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FILM LIFE: The American Presidents and the History of the United States | Chapter 16

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"America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter and lose our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed ourselves." - Abraham Lincoln ___________

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901. The Spanish-American War: First Intervention (2007 TV Movie)

180 min | Documentary, Biography, History

The wars for Cuban Independence began long before the arrival of the Americans, however, on the night of February 12, 1898, 266 American lives were lost when the United States Battleship ... See full summary »

Director: Phil Tuckett | Stars: Mike Agresta, Jack Amos, Damon Bonetti, Ethan Cadoff

Votes: 16

The USS Maine Explosion: February 15, 1898 The Maine explodes - Feb 15, 1898.

Wikipedia: USS Maine (ACR-1). ________

Wikipedia: Cuba-United States relations.

902. Crucible of Empire: The Spanish American War (1999 TV Movie)

120 min | Documentary

Historical documentary on the Spanish-American war, the events surrounding it, and the people involved. Highlights events in Cuba and the Philippines.

Director: Daniel A. Miller | Stars: Emilio Aguinaldo, Gilberto Arribas, Paul Austin, Robert L. Beisner

Votes: 31

Spanish-American War

Date: April 21, 1898 - August 13, 1898

Location: Cuba and Puerto Rico (Caribbean Sea), Philippines and Guam (Asia-Pacific)

Result: American victory

Territorial changes: Spain relinquishes sovereignty over Cuba, cedes Puerto Rico, Guam and the Philippine Islands to the United States for $20 million

Link: 'Crucible of Empire: The Spanish American War' Official Site | PBS. ___________ Spanish American War - Facts & Summary.

903. You Are There (1953–1972)
Episode: Dewey's Victory at Manila (May 1, 1898) (1955)

Drama, History

At the start of the Spanish-American War of 1898, US Adm. George Dewey gathers his fleet for an assault on the Spanish-controlled port of Mahila Bay in the Philippines.

Stars: Robert Griffin, Frank Puglia, Grandon Rhodes, Justice Watson

Battle of Manila Bay: May 1, 1898

Wikipedia: Battle of Manila Bay.

Wikipedia: George Dewey.

904. Westward the Empire: Omaha's World's Fair of 1898 (1998 TV Movie)

57 min | Documentary

The story of the Trans-Mississippi and International Exposition, held in Omaha, Nebraska from June 1st to October 31st of 1898.

Director: David Rotterman | Star: Susan J. Baer

The Trans-Mississippi Exposition is Held to Showcase the Development of the Entire West: June 1 - November 1, 1898

Wikipedia: Trans-Mississippi Exposition.

905. America's First Forest: Carl Schenck and the Asheville Experiment (2015 TV Movie)

55 min | Documentary, History

'America's First Forest' is the first full-length, in-depth film ever made about legendary forester Carl Schenck and his work at the Biltmore Estate. The film explores Schenck's life and ... See full summary »

Director: Paul Bonesteel | Stars: James G. Lewis, Char Miller, Carlyle Franklin, Chuck Leavell

The Biltmore Forest School is Built: September 1, 1898

Wikipedia: Biltmore Forest School.

Wikipedia: Carl A. Schenck.

906. Wilmington on Fire (2015)

89 min | Documentary

A film documenting the investigation into the Wilmington Massacre of 1898, the only successful coup in United States history.

Director: Chris Everett | Stars: Larry Reni Thomas, Lewin Manly, Faye Chaplin, Inez Eason

Votes: 19

Wilmington Massacre: November 10, 1898

Wikipedia: Wilmington insurrection of 1898.

907. The Ultimate Guide to the Presidents (2013– )
Episode: Call of Duty 1899-1921 (2013)

TV-14 | 45 min | History

America at the beginning of the 20th century found a growing chasm between the rich and poor. The country's priorities were changing, as was the Presidency.

Stars: Bruce McGill, Richard Norton Smith, Terrence Brown, George C. Edwards III

Votes: 13

Events in the Year 1899 in the United States

Wikipedia: 1899 in the United Sates.

