In this class, instead of learning about the History of the world, we focus mainly on just the History of the United