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The Men Who Built America Release Date and Synopsis

Rockefeller, Vanderbilt, Carnegie, Astor, Ford and Morgan. Their names are part of history and synonymous with the American dream. These men transformed every industry they touched: oil, rail, steel, shipping, automobiles, and finance. Their efforts transformed a country. Rising from poverty, their paths crossed repeatedly as they elected presidents, set economic policies and influenced major events of their day - from the Civil War to The Great Depression. 12 million historical negatives, many made available for the first time by the Library of Congress, are brought to life to offer an unprecedented view of America's Industrial Age – and the men who built it.

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Inspiring!Great and very informative documentary without too much sensationalism. I only wish they’d adapt it for streaming and cut those recaps in the middle of each episode..Score: 5/5

Like a great mini seriesThis is perfect for any history buff. It's an excellent look into history. This series is proof that it is the people like Dagny Taggart and Howard Roarke make the world go round..Score: 5/5

Propaganda trashThis is a fantasy that erases the real builders of America: Native Americans, Blacks, poor white workers, Asians, and Latinos. Shame on the History (😒) channel.Score: 1/5

Nonstop information enjoyableI watched the series on History and was hooked from the beginning. I new base information about these leaders, but really learned far more from the series. Schools should be required to show this. Everyone felt real and was never a boring moment. I looked forward to each week. I will have too see about owning this..Score: 5/5

Highest RegardsOne of the finest non-fiction series I've seen in the last 10 years..Score: 5/5

Waiting for another seasonThere is so much more to tell, America is still rich in stories of innovation and how it changed the world. Lets get started on another season. We could do without the repetition though..Score: 4/5

BEST SERIES EVERThe Men Who Built America is like a big-budget hollywood movie. The story is thrilling and the characters larger-than-life. I learned so much! But the whole time it kept my attention in a vice grip. Awesome series! I wish every TV show was this good..Score: 5/5

Great contentI rated this 5 stars for the content. However, like other reviewers have said before, poor editing turns a 25 minute show into 45 minute show. Too many repeated scenes following (cut) commercials. I hope the studios will figure out this new model of production sooner rather than later. A Good deal of the Netflix TV series' suffer this same problem..Score: 5/5

Great!Yes, It does do a quick 2min recap a few times during each episode. It was made for TV and after a fade out and in where commercials once were it recaps. Every TV show does that. I hardly notice or care. Once and a while History Channel nails out a real goodie, and this is one of them. Very well done, acting is good and at a minimal with out the cheese of other reenactments. Content is strong and interesting. A real good buy i do not regret..Score: 5/5

GreatI felt like I went back to school great show....Score: 5/5

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The Men Who Built America (Season ca) Full Episodes

Influential builders, dreamers and believers whose feats transformed the United States, a nation decaying from the inside after the Civil War, into the greatest economic and technological superpower the world had ever seen. The Men Who Built America is the story of a nation at the crossroads and of the people who catapulted it to prosperity.

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1A New War Begins (The Men Who Built America) recap, spoilers

A New War Begins

16 October 2012$2.99

As the nation attempts to rebuild following the destruction of the Civil War, Cornelius Vanderbilt is the first to see the need for unity to regain America's stature in the world.

2Oil Strike (The Men Who Built America) recap, spoilers

Oil Strike

16 October 2012$2.99

Kerosene is lighting America after dark in unprecedented ways. The demand for oil is sky high and Vanderbilt knows that oil can fill his trains. He turns to a young maverick oilman from Ohio, John D. Rockefeller, to do just that.

3A Rivalry Is Born (The Men Who Built America) recap, spoilers

A Rivalry Is Born

23 October 2012$2.99

Andrew Carnegie immigrates to the United States with his parents and starts working at age 12. He finds a patron in railroad executive Tom Scott who teaches him about the business. By age 30, while already running his own business, Scott hires him to build a bridge over the Mississippi river to link East and West in a way never before thought possible by train. Carnegie agrees, but doesn t know how he'll build a bridge strong enough. Carnegie's doubt is quelled when he finds his answer in steel. Before Carnegie realizes the full potential of steel, his mentor Scott dies in a state of humiliation at the hands of John D. Rockefeller's oil pipeline. Carnegie vows to have his revenge and best Rockefeller.

4Blood Is Spilled (The Men Who Built America) recap, spoilers

Blood Is Spilled

23 October 2012$2.99

Carnegie hires a hatchet man, Henry Frick, to help him achieve his goal of besting Rockefellar. The partnership seems promising, but Carnegie does not know that Frick is running his factories far beyond capacity. Frick cuts corners and soon the pair is responsible for the biggest manmade disaster America has ever seen: the Johnstown flood, which claims more than 2000 lives. Carnegie hates being disliked, and his initial impetus to seek revenge becomes the furthest thing from his mind.

5A New Rival Emerges (The Men Who Built America) recap, spoilers

A New Rival Emerges

30 October 2012$2.99

While Carnegie and Rockefeller continue to battle, JP Morgan arrives on the scene and establishes a bank in New York City that has one goal: to further the technological advancements of America.

6Owning It All (The Men Who Built America) recap, spoilers

Owning It All

30 October 2012$2.99

With an investment from Morgan, the Edison Electric Company is created and begins wiring homes in New York. A rival, Nikola Tesla, soon emerges with a different technology for electric light.

7Taking the White House (The Men Who Built America) recap, spoilers

Taking the White House

11 November 2012$2.99

Vanderbilt, Rockefeller, Carnegie, and Morgan have gone unmonitored for decades, but American politicians are about to change that. They want these men to fall into line under government control. The men, some lifelong enemies, come together with a plan to buy the White House by donating the modern day equivalent of $30 million dollars to Ohio Governor, William McKinley. McKinley intends to repay his backers; he repeals regulation after regulation to allow them the freedom to do unimaginable things without consequence or impediment. Morgan and Carnegie create US Steel, the first billion dollar company while Rockefeller takes control of 90% of North American oil.

8The New Machine (The Men Who Built America) recap, spoilers

The New Machine

11 November 2012$2.99

A young engineer named Henry Ford devises the plan for a gas-powered car. McKinley is assassinated and his VP Theodore Roosevelt takes office and quickly passes a series of regulations increasing oversight of American business. Ford receives his financial backing and comes up with the concept of the assembly line. He targets the middle class with his new product and changes the landscape of America. Rockefeller is put on trial for anti-trust violations. He loses in court and his company, Standard Oil, is one of the first monopolies broken up by the US government. JP Morgan helps to establish the Federal Reserve. This cements Morgan's legacy as the father of modern capitalism. Carnegie, still reeling from his culpability in the Johnstown disaster, gives away much of his fortune. His example of charity paves the way for individuals like Bill Gates who will do the same. As the US army sets sail for Europe, one thing is clear... these men didn't discover America. They built it.

Season 1: Sneak Peek (The Men Who Built America) recap, spoilers

Season 1: Sneak Peek

07 October 2012Bonus

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The Men Who Built America will air on Tuesday 16th of October 2012.

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With the season now airing in October 2012. There will be 9 episodes in season ca.

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