Americas National Treasures

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History Documentary hosted by Bo Svenson and Jordan Murphy, published by Ambrose Video in 2011 - English narration also known as

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America’s National Treasures A Breathtaking view of America’s Gorgeous Landscape! ...this handsomely- produced set is a treat for armchair travellers, students, and history buffs. Highly recommended. - Video Librarian In 1906 Teddy Roosevelt created the nation s first national monument destination. The purpose was to preserve all of America s significant pieces of history. Since then, all National Monuments have been designated by Presidents as their personal memorials which they sought to protect above all others. Americas National Treasures tells the story of Americas past and present glory. This 12 volume set takes a journey through the Ecology, Geology and beauty of the Great Plains, The Geologic West is a priceless voyage from the dawn of history to the present. Explore prehistoric America and its treasure trove of fossils in Wyoming, Idaho and Oregon. Unearth riches that show the spectacular and fiery geologic past of the Pacific Northwest. See human history unfold from the California Indian Wars, to the conservation movement of the late 19th century, to the heartbreak of Japanese American internment during WWII, to the amazing taming of the Snake River in Idaho for agriculture. It is a stunning trip and a spectacular 7 hour adventure never to be forgotten. Hosted by Bo Svenson and Jordan Murphy

[edit] Geologic Wonders of the Northern Plains

The geology of the Great Plains is a product of long epochs of sedimentary build-up followed by equally long epochs of erosion. The result today is a dramatic landscape of bluffs, pinnacles and badlands that contain the rich story, of ancient sea creatures, dinosaurs and long extinct, giant land mammals. But it was the rising up of the Black Hills in the vast Great Plains that created incredibly dramatic geological features.
Chapter 1: Devils Tower National Monument (Wyoming)
Chapter 2: Jewel Cave National Monument (S. Dakota)
Chapter 3: Agate Fossil Beds National Monument (Nebraska)

[edit] Sioux Indian Wars

The Northern Great Plains stretch from Minnesota in the east to the Rocky Mountains in the West. During the 19th century, this vast land of prairie grass and buffalo was the domain of the Sioux Indian Nation . . . a nation that would soon be at the heart of the Plains Indian wars.
Chapter 1: Pipestone National Monument (Minnesota)
Chapter 2: Little Bighorn Battle Site National Monument (Montana)

[edit] Manifest Destiny

When President Thomas Jefferson purchased the Louisiana territory from the French in 1803, he essentially added the Great Plains to the United States. From that point forward, Americans looked to form a nation from sea to sea . . . A great continental nation. This push west was called Manifest Destiny. Two National Monuments commemorate the heroic struggle of ordinary Americans to fulfill the American dream of Manifest Destiny.
Chapter 1: Scott's Bluff National Monument (Nebraska)
Chapter 2: Homestead National Monument (Nebraska)

[edit] The Southern Plains

The southern Plains are distinguished by short grass prairies . . . hot, dry summers, and cold, windy winters. But in spite of these tough climatic conditions, the area is rich in human history. Indeed, the southern Plains are called the cradle of North American culture
Chapter 1: Alibates Flint Quarry National Monument (Texas)
Chapter 2: Capulin Volcano National Monument (New Mexico)
Chapter 3: Fort Union National Monument (New Mexico)

[edit] Prehistoric Native Americans

In the South are ruins of prehistoric cities, rivalling any in the ancient world. They were built by Native American cultures living in the South. It is a largely unknown story ... A story you can learn by travelling to the region's three national monuments devoted to pre-history.
Monuments on this Program: Poverty Point National Monument -Tells the story of America's oldest city (Louisiana) Russell Cave National Monument - The longest continually occupied cave in North America (Alabama) Ocmulgee National Monument - One of the great City-States of the Mississippian Culture (Georgia)

[edit] Southern Spanish Colonies

Of the three European countries vying for control of what would become the United States; Spain was the first to establish a colony more than 40 years before the English founded Jamestown. Three monuments tell the rich story of colonial Spain in the South.
Monuments in this Program:
Fort Matanzas and Castillo de San Marcos National Monuments - These two monuments tell the rise and fall of the Spanish Empire in what would become the United States (Florida), Fort Frederica National Monument - Today a colonial ghost town, where the pivotal battle between English Colonists and Spanish colonists took place (Georgia)

[edit] Slavery and the Plantation System

The American South is home to some of the world's most spectacular ecosystems, from coral reefs to salt water marshes. It is also home to the origin of slavery and the plantation system in America. Three national monuments present this profound legacy of ecology and history ... a history that includes the birth of the nation's first and greatest president, George Washington.
Monuments in this program:
Virgin Islands National Monuments - Buck Island Reef and Virgin Islands Coral Reef National Monuments are underwater paradises and a lynchpin of the slave trade
George Washington Birthplace National Monument - The early story of George Washington and the origin of the plantation system (Virginia)

[edit] Civil War and the Confederacy

The Civil War was the most devastating event in American history. Three southern national monuments tell the story of the war's origin ... The attack that started the conflict ... And how the American Civil War changed the country and the very nature of warfare itself.
Monuments in this program:
George Washington Carver National Monument - Born into slavery, he became one of America's greatest scientists (Missouri)
Fort Sumter National Monument - On these hallowed grounds, the first shot of the Civil War was fired (South Carolina)
Fort Pulaski National Monument - The site where the nature of warfare changed forever (Georgia)

[edit] Fossil Treasures of the Pacific Northwest

National Monuments Featured on this program:
Hagerman Fossil Beds National Monument - Home of the ancestor of modern horses
Fossil Butte National Monument - The world's greatest fossil site with millions of specimens
John Day Fossil Beds National Monument - 10,000 square miles spanning 40 million years of ancient life

[edit] The Pacific Northwests Ring of Fire

National Monuments featured in this program:
Pinnacles National Monument - Home to the California condor
Craters of the Moon National Monument - The ghostly splendour of desolation and geology is revealed in its spectacular black lava
Devils Postpile National Monument - Tells the story of Sierra Nevada Mountain Range

[edit] The Historic Pacific Northwest

National Monuments featured in this program
Lava Beds National Monument - Ancient volcanic history mixes with America's Indian wars
Muir Woods National Monument - Honours the origins of America's Conservation and Preservation Movements
Minidoka Internment National Monument - Tells the shameful story of the internment of loyal Japanese Americans in WWII

[edit] The Great Biodiversity of the Pacific Northwest

National Monuments featured in this program:
Cabrillo National Monument - An amazing story of marine and terrestrial biodiversity
Oregon Caves National Monument - Spectacular cave geology is combined with the diversity of plants and animals to tell a unique story of the Pacific Northwest

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  • Video Codec: XviD ISO MPEG-4
  • Video Bitrate: 1570 kbps
  • Video Resolution: 720 x 416
  • Video Aspect Ratio: 16.9
  • Frames Per Second: 29
  • Audio Codec: 0x2000 (Dolby AC3)
  • Audio Bitrate: 128 kb/s AC3 48000 Hz)
  • Audio Streams: 2
  • Audio Languages: English
  • RunTime Per Part: average 30.Mins
  • Number Of Parts: 12
  • Part Size: 350 MB
  • Source: DVD
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