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  • John Newton Story

    $14.99

    How could a man guilty of selling Africans into slavery compose one of our most beloved hymns? Irreverent, foul-mouthed John Newton began his life at sea as a deserting sailor, then became a slave, and finally a slave trader. He shamelessly transported kidnapped Africans across the Atlantic in the bowels of his ship. But after a dramatic conversion, John begins to comprehend the great evil of slavery. Upon returning to England, John becomes a respected pastor and writes hymns and sermons that change the world. Yet his conscience still aches. John hopes to forget his slaving days, but when his friend William Wilberforce begs him to join the fight to abolish the slave trade, John must make a choice. Will he confront the terrible sins of his checkered past and speak out to end the injustice of slavery?

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  • Volendam : A Refugee Story

    $19.99

    Packed onto train cars, idling just inside the Soviet Occupied Zone in post war Germany, the fate of over a thousand Mennonite refugees was dependent upon a single railway light turning green. This Anabaptist sect, who were never supposed to get this far, had endured famine, religious persecution and war. Now they were being hunted and for the train to be turned back now would mean imprisonment or even death.

    Waiting for a miracle, the Mennonite refugees had nothing left to do but pray. Pray they would escape long enough to board the ship waiting to take them far away, to the only country that would take them. The destination was the jungle of Paraguay. The ship was the Volendam.

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  • Divine Plan : Ronald Reagan, John Paul II And The Dramatic End Of The Cold

    $19.99

    The Divine Plan dives deep into the pivotal bond between Pope John Paul II and President Ronald Reagan. Just six weeks apart in the spring of 1981, the pope and the president took bullets from would-be assassins. Surviving strikingly similar near-death experiences, they confided to each other a shared conviction: that God had spared their lives for the purpose of defeating communism.

    The Divine Plan draws on the film’s exclusive interviews with renowned historians, scholars, journalists, and church officials including well-known historians Douglas Brinkley, H.W. Brands, Anne Applebaum, John O’Sullivan, Craig Shirley (the leading biographer of John Paul II), George Weigel, close Reagan adviser Richard V. Allen, Cardinal Timothy Dolan and Bishop Robert Barron.

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  • George Muller Story

    $14.99

    George Muller lived on radical prayer, depending on God to supply all his needs instead of asking others for help-even in his most desperate situations. By the time God opened his eyes to the neglected street children and the horrors of the workhouses, Muller did what he had always done: he prayed and trusted God to accomplish the impossible. In this 18th episode of the Torchlighters, discover God’s miraculous provision and the power of prayer as Muller cared for 10,000 orphans over the span of 50 fruitful years.

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  • Network Of Freedom

    $19.95

    Set in France at the beginning of World War II, this inspiring film narrates the heroic work of Sister Helene Studler, the Daughter of Charity who saved the lives of thousands of French refugees by preventing them from becoming prisoners of the Nazi forces, or freeing those who were captured. Among those she saved were many illustrious characters including the future Prime Minister of France, Franois de Mitterrand.

    Sister Helene was dedicated to the care of orphans, the homeless and the abandoned in France when WWII broke out, and she witnessed the horror and the barbarism of the Nazis, who built a concentration camp close to her center. Putting her life in constant danger, she organized an amazing underground network of freedom to save over 2,000 people from death by the Nazis.

    This film release commemorates the 400th anniversary of the founding of the Daughters of Charity by St. Vicent de Paul and St. Louise de Marillac in 1617. In Spanish with English subtitles. The movie is directed by Pablo Moreno (St. Pedro Poveda and St. Maria Soledad), and stars Assumpta Serna, Luisa Gavasa and Javier Bodalo.

    This DVD contains the following languages: Spanish with English subtitles

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  • American Heritage Collection 7 Session Set

    $49.95

    Explore America’s godly heritage and the Bible’s profound influence on American life and culture over the past four centuries with this eye-opening series from Christian historian David Barton. Including a private tour of the Capitol that reveals the spiritual significance of the building’s statues and artwork, this set also discusses the principles for a successful government and how Christians can act upon their convictions to impact our nation today. Over 10 hours long, this set from WallBuilders includes seven volumes.

    Volume List:
    *America’s Godly Heritage
    *The Influence of the Bible
    *Keys to Good Government & Foundations of American Government
    *Four Centuries of American Education
    *The Role of Pastors and Christians in Civil Government
    *A Spiritual Tour of the U.S. Capitol
    *Setting the Record Straight: American History in Black and White

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  • Building On The American Heritage Set

    $49.95

    Historian David Barton is back with the second installment of the popular American Heritage Series. Accompanied by former legislator Rick Green, Barton traces America’s history back to the source and navigates our nation’s unique religious, moral, and constitutional heritage. In this three DVD set, the renowned Christian scholar uncovers forgotten stories and answers the questions Americans are asking today. As he invites us to examine our nation’s founding documents and discover the original intent of our founding fathers firsthand, Barton also encourages viewers to learn the truth of America’s past in order to shape its future.

    Three DVD Set Includes:
    Episode 1: Preserving America’s Heritage
    Episode 2: Foundations of American Government
    Episode 3: The Role of Government
    Episode 4: Demystifying the Judicial System
    Episode 5: America’s Lost Heroes: African American Patriots
    Episode 6: Remarkable Young Americans
    Episode 7: Civil Stewardship: Duty vs. Right
    Episode 8: The Truth of American Exceptionalism
    Episode 9: Changing a State and a Generation
    Episode 10: Revival and Reformation
    Episode 11: Social Justice
    Episode 12: Politics in the Pulpit
    Episode 13: Christians in the Civil Arena

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  • Harriet Tubman : She Was The Moses Of Her People

    $14.99

    For centuries slavery reigned in parts of America, forcing an entire people into a lifetime of suffering and servitude. Living under the thumb of this oppressive system, young Harriet Tubman prayed ceaselessly that she and her family would be set free. Little did she know, God would use her and her resolute faith in Jesus to rescue not only her own family, but hundreds of other enslaved African-Americans as well. Discover how Harriet became the Moses of her people, obeyed God and persevered despite seemingly insurmountable obstacles in this latest episode of the Torchlighters.

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  • Battle Of Bunker Hill

    $19.95

    On the morning of June 17, 1775 Colonial Patriots await a battle in the heights above Boston Harbor. approaching are the English Redcoats, the most feared fighting force in the world! Low on water and ammunition, the ragged band of farmers-turned-militiamen face a daunting task. Can they protect the freedom of a new nation? Would their faith and courage be enough? In this epic and educational DocuDrama, Producer/Director Tony Malanowski brings THE BATTLE OF BUNKER HILL to life and launches Light a Candle Films’ groundbreaking series, AMERICA: HER PEOPLE, HER STORIES. Join the courageous defenders as you and your family take part in the first major conflict of the American Revolution, The Battle of Bunker Hill.

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  • Libertys Kids The Complete Series

    $14.98

    Education Edition
    Bonus Study Guides & Activities INCLUDED

    Liberty Rings!

    The Complete Emmy(R) and Humanitas(R) Award-Nominated Series
    Travel back in time to witness history in the making with Benjamin Franklin’s teenage reporters as they confront the real and physical dangers of the American Revolution. Trapped in opposite sides of the war – James, an American colonist, and Sarah, a young English reporter – are forced to choose between friendship and allegiance to their countries. All while they try to look after mischievous Henri, a French boy whose comical escapades constantly lead to trouble. Journey through history and discover the high points of the American Revolution through this fun and animated educational adventure!

