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The Revolution

All Episodes 2006

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  • Ended
  • History
  • 2006-06-05T02:00:00+02:00
  • 60 mins
  • 13 hours, 0 mins (13 episodes)
  • United States
  • English
  • Documentary
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The American Revolution (miniseries) 2006 / 2007 A thirteen-part documentary series detailing the American Revolution, from the causes that lead to America's fight for independence to its conclusion and the birth of a new nation.
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14 episodes

1x01 Boston, Bloody Boston

  • Series Premiere

    2006-06-05T02:00:00+02:00 — 60 mins

Controversies and conflicts leading to war include the Stamp Act riots, the Boston Massacre, the Boston Tea Party.

1x02 Rebellion to Revolution

  • 2006-06-12T02:00:00+02:00 — 60 mins

Recalling the appointment of George Washington as commander-in-chief of the Continental Army; and the Battle of Bunker Hill on June 17, 1775, during the seige of Boston.

1x03 Declaring Independence

  • 2006-06-19T02:00:00+02:00 — 60 mins

Dark and devastating struggles quickly challenge the 1776 independence of America.

1x04 American Crisis

  • 2006-06-26T02:00:00+02:00 — 60 mins

General Washington gambles on a brilliant yet dangerously daring stroke to save his army and America.

1x05 Path to World War

  • 2006-07-03T02:00:00+02:00 — 60 mins

America's elder statesman, Benjamin Franklin, descends on Paris to seduce the French to join the fight against their common enemy, England. British General William Howe delivers a crushing blow to George Washington's troops at the Battle of Brandywine taking Philadelphia, the American capital, as his prize. But to the north, another American general enters the spotlight--Horatio Gates defeats British General John Burgoyne at the Battle of Saratoga. It is this victory that convinces France to enter the fight, turning the American Revolution into a world war.

1x06 Forging an Army

  • 2006-07-10T02:00:00+02:00 — 60 mins

Congress begins to question Washington's leadership; Washington rebuilds his reputation by holding back the British at the Battle of Monmouth.

1x07 Treason & Betrayal

  • 2006-07-17T02:00:00+02:00 — 60 mins

General Benedict Arnold turns his back on his cause and country; Washington takes his war to the frontier.

1x08 The War Heads South

  • 2006-07-24T02:00:00+02:00 — 60 mins

Failing to defeat Washington, the British turn their attention southward; siege at Charleston, S.C.

1x09 A Hornet's Nest

  • 2006-07-31T02:00:00+02:00 — 60 mins

After the fall of Charleston, S.C., the Revolutionary War explodes into the Carolina backcountry.

1x10 The End Game

  • 2006-08-07T02:00:00+02:00 — 60 mins

Washington faces two mutinies; the French send their fleet to America; Cornwallis moves his army to Yorktown.

1x11 Becoming a Nation

  • 2006-08-14T02:00:00+02:00 — 60 mins

The American victory at Yorktown; John Adams joins Benjamin Franklin in France to negotiate the Treaty of 1783.

1x12 The Road to the Presidency

  • 2006-08-21T02:00:00+02:00 — 60 mins

George Washington is called into service as the nation's first president.

1x13 A President and His Revolution

  • 2006-08-28T02:00:00+02:00 — 60 mins

George Washington completes his eight-day journey from Mount Vernon to New York City for his inauguration.

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