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Season 1

  • S01E01 Boston, Bloody Boston

    • June 4, 2006
    • History

    Controversies and conflicts leading to war include the Stamp Act riots, the Boston Massacre, the Boston Tea Party.

  • S01E02 Rebellion to Revolution

    • June 11, 2006
    • History

    Recalling the appointment of George Washington as commander-in-chief of the Continental Army; and the Battle of Bunker Hill on June 17, 1775, during the seige of Boston.

  • S01E03 Declaring Independence

    • June 18, 2006
    • History

    Dark and devastating struggles quickly challenge the 1776 independence of America.

  • S01E04 American Crisis

    • June 25, 2006
    • History

    General Washington gambles on a brilliant yet dangerously daring stroke to save his army and America.

  • S01E05 Path to World War

    • July 2, 2006
    • History

    America's elder statesman, Benjamin Franklin, descends on Paris to seduce the French to join the fight against their common enemy, England. British General William Howe delivers a crushing blow to George Washington's troops at the Battle of Brandywine taking Philadelphia, the American capital, as his prize. But to the north, another American general enters the spotlight--Horatio Gates defeats British General John Burgoyne at the Battle of Saratoga. It is this victory that convinces France to enter the fight, turning the American Revolution into a world war.

  • S01E06 Forging an Army

    • July 9, 2006
    • History

    Congress begins to question Washington's leadership; Washington rebuilds his reputation by holding back the British at the Battle of Monmouth.

  • S01E07 Treason & Betrayal

    • July 16, 2006
    • History

    General Benedict Arnold turns his back on his cause and country; Washington takes his war to the frontier.

  • S01E08 The War Heads South

    • July 23, 2006
    • History

    Failing to defeat Washington, the British turn their attention southward; siege at Charleston, S.C.

  • S01E09 A Hornet's Nest

    • July 30, 2006
    • History

    After the fall of Charleston, S.C., the Revolutionary War explodes into the Carolina backcountry.

  • S01E10 The End Game

    • August 6, 2006
    • History

    Washington faces two mutinies; the French send their fleet to America; Cornwallis moves his army to Yorktown.

  • S01E11 Becoming a Nation

    • August 13, 2006
    • History

    The American victory at Yorktown; John Adams joins Benjamin Franklin in France to negotiate the Treaty of 1783.

  • S01E12 The Road to the Presidency

    • August 20, 2006
    • History

    George Washington is called into service as the nation's first president.

  • S01E13 A President and His Revolution

    • August 27, 2006
    • History

    George Washington completes his eight-day journey from Mount Vernon to New York City for his inauguration.

  • S01E14 Extras: Behind The Scenes Featurette

    • History