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The Founding of America Megaset

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Hallmarked by narration featuring such celebrities as Aidan Quinn, Kelsey Grammer and Jeff Daniels, this ambitious, nine-part documentary series from television's History Channel tells the epic-length chronicle of the events that led up to and surrounded the establishment of the United States of America. It begins with Founding Brothers and Founding Fathers, biographical profiles of the multifaceted men who put their reputations and safety on the line to foster the independence of the fledgling colonies. Parts ...
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Overview

Hallmarked by narration featuring such celebrities as Aidan Quinn, Kelsey Grammer and Jeff Daniels, this ambitious, nine-part documentary series from television's History Channel tells the epic-length chronicle of the events that led up to and surrounded the establishment of the United States of America. It begins with Founding Brothers and Founding Fathers, biographical profiles of the multifaceted men who put their reputations and safety on the line to foster the independence of the fledgling colonies. Parts three and four, Secrets of the Founding Fathers and Mysteries of the Freemasons, discuss some of the secret societies (including Freemasonry) that came to involve the progenitors of the U.S. in integral and intimate ways. Part five, The Revolution, chronicles the Revolutionary War itself (1775-83), detailing the battles that alternately resulted in victories and loses. Parts six and seven, Ben Franklin and Benedict Arnold: A Question of Honor profile and contrast the personalities and histories of the titular gentleman, one regarded as a hero, the other perceived as a national traitor. The set concludes with two reverential biographical studies of George Washington, Washington the Warrior and The Crossing, each of which pay homage to the general-turned-president's remarkable leadership skills.
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Special Features

"History in the making: the revolution" behind-the-scenes featurette; "Declaration of independence" episode of save our history; "The many faces of Ben Franklin" making-of featurette; Behind-the-scenes featurettes; Secret societies documentary; Timeline; Anecdotes; Quotes; List of innovations & inventions; "Benedict Arnold: triumph and treason" episode of the a&e award-winning series biography; Cast biographies/filmographies; Historical quotes
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/28/2010
  • UPC: 733961233247
  • Rating:

  • Source: A&E Home Video
  • Sound: Dolby Digital Stereo
  • Language: English
  • Time: 25:36:00
  • Format: DVD

