American Experience: Alexander Hamilton DVD

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One of the most controversial men of his age, Alexander Hamilton was a gifted statesman brought down by the fatal flaws of stubbornness, extreme candor and arrogance. His life and career were marked by a stunning rise to power, scandal and tragedy. But his contributions survive. As Secretary of the Treasury during the tumultuous early years of the republic, Hamilton ... More
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One of the most controversial men of his age, Alexander Hamilton was a gifted statesman brought down by the fatal flaws of stubbornness, extreme candor and arrogance. His life and career were marked by a stunning rise to power, scandal and tragedy. But his contributions survive. As Secretary of the Treasury during the tumultuous early years of the republic, Hamilton led the transformation of the young country into industrial powerhouse.

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Link to the film's Web site, where you can: Go behind the scenes with the producers, See a timeline of events, Access the teacher's guide, and more!

Producer: WGBH
Production Year: 2007
Copyright Year: 2007
Rating: TV-PG
Number of Discs: 1
Length: 120 minutes
Language Track: English
Audio Format: Stereo
Aspect Ratio: 16x9 Widescreen

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Rico A.
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01/21/22
LBJ Saved America Through Exercising Political Courage!
Review by Rico A. on 01/21/22 review stating LBJ Saved America Through Exercising Political Courage!
22 August 2016 LBJ proves to be the quintessential politician of the latter half of the 20th Century. Next to FDR, LBJ is the greatest civil rights president!
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Jim
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01/21/22
LBD: Incredible man, incredible documentry
Review by Jim on 01/21/22 review stating LBD: Incredible man, incredible documentry
I knew President Johnson personally, but only by mail. When I was on Okinawa in l947 as a civil service worker, I met and fell in love with a beautiful Okinawan girl. We wanted to marry, but the American military government said no, it was against their rules. For a year or so I tried every angle possible -- even sent an application to General McArthurs headquarters in Tokyo. Denied. Then on the sly I was advised by a State Department official to try my senator, to see what he might work out. I was a native Texan, LBJ was my senator at the time. Certain that a man of such importance would have no interest in nor time for a nothing like me, I was desperate and decided to try him anyhow. To my amazement: Bingo. Pay dirt. Just as if I were somebody important, he (or his office) jumped on the problem immediately, and after a dozen or more snail-mail exchanges, LBJs signed by himself, and a few telegrams, Senator Johnson had gotten a special bill passed and signed by President Truman, declaring that the girl and I could marry and come to the United States to live. Which we did. I was unbelievably impressed by the type of man he proved to be: one who not only cared about common people but who acted his feeling out. Thus I was not surprised when, as President, he did what he did with his Civil Rights work and his Great Society program. Vietnam is another issue, but for the moment let us dwell on the tremendous good he did for this country. Jim Martin Wilmington, NC 28403 Phone: (910) 791-5280 e-mail: jmartin21425@gmail.com
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Victorious
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07/17/20
Food for thought
Review by Victorious on 07/17/20 review stating Food for thought
I have seen the documentary last night on the dutch public channel. Compliments to Stanley Nelson and his crew for telling this shocking story in this exquisite documentary.
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Mona
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07/17/20
Mesmerizing account
Review by Mona on 07/17/20 review stating Mesmerizing account
The combination of reenactment using original texts and brilliant commentary by expert historians who also know how to speak makes Mr Hamiltons life palpably real. Like Mozart (and others) he was a visionary born way ahead of his time. How tragically his life ended, and what could have been had he not died at the age of 49, is hard to imagine and comprehend. This program, as many others in the American Experience series is a must-own.
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Whereyat
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07/17/20
A must see for all New Orleanians
Review by Whereyat on 07/17/20 review stating A must see for all New Orleanians
I lived in New Orleans for half my life (50) and I didnt know most of the things presented in this documentary. I also didnt realize Pleasy .v. Ferguson started in N.O.
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Manny
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07/17/20
A great leader.
Review by Manny on 07/17/20 review stating A great leader.
Im only on chapter 8, and this by far the greatest men that has ever lived! Wow! If only more leaders would rise up and change their surroundings for the greater good and not for selfish ambitions. Once again, wow!
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Sharon
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07/17/20
UNFATHAMABLE
Review by Sharon on 07/17/20 review stating UNFATHAMABLE
THIS WAS THE MOST INTRESTING YET HAUNTING STORY I HAVE SEEN AND I WATCH EVERYDAY HOPEING YOU WILL SHOW IT AGAIN. S. WILKS WILDER, IDAHO