    Featuring the voice of esteemed news anchor Walter Cronkite as Benjamin Franklin and including guest voices of award-winning film legends such as Annette Bening, Dustin Hoffman, Michael Douglas, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Sylvester Stallone, Whoopi Goldberg, Billy Crystal, Ben Stiller and Liam Neeson.

    Enjoy this special edition featuring a study guide and activities for kids to follow along with the series for a fun, learning adventure!

    Episodes:

    THE BOSTON TEA PARTY
    THE INTOLERABLE ACTS
    UNITED WE STAND
    LIBERTY OR DEATH!
    MIDNIGHT RIDE
    THE SHOT HEARD ‘ROUND THE WORLD
    GREEN MOUNTAIN BOYS
    THE SECOND CONTINENTAL CONGRESS
    BUNKER HILL
    POSTMASTER GENERAL FRANKLIN
    WASHINGTON TAKES COMMAND
    COMMON SENSE
    THE FIRST FOURTH OF JULY
    NEW YORK, NEW YORK
    THE TURTLE
    ONE LIFE TO LOSE
    CAPTAIN MOLLY
    AMERICAN CRISIS
    ACROSS THE DELAWARE
    AN AMERICAN IN PARIS
    SYBIL LUDINGTON
    LAFAYETTE ARRIVES
    THE HESSIANS ARE COMING
    VALLEY FORGE
    ALLIES AT LAST
    HONOR AND COMPROMISE
    THE NEW FRONTIER 1779
    NOT YET BEGUN TO FIGHT
    THE GREAT GALVEZ
    IN PRAISE OF BEN
    BOSTONIANS
    BENEDICT ARNOLD
    CONFLICT IN THE SOUTH
    DEBORAH SAMSON – SOLDIER OF THE REVOLUTION
    JAMES ARMISTEAD
    YORKTOWN
    BORN FREE AND EQUAL 1781 – 1783
    THE MAN WHO WOULDN’T BE KING
    GOING HOME 1786
    WE THE PEOPLE

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  • Liberating A Continent

    $19.99

    One of history’s greatest examples of the triumph of spiritual power over violence and oppression is vividly recounted in Liberating a Continent: John Paul II and the Fall of Communism, a documentary film that poignantly captures the intricate role played by John Paul in the collapse of communism and the liberation of Central and Eastern Europe.
    Featuring the unique insights of intellectual and cultural leaders such as papal biographer George Weigel, esteemed Polish historian Norman Davies, Pontifical John Paul II Institute Vice President Carl Anderson, John Paul s lifelong assistant Cardinal Stanislaw Dziwisz, Reagan National Security Advisor Richard Allen, and many others, this inspiring film gives an inside look at the improbable downfall of one of history s most brutal regimes.
    Narrated by Jim Caviezel (Passion of the Christ, Person of Interest) and with an original music score by Joe Kraemer (Mission Impossible:Rogue Nation, Jack Reacher), this is the incredible story of one man s unwavering faith born of deep personal suffering, his steadfast defense of the dignity of the human person amidst the horrors of Nazi and Soviet Occupation, and his unyielding belief in the spiritual unity of Europe. Liberating a Continent convincingly reveals how these convictions toppled an evil empire and how they remain today the moral foundations for a prosperous and free Europe.
    Close-Captioned, with Subtitles

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  • Robert Jermain Thomas Story

    $14.99

    Young Robert Jermain Thomas is a promising Welsh minister with a gift for new languages. For Thomas, there is no doubt God wants him to use his abilities to bring the Gospel of Jesus to the Far East. But when he suffers tragedy in China, Thomas loses direction and hope. That is, until he meets two Christian fishermen from the Hermit Kingdom of Korea who want to know more. Though Christianity is illegal and Westerners forbidden, Thomas has a new mission: to bring the Word of God to the Korean people, no matter the cost. What will Thomas have to sacrifice to share God’s Word with Korea?

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  • Sybil Ludington : The Female Paul Revere

    $14.95

    Everybody has heard about Paul Revere’s ride, but few know about 16-year-old Sybil Ludington’s horseback journey to gather the troops of Putnam County, New York, during the Revolutionary War. Traveling 40 miles in the dark of night, she pounded on doors to wake the colonists—and mustered 400 soldiers to stop the British advance. Dove approved.

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  • Corrie ten Boom story

    $14.99

    Corrie Ten Boom and her family are masters of their craft; They repair broken watches and return them safely to their owners. But as the evil of World War II sweeps through their city, a new kind of watch comes to their care: an innocent Jewish baby, desperately needing protection from the cruelty of the new Nazi regime. How will the ten Booms keep this baby and many others out of harm’s way, and what will be the cost of serving God amidst unthinkable evils? When faith is tested, hope is tried, and love is strained, will Corrie’s God prevail? See her amazing story of courage, sacrifice, and forgiveness anew through this gripping episode of The Torchlighters.

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  • All For Liberty

    $7.99

    Renews Interest in The Forgotten Hero

    Based on a previously untold story, All for Liberty depicts the true events of Captain Henry Felder, a backcountry hero of the American Revolution. A Swiss-German immigrant farmer in Orangeburg, South Carolina, Felder is convinced to respond to British tyranny by writing an Articles of Separation from the English king and raising his own militia, including a female tavern owner who gathers a patriot spy ring. In the ensuing struggle against the British Empire and community loyalists, including his old comrade, Bill Jenkins, Felder and his family find the cost of freedom. A multi-award winning independent feature film, All for Liberty stars film and TV actor Clarence Felder, the sixth-generation great-grandson of Captain Henry Felder.

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  • Jesus 101 Redemption History DVD 3

    $5.00

    Jesus 101 Redemption History by Elizabeth Talbot. Elizabeth Talbot takes the stories of the Old Testament and shows how they reveal to us the plan of salvation–beginning with the Promise and Covenant in Genesis and ending with God’s Grace and compassion in Isaiah and Jonah. Each of the 3 DVDs contain four 28 minute talks.

    Disc 1 Deals with Promise Covenant, Guidance and Freedom; Disc 2 talks about Power, Salvation, Peace and Plan; Disc 3 explains Victory, Grace, Presence and Compassion.

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  • Jesus 101 Redemption History DVD 2

    $5.00

    Jesus 101 Redemption History by Elizabeth Talbot. Elizabeth Talbot takes the stories of the Old Testament and shows how they reveal to us the plan of salvation–beginning with the Promise and Covenant in Genesis and ending with God’s Grace and compassion in Isaiah and Jonah. Each of the 3 DVDs contain four 28 minute talks.

    Disc 1 Deals with Promise Covenant, Guidance and Freedom; Disc 2 talks about Power, Salvation, Peace and Plan; Disc 3 explains Victory, Grace, Presence and Compassion.

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  • Jesus 101 Redemption History DVD 1

    $5.00

    Jesus 101 Redemption History by Elizabeth Talbot. Elizabeth Talbot takes the stories of the Old Testament and shows how they reveal to us the plan of salvation–beginning with the Promise and Covenant in Genesis and ending with God’s Grace and compassion in Isaiah and Jonah. Each of the 3 DVDs contain four 28 minute talks.

