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Drive Thru American History

Philadelphia and the Founding Fathers (#104)

Tour historic locations in Philadelphia that recall battles of the American Revolution and the lives of the Founding Fathers who attended the Constitutional Conventions held there. Spend some time at Franklin House and review the biography of the great statesmen and inventor. Locations such as the American Philosophical Society, Declaration House, and Carpenter’s Hall bring to mind the writing of the Declaration of Independence and the American Constitution. Recall the history of the Liberty Bell, the design of the Great Seal, and the establishment of the American bald eagle as a symbol of the United States and its freedoms. [25 minutes] Closed Captioning

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Series Description: This award-winning series explores the discovery and founding of America. Visit Christopher Columbus’ birthplace in Italy and the place in Spain where he set sail for America. From there through the Revolutionary War and the beginnings of a nation, these programs provide a fast paced drive through history that’s just plain “ cool.”

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