging narration lend context and clarity to the subject.

Episodes:

  • 21st Century (2009 - 2012)

    During the first term of Barack Obama Americans saw the rise of Hispanic women in the U.S. justice system, the Affordable Care Act, the devastating impact of the Deepwater Horizon oil rig explosion and an historic manhunt ended with the take down of Osama Bin Laden. Chapter List 1.) 2009 - Sonia Sotomayor Becomes First Hispanic Supreme Court Justice 2.) 2010 - President Obama Signs Health Reform into Law 3.) 2010 - Deepwater Horizon Explosion in the Gulf of Mexico 4.) 2011 - U.S. Navy SEALs Take Down Osama Bin Laden 5.) 2012 - Washington and Colorado Legalize Marijuana 6.) 2012 - The Privatization of Space

    Next Airing: Mon, Jan 21st, 2019 at 1:00 PM on UEN-TV
    Length: 00:27:28
    Usage rights: Expires 4/2/2025
  • 21st Century (2012 - 2015)

    Disruptions to American business and lifestyle continued in the next four years with great strides in Artificial Intelligence, the rise of the sharing economy, the fracking boom, renewed threats from abroad by a new brand of Islamic terrorists and the breakthrough of same-sex marriage in gay rights. Chapter List 1.) 2012 - Google's Deep Learning Machine Recognizes Cats on Its Own 2.) 2013 - Netflix's Reed Hastings Produces House Of Cards 3.) 2013 - Sharing Economy Pioneers Airbnb and Uber 4.) 2014 - Fracking Pushes America Towards Energy Independence 5.) 2014 - Rise of ISIS Presents New Foreign Policy Challenges 6.) 2015 - U.S. Supreme Court Allows Same-Sex Marriage 7.) 2015 - Over Two Thirds of Americans Own Smartphones

    Next Airing: Mon, Jan 21st, 2019 at 1:30 PM on UEN-TV
    Length: 00:29:19
    Usage rights: Expires 4/2/2025
  • 21st Century (2015 - 2017)

    In just three years, disruptors in American politics, economics and cyber security change America more quickly than two world wars and the Industrial Age, while at the same time a long awaited museum devoted to African American history opens and America elects Donald Trump as its 45th President. Chapter List 1.) 2015 - Economic Disruptors: Wikipedia and Craigslist 2.) 2016 - NFL Announces $100 Million Concussion Initiative 3.) 2016 - Lonnie Bunch Opens National Museum of African American History and Culture 4.) 2017 - Edward Snowden, Cyber Security and Personal Digital Assistance 5.) 2017 - Donald J. Trump Becomes the 45th President of the United States 6.) 2017 - UBI, Universal Basic Income

    Next Airing: Mon, Jan 21st, 2019 at 2:00 PM on UEN-TV
    Length: 00:28:29
    Usage rights: Expires 4/2/2025
  • 16th & 17th Century : 1500 - 1585

    1502 - Christopher Columbus 1513 - Ponce de Leon Discovers Florida 1539 - Hernando De Soto Explores Southern U.S. 1540 - Francisco Vasques de Coronado Maps America's Southwest 1565 - Spanish Found First American City: St. Augustine 1585 - Sir Walter Raleigh and the Roanoke Colony

    Length: 00:27:02
    Usage rights: 6/30/2009 to 4/2/2025
  • 16th & 17th Century : 1586 - 1619

    1607: Jamestown, England's First Successful American Colony. 1608: Spanish Found Santa Fe in America's Southwest. 1614: Pocahontas Marries John Rolfe. 1614: The Dutch Claim New York and Name It New Netherlands. 1619: The Virginia House of Burgesses Holds Its First Democratic Meeting.

    Length: 00:27:12
    Usage rights: 6/30/2009 to 4/2/2025
  • 16th & 17th Century : 1619 - 1650

    1619: Blacks Arrive at Jamestown. 1621: The Role of Women in the English Colonies. 1621: Squanto and Massasoit Help Pilgrims Survive. 1629: John Winthrop is Elected Governor of Massachusetts Bay Colony. 1650: Anne Hutchinson and Anne Bradstreet Use Newfound American Independence to Express Themselves.