    Disc 1 Deals with Promise Covenant, Guidance and Freedom; Disc 2 talks about Power, Salvation, Peace and Plan; Disc 3 explains Victory, Grace, Presence and Compassion.

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  • Samuel Morris Story

    $14.99

    Young Prince Kaboo knows his fate is sealed. Since his father can no longer meet his captors’ ransom demands, Kaboo is to be tortured until death. But a bigger plan is about to unfold! A blinding light appears and the ropes that bind him fall away. Renewed strength floods his bruised body, and a heavenly voice urges him, Run, Kaboo, Run! The dramatic events that follow lead the boy prince to take the new name, Samuel Morris. Nothing will stop Samuel from sharing his growing faith with all who will listen

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  • Proof Through The Night

    $19.99

    Oh Say, Can You See…? In the 200 years since Francis Scott Key first wrote those words on the back of a letter they have inspired millions. The hope and joy expressed in the American National Anthem are so moving that more than five million people signed petitions for its official adoption. Yet within those words is an expression of a Christian’s faith an gratitude for deliverance.

    Told through the words of eyewitnesses and those who knew him best, this hour-long presentation tells the story not only of the song, but of the man and the beliefs that inspired it.

    Francis Scott Key was a lawyer, a father and a church leader. But he was not a songwriter or a professional poet. Yet his words captured the sense of hope and optimism that continue to define America.

    As he wrote:
    May the heaven rescued land
    Praise the power that hath made and preserved us a nation
    Then conquer we must
    When our cause it is just
    And this be our motto
    In God is our trust

    We are responsible for the most sacred of trusts-to our country, to the world, to our God.

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  • Spiritual Heritage Tour Of The United States Capitol

    $14.95

    Hosted by WallBuilders’ founder David Barton, this private tour of America’s Capitol reveals the spiritual significance of the structure’s statues and artwork. Along with several historical reenactments, the presentation offers an exclusive look at some of the most notable events in American history. Our Spiritual Heritage book as a companion to the video and provides information that will enrich self-guided tours of the Capitol.

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  • Conspirator

    $14.99

    In the wake of Abraham Lincoln’s assassination, seven men and one woman are arrested and charged with conspiring to kill the President, Vice President, and Secretary of State in this riveting true story from America’s history. Just as the Civil War draws to a close, President Abraham Lincoln is assassinated. The country is thrown into a frenzy as seven men and one woman, Mary Surratt (Robin Wright), are arrested and charged with the plot. Young war hero Frederick Aiken (James McAvoy) is selected to defend Surratt before the military court. As the nation turns against her, Surratt is forced to trust Aiken to uncover the truth and save her life. Directed by Robert Redford.

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  • Wright Brothers Interactive DVD

    $29.95

    Teach persistence, passion,ambition and many other positive traits through the Nest Learning DVD on the life of The Wright Brothers. This is the thrilling story of two American bicycle repairmen that ignored all those who said it couldn’t be done and risked everything, including their very lives, to become the first to manage powered flight. Return to the days of the Wright Brothers and see how their perseverance changed our world.

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  • America Her People Her Stories 1

    $14.99

    On the morning of June 17, 1775 Colonial Patriots await a battle in the heights above Boston Harbor. approaching are the English Redcoats, the most feared fighting force in the world! Low on water and ammunition, the ragged band of farmers-turned-militiamen face a daunting task. Can they protect the freedom of a new nation? Would their faith and courage be enough? In this epic and educational DocuDrama, Producer/Director Tony Malanowski brings THE BATTLE OF BUNKER HILL to life and launches Light a Candle Films groundbreaking series, AMERICA: HER PEOPLE, HER STORIES, with a bang! Join the courageous defenders as you and your family take part in the first major conflict of the American Revolution, The Battle of Bunker Hill.

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  • KJB : The Book That Changed The World

    $14.99

    The dramatic story of how the King James Bible—completed in 1611—reached the masses! Narrated by Lord of the Rings star John Rhys-Davies, this fascinating docudrama features an overview and tour of historic landmarks, along with fast-paced action scenes depicting the holy passion, human frailty, and divine guidance surrounding the creation of history’s best-selling book.

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  • Egypt Uncovered

    $29.99

    Using modern technology and the latest archaeological findings, world-renowned Egyptologists breathe life into one of history’s most fascinating cultures.

    Chaos and Kings
    The ancient Egyptians are the most enduring civilization of all time. But only now have scientists discovered that the roots of this great people may be much older and probably did not begin along the banks of the Nile. 70 miles west of the Nile in the Egyptian desert, lies the first crude monuments to fallen kings.

    The Resurrection Machine
    Scientist have long believed that the pyramids were built as resurrection machines for fallen pharaohs. These structures allowed the pharaoh to ascend into the afterlife. Now, new discoveries in the Valley of the Kings point to more structures that were connected to the ancient pyramids. Remnants of temples, mortuaries, and other enclosures seem to point to an even more sophisticated belief system.

    Age of Gold
    Believing gold was the flesh of the sun god, pharaohs stopped at nothing to acquire it. Evidence suggest that the tombs of ancient pharaohs were systematically robbed in order to finance the burials of future kings. King Tutankhamun’s tiny tomb is the only royal Egyptian tomb found intact with all the magnificence. But how did the Egyptian get their gold and keep it? From Hyksos, to the Minoans, to the Kushites in the Sudan, the Age of Gold flourished.

    Deities and Demons
    Ancient Egyptians used gods to understand the forces of nature and the complex world around them. They created a world full of rituals that let all people communicate with gods and hope for an afterlife. Priests and pharaohs were the only ones allowed to enter the temples of the gods, but scientist now believe that the statues of the gods were taken out for the public to worship during elaborate festivals.

    Postmortem
    This final episode highlights the way in which scientists can now reveal how the ancient Egyptians lived and died. By using highly advanced computer scanning techniques, they can identify health problems such as arthritis and dental abscesses and even produce detailed internal images of the mummified bodies.

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  • American Heritage Series 10

    $19.95

    Discover the forgotten and astonishing story of our nation’s founding in The American Heritage Series. For centuries, we were taught a providential view of American history that presented our godly heroes and the moral foundation upon which our nation was built. However, in recent years, a new version of history has assaulted the fiber of our nation, censoring the core values of our past – until today!

    From separation of church and state to the civil rights movement, from the heroism of our founding fathers to the building of our nation’s monuments, this series will inspire every American to reclaim the godly, true story of our nation.

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  • American Heritage Series 9

    $19.95

    Discover the forgotten and astonishing story of our nation’s founding in The American Heritage Series. For centuries, we were taught a providential view of American history that presented our godly heroes and the moral foundation upon which our nation was built. However, in recent years, a new version of history has assaulted the fiber of our nation, censoring the core values of our past – until today!

    From separation of church and state to the civil rights movement, from the heroism of our founding fathers to the building of our nation’s monuments, this series will inspire every American to reclaim the godly, true story of our nation.

    Disc 9:
    Great Black Patriots / From Bondage to the Halls of Congress / The Civil Rights Movement.
    Unknown to most today, black and white soldiers often fought side-by-side in the fierce battles of the Revolutionary War that birthed our nation, and many black leaders played pivotal roles in our government in the 1700s and throughout the 1800s.

