This was the war between the French and Indians, and the early colonists, 1754, before the Revolution.








Series cast summary:
Larry Nehring ...  George Washington 4 episodes, 2006
Michael L. Colosimo ...  Soldier 4 episodes, 2006
Sam Edens Sam Edens ...  British Soldier / ... 4 episodes, 2006
Charles Misulia ...  Soldier 4 episodes, 2006
Bryan Stefancyk Bryan Stefancyk ...  Soldier 4 episodes, 2006
Karen Baum Karen Baum ...  Susannah Johnson 2 episodes, 2006
Gabriel Field Gabriel Field ...  Colonial Officer 2 episodes, 2006
Mark Hilliard Mark Hilliard ...  Soldier 2 episodes, 2006


This was the war between the French and Indians, and the early colonists, 1754, before the Revolution.

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In Search of Its Meaning
1 February 2006 | by johnbert1See all my reviews

"The War That Made America" is an interesting look at a conflict that doesn't get much attention. Although known as The Seven Years War, it should be recognized as The First World War. But you wouldn't know that from this series. Other than a few passing paragraphs, the war seems confined to New England.

A friend of mine pointed out one major fact. If this is, indeed, to be the war that made America, the series is much too small. If it is to be the war that made George Washington, it is too big. I found myself watching the story and learning some small items I didn't know about. But when Washington leaves our story after Braddock's Defeat in 1755, the writers seem obligated to try and find some way to return him, as if it were a drama where the main character dies in the first minutes of the movie. What we end up with is a machine-gunned history lesson about the politics of the era for the first three hours, followed by a lead up to the American Revolution in the final 50 minutes.

This story would have been better laid out by describing the events leading up to the war and how the Indians were as much a part of the politics as the two kings were, thousands of miles away. Instead, they are regarded as helpless pawns in this world-wide chess game, a fact that is absolutely untrue.

The look is fantastic. Great locations with great action. I could have done without the characters looking at the camera and Graham Greenes walk-thru. But, all in all, it should serve as a great ice-breaker to those interested in The French and Indian War. However, if you want a better story, go to the library.

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Release Date:

2006 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A háború, amelyben Amerika megszületett See more »

Filming Locations:

Ligonier, Pennsylvania, USA See more »


Box Office


$14,000,000 (estimated)
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WQED See more »
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Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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