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Margaret
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07/17/20
So very interesting and well done.
Review by Margaret on 07/17/20 review stating So very interesting and well done.
We had never known about Sister Aimee. This was so interesting and well done. We appreciate getting to see such good material on TV. Thanks
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Helga
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07/17/20
This brought back so many memories
Review by Helga on 07/17/20 review stating This brought back so many memories
I lived in Berlin and was 10 years old during the the Airlift. This movie brought back so many memories! I have mailed DVDs to several of my friends from Berlin and we all loved it!
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Maggie
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07/17/20
Brave Allies Rescued Former Enemies
Review by Maggie on 07/17/20 review stating Brave Allies Rescued Former Enemies
Americans seem to work overtime trying to make ourselves ashamed of our history. This is a time to remember when our airmen, as well as our Allies, worked tirelessly to save the embattled and starving people of Berlin (our former enemies!).
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Datman
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07/17/20
NEW ORLEANS TAUGHT ME EVERYTHING I KNOW!
Review by Datman on 07/17/20 review stating NEW ORLEANS TAUGHT ME EVERYTHING I KNOW!
I have lived in New Orleans for 40 Years and this movie taught me many interesting and exciting things i did not know about the city i call home. If you are interested in learning about this fascinating place, then this is the documentary for you.
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Doug
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4.0 star rating
07/17/20
Unbiased honest historical accout
Review by Doug on 07/17/20 review stating Unbiased honest historical accout
This is an honest hitorical account of Sister Aimee Semple MacPherson. It is interesting with many original photos and video exerpts tastfully integrated. This highly controversial charasmatic figure is portrayed with both strengths and weaknesses. The ongoing results of her life and ministry speak for themselves.
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Ex82c20
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07/17/20
LBJ explained.
Review by Ex82c20 on 07/17/20 review stating LBJ explained.
Excellent lesson concerning LBJs role in shaping the 1960s and future decades, for better or worse.
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Di
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4.0 star rating
07/17/20
Model Scientific Method!
Review by Di on 07/17/20 review stating Model Scientific Method!
Ive been using this video since it first aired to help teach my 7th grade science students how the scientific method works. I show it after theyve had a chance to learn the experimental model and practice it themselves. They love the movie! Gore (mild), science, and history in a movie at school! What could be better?
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Dean M.
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07/17/20
A Tour de Force!
Review by Dean M. on 07/17/20 review stating A Tour de Force!
The American Experience series outdoes itself AGAIN. LBJ is as rousing and robust as its subject! Profoundly entertaining with great archival footage. Interviews with major players Henry McPherson, James Pickles, Jack Valenti, John Connelly, Richard Doris Kearns Goodwin, Robert Dallek are stellar. I found myself deeply effected by this documentary in its sweeping scope and Greek tragedy, disturbing almost. I was thinking about LBJ for a few days after I saw it.
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Rico A.
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07/17/20
SIgnificant!
Review by Rico A. on 07/17/20 review stating SIgnificant!
19 Oct 2015 LBJ ranks right up near the top with FDR! America needs LBJ now!
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Blogger B.
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07/17/20
LBJ FOREVER
Review by Blogger B. on 07/17/20 review stating LBJ FOREVER
I met LBJ twice... once in St., Louis once in Texas at Ft. Sam Houston.I have been enamoured by President Johnson.I was in Vietnam for a year as a Army medic. I never blamed JBJ for the war.The responsibility rested with the brain-dead military. LBJ had compassion for the poor and the lonely old. poor LBJ died a broken man. I have watched this video more than 50 times.
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Avid R.
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07/17/20
Another great work
Review by Avid R. on 07/17/20 review stating Another great work
A very well done documentary and well worth watching over and over again. I really love the old film clips.
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Avidreader
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4.0 star rating
07/17/20
No Hamilton Rap
Review by Avidreader on 07/17/20 review stating No Hamilton Rap
Good documentary although the actor portraying Hamilton was a bit offsetting and almost looked more like a ghost or dead version of Hamilton,
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Rico A.
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07/17/20
By Far The Most Incisive Treatment of LBJ!
Review by Rico A. on 07/17/20 review stating By Far The Most Incisive Treatment of LBJ!
Anyone intrigued by political mastery of procedure and opportunism must watch LBJ!


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