    Why do our classrooms neglect so many of our nation’s great black leaders, including military heroes like Peter Salem, influential pastors like Lemuel Haynes and Richard Allen, Revolutionary spy James Armistead, or U.S. Congressman Joseph Hayne Rainey?

    Learn about these remarkable leaders and their great spiritual faith and discover little known facts about the early civil rights movement.

    Uncover the truth of our nation’s black heroes and patriots in The American Heritage Series.

    America: this is your heritage!

    As seen weekly on TBN, Cornerstone, & other national networks. Closed captioned.

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  • American Heritage Series 8

    $19.95

    Discover the forgotten and astonishing story of our nation’s founding in The American Heritage Series. For centuries, we were taught a providential view of American history that presented our godly heroes and the moral foundation upon which our nation was built. However, in recent years, a new version of history has assaulted the fiber of our nation, censoring the core values of our past – until today!

    From separation of church and state to the civil rights movement, from the heroism of our founding fathers to the building of our nation’s monuments, this series will inspire every American to reclaim the godly, true story of our nation.

    Disc 8:
    Four Centuries of American Education: Parts 1 & 2.
    For centuries, America’s educational philosophy centered on teaching religion, morality, and knowledge… the three aspects set forward in 1789 in America’s first federal law addressing education. In fact, America’s great founding fathers and educational leaders spoke openly about the need for public education to inculcate these three elements.

    However, over the past half-century, a dramatic change has occurred, and a completely secular philosophy now dominates the American classroom. In fact, most Americans today are often uninformed or misinformed about the spiritual heritage of our nation and its founders.

    What can history tell us about a nation that forgets its past?

    Is revisionism in textbooks really a problem?

    Discover the remarkable history of American education in The American Heritage Series.

    America: this is your heritage!

    As seen weekly on TBN, Cornerstone, & other national networks. Closed captioned.

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  • American Heritage Series 7

    $19.95

    Discover the forgotten and astonishing story of our nation’s founding in The American Heritage Series. For centuries, we were taught a providential view of American history that presented our godly heroes and the moral foundation upon which our nation was built. However, in recent years, a new version of history has assaulted the fiber of our nation, censoring the core values of our past – until today!

    From separation of church and state to the civil rights movement, from the heroism of our founding fathers to the building of our nation’s monuments, this series will inspire every American to reclaim the godly, true story of our nation.

    Disc 7:
    Evidence of America’s Spiritual Heritage: Parts 1 & 2.
    If a picture is truly worth a thousand words, then what do the pictures, monuments, and great art of our nation’s Capitol tell us about American history and our nation’s founders? Many visitors to the Capitol would be shocked to discover that the faith of our founding fathers has been chiseled in stone throughout the great building.

    What is the meaning behind some of our nation’s most baffling symbols, including the dollar bill’s all-seeing eye and the towering national monuments of Washington, D.C.?

    What happens to a society that forgets the truths and symbols of its own past?

    And why has this irrefutable evidence of our great spiritual heritage been covered up and forgotten?

    Discover little-know facts about nation’s godly history in The American Heritage Series.

    America: this is your heritage!

    As seen weekly on TBN, Cornerstone, & other national networks. Closed captioned.

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  • American Heritage Series 6

    $19.95

    Discover the forgotten and astonishing story of our nation’s founding in The American Heritage Series. For centuries, we were taught a providential view of American history that presented our godly heroes and the moral foundation upon which our nation was built. However, in recent years, a new version of history has assaulted the fiber of our nation, censoring the core values of our past – until today!

    From separation of church and state to the civil rights movement, from the heroism of our founding fathers to the building of our nation’s monuments, this series will inspire every American to reclaim the godly, true story of our nation.

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  • American Heritage Series 5

    $19.95

    Discover the forgotten and astonishing story of our nation’s founding in The American Heritage Series. For centuries, we were taught a providential view of American history that presented our godly heroes and the moral foundation upon which our nation was built. However, in recent years, a new version of history has assaulted the fiber of our nation, censoring the core values of our past – until today!

    From separation of church and state to the civil rights movement, from the heroism of our founding fathers to the building of our nation’s monuments, this series will inspire every American to reclaim the godly, true story of our nation.

    Disc 5:
    Influence of the Bible in America / How Pastors Shaped Our Independence: Parts 1 & 2.
    During the Revolutionary War, churches and clergy played a pivotal role, providing leadership in the political and military arenas and helping shape the intellectual ideas that took root in our founding documents.

    The Bible helped shape our nation’s government, educational system, and culture in general. While today’s critics have relegated religious leaders to serving only within the four walls of the church, America’s early religious leaders believed they were to be involved in every aspect of life, including government.

    Is there still a role for churches and pastors to play in today’s political arena?

    Discover the answer to that question, as well as how pastors and religious leaders set the course for the nation The American Heritage Series.

    America: this is your heritage!

    As seen weekly on TBN, Cornerstone, & other national networks. Closed captioned

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  • American Heritage Series 4

    $19.95

    Discover the forgotten and astonishing story of our nation’s founding in The American Heritage Series. For centuries, we were taught a providential view of American history that presented our godly heroes and the moral foundation upon which our nation was built. However, in recent years, a new version of history has assaulted the fiber of our nation, censoring the core values of our past – until today!

    From separation of church and state to the civil rights movement, from the heroism of our founding fathers to the building of our nation’s monuments, this series will inspire every American to reclaim the godly, true story of our nation.

    Disc 4:
    Church, State, and the Real 1st Amendment: Parts 1 & 2.
    In present-day politics and government, the term separation of church and state is regularly used to prohibit expressions of religious faith in the public arena. However, for a century and a half after the Constitution was written, that phrase meant exactly the opposite… it was used to preserve religious expressions in the public square.

    What was the origin of this now infamous phrase?

    When and how did its meaning change?

    Learn the history of this phrase and how its original meaning has been replaced with a completely secular one never intended by the author of the phrase.

    Discover not only the original story of this phrase, but also the founding fathers’ own words and actions concerning it in The American Heritage Series.

    America: this is your heritage!

    As seen weekly on TBN, Cornerstone, & other national networks. Closed captioned.

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  • American Heritage Series 3

    $19.95

    Discover the forgotten and astonishing story of our nation’s founding in The American Heritage Series. For centuries, we were taught a providential view of American history that presented our godly heroes and the moral foundation upon which our nation was built. However, in recent years, a new version of history has assaulted the fiber of our nation, censoring the core values of our past – until today!

    From separation of church and state to the civil rights movement, from the heroism of our founding fathers to the building of our nation’s monuments, this series will inspire every American to reclaim the godly, true story of our nation.

    Disc 3:
    The Ideas that Birthed a Nation / Our Biblical Constitution.
    Modern history teaches us that our founding fathers were atheists, agnostics, and deists, yet a closer look into history tells us a different story. America’s founders were united by their deeply held spiritual beliefs, and those beliefs directly impacted the formation of the new nation.

    Significantly, the Bible was the source of many of the unique ideas and unprecedented principles laid out in our founding documents, but today we are no longer taught these truths about our founding. Instead, we are taught a revisionist history in which religious faith is absent and God’s providential hand is ignored. Learn the true story of America’s birthright and our founding fathers in The American Heritage Series.

