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America: The Story of the US 

America: The Story of Us (original title)
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A six-night miniseries presenting the history of how the United States was invented, looking at the moments where Americans harnessed technology to advance human progress -- from the rigors... See full summary »




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Won 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 6 nominations. See more awards »





Series cast summary:
Daniel Webb Daniel Webb ...  Narrator 12 episodes, 2010
Liev Schreiber ...  Self - Narrator / ... 11 episodes, 2010
Tom Brokaw ...  Self 10 episodes, 2010
James Meigs James Meigs ...  Self 9 episodes, 2010
H.W. Brands ...  Self 9 episodes, 2010
Annette Gordon-Reed Annette Gordon-Reed ...  Self 9 episodes, 2010
Brian Williams ...  Self 8 episodes, 2010
Michael Douglas ...  Self 8 episodes, 2010
Colin Powell ...  Self 8 episodes, 2010
Rudy Giuliani ...  Self 7 episodes, 2010
Richard Machowicz ...  Self 6 episodes, 2010
Al Sharpton ...  Self 6 episodes, 2010
Michael Strahan ...  Self 6 episodes, 2010
John Lasseter ...  Self 5 episodes, 2010
David Baldacci David Baldacci ...  Self 5 episodes, 2010
Jeannette Walls Jeannette Walls ...  Self 5 episodes, 2010
Donald Trump ...  Self 5 episodes, 2010
Henry Louis Gates Jr. ...  Self 5 episodes, 2010
Jimmy Wales ...  Self 5 episodes, 2010
William Bodette William Bodette ...  Self 5 episodes, 2010


A six-night miniseries presenting the history of how the United States was invented, looking at the moments where Americans harnessed technology to advance human progress -- from the rigors of linking the continent by transcontinental railroad to triumphing over vertical space through the construction of steel-structured buildings. The series also is a story of conflict, with Native American peoples, slavery, the Revolutionary War that birthed the nation, the Civil War that divided it, and the great world war that shaped its future. Written by History Channel Publicity

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Followed by Mankind the Story of All of Us (2012) See more »

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Visually stunning, entertaining
14 July 2018 | by randomStuff101See all my reviews

I've noticed a few negative reviews criticising the historical aspects, the omission of this or that history, the use of actors and so on. Even if some of those criticisms are valid, this series does what no other historical presentation has ever done.... and that is combine action packed theatrics with a glossy historical journey.

I'm from Australia, so am not as well versed in American history as Americans would be. I found this series fascinating, and richly detailed. The pace it moves is quite funny for a documentary. It is always on the go, music, drama, effects, re-enactments, factoids, scenic landscapes, and more.

I completely understand that this series doesn't cover all the history some people wanted it to. I know that American history runs deep, and this presentation is more of a surface rendering. I completely forgive it for this, because the result is still fascinating and there's much to discover.

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25 April 2010 (USA) See more »

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