    Length: 00:28:18
    Usage rights: 6/30/2009 to 4/2/2025
  • 16th & 17th Century : 1651 - 1699

    1673: Marquette and Joliet Explore Great Lakes and Mississippi River. 1675: Metacom Leads "King Philip's War". 1680: Popé Drives Spanish from Santa Fe. 1681: William Penn Founds Pennsylvania Colony. 1682: LaSalle Claims Louisiana Territory for France. 1699: England's 12 Colonies Become Self Sufficient.

    Length: 00:26:55
    Usage rights: 6/30/2009 to 4/2/2025
  • 18th Century - Program 1

    1701: The English Board of Trade creates Royal Colonies. 1701: The French return soldiers to the North American interior. 1701: Yale College is founded. 1702: Colonists sack St Augustine. 1702: Cotton Mather publishes "The Ecclesiastical History of New England." 1709: Quakers erect a meeting house in Boston. 1713: Treaty of Utrecht. 1713: Capt. Robinson designs and constructs a schooner.

    Length: 00:26:05
    Usage rights: 1/1/2008 to 4/2/2025
  • 18th Century - Program 2

    1718: New Orleans is founded. 1723: the Maryland Assembly requires free public schools in every county. 1729: City of Baltimore is established. 1732: the first stagecoach line. 1732: Georgia becomes the 13th colony. 1732: influenza sweeps through the colonies. 1733: the British Parliament passes the Molasses Act. 1735: Peter Zenger acquitted of libel in New York.

    Length: 00:26:31
    Usage rights: 1/1/2008 to 4/2/2025
  • 18th Century - Program 3

    1739: the Great Awakening begins. 1739: black uprising in South Carolina. 1739: the War of Jenkins Ear begins. 1739-41: new explorations. 1747: the Ohio Land Company is established. 1750: Native American Horse Cultures dominate the great plains. 1750: Parliament passes Iron Act.

    Length: 00:25:42
    Usage rights: 1/1/2008 to 4/2/2025
  • 18th Century - Program 4

    1750: the Flatboat and Conestoga wagon make their appearance in Pennsylvania. 1754: the Albany Plan of union. 1754-1763: the French and Indian War. 1760: James Otis fights for the security of people in their homes. 1763: Ottawa Chief Pontiac's War for Independence. 1765: The Stamp Act is passed. 1765: Samuel Adams forms the Sons of Liberty.

    Length: 00:26:55
    Usage rights: 1/1/2008 to 4/2/2025
  • 19th Century - Program 1 - 1800 to 1813

    1800: Washington DC becomes nation's capital. 1803: Louisiana Purchase. 1804: Lewis & Clark expedition. 1807: Robert Fulton awakens the world to the steamboat. 1811: battle of Tippicanoe. 1811: New Madrid earthquake.

    Length: 00:25:02
    Usage rights: 1/1/2008 to 4/2/2025
  • 19th Century - Program 2 1814 - 1826

    1814: Washington DC captured and burned by the British. 1814: Star Spangled Banner is written. 1815: battle of New Orleans. 1819: Washington Irving publishes "Rip Van Winkle". 1821: inauguration of Santa Fe Trail. 1825: Erie Canal is completed. 1826: James Fenimore Cooper publishes "Last of the Mohicans".

    Length: 00:24:01
    Usage rights: 1/1/2008 to 4/2/2025
  • 19th Century - Program 3 - 1827 to 1846

    1831: Cyrus McCormick demonstrates his mechanical reaper. 1831: Nat Turner begins his rebellion. 1832: Black Hawk War ends with a massacre at Bad Axe River. 1836: Alamo falls. 1845: Edgar Allen Poe publishes "The Raven". 1846: The Donner Party starts west. 1846: US declares war on Mexico.

    Length: 00:25:01
    Usage rights: 1/1/2008 to 4/2/2025
  • 19th Century - Program 4 1846 - 1860

    1846: Dr. Morton demonstrates painless surgery using ether. 1848: gold is discovered at Sutter's Mill. 1849: treaty between US and Hawaiian islands. 1852: Harriet Beecher Stoew publishes "Uncle Tom's Cabin". 1854: Commodore Perry lands in Japan. 1858: Lincoln/Douglas debates begin. 1860: Pony Express mail service begins.