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Founding Fathers of America
1. More Than Heroes [5:31]
2. Dynamic Duo [8:02]
3. Seeds of Revolution [9:30]
4. True Love [6:15]
5. Road to Rebellion [6:00]
6. Boston Tea Party [7:52]
1. Delegates' Mission [5:31]
2. Brink of Bloodshed [8:02]
3. American Spirit [9:30]
4. A New Vision [6:15]
5. Mr. President [6:00]
6. Common Sense [7:52]
Disc #2 -- Founding Fathers of America
1. Bold Proposal [3:19]
2. Motivation [5:11]
3. Declaration of Independence [6:23]
4. Grim Future [10:16]
5. Rags to Riches [8:42]
6. Diplomatic War [9:32]
1. Post-War Apathy [8:08]
2. Slavery System [2:47]
3. Constitutional Convention [17:03]
4. First Leader [3:59]
5. Cooperative Achievement [9:09]
6. Dreams of the Future [2:52]
Disc #3 -- Founding Fathers of America
1. President Elect [:01]
2. Untrodden Ground [5:14]
3. The First Great Cabinet [4:29]
4. All Men Are Created Equal [9:10]
5. Visionary Plan [10:20]
6. Sides of Slavery [7:57]
1. Republicans vs Federalists [:01]
2. The National Bank [5:14]
3. War of Words [4:29]
4. Proclamation of Neutrality [9:10]
5. The Jay Treaty [10:20]
6. Changing Times [7:57]
Disc #4 -- Founding Fathers of America
1. Revolutionary Successors [:01]
2. Political Intrigue [9:48]
3. First Scandalous Affair [4:46]
4. Quasi War [4:50]
5. Loss of the People [7:57]
6. Weighty Political Scales [3:19]
1. Man of the People [:01]
2. Character Assassination [9:28]
3. Code of Honor [8:56]
4. Duel of Leadership [3:57]
5. Era of Democracy [8:49]
6. Independence Forever [6:33]
Disc #5 -- Founding Fathers of America
1. Freemasonry In America [13:12]
2. George Washington [9:53]
3. Benjamin Franklin [6:38]
4. Hellfire [10:22]
5. Human Remains [7:08]
6. A Different Picture [10:21]
7. The Constitution [7:10]
8. Secret Symbols [13:13]
9. Washington, DC [12:29]
Disc #6 -- Founding Fathers of America
1. The Beginning [1:26]
2. The Widow's Son [8:39]
3. Stonemason's Guild [6:37]
4. Enlightenment [8:40]
5. Knights Templar [9:03]
6. Rosslyn Chapel [7:48]
1. America [1:07]
2. Shaping a Nation [9:15]
3. Washington Influence [6:14]
4. Anti-Mason Movement [8:09]
5. Albert Pike and Devil Worship [8:53]
6. Novus Ordo Seclorum [9:46]
1. Introduction [1:26]
2. Driving Forces [8:39]
3. Freemasons [6:37]
4. Skull and Bones [8:40]
5. Council On Foreign Relations [9:03]
6. The Bilderberg [7:48]
Disc #7 -- Founding Fathers of America
1. Introduction [13:27]
2. The Boston Massacre [10:31]
3. Continental Congress [6:18]
4. The British Are Coming [6:36]
5. Lexington and Concord [7:23]
6. Credits [:30]
1. Introduction [13:27]
2. Bunker Hill [10:31]
3. Building a Force [6:18]
4. Dunmore's Proclamation [6:36]
5. Washington's First Success [7:23]
6. Credits [:30]
1. Introduction [8:40]
2. Talk of Liberty [9:12]
3. The Wait [6:41]
4. Declaration of Independence [8:12]
5. Battle For New York [11:59]
6. Credits [:30]
1. Introduction [9:56]
2. Retreat From New York [10:07]
3. Lee vs Washington [7:50]
4. Occupation of New Jersey [6:58]
5. Crossing the Delaware [9:56]
6. Credits [:30]
Disc #8 -- Founding Fathers of America
1. Introduction [8:01]
2. Fall of Fort Ticonderoga [7:29]
3. Brandywine Creek [8:35]
4. Battle of Freeman's Farm [9:15]
5. Battle of Saratoga [11:25]
6. Credits [:20]
1. Introduction [9:55]
2. Valley Forge [8:45]
3. John Paul Jones [7:19]
4. British Retreat From Philadelphia [9:42]
5. Monmouth Courthouse [9:04]
6. Credits [:29]
1. Introduction [8:01]
2. The French Alliance [7:29]
3. An Uphill Struggle [8:35]
4. The Iroquois Nation [9:15]
5. Arnold's Treason [11:25]
6. Credits [:20]
Disc #9 -- Founding Fathers of America
1. Introduction [11:06]
2. The Jewel of the South [7:59]
3. British Siege On Charleston [11:27]
4. The Noose Tightens [6:08]
5. The South Surrenders [8:06]
6. Credits [:30]
1. Introduction [11:06]
2. Corwallis Returns [7:59]
3. The Battle of Camden [11:27]
4. Greene and Morgan Lead the South [6:08]
5. Toasting the French Arrival [8:06]
6. Credits [:30]
1. Introduction [9:24]
2. Cornwallis vs Greene [6:01]
3. The Tide is About to Turn [6:49]
4. Converage at Yorktown [9:22]
5. The End Game Has Arrived [11:55]
6. Credits [:30]
Disc #10 -- Founding Fathers of America
1. Introduction [9:12]
2. The Paris Peace Table [10:03]
3. Discontent of a New Nation [7:51]
4. Aftermath of the War [6:24]
5. The Constitution [11:16]
6. Credits [:20]
1. Introduction [9:12]
2. The Journey Begins [10:03]
3. On the Road to Inauguration [7:51]
4. Remembering the Delaware [6:24]
5. The Incomparable Benjamin Franklin [11:16]
6. Credits [:20]
1. Introduction [10:37]
2. Leaving Philadelphia [10:32]
3. Humiliation and Success [7:49]
4. Postwar Challenges [6:16]
5. President George Washington [9:02]
6. Credits [:20]
Disc #11 -- Founding Fathers of America
1. Introduction [1:38]
2. Virginia Gentleman [3:03]
3. Turning Point [8:53]
4. Firing the First Shot [9:39]
5. Battlefields and Regiments [7:57]
6. Farms and Family [7:57]
7. Matter of Discipline [13:04]
8. Crossing the Delaware [13:05]
9. World Class Army [7:36]
10. Southern Strategy [7:37]
11. Battle of Yorktown [9:54]
12. Credits [:30]
Disc #12 -- Founding Fathers of America
1. Meet Dr. Franklin [2:13]
2. An Enigma [10:49]
3. Poor Richard [6:35]
4. Matters of Religion [4:45]
5. Unleashed Imagination [11:12]
6. Allies and Enemies [11:03]
7. Diplomatic Genius [9:16]
8. Governed By Passion [11:02]
9. A Virtual Stranger [9:30]
10. Falling Out of Favor [2:59]
11. In Remembrance [4:45]
12. Credits [6:13]
Disc #13 -- Founding Fathers of America
1. Ardent Patriot [3:27]
2. Plan of Attack [8:05]
3. Casualties of War [5:35]
4. An Act of Faith [7:14]
5. Course of Action [7:37]
6. Affairs In Order [7:43]
7. An Officer's Duty [6:35]
8. Talk of Treason [4:20]
9. Price of Loyalty [5:54]
10. Point of No Return [5:38]
11. Party to Treachery [4:07]
12. Divine Providence [3:12]
13. Secrets Revealed [7:32]
14. All is Lost [6:09]
15. Changing Colors [3:18]
16. Aftermath [5:27]
Disc #14 -- Founding Fathers of America
1. The Delaware River [5:01]
2. Get Those Boats [5:13]
3. We Must Endure [6:12]
4. Plea For Help [4:01]
5. Trenton [2:50]
6. The Future of Our Struggle [1:17]
7. Preparation [9:34]
8. 2,000 to Cross [2:55]
9. Cast Off [9:58]
10. Attack In Daylight [6:19]
11. Eight O'Clock [12:04]
12. Surrender [13:01]
13. Ready to March [6:54]
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Menu

