Using archival footage from Technicolor shorts and features as well as newsreels, the sweep of major events of American history is condensed into this two-reeler. The landing of the Pilgrims, the Revolution, the Civil War, continental expansion, the Monroe Doctrine, the Gold Rush, the Spanish American War, both World Wars, and the creation of the U.N. are among the many topics touched on. Written by
Gabe Taverney (email@example.com)
Did You Know?
The DVD version apologizes for any ethnic stereotypes that may appear in the film. See more
The narration claims that the plane carrying the first atomic bomb took off from Okinawa. This statement is incorrect - it took off from Tinian in the Marianas. See more
Hitler had said no bomb will ever fall on German soil, but they were falling like rain and like thunder.
Credited narrator Marvin Miller
identifies the remaining credited cast members as they appear on screen, See more
Edited from The Monroe Doctrine