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This short, chapter 3 in the "See America First" series, covers the years 1807-1819. It is the age of territorial expansion. The Louisiana Purchase from France means that America now reaches the Pacific. Commerce on the Mississippi River plays an important part in expanding the population into the newly acquired land. The War of 1812 challenges American resolve, and the Florida Purchase of 1819 expands America to the south. As the narrator tells the story, the audience visits various cities, battlefields, buildings, and monuments associated with the featured personalities and events. Written by
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Hasty look at American history narrated by John B. Kennedy...
A very sketchy look at American history during the early 1800s is given here in one of a series of shorts in the form of a brief history lesson. Most of the footage shows monuments dedicated to various Ameican heroes or glimpses of their homes.
Includes a look at Trinity Church in New York where Alexander Hamilton is buried; the homes of John Adams and John Quincy Adams; Thomas Jeffeson's home; a description of New Orleans as a refuge for pirates and a glimpse of the French governor's house; talk about the Louisiana Purchase; mention of Robert Fulton and the first steamboat; how Andrew Jackson defeated the British army; the stirring words of James Lawrence: "Don't give up the ship!"; Fort McHenry where Francis Scott Key wrote "The Star Spangled Banner"; and then shifts to Florida for a look at the building that used to house a slave market in St. Augustine.
Probably served as a quick history lesson for students in school auditoriums across the country but makes hardly more impact than a pebble thrown in a brook.
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