Disc #1 -- Founding Fathers of America
   Rebels With a Cause
      Play Program
      Scene Selections
      Closed Captions
   Taking Liberty
      Play Program
      Scene Selection
      Closed Captions
   Play Both Programs
Disc #2 -- Founding Fathers of America
   You Say You Want a Revolution?
      Play Program
      Scene Selection
      Closed Captions
   A Healthy Constitution
      Play Program
      Scene Selection
      Closed Captions
   Play Both Programs
Disc #3 -- Founding Fathers of America
   A More Perfect Union Part One
      Play Program
      Scene Selection
   A More Perfect Union Part Two
      Play Program
      Scene Selection
   Play Both Programs
   Closed Captioning
Disc #4 -- Founding Fathers of America
   Evolution of a Revolution Part One
      Play Program
      Scene Selection
   Evolution of a Revolution Part Two
      Play Program
      Scene Selection
   Play Both Programs
   Closed Captioning
Disc #5 -- Founding Fathers of America
   Secrets of the Founding Fathers
Disc #6 -- Founding Fathers of America
   Play Program
   Scene Selection
      Part One: The Beginning
         Play All
      Part Two: America
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   Bonus: Secret Societies
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Disc #7 -- Founding Fathers of America
   Boston, Bloody Boston
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   Rebellion to Revolution
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   Declaring Independence
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   American Crisis
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Disc #8 -- Founding Fathers of America
   Path to World War
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   Forging an Army
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   Treason & Betrayal
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Disc #9 -- Founding Fathers of America
   The War Heads South
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   Hornet's Nest
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   The End Game
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Disc #10 -- Founding Fathers of America
   Becoming a Nation
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   Road to the Presidency
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   A President and His Revolution
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   Bonus: Behind the Scenes: The Revolution
Disc #11 -- Founding Fathers of America
   Play Program
   Scene Selection
   Bonus: History In the Making: Washington the Warrior
Disc #12 -- Founding Fathers of America
   Play Program
   Scene Selection
   Special Features
      Bonus Programs
         The Many Faces of Ben Franklin
         Save Our History Declaration of Independence
      About Ben Franklin
         Timeline
         Anecdotes
         Quotes
         Innovations & Inventions
Disc #13 -- Founding Fathers of America
   Play
   Scene Selection
   Special Features
      Making of Benedict Arnold
      A&E Biography Benedict Arnold: Triumph and Treason
      Biographies/Filmographies
         Aidan Quinn
         Kelsey Grammer
      DVD Credits
Disc #14 -- Founding Fathers of America
   Play
   Scene Selection
   Special Features
      The Making of The Crossing
      Historical Quotes
      Biographies and Filmographies
         Jeff Daniels
         Roger Rees
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