    Length: 00:24:31
    Usage rights: 1/1/2008 to 4/2/2025
  • 19th Century - Program 5 1860 - 1865

    1861: 11 states comprise the Confederacy. 1862: Congress sets forth the Homestead Act. 1863: Lincoln signs Emancipation Proclamation. 1863: Lincoln delivers his Gettysburg Address. 1865: Lee surrenders at Appomattox. 1865: Abraham Lincoln is assassinated. 1865: formation of the Ku Klux Klan.

    Length: 00:24:01
    Usage rights: 1/1/2008 to 4/2/2025
  • 19th Century - Program 6 1867 - 1870

    1867: carpetbaggers descend on the South. 1867: US acquires Alaska- "Seward's Folly" 1868: President Johnson is impeached. 1869: completion of the Transcontinential railroad. 1870: Rockefeller incorporates Standard Oil Co. of Ohio.

    Length: 00:23:01
    Usage rights: 1/1/2008 to 4/2/2025
  • 19th Century - Program 7 1871 - 1881

    1871: Chicago fire. 1872: Susan B. Anthony is arrested for voting. 1875: Robert Smalls, former slave, elected to the House. 1876: Alexander Graham Bell demonstrates the telephone. 1876: Battle of Little Big Horn. 1879: Thomas Edison demonstrates the incandescent lamp. 1880: George Eastman patents Kodak roll film. 1881: Booker T. Washington opens Tuskegee Institute.

    Length: 00:23:01
    Usage rights: 1/1/2008 to 4/2/2025
  • 19th Century - Program 8 1881 - 1898

    1881: Clara Barton organizes the American Red Cross. 1882: Chinese Exclusion Act passed by Congress. 1885: Mark Twain publishes "Adventures of Huckleberry Finn". 1889: Oklahoma land rush begins. 1890: Battle At Wounded Knee. 1893: first gas powered automobile is demonstrated. 1896: Plessy Vs Ferguson case upholds segregation. 1898: sinking of the Maine.

    Length: 00:24:01
    Usage rights: 1/1/2008 to 4/2/2025
  • 20th Century - Program 1

    1900: Gold Standard Act is ratified by Congress; 1901: Dr. Walter Reed discovers Yellow Fever is transmitted by mosquitoes; 1901: McKinley is shot and Theodore Roosevelt becomes president. 1902:140, 000 mine workers go out on strike. 1902: government passes the Newlands Reclamation Act. 1903: Wright Brothers fly at Kitty Hawk. 1906: Upton Sinclair's Novel "The Jungle" is published. 1906: U.S. takes over construction of the Panama Canal. 1907: Frank Lloyd Wright completes the Robie House in Chicago.

    Length: 00:28:07
    Usage rights: 1/1/2008 to 6/30/2025
  • 20th Century - Program 2

    1908: Ford introduces the Model T. 1909: W.E.B. Du Bois founds the NAACP. 1911: Hollywood founded. 1913: 16th Amendment allows progressive income tax. 1913: 17th Amendment caps a period of election reforms. 1914: Clayton Anti - Trust Act passed 1914-17 America prepares for World War I. 1917: America enters World War I.

    Length: 00:28:03
    Usage rights: 1/1/2008 to 4/2/2025
  • 20th Century - Program 3

    1919: Prohibition begins. 1920: women gain the vote. 1923: Teapot Dome Scandal typifies the Roaring 20's. 1924: J. Edgar Hoover heads FBI. 1925: Scopes Monkey Trial. 1926: Goddard initiates Space Age. 1926: David Sarnoff founds NBC. 1927: Charles Lindbergh flies across the Atlantic.

    Length: 00:26:53
    Usage rights: 1/1/2008 to 4/2/2025
  • 20th Century - Program 4

    1929:"Black Tuesday" foretells the Great Depression. 1932: Amelia Earhart: record-breaking woman aviator. 1933: President Roosevelt's "One Hundred Days" begins his New Deal. 1935: President Roosevelt signs the Social Security Act. 1936: Jesse Owens and Joe Louis debunk Hitler's claim of Aryan superiority. 1940: Hemingway's "For Whom the Bell Tolls" is published. 1941: Japan attacks Pearl Harbor.