    America: this is your heritage!

    As seen weekly on TBN, Cornerstone, & other national networks. Closed captioned.

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  • American Heritage Series 2

    $19.95

    Discover the forgotten and astonishing story of our nation’s founding in The American Heritage Series. For centuries, we were taught a providential view of American history that presented our godly heroes and the moral foundation upon which our nation was built. However, in recent years, a new version of history has assaulted the fiber of our nation, censoring the core values of our past – until today!

    From separation of church and state to the civil rights movement, from the heroism of our founding fathers to the building of our nation’s monuments, this series will inspire every American to reclaim the godly, true story of our nation.

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  • American Heritage Series 1

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    Discover the forgotten and astonishing story of our nation’s founding in The American Heritage Series. For centuries, we were taught a providential view of American history that presented our godly heroes and the moral foundation upon which our nation was built. However, in recent years, a new version of history has assaulted the fiber of our nation, censoring the core values of our past – until today!

    From separation of church and state to the civil rights movement, from the heroism of our founding fathers to the building of our nation’s monuments, this series will inspire every American to reclaim the godly, true story of our nation.

    Disc 1:
    Why History Matters / Unearthing America’s Christian Foundations: Parts 1 & 2.
    In today’s classrooms and civil arenas, you will find little evidence of the biblical principles upon which America was founded. In fact, many modern-day historians claim that our nation’s founders were a divers group of atheists, deists, and political revolutionaries. But what principles did the founding fathers use as the basis for the most successful nation in history? Di the really intend for us to live in a secular society as revisionist claim? Or were they largely a group of God-fearing leaders who believed that biblical principles should form the underpinning of our government and its Constitution?

    Discover the amazing truth of our nation’s godly foundation in The American Heritage Series.

    America: this is your heritage!

    As seen weekly on TBN, Cornerstone, & other national networks. Closed captioned.

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  • Discovering Americas Founders

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    Ride along with host Dave Stotts as he takes a fast-paced drive through American history in Focus On The Family’s award winning series, with three special episodes created for The National Day Of Prayer.

    Drive Thru History: Discovering America’s Founders – based on the work of Christian historian David Barton – takes you to Washington, Philadelphia, Baltimore and Virginia to learn about the life and times of John, Abigail and John Quincy Adams and other great patriots – including Benjamin Franklin, George Washington and Noah Webster.

    Come along for the ride to discover how faith and commitment to God and country contributed to the founding of our great nation.

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  • Bible Explains Dinosaurs

    $12.99

    In this presentation, Ken Ham explains the real history of dinosaurs, which is found in the Bible-not in evolutionary theories. He answers questions such as:
    *When did dinosaurs first appear on Earth? And why did they vanish?
    *Are dinosaurs in the Bible? Did they live with man?
    *What are the dragons mentioned in the Bible?
    *Do we have any evidence that people saw dinosaurs?
    *Can we actually use dinosaurs to present the gospel?

    Includes Buddy Davis’s song Behemoth is a dinosaur.

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  • Presidents Of The United States

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    Original speeches from Presidents of the United States. Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Harry S. Truman, John F. Kennedy, Ronald Reagan, William Jefferson Clinton.

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  • Americas Documents Of Freedom 11 Pack

    $114.98

    This extensive series examines the historical documents that changed and shaped American history. Each 30-minute program examines an era of American history, including the political, social, and economic factors that contributed to the creation of each document. This unique series enhances the study of American history through World War I.

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  • US Presidents 1929-2008

    $59.95

    The most important and well-known speeches of modern times. Seen and heard in this original footage are the dramatic highlights of speeches from U.S. Presidents.

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  • Great Awakening : Spiritual Revival In Colonial America

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    Nearly 100 years after the Pilgrim’s landed at Plymouth Rock, the New England colonists had largely traded the Christian ideals of their fore-bearers for the gods of material success. But then the Great Awakening swept through New England and the other British colonies bringing about a powerful spiritual renewal.

    Through the use of extensive source material, unique still images, and interviews with history scholars, this documentary traces the origins of the Great Awakening and follows its progression throughout the colonies. The DVD celebrates the radical and lasting changes brought about by this movement of God’s Spirit while promoting the need for spiritual awakening in our time.

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  • Secret Mysteries Of Americas Beginnings Set

    $59.95

    3 DVD Set
    The New Atlantis
    Riddles in Stone
    Eye of the Phoenix

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  • Eye Of The Phoenix

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    This video is better than either Video #`1 (New Atlantis) or Video #2 (Riddles In Stone: The Secret Architecture of Washington, D.C.). Only Cutting Edge could produce this video because of our 20-year study of Witchcraft, our 16-year study of Freemasonry, and our insistence upon lining up all this information with Bible Prophecy and Doctrine.
    This high quality documentary proves the following points about the two Seals on the back of the One Dollar Bill with clarity and precision: 1) The two Seals are Egyptian and Luciferian 2) The two Seals were introduced by Freemasons, in 1782 3) Masonic President Franklin Roosevelt, aided by his Secretary of Agriculture/Vice President Wallace, ordered these Seals to be placed on the back of the Dollar Bill in 1935, having been urged on and advised by the Russian channeler/mystic, Nicolas Roerach. 4) Americans had no idea that the Roosevelt Administration was as controlled by mystic, Black Magick forces, as it was. Had they known the degree to which Roosevelt was controlled by Black Magick forces, he would have been forced out of office immediately. 5) We correctly link the symbolism of the All- Seeing Eye of Lucifer hovering over the unfinished pyramid on the back of the Dollar Bill to the coming prophesied Third Temple on the Temple Mount in Jerusalem! The Masons have been steadfastly determined since 1782 to seize control of the Temple Mount so they could resurrect Solomon’s Temple for use by their Masonic Christ!

    Since this was the plan in 1782 when the Seals were created, the Masons made sure that the symbolism of the unfinished pyramid directly tied into their plan to rebuild Solomon’s Temple. When the Masonic Christ (Antichrist) is planned to be the Living Stone to top off the unfinished pyramid!

    You will be amazed at this simple, but profound, symbolism linkeage and by the thorough degree to which this plan fulfills Bible prophecy exactly! You will be shocked to realize that the stage for the fulfillment of this End of the Age prophecy was set all the way back to 1782!

    This video will become your favorite of the entire series!

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  • Greatest Speeches Of All Time

    $59.95

    Original footage of some of the most important and well-known speeches from the past 75 years made by US Presidents, politicians, world leaders and supporters that subsequently changed the course of history. 44 keynote speeches are featured, including: John F. Kennedy introducing the US Civil Rights Legislation, July 14th, 1963; Huey Long on the redistribution of wealth, December 11th, 1934; Barbara Jordan speaking during the impeachment hearings of Richard Nixon, July 14th, 1974; Franklin D. Roosevelt following the bombing of Pearl Harbor; Robert F. Kennedy delivering a eulogy to the late Martin Luther King, and Malcolm X delivering a speech in Harlem.

