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Drive Thru American History

Jamestown and Yorktown (#107)

In Jamestown, Virginia, the hardships encountered by English settlers who established the colony in 1607 are recalled. Review the biography of Pocahontas and how the Powhatan Indians are credited with saving the colony from certain disaster. A tour of Colonial Williamsburg allows viewers to explore life as lived in Colonial Times. [22 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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