See the Good Blog See the Good Blog
See the Good
American Ride

American Ride

117 Episodes

Next Airdate:

Ride on the back of a Harley-Davidson with America's history teacher, Stan Ellsworth. Discover more about the history and future of our great nation, meet people across the country who believe in freedom, and find out more about American culture and people.

Schedule: American Ride

Times of Turmoil: Van Buren, Harrison and Tyler

Times of Turmoil: Van Buren, Harrison and Tyler

Gone was the powerful personality of Andrew Jackson. Now we were faced with ineffectual leadership and unforeseen...

Order from Chaos

Order from Chaos

Civilization is taking hold in the West, and people are demanding law and order. Enter the lawman, a man who might be of...

Miracle at New York

Miracle at New York

When General Howe brings an invasion to the battle of Brooklyn Heights, Washington's miraculous retreat to Manhattan...

The Crisis

The Crisis

Washington does the unthinkable when he crosses the frozen Delaware for surprise attacks that will keep the patriot...

The Battle of Saratoga

The Battle of Saratoga

The great American victory at Saratoga makes France an ally of the new United States and turns the revolution into a...

Refiner's Fire

Refiner's Fire

George Washington and the Continental Army endure the harsh winter at Valley Forge.

The Alamo

The Alamo

In 1824, Mexico revolted against General Antonio López de Santa Anna. Ten years later, Texas had decided that...

The Last Cocked Hat: James Monroe

The Last Cocked Hat: James Monroe

Before serving as fifth president of the United States, James Monroe was an officer in the Continental army during the...

Lookin' Fer Trouble

Lookin' Fer Trouble

Take a look at the myths and truths about famous gunfights in the Wild West. Both justice and business were dispensed at...

The Earps

The Earps

Learn about the Earps, the most iconic name of the Old West. Follow the trail of Wyatt, his brothers, and his pal Doc...

How the West Was Lost

How the West Was Lost

Ride with Stan and learn the story of the westward expansion from the point of view of the people of the Lakota and...

How the West Was Lost II

How the West Was Lost II

Witness the quest of two great Native American leaders hoping to keep their people free. Ride the trails of Chief Joseph...

Range Wars

Range Wars

Cattle barons fight to maintain their power and money. They fight the farmers and settlers to keep the cow trails open....

The War Goes South

The War Goes South

When Washington and the Continental army charge out of Valley Forge, the British change their strategy and take the war...

Victory of the Common Man

Victory of the Common Man

The unruly Overmountain Men crush the loyalists at Kings Mountain; General Daniel Morgan rediscovers modern tactics at...

Patriots' Finest Hour

Patriots' Finest Hour

Learn about the nautical hero John Paul Jones, the great victory at Yorktown, and the French and American navies.

We The People--a Miracle

We The People--a Miracle

America's leaders come together once more to eventually create the Bill of Rights and the United States Constitution,...

James K. Polk: A Man On A Mission

James K. Polk: A Man On A Mission

James K. Polk said what he meant and meant what he said, and because of him, the United States now spreads from sea to...

Ladies of Liberty

Ladies of Liberty

Most stories of the Revolution are about the men who led the fight for freedom. Less known—but no less important—are the...

The Barbary Coast: End of An Era

The Barbary Coast: End of An Era

The sun sets on the days of the Wild West: civilization closes down the wide-open spaces, and the lawless have been...

The Last Round-Up

The Last Round-Up

Ride with Stan as he recounts the end of the last confederate, Jesse James, and discovers where Butch Cassidy and the...

The Romance and Mystique of the American West

The Romance and Mystique of the American West

The Wild West and the American cowboy become larger than life with tall tales and dime novels of frontier adventures....

Time for a Change

Time for a Change

American politics in the Gilded Age were rife with graft and corruption. The American people demanded something...

Immigrant Song

Immigrant Song

The Gilded Age saw a boom in immigration to the United States. The Statue of Liberty had lifted her lamp, and the poor...

Now What? Doubling Our Size

Now What? Doubling Our Size

Washington defines the role of the president and the Louisiana Purchase doubles the size of the United States.

Into the Great Unknown

Into the Great Unknown

The signing of the Louisiana Purchase spurs Jefferson´s curiosity, so he pushes Lewis and Clark to map and explore the...

Hanging On to What We've Got

Hanging On to What We've Got

With tension flaring, Great Britain and the Unites State begin the War of 1812; Andrew Jackson teams with the pirate...

Discovery Continues

Discovery Continues

Westward expansion begins as famed frontiersman Daniel Boone leads settlers into the great unknown.

A Time of Compromise: Zachary Taylor and Millard Fillmore

A Time of Compromise: Zachary Taylor and Millard Fillmore

1850 was a time of compromise, but neither Zachary Taylor or Millard Fillmore did much to ease the tension. The question...

Atlanta: City of Dreams

Atlanta: City of Dreams

If it weren't for Atlanta, Georgia--the boyhood home of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.--there may never have been a Selma or...

Age of Genius

Age of Genius

It was an age of discovery, an age of innovation, and an age of invention. Great minds like Thomas Edison, Henry Ford,...

Captains of Industry

Captains of Industry

The American industrial renaissance makes the United States a world power. Powerful men like Vanderbilt, Rockefeller,...

Civil Rights, Civil Wrongs

Civil Rights, Civil Wrongs

The working class fights for a voice, newly freedmen of the South fight for equal rights, and the women fight for the...

Remember the Maine!

Remember the Maine!

With the words "Remember the Maine!" as its battle cry, the United States is set to explode onto the international...