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  • Americas State Capitals

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    Quick . . . what s the capital of Missouri? What state has Augusta as its capital? After viewing Just the Facts: America s State Capitals, those questions will be easy to answer. The interactive format of this DVD invites viewers to test their knowledge of our state capitals and makes watching (and learning!) fun for all ages. The fast-paced program intertwines history and geography with points of interest and fascinating facts about the 50 capital cities. Viewers learn, for example, that Tallahassee was the only Southern capital that was not captured by the Union during the Civil War and that it also lays claim to Tarzan and the Creature from the Black Lagoon. The segment on Boston includes that famous Tea Party, a quick tour of the Freedom Trail, and a swan boat, among other interesting sights and facts. Each state capital is unique, and viewers will enjoy learning about them all.

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  • Americas Documents Of Freedom 1917-1920 World War 1 Years

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    American democracy has a lineage of written records that we can trace to show the development of our nation, and how each document builds on those before it to make our foundation of freedom stronger. In this video, the documents conceived during World War I and the years immediately following it are examined. Educators from noted American universities share their insights on: Espionage Act and Sedition Act (1917 and 1918) — These acts were written to silence opponents of the war and conscription. Many Americans believed these acts violated First Amendment rights of freedom of speech. In the landmark case, Schenck v. United States, the Supreme Court disagreed. Chief Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes delivered his famous clear and present danger opinion. Selective Service Act (1917) — The United States entered World War I in April of 1917. The following month, to meet the need for troops, Congress passed the Selective Service Act, which made it mandatory for men between the ages of 21 and 30 register for the draft. Woodrow Wilson s Fourteen Points Peace Plan (1918) — President Wilson presented his Fourteen Points peace plan to Congress just two months after German surrender. It outlined his plan for building peace in the post-war world and the establishment of The League of Nations. The Treaty of Versailles (1919) — At the close of World War I, the leaders of France, Italy, England, and the United States met in the palace of Versailles to work out a peace plan. Although President Woodrow Wilson objected, the treaty was very punitive toward Germany. It planted the seeds of rebellion in Germany. The Volstead Act (1919) — In January of 1919, the 18th Amendment was ratified. It prohibited the manufacture and sale of alcoholic beverages. The Volstead Act was passed by Congress to enforce the 18th Amendment. The 19th Amendment (1920) — The 19th Amendment, written into law in 1920, granted women the right to vote.

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  • Americas Documents Of Freedom 1896-1916 Emerging World Power

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    American democracy has a lineage of written records that we can trace to show the development of our nation, and how each document builds on those before it to make our foundation of freedom stronger. This video focuses on documents conceived in a period when America was struggling with civil rights issues at home and exhibiting its power in foreign policy. Educators from noted American universities share their insights on: Plessy v. Ferguson (1896) — Segregation and discrimination persisted even after the Civil Rights Acts of 1866 and 1875 and passage of the 14th Amendment. This Supreme Court ruling upheld a lower court s ruling stating that separate but equal facilities for African-Americans did not violate the 14th Amendment. Hay-Bunau-Varilla Treaty (1903) — This treaty paved the way for construction of the Panama Canal. President Theodore Roosevelt personally met with the Panamanian envoy Bunau-Varilla and worked out details for the United States to build the Panama Canal. The Roosevelt Corollary (1904) — President Theodore Roosevelt modified America s foreign policy, as stated in the Monroe Doctrine, with this document. It changed the way the U.S. regards territorial aggression in the Western Hemisphere. It gave rise to the saying, Speak softly and carry a big stick. Federal Reserve Act (1913) — Woodrow Wilson helped draft this act, which created a three-tier banking system in the United States: the Federal Reserve Board at the top, 12 Federal Reserve Banks on the second level, and private banks on the third level. Federal Trade Commission (1914) — The Federal Trade Commission was established to enforce a variety of federal antitrust and consumer protection laws. The commission oversees fair competition that is free from deceptive or unfair practices. Keating-Owens Child Labor Act (1916) — This act attempted to make child labor illegal. Congress passed the act, but the U.S. Supreme Court ruled it unconstitutional because it put restrictions on commerce rather than outlawing child labor.

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  • Americas Documents Of Freedom 1868-1890 Transformation And Industrializatio

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    American democracy has a lineage of written records that we can trace to show the development of our nation, and how each document builds on those before it to make our foundation of freedom stronger. In this video, documents conceived in the years when America was trying to heal the wounds of the Civil War and prosper are examined. Educators from noted American universities share their insights on: Treaty of Fort Laramie (1868) — This second Fort Laramie Treaty (the first was 1851) was made between the U. S. government and different bands of the Sioux Indian Nation and the Arapahoes. The treaty assigned them land and concessions from the government. The Civil Rights Act of 1875 (1875) — This act prohibited businesses that serve the public, such as hotels and transportation facilities, from discriminating against African-Americans. Southern Democrats opposed the act. The Compromise of 1877 (1877) — In exchange for Democrats accepting Rutherford B. Hayes as president, Republicans agreed to withdraw federal troops from the South. Reconstruction governments, set up following the Civil War, weakened and fell. Chinese Exclusion Act (1882) — Many Americans saw immigrants as a threat to employment because of their willingness to work cheaply. Congress passed the Chinese Exclusion Act, which denied citizenship to the Chinese and prohibited immigration of Chinese laborers. Dawes General Allotment Act (1887) — This act theoretically gave Native American families 160 acres of land for farming. Many Indians, however, were cheated out of their allotments. The Interstate Commerce Act (1887) — To protect farmers, this act prohibited railroads from giving secret rebates, or refunds, to large shippers and from charging more for short hauls than long hauls over the same route. The act created the Interstate Commerce Commission. The Sherman Antitrust Act (1890) As big businesses grew in power, some created monopolies and trusts. Congress responded in 1890 with the Sherman Antitrust Act, which outlawed all monopolies and trusts that restrained trade. The law proved too difficult to enforce.

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  • Americas Documents Of Freedom 1862-1870 Civil War And Reconstruction

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    American democracy has a lineage of written records that we can trace to show the development of our nation, and how each document builds on those before it to make our foundation of freedom stronger. This video looks at the documents conceived in the early 1860s and during the Civil War and the years immediately following. Educators from noted American universities share their insights on: Homestead Act, Pacific Railway Act and Morrill Act (1862) — The Homestead Act encouraged the settlement of the American West by granting up to 160 acres of land for those who would work the land. The Pacific Railway Act gave land to railroad companies to develop rail lines linking East and West coasts. The Morrill Act helped states to fund agricultural and engineering colleges. Emancipation Proclamation (1863) — The controversy over slavery finally exploded into war. Abraham Lincoln freed all persons held as slaves within any state in rebellion against the United States. Gettysburg Address (1863) — Abraham Lincoln dedicated a national cemetery at the Civil War battlefield at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, with this historic speech. 13th Amendment (Proposed January 1865, ratified December 1865) — This amendment to the Constitution made it unlawful for anyone to own a slave. Slavery is outlawed within the United States. Freedmen s Bureau Act (1866) — The Freedmen’s Bureau agency was established in 1865 to provide assistance to the emancipated blacks of the South after the Civil War. This act was intended to extend the life of the agency. Civil Rights Act of 1866 (1866) — Freed slaves were granted citizenship by this congressional bill, but it was vetoed by President Andrew Johnson. 14th Amendment (Proposed June 1866, ratified July 1868) — This amendment granted full rights of citizenship to all persons born or naturalized in the United States, with the exception of Native Americans. First Reconstruction Act (1867) — Congress divided the South into five military districts, each under a major general. New elections were to be held in each state with freed male slaves being allowed to vote. 15th Amendment (Proposed February 1869, ratified March 1870) — The third of the so-called Civil War Amendments gave African-American men, including former slaves, the right to vote.