    Length: 00:28:03
    Usage rights: 1/1/2008 to 4/2/2025
  • 20th Century - Program 6

    1953: John Foster Dulles becomes Eisenhower's Cold War Warrior 1954: Senator Joseph McCarthy is condemned by the Senate 1954: Brown v. Board of Education 1955: Rosa Parks is arrested, 1960: Nixon-Kennedy televised debates, 1962: Astronaut John Glenn is the first American to orbit the earth, 1962: Cuban Missile Crisis, 1963: Martin Luther King's "I Have a Dream" speech.

    Length: 00:27:46
    Usage rights: 1/1/2008 to 4/2/2025
  • 20th Century - Program 7

    1964: Pres. Johnson announces the Great Society. 1964: Vietnam War, Congress passes the Gulf of Tonkin Resolution. 1965: black urban riots begin. 1968: Vietnam War-Tet Offensive. 1970: first Earth Day. 1972: Watergate. 1973: Vietnam War ends.

    Length: 00:27:48
    Usage rights: 1/1/2008 to 4/2/2025
  • 20th Century - Program 8

    1973: Second Battle of Wounded Knee. 1973: Roe v. Wade. 1976: personal computers herald the Post Industrial Age. 1983: Grenada Conflict. 1987: Alan Greenspan becomes Chairman of the Federal Reserve. 1990: Gulf War demonstrates American military supremacy. 1991: End of the Cold War. 1994: Whitewater leads to the impeachment of President Clinton. 1999: Y2K ends the American Century.

    Length: 00:27:11
    Usage rights: 1/1/2008 to 4/2/2025
  • 21st Century (2000 - 2001)

    The first two years of the decade brought about the George W. Bush presidency, a presidency that was defined by September 11th 2001, the first attack on American soil since the War of 1812. 2001 was also the year that began the second digital revolution. 2000: America Has a Contested Presidency. 2001: 9/11. 2001: Apple Computer Debuts the iPod.

    Length: 00:26:26
    Usage rights: 1/1/2008 to 4/2/2025
  • 21st Century (2002 - 2004)

    The years between 2002 and 2004 ushered in America's first pre-emptive war, saw the human genome project jump start the biotech revolution and Google monetize the Internet. 2003 - Gulf War II; 2003 - Human Genome Project Completed; 2004 - Google Redefines the Internet.

    Length: 00:26:33
    Usage rights: 1/1/2008 to 4/2/2025
  • 21st Century (2005 - 2007)

    The middle years of the first decade of the 21st century were a time of great social change, as America's failing infrastructure was exposed, performance enhancing drugs damaged sports; illegal immigrants made up as much as a tenth of the population; and the Internet redefined how people connect with each other. 2005 - Hurricane Katrina Exposes America's Failing Infrastructure; 2005 - Congress Investigates Performance Enhancing Drugs in Sports; 2005 - Blogging and YouTube Challenge Traditional Media; 2006 - Virtual Social Networking: Facebook, MySpace and Twitter; 2007 - Illegal Immigration Hits 11 Million.

    Length: 00:26:54
    Usage rights: 1/1/2008 to 4/2/2025
  • 21st Century (2007 - 2009)

    The end of the decade of the 21st century was the best of times and the worst of times. Finally, America understood the consequences of global warming; a sea change occurred when it elected a Black president, but in the end, it faced disaster when the subprime mortgage debacle almost brought the financial system to its knees. 2007 - Al Gore Wins Nobel Peace Prize for Work on Climate Change; 2008 - Barack Obama Wins Presidency; 2009 - America Responds to a Deep Recession.

    Length: 00:27:38
    Usage rights: 1/1/2008 to 4/2/2025
  • 2oth Century - Program 5

    1944: D-Day "Operation Overlord". 1945: US Air Force drops an atomic bomb on Hiroshima. 1947: Marshall Plan for Europe. 1950: Pres. Truman sends American troops to the aid of South Korea. 1950-53: The Korean War. 1951: Alan Freed introduces Rock and Roll.

    Length: 00:27:35
    Usage rights: 1/1/2008 to 4/2/2025

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