The Revolution

Season 1
 (6)
2006TV-PG
From the rebellion to the Constitution, explore the pivotal era in U.S. history.
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English [CC]
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English

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  1. 1. Boston, Bloody Boston
    June 3, 2006
    44min
    TV-PG
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    English [CC]
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    Examine the conflicts and controversies leading to war, including the Stamp Act, the Boston Massacre, the Boston Tea Party, Paul Revere's Ride, and the Battles of Lexington and Concord.
  2. 2. Rebellion to Revolution
    June 10, 2006
    44min
    TV-PG
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    English
    The Revolutionaries lay siege to Boston. Explore Ethan Allen and the capture of Fort Ticonderoga, the formation of the Continental Army and the conscription of slaves by both sides.
  3. 3. Declaring Independence
    June 17, 2006
    44min
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    English [CC]
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    Look at early phases of the American Revolution, including Thomas Paine, the British campaign in New York, writing the Declaration of Independence and the Battle of Long Island.
  4. 4. American Crisis
    June 24, 2006
    44min
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    The newly proclaimed nation stares at the stark realization that it could soon be dead. Desperate and determined, General George Washington gambles on a dangerously daring stroke to save America.
  5. 5. Path to World War
    July 1, 2006
    44min
    TV-PG
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    Diplomat Benjamin Franklin tries to convince the French to join the fight against Britain; Philadelphia falls to the British; the Americans win a stunning victory at Saratoga and gain a new ally.
  6. 6. Forging an Army
    July 8, 2006
    44min
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    Washington struggles to sustain and rebuild his Army at Valley Forge; John Paul Jones's victories over the British navy and the Battle of Monmouth.
  7. 7. Treason and Betrayal
    July 15, 2006
    44min
    TV-PG
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    English
    Heroic General Benedict Arnold turns his back on his nation, forever sealing his legacy as a traitor. George Washington burns the Iroquois Indians out of New York State, leaving a wake of devastation.
  8. 8. The War Heads South
    July 22, 2006
    44min
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    English
    The British lay siege to Charleston. The Revolution examines the British invasion of the southern states during the war.
  9. 9. A Hornet's Nest
    July 29, 2006
    44min
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    English
    War erupts in the Southern Colonies. The Revolution examines the conflict in the southern states.
  10. 10. The End Game
    August 5, 2006
    44min
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    English
    The struggle for independence reaches its climax as both sides are tired of the war.
  11. 11. Becoming a Nation
    August 12, 2006
    44min
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    King George III is forced by the parliament to sue for peace. Examine the signing of Treaty of Paris, the political and economic chaos following the war and the writing of the Constitution.
  12. 12. Road to the Presidency
    August 19, 2006
    44min
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    The War is over, but Washington is enlisted for another duty. The Revolution looks at the the first president of the United States and his work during the war.
  13. 13. A President and His Revolution
    August 26, 2006
    44min
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    George Washington completes his trip from Mount Vernon to NYC, where he's inaugurated as first president of a new nation. The former Commander-in-Chief of the Continental Army is now 'Mr. President.'

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PakataReviewed in the United States on January 16, 2021
5.0 out of 5 stars
I recommend all AmRev fans this out! You may like it
This was a fair treatment of the high points of the Revolution presented in an engaging fashion. I am a big AmRev enthusiast, and I throughly enjoyed this series. I recommend it to anyone with a general interest in the war and some of the politics surrounding it. It may be a bit below long-time researchers or enthusiasts, but it’s more than a basic introduction. I’d say, if you have and interest, watch an episode or two and see if it appeals to you. Like I said, I’ve been reading AmRev books and watching documentaries for years, and I still enjoyed this portrayal.
5 people found this helpful
chris mushallReviewed in the United States on November 1, 2020
4.0 out of 5 stars
Recommend for any U.S. history lover
Good refresh on historical dates and personalities. It does a good job with certain personalities and Founding Fathers like Natty Green, Ethan Allen, Benidict Arnold, George Washington, Ben Franklin.

It begins to scratch the surface, but falls short of explaining in any depth or brevity; the rivalries, and competing interests of the French, Natives, Puritan, Quaker, Dutch, southern Gentry of Tidewater and the Piedmonte or Barbabos based deep southern ideologies that would shape US political movements and play out still to this day.
3 people found this helpful
Brianna JolieReviewed in the United States on August 19, 2020
4.0 out of 5 stars
Very well done chronicle of events in the founding of the United States of America
This was a nice refresher of what I learned in high school 20 years ago. It helped me to better map out and understand the actions that were taken during each battle. Most interesting to me was the information about Fort Ticonderoga. The acting was not the best and many scenes were reused and somewhat redundant. This is why I am giving it a 4 star rating.
2 people found this helpful
BoHo ChicReviewed in the United States on November 17, 2020
5.0 out of 5 stars
best documentary on the revolution
I saw this when it aired on the History Channel in 2006 around the 4th of July and have been looking for it to air since then, but I may have missed it. I'm glad to see it here because I think the presentation is engaging. The narration is very good, the story comprehensive, the characters well casted, and the pace good as well.
William B.Reviewed in the United States on May 19, 2022
1.0 out of 5 stars
Show keeps blaclkng out
Tried to watch the show, screen keeps blacking out at intervals. Not my computer.
Ben_harre010Reviewed in the United States on May 23, 2021
5.0 out of 5 stars
Very entertaining
I didn't always agree with the scholars' opinion. But all in all, the narrator, the actors, and the flow of the story made it very interesting.
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