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  • Americas Documents Of Freedom 1848-1857 Compromise And Conflict

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    American democracy has a lineage of written records that we can trace to show the development of our nation, and how each document builds on those before it to make our foundation of freedom stronger. This video, loosk at the documents conceived in a period when the civil rights of women and Native Americans were in question, and slavery was driving a wedge between slaveholders and abolitionists. Educators from noted American universities share their insights on: Seneca Falls Declaration of Sentiments (1848) — Women s rights activists met in Seneca Falls, New York, and demanded equal rights for women. Their declaration quotes from the Declaration of Independence: We hold these truths to be self-evident; that all men and women are created equal…. The Seneca Falls document laid the groundwork for future women s rights movements. Married Women s Property Act (1848) — This act granted women one small step toward equality. New York state passed a law allowing married women to own property, file lawsuits, and retain their earnings. Other states followed, but equality on a national level was slow in coming. The Compromise of 1850 (1850) — New states were being admitted to the union. Would they be slave states or free states? This compromise temporarily defused the controversial issue but also created the Fugitive Slave Act, which proved to be very divisive. Treaty of Fort Laramie (1851) — Representatives of the Great Plains Indian tribes and the U.S. government met in Laramie, Wyoming, and signed this treaty, which required each Indian tribe to remain in a defined territory, not attack westward-moving settlers, and allow the U.S. to build roads and forts in Indian territory. Gadsden Purchase (1853) — In a transaction that facilitated building of the southern transcontinental railroad, the U.S. paid Mexico $10 million for land lying in the southwestern corner of New Mexico, which defined the final boundaries of the continental United States. Dred Scott v. Sandford (1857) — In this U.S. Supreme Court ruling, Dred Scott, a slave, was denied his freedom. The high court ruled that slaves were non-citizens who had no rights. The hostilities between pro-slavery and abolition forces were escalating over this volatile issue.

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  • Americas Documents Of Freedom 1832-1848 National Expansion

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    National Expansion (1832-1848) American democracy has a lineage of written records that we can trace to show the development of our nation, and how each document builds on those before it to make our foundation of freedom stronger. In this video, we look at the documents conceived in a period during which our national boundaries became more clearly defined. Educators from noted American universities share their insights on: South Carolina s Ordinance of Nullification (1832) — President Andrew Jackson issued this ordinance, along with his Proclamation Regarding Nullification and Proclamation of South Carolina (all in 1832), to nullify a law passed by the U.S. Congress imposing duties on foreign imports to South Carolina. Jackson felt justified in opposing laws he disagreed with. The Constitution of the American Anti-Slavery Society (1833) — This constitution was adopted at the founding convention of the American Anti-Slavery Society in Philadelphia. It borrows from the Declaration of Independence the concept that all men are created equal. It also charges that slavery is …contrary to the principles of justice. The Webster-Ashburton Treaty (1842) — This treaty with England settled the boundary question between Maine and Canada. It also defined the U.S.-Canadian border from Maine to the Minnesota Territory. Oregon Treaty (1846) — This treaty extended the 49th parallel boundary from the Rockies to Puget Sound on America s Pacific coast, confirming U.S. territory in the great Northwest. The Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo (1848) — This treaty ended the Mexican War on terms dictated by the United States. It granted the U.S. a huge amount of territory, including much of Texas and many natural resources. Even today, the Mexican War remains an important part of the Mexican consciousness. As part of the treaty, Mexico was paid $15 million for the California Territory.

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  • Americas Documents Of Freedom 1818-1830 Nationalism And Change

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    The Convention of 1818 (1818) This event resolved several important issues that followed theWar of 1812. It defined the northern boundary of the Louisiana Purchase; it set the U.S.-Canada border at the 19th parallel west to the Rockies; and, as an interim agreement, it established the northern boundary of the Oregon Country. McCulloch v. Maryland (1819) Under the guidance of Chief Justice John Marshall, this landmark U.S. Supreme Court decision determined that the federal government had a right to legally establish a national bank and that a state (in this case Maryland) could not levy a state tax on a federal bank. The Missouri Compromise (1820) When Maine and Missouri applied for statehood in 1819, the question of slave or free state arose. Henry Clay proposed the compromise that Maine be a free state and Missouri a slave state. The debate over slave states versus free states would continue and finally erupt into the CivilWar 40 years later. The Monroe Doctrine (1823) The United States announced to the world its intent to defend its own liberty and the freedom of other nations in this document, signed by President James Monroe. The document warned other nations not to try to extend their political systems to our shores. It is one of the most important documents of American political philosophy. The Indian Removal Act (1830) This act opened lands to settlers by forcing the removal of Indian tribes from the Southeast to Oklahoma. The Cherokee fought for their rights. The U.S. Supreme Court, in Worcester v. Georgia (1831), ruled in favor of the Indians. But President Andrew Jackson, in an unprecedented move, ignored the court s ruling and ordered the Cherokee to move west by 1838. The terrible Trail of Tears journey was the result. Educators from noted American universities share their insights.

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  • Americas Documents Of Freedom 1798-1814

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    American democracy has a lineage of written records that we can trace to show the development of our nation, and how each document builds on those before it to make our foundation of freedom stronger. In this edition of America s Documents of Freedom, we look at the documents conceived in the very early years of our republic. Educators from noted American universities share their insights on: The Alien and Sedition Acts (1798) — French privateers seizing American ships in the Caribbean led President John Adams and the Federalist Congress to pass the Alien and Sedition Acts, designed to deter those who would support activities against the U.S. government. Many saw these acts as contrary to first amendment rights, which led to The Kentucky and Virginia Resolutions (1799). Louisiana Purchase (1803) — This treaty between the United States and the French Republic was a diplomatic and political triumph for President Thomas Jefferson. It ended the threat of war with France and opened up for settlement the land west of the Mississippi a vast area comprising portions of what would become thirteen states. By any measure, the purchase of the Louisiana Territory was Jefferson s most important action while president. Marbury v. Madison (1803) — Called by many judicial scholars the most important U.S. Supreme Court decision, it established the principle of judicial review by giving the U.S. Supreme Court the power to examine decisions of other government bodies and to declare them unconstitutional if it found them to be so. Madison s Declaration of War (1812) — On June 12, 1812, the United States declared war on Great Britain as a result of long-simmering disputes. Issues included the impressments of American soldiers by the British and disputes over the Northwest Territories and the border with Canada. The Treaty of Ghent (1814) — This treaty, signed in Belgium on December 24, ended the War of 1812. News of its signing did not reach American shores until after General Andrew Jackson led the decisive victory in the Battle of New Orleans, which that was thought to have brought the war to a close.