908. Pritzker Military Library Presents (2006– )
Episode: James R. Arnold, the Moro War: How America Battled a Muslim Insurgency in the Philippine Jungle, 1902-1913 (2017)

Documentary, History

Rich with relevance to today's news from the Middle East and a gripping piece of storytelling, James Arnold's The Moro War is a must-read to understand a formative conflict too long ... See full summary »

Director: Bradley Guidera | Stars: Lauren Armantrout, James R. Arnold, Kenneth Clarke, Aaron Pylinski

909. This Bloody, Blundering Business (1975)

30 min | Documentary, Short

A half-hour satire about the United States' involvement in the Spanish-American War, and then the Philippine-American War.

Director: Peter Davis

Votes: 6

Philippine-American War: February 4, 1899 - July 2, 1902

Wikipedia: Philippine-American War.

910. The Harriman Alaska Expedition Retraced (2003 TV Movie)

111 min | Documentary

In 1899, Edward H. Harriman, the head of the Union Pacific Railroad, organized a sea expedition along the coast of Alaska to study the flora, fauna, and natural wonders of the area. ... See full summary »

Director: Lawrence R. Hott | Stars: Tovah Feldshuh, George Guidall, Ken Drury, Sam Tsoutsouvas

Votes: 7

The Harriman Alaska Expedition: May 31 - July 30, 1899

Wikipedia: Harriman Alaska expedition.

Wikipedia: SS George W. Elder.

911. American Experience (1988– )
Episode: America 1900 (1998)

TV-PG | 120 min | Documentary, Biography, History

Exploration of life in America in the first year of the 20th century, using archive film footage and photographs.

Director: David Grubin | Star: David McCullough

Votes: 32

Events in the Year 1900 in the United States

Wikipedia: 1900 in the United States.

913. Blues America: Woke Up This Morning (2013– )


A history of the blues from 1900 to 1945.

Votes: 20

A History of the Blues: 1900 - 1945

Wikipedia: Blues.

Wikipedia: Origins of the blues.

914. Isaac's Storm (2004 TV Movie)

TV-PG | History

The story of meteorologist Isaac Cline and America's greatest natural disaster, the 1900 hurricane that destroyed Galveston, Texas and killed over 6,000 people.

Director: Betsy Steinberg | Stars: Edward Herrmann, Patricia Bixel, Trey Brown, Gary Cartwright

Votes: 27

The Great Galveston Hurricane: Formed: August 27, 1900 | Dissipated: September 17, 1900

Wikipedia: 1900 Galveston hurricane. ________

Wikipedia: List of disasters in the United States by death toll.

915. Howard Zinn, une histoire populaire américaine (2015)

106 min | Documentary

Between 1900 and 1920, more than 14 million immigrants arrived in the United States, Howard Zinn's parents among them. They came fleeing poverty, war, racism, or religious persecution and ... See full summary »

Directors: Olivier Azam, Daniel Mermet

Votes: 26

Immigration to the United States

Library of Congress: Immigrants in the Progressive Era. ________

Wikipedia: Immigration to the United States.

Wikipedia: History of immigration to the United States.

916. The Jewish Journey: America (2015)

TV-G | 55 min | Documentary

THE JEWISH JOURNEY: AMERICA traces Jewish immigration to America through the centuries. The film is narrated by Emmy Award-winning journalist Martha Teichner of CBS News. Unlike other ... See full summary »

Director: Andrew Goldberg | Star: Martha Teichner

Votes: 19

918. American Experience (1988– )
Episode: God Bless America and Poland, Too (1990)

TV-PG | Documentary, Biography, History

Polish immigration in the 1910s and the contributions of Poles to the United States.

919. The Fourth Partition (2013)

Not Rated | 75 min | Documentary

At the Dawn of the 20th century, Chicago was the second largest city in the United States with over 2,000,000 residents. It was also the center of Polish culture and political activism in ... See full summary »

Director: Adrian Prawica

Votes: 11

920. The Rochester Lithuanians (2020)


Hear the experiences of Lithuanian immigrants as they fled their homeland, arrived in America and settled in Rochester, NY.

