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ColdWater Media and your highly-entertaining host Dave Stotts present a Drive Thru History series on American history.  See first-hand some of the places where our founding fathers risked their lives to shape this great nation.  Join us for a journey packed with information and fun as we discover the story behind The United States of America.  It will be an adventure you find yourself watching over and over with the kids.

The American History Series consists of four DVDs.
Each of the DVDs contains three 30-minute episodes for a total of twelve episodes.

SET 1: DVDs 1 & 2 (Episodes 1-6)
In this set of three Drive Thru History episodes, Dave Stotts drives through Italy, Spain, England and Holland tracking down the story of Christopher Columbus and America’s Pilgrims. Then it’s on to Boston, Lexington and Concord to see the historic beginnings of the Revolutionary War.

SET 2: DVDs 3 & 4 (Episodes 7-12)
In these six episodes you will visit the site of the Jamestown colony, tour Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello plantation, and even join Dave as he reenacts the crossing of the Delaware.

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Columbus, The Pilgrims, and Early Boston

Episode 1: The Discovery: Introduction, Christopher Columbus, the Khan-Polo Connection, Florence, Setting Sail in Spain, Amerigo Vespucci

Episode 2: The Pilgrims: Driving to Scrooby, The Separatists, The Pilgrims in Holland, The Mayflower, Plymouth Rock, The First Thanksgiving

Episode 3: Boston & Beginnings of Revolution: Boston’s Heritage, War Brewing, The Old North Church, Lexington & Concord, Battle of Bunker Hill, Dorchester Heights.


Patriots, Penn, and The Freedom Trail

Episode 4: George Whitefield, The Freedom Trail, Granary Burial Ground, Old State House, Faneuil Hall, USS Constitution

Episode 5: William Penn, Pennsbury Manor, Henry Muhlenberg, Christ Church, Jacob Duché, Betsy Ross

Episode 6: Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, Ben Franklin, The Declaration House, Carpenter’s Hall, The Liberty Bell, Independence Hall


Soldiers, Jamestown, and Heroes of Virginia

Episode 7:  Philadelphia, Thaddeus Kosciusko, Germantown, Benjamin Chew House, Fort Mifflin, Valley Forge

Episode 8:  The Jamestown Colony, Pocahontas, Peter Mulenberg, Colonial Williamsburg, The Battle of Yorktown

Episode 9:  Mount Vernon, Slavery in Colonial America, Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello, James Madison’s Montpelier, Dolly Madison


New York, New Jersey, and Washington’s Warriors

Episode 10:  Battle Hill, The Battle of Long Island, Hessian Huts, Morris Manson, Prison Ship Martyrs Monument, Lombardi’s Pizzeria, Fort Washington

Episode 11:  Wall Street, Federal Hall, New York Stock Exchange, St. Paul’s Chapel, The Battle of Saratoga, Benedict Arnold, West Point

Episode 12:  Crossing the Delaware, The Battle of Trenton, John Witherspoon, Princeton, Morristown, Battle of Monmouth


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