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  • Americas Documents Of Freedom 1787-1796

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    Our country s destiny has been shaped by those who gave of their leadership, wisdom and sometimes their lives. Our American s Documents of Freedom have recorded the evolution of our republic down through the years. This program focuses on the period of history when our country is first born and starting to grow. Educators from noted American universities share their insights on: The United States Constitution (1787) — This document established the law of the land. The delegates to the Constitutional Convention were sent from their various states to modify the Articles of Confederation. Instead, they courageously discarded it and wrote an entirely new document. It has proved itself time and again to be a living document that adapts to the changing times. The Federalist Papers (1787-1788) — James Madison, who would be our fourth President, along with the help of Alexander Hamilton, who would be our first secretary of the Treasury and John Jay, who would be the first chief justice of the Supreme Court, wrote The Federalist Papers to present arguments in favor of ratifying the newly written United States Constitution. The Bill of Rights (Proposed 1789, ratified 1791) — Originally there were twelve amendments, written by James Madison, to ease the concerns of those who feared a strong central federal government. Eventually reduced to ten in number, the Bill of Rights, or the first ten amendments to the Constitution, provide protection to citizens from a potentially abusive government. Washington s Farewell Address (1796) — In this essay published in America s newspapers, Washington gave American citizens his parting thoughts. Along with the Constitution, the Bill of Rights, the Declaration of Independence, and the Monroe Doctrine, it is seen as one of the most profound statements of American political philosophy.

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  • Americas Documents Of Freedom 1775-1786

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    The documents our predecessors left for us contain a written record of our history, and bear witness to why we are who we are and how our democracy evolved. In this video we look at the documents that come from the tumultuous Revolutionary Era. Educators from noted American universities share their insights on: the State Constitutions (1776-1781) — The Second Continental Congress urged all the states to draft new constitutions, replacing their British royal charters. The state constitutions, which precede the United States Constitution, bear remarkable similarities, even though the various states are quite different in population, geography, and economics. the Virginia Statute for Religious Freedom (1786) — A basic tenant of American freedom is the right to worship as we please. Thomas Jefferson, then governor of Virginia, wrote this document, which establishes the separation of church and state. Common Sense (1776) — Not everyone in the thirteen colonies believed we should be a self-governing country, independent from England. Those who believed this were called loyalists (loyal to the crown). Thomas Paine s impassioned publication, Common Sense, laid out a compelling argument for the cause of independence and dissuaded many from a loyalist position. the Declaration of Independence (1776) — Thomas Jefferson is credited with almost single-handedly composing this masterful document. He received invaluable help, however, not only from the others in the committee of five, but from the writings of others, chiefly John Locke, who coined the phrase life, liberty and property, which was changed by Jefferson to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. the Articles of Confederation (1776) — The Second Continental Congress established a framework for a national government with this document. While it did not go far enough in establishing a strong central federal government, it was a necessary step leading up to the writing of the United States Constitution in 1787.

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  • Americas Documents Of Freedom 1215-1774

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    American democracy has a linage of written records that we can trace to show the development of our nation, and how each document builds on those before it to make our foundation of freedom stronger. In this video we look at the documents conceived in the formative years of democratic thought and during the Colonial Era. Educators from noted American universities share their insights on: the Magna Carta (1215) — It may not be immediately obvious, but an English document from the 13th century does have a bearing on American democracy. It established foundations for the protection of individual rights and constitutional government in a society that had previously been totally subservient to a monarch. the Mayflower Compact (1620) — The Puritan Separatists who came over on the Mayflower penned this document, which is sometimes called the first Constitution. They were people previously subject to the English king and persecuted for their religious beliefs. Their Compact established a new colony at Plymouth and one of the first experiments in self-government. Two Treatises of Government (1690) — John Locke, the author the Two Treatises of Government, was looked up to by the founding fathers of America. He exerted enormous influence with his philosophy on how government should be structured. His words are found in our Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution. the Sugar Act (1764), the Stamp Act (1765), and the Townshend Acts (1767) — The Sugar Act, the Stamp Act, the Townshend Acts were all attempts on the part of England to tax the colonies to recoup revenues from the costly French and Indian War. They resulted in the colonial protest, taxation without representation. The colonists resisted. The Boston Massacre and the Boston Tea Party eventually resulted. the Declaration and Resolves of the First Continental Congress (1774) — While stating loyalty to the crown, this step toward liberty asserted that the colonists had a right to the free and exclusive power of legislation in their several provincial legislatures. It was one step closer to a free society.

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  • Renaissance

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    No period of history can boast of greater beauty than The Renaissance. This was the period, from approximately early 14th century to late 16th century; that yielded Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo, and the infamous bard, William Shakespeare. The word ‘renaissance’ is a French word which means ‘rebirth’. The people credited with beginning The Renaissance period were deliberately trying to imitate the classical models of Ancient Greek and Rome. They were attempting to return to a golden age that they felt represented a high point for their civilization. This was an age when the world seemed to come alive with invention, creativity, imagination and curiosity. It was an age of exploration marked by the voyages of Christopher Columbus, Amerigo Vespucci, Ponce de Leon, Balboa, De Soto and Marco Polo. It was a time when Venice was the world’s busiest seaport and Florence was the heart of great art. At the beginning of The Renaissance, Italy, just as in the golden age of Ancient Rome, was again the center of world culture. Genoa, Milan, Venice, Rome, Verona and Florence were economic, trade and financial leaders for Europe. The Renaissance movement quickly spread across Europe. The invention of the Gutenberg printing press in 1450 is a milestone which marks the beginning of The Renaissance. It allowed the spread of ideas at a faster rate and in a broader geographical sense than ever before. Scholars from Yale University share their knowledge of The Renaissance in this video which takes the viewer on a captivating and beautiful trip back to one of the most glorious periods in world history.

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  • Age Of Enlightenment

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    The Enlightenment may not have left physical evidence behind like the pyramids of Egypt or the Coliseum of Rome, but it has left us an intellectual heritage which is unquestionable in its importance. Prior to the Age of Enlightenment, people did not necessarily feel they deserved to be happy. The pursuit of happiness is an Enlightenment idea. Another concept that we take for granted today is that knowledge, or science can, and should make our lives better. Still another legacy of The Enlightenment is that we should trust reason and not superstitions and prejudices. The Age of Enlightenment is a period of history intrinsically French in its origins but predominately American in its impact. Scholars of The Enlightenment from Yale University and UCLA share their insights in this fascinating video. A must-see for any student of the History of Western Civilization.

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  • Ancient Rome

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    For centuries, Italy was the center of civilization, with its capital in Rome, the Eternal City . The Romans created the largest empire the ancient world ever saw. Its influence extended outward and in time encompassed almost the entire then-known world. This great empire lasted more than 1,000 years. When it finally fell, modern nations like England, France, Spain, Germany, and Italy grew out of the remnants and kept alive many of Rome s achievements. Even today, ruins of aqueducts, roads, temples, baths and theaters still exist all over Europe; from Turkey to Spain and Northern Africa to Scotland. The Romans left a great legacy of art, literature and traditions which influence us today. All the romance languages, including English, use Latin as a basis. Roman engineering, bridges, city infrastructures, sewage and irrigation systems were amazingly advanced, and laid the groundwork for future civilizations. Roman law was used as a framework for our modern legal system; in fact, many Latin terms are still used in America s courtrooms. The story of Ancient Rome is filled with drama and very important lessons can be learned from both the achievements and mistakes of the Eternal City. In this DVD, video footage gathered in Rome and at sites of Ancient Roman ruins around Europe shows the glory and grandeur that was Rome. Scholars of the classical world from Oxford University, The University of Michigan and UCLA help tell the story.

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