The American Revolution

The American Revolution is a History Channel documentary series directed by Peter Schnall, detailing the major events surrounding the birth of America. The series consists of thirteen episodes, which track the American Revolution from the Boston Massacre through the Treaty of Paris, which declared America's independence from Great Britain. The series employs a blend of battle reenactments, location filming, paintings, engravings, and the narratives of actual letters and documents from the 1770s.

Episode 01 - Boston, Bloody Boston

Episode 01 - Boston, Bloody Boston
The controversies and conflicts leading to war, including the Stamp Act, the Boston Massacre, the Boston Tea Party, and the Battles of Lexington and Concord.

Episode 02 - Rebellion to Revolution
The Revolutionaries lay siege to Boston; the formation of the Continental Army and the conscription of slaves by both sides.

Episode 03 - Declaring Independence
Dark and devastating struggles challenge the dreams for independence in 1776.

Episode 04 - American Crisis
General George Washington gambles on a brilliant yet dangerously daring stroke to save his army and America.

Episode 05 - Path to World War
Benjamin Franklin tries to convince the French to join the fight against Britain; Philadelphia falls to the British; the Americans win a stunning victory at Saratoga and gain a new ally.

Episode 06 - Forging an Army
Washington struggles to sustain and rebuild his Army at Valley Forge.

Episode 07 - Treason and Betrayal
General Benedict Arnold betrays the revolution.

Episode 08 - The War Heads South
The British lay siege to Charleston.

Episode 09 - Hornet's Nest
War erupts in the Southern Colonies.

Episode 10 - The End Game
The struggle for independence reaches its climax as both sides are tired of the war.

Episode 11 - Becoming a Nation
King George III is forced by the parliament to sue for peace and Washington disbands the Continental Army.

Episode 12 - Road to the Presidency
The War is over, but Washington is enlisted for another duty.

Episode 13 - A President and His Revolution
While Washington is on his way to be inaugurated as the first US president, he looks back at some defining moments in the revolution.

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