The Civil War rages.The minie ball is the great equalizer on the battlefield. The formidable Confederate army cannot match the Union's mastery of technology; railroads, supply lines and the telegram become new weapons in a modern war. With Sherman's March, the South is definitively crushed.
AMERICA THE STORY OF US focuses on how events small and large are intrinsically linked to the exploration and innovation, leading US from the frontier to 21st century cities, from the Mississippi to the moon, from Jamestown to 9/11 up to present day. Moving through time and space linking key events, people and locations, capturing the vast sweep of American history and bringing viewers on a journey through the forces that shaped the destiny of America.