The United States of America stretches from sea to shining sea. It is a civilized and cultivated land of modern convenience, state of the art medical care, and abundant food. Yet, when the first English settlers landed in the 1500s the land was wild and dangerous and the population sparse. America appeared to the white men to be "a forest standing in water."
This is the story of the brave men and women who carved out a nation from the untamed wilderness. Those who risked everything they had to give you and I the opportunities we have today!
HOTB.1.12-Our Flag was Still There
In 1812, the United States reignites war with the British! Andrew Jackson fights the Battle of New Orleans and Francis Scott Key composes a poem at the Battle of Baltimore. This is the final episode in Book One: The Republic!
HOTB.1.11-We Are All Republicans-We Are All Federalists
Thomas Jefferson is elected President and the nation goes to war with the Barbary Pirates! Lewis and Clark explore the West, as tragedy strikes back East.
HOTB.1.10-A Republic if You Can Keep It.
The United States has finally won its Independence, but the challenges of establishing a government are only just begining.
HOTB.1.9-By the Blood from their Feet
The British attempt cut the colonies in half, as Benjamin Franklin negotiates an alliance with France.
HOTB.1.8-To the Last Extremity
The American Revolution heats up as the Continental Congress declares Independence!
HOTB.1.7-No Taxation Without Representation
Relations between the American Colonies and the King deteriorate following the French and Indian War, culminating in the American Revolution!