The Men Who Built America 1 Season 2012
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1. A New War Begins 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.
2. Oil Strike 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.
3. A Rivalry Is Born 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.
4. Blood Is Spilled 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.
5. A New Rival Emerges 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.
6. Owning It All 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.
7. Taking the White House 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.
8. The New Machine 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.
The Men Who Built America: Season 1 - Sneak Peek The Men Who Built America premieres on Tuesday, October 16 at 9/8c, but a special sneak peek is available now!
|Starring||Campbell Scott, Adam Jonas Segaller|
|Supporting actors||Tim Getman, Eric Rolland, Karen O'Connell, John C. Bailey, David Barckhoff, Ralph Bracco, Gregg Burton, Juan Eloy Carrera, Michael Chmiel, Byrne Davis Jr., Alan Davis, Ethan Dobler, David Donahoe, John Doty, John Dow, Alex Falberg, Brian Foreman, Tom Gambrill|
|Network||A&E Television Networks|
|Producers||Glenn Allen, Brian Burstein, Paul Cabana, Randy Counsman, Stephen David, Paul Epstein, Avery Fox, Richard Friedlander, Petra Hoebel, Tim W. Kelly, Russell McCarroll, Christie McConnell, Alec Michod, Keith Palmer, Lydia Slavutin, David C. White, Robyn Younie|
|Purchase rights||Stream instantly and download to 2 locations Details|
|Format||Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)|
I was always trying to watch this when it was on tv, but never was able to see it all.Published 26 days ago by Amazon Customer
Inspirational and very well done. Also shows that America has lost some of the freedoms that used to exist in an society now overburdened with rules.Published 27 days ago by Idea Man
I remember watching this on TV and learning quite a bit, but going back to rewatch it there is way too much fluff.Published 29 days ago by Matt Lewis Reese
The stories told are interesting and compelling but the major issue I have with the show is the repetition of what has taken place so far. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Guy R. Jackson