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American Ride

American Ride

117 Episodes

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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

The Emerald City

The Emerald City

Seattle has been a city of innovation and invigoration. Beginning as a Native American fishing community, Seattle became...

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,...

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...

The North West Passage

The North West Passage

The San Juan Islands were the site of America's last border war with the Britain. The islands are filled with natural...

Legacy of Liberty

Legacy of Liberty

In 1775, the people of Boston rose up and helped to create a new republic where everyone could live a life in pursuit of...

Redwoods

Redwoods

There are trees, and then there are the mighty Redwoods of Northern California. Most of these fellas predate our...

Sons of the South

Sons of the South

At the conclusion of the French and Indian war, the American Colonies were in a state of political unrest. Men like...

Storm Bringers

Storm Bringers

Throughout the American Revolution, leaders like Paul Revere, Joseph Warren, and John Hancock led the way to a nation...

Sage of the Age:  Dr. Benjamin Franklin

Sage of the Age: Dr. Benjamin Franklin

As one of the most iconic Founding Fathers of America, Benjamin Franklin was a respected inventor, philosopher, and...

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.

The Indispensable Man: George Washington

The Indispensable Man: George Washington

George Washington is one of the most respected and revered leaders in American history. See how his experiences as a...

The Eagle & Dove: Adams & Jefferson--Part 1

The Eagle & Dove: Adams & Jefferson--Part 1

John Adams and Thomas Jefferson were some of the greatest political rivals yet the best of friends. Their shared...

Friends, Foes & Friends Again: Adams & Jefferson—Part 2

Friends, Foes & Friends Again: Adams & Jefferson—Part 2

On July 4, 1776, John Adams and Thomas Jefferson both signed the Declaration of Independence and became two of the most...

The Federalist: Alexander Hamilton

The Federalist: Alexander Hamilton

Despite the disadvantages of his upbringing, became one of our nation's greatest leaders. He served as aid-de-camp to...

The Architect of American Government: James Madison

The Architect of American Government: James Madison

After the Revolution, a young James Madison identified flaws in the Articles of Confederation and sought to fortify the...

Rivers and Railroads

Rivers and Railroads

See how the new technology of the steam engine changes American traffic and trade. From the steamships of the south to...

The Growing Stain of Slavery

The Growing Stain of Slavery

From Harriet Tubman to Frederick Douglass--meet the people who tried to solve the paradox of slavery in America.

From Sea to Shining Sea

From Sea to Shining Sea

From the Alamo to the gold rush, as the American nation expands across the continent, it causes growing pains and...

The Mountain Men

The Mountain Men

An adventurous spirit and a lust for wealth leads the mountain men into the American west. From the Astor expedition to...

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...

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...

Sand, Surf, and Celebration: Miami

Sand, Surf, and Celebration: Miami

Explore Florida's obsession with youth from Juan Ponce de León and his famous fountain to the celebration that is Miami....

Southern Belles: Charleston and Savannah

Southern Belles: Charleston and Savannah

Two colonies started with hope and promise, went through dark days, and reemerged as cities of light. Ride with Stan...

The New World

The New World

From the Renaissance to the Reformation and colonization, meet pioneers in science, religion, and exploration that paved...

Seeds of Independence

Seeds of Independence

Discover George Washington and his experience with the French and Indian War. Then, find out what happened when the...

Trigger of the Revolution

Trigger of the Revolution

See what happens when pilgrims tire of oppression and seek religious freedom. And, Sam Adams, John Adams, and John...

Moving Forward

Moving Forward

As the nation expands across the continent we've got find a way to keep in touch. Will the Pony Express, Stage Coach, or...

Different Visions, Different Dreams

Different Visions, Different Dreams

Explore the two-early American visions that inevitably tried to tear the country apart in the split between industry and...

A House Divided

A House Divided

While Congress works to find a peaceful solution that will hold the nation together, Harriet Beecher Stowe's Uncle Tom's...

Go West, Young Man

Go West, Young Man

Explore the pioneering spirit of westward expansion by following the Oregon Trail, discovering the California coast, and...

The Die Has Now Been Cast

The Die Has Now Been Cast

Find out what happens when the fervor for a revolution is fueled by Paul Revere´s famous ride, the Boston Tea Party, and...

Miracle of Ticonderoga

Miracle of Ticonderoga

The Second Continental Congress meets in Philadelphia. Emotions run high as General Ethan Allen is deployed to deal with...

Smoky Mountains

Smoky Mountains

From the Asheville, North Carolina, through the Smoky Mountains to Gatlinburg, explore the settlers, the music, and the...

Land of the Conquistadores: La Florida

Land of the Conquistadores: La Florida

The conquest of Florida takes you from the early days of the Spanish conquistadores to Henry Flagler and his Over-Sea...

We Hold These Truths to Be Self-Evident

We Hold These Truths to Be Self-Evident

See what happens when the Second Continental Congress votes to create a document that will declare to the world that...

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...