Length: 46:03 | HS C A | Views: 43
This program explores when William McKinley was President, a loaf of bread cost only a few cents, horsepower really meant horsepower, flying to the moon was the stuff of dreams, and the average life span was only 45 years, while looking ahead to the ... decades of changes yet to come.
Length: 46:14 | HS C A | Views: 328
The psychological damage inflicted by the bombardments of World War I was called shell shock, a term that aptly described the feelings of the World War I world. This program illustrates America's reluctant emergence as a world power and analyzes the ... social impact of the wholesale loss of life, of husbands and fathers and of sacred ideals such as honor, patriotism and glory that sprang from "the war to end all wars."
Length: 46:18 | HS C A | Views: 331
In the aftermath of World War I, many modern-minded Americans, particularly women, were eager to do away with outdated traditions and claim new rights and freedoms. This program investigates the culture of the roaring twenties--women's suffrage, prohibition, ... the exploration of the Antarctic, the Scopes trial, the establishment of the Ku Klux Klan, the new music called "Jazz", technological innovations and finally the stock market crash and the subsequent economic depression.
Length: 45:52 | HS C A | Views: 594
America, a nation that claimed ever increasing wealth as its birthright, was rudely awakened by the Great Depression which caused 25 percent unemployment, the closing of 9,000 banks, and the loss of $2.5 billion in deposits. This program captures a people's ... struggle as they faced the collapse of prosperity and a diminished hope of being able to experience the American Dream.
Length: 46:00 | HS C A | Views: 203
Safely watching Europe from across the Atlantic Ocean, many Americans observed the messianic popularity of Hitler and Mussolini and the subsequent outbreak of World War II with dismay. This program explores the six years preceding America's involvement ... in the war and explores the question: Could the U.S. have resisted involvement and why did American forces fight in another European war?