Director: Kristina Nomeika | Stars: Ray Kirstein Jr., Kristina Nomeika

921. The Greeks of Southern California: Through the Century - The Pioneers 1900 -1942 (2002 Video)

58 min | Documentary

The Greeks! The Hellenes! 'Oi Ellines!' These proud, passionate , and industrious people migrated to America in the early 1900's. Many landed in New York and Boston, while the more ... See full summary »

Director: Anna Giannotis | Stars: Olympia Dukakis, John Kapelos

Wikipedia: Greek Americans.

922. Red Star Line (2013)

90 min | Documentary

The mythical shipping company Red Star Line transported about 2 million European people to the Americam Dream

Directors: Daniel Cattier, Fabio Wuytack | Stars: Erik Lambert, Margaret Roets, Rufus Griscom, David McKay

Votes: 9

Wikipedia: Red Star Line.

923. Island of Hope, Island of Tears (1989)

28 min | Documentary, Short

This documentary covers the single largest migration of immigrants to Ellis Island between 1890 and 1920.

Director: Charles Guggenheim | Star: Gene Hackman

Votes: 13

Ellis Island

Wikipedia: Ellis Island.

924. Ellis Island: The Making of a Master Race in America (2018)

70 min | Documentary, History

The faces of immigrants to the U. S. changed over the years. The fear of them, fear of the other, never has. First, it was the Chinese, the Irish, the Slavs, the Jews, and the Italians. Now it is the Muslims and the Mexicans.

Director: Robert Tutak | Stars: Chris Biasizzo, William Bloomfield, Mark Alan Campbell, Jeffrey Buckner Ford

Votes: 12

925. Forgotten Ellis Island (2008)

TV-PG | 62 min | Documentary

From PBS - Visit the abandoned immigrant hospital on Ellis Island. During the great wave of immigration, 22 medical buildings sprawled across two islands adjacent to Ellis Island, the ... See full summary »

Director: Lorie Conway | Stars: Elliott Gould, Mary C. McKitrick

Votes: 51

926. The Greatest Generation (2010)

5 min | Documentary, Short, Family

Three individuals recount their hardships and lives during the Great Depression and World War II.

Director: Lauren Nila Morales

The Greatest Generation: The Generation Born During the 1900s to the 1920s

Wikipedia: Greatest Generation.

928. The Century: America's Time (1999– )

Not Rated | 750 min | Documentary

Peter Jennings hosts this 15 part documentary that chronicles the defining events of the 20th century. Through archive footage and hundreds of interviews the series examines 100 years of ... See full summary »

Stars: Peter Jennings, Neil Simon, John Updike, Stephen Ambrose

Votes: 71

929. ESPN SportsCentury (1999–2007)

Documentary, Biography, History

A biography series counting down the 50 greatest North American athletes of the 20th century. It was expanded to include other athletes, personalities, and notable moments in sports history.

Stars: Chris Fowler, Dick Schaap, Edwin Pope, Robert Lipsyte

Votes: 164

Wikipedia: SportsCentury.

930. The Century (1999– )

720 min | Documentary, History

Peter Jennings hosted this 6 episode special that reviews some of the most important events of the 20th Century. Each episode is a two part examination of two events in history that ... See full summary »

Stars: Peter Jennings, Henry Kissinger, Steve Allen, Don Arabian

Votes: 46

The 20th Century: Globally

Wikipedia: 20th century.

Wikipedia: Timeline of the 20th century.

Wikipedia: 20th-century events.

931. People's Century: 1900-1999 (1995– )

Not Rated | 60 min | Documentary

Series documenting the history of the twentieth century through the testimony of those who lived through it.

Stars: Sean Barrett, Veronika Hyks, Raymond Abescat, Maurice Bourgeois

Votes: 131

The 1900s: Globally

Wikipedia: 1900s (decade).

Events in the Year 1901 in the United States

Wikipedia: 1901 in the United States.

933. You Are There (1953–1972)
Episode: Spindletop - The First Great Texas Oil Strike (January 10, 1901) (1955)

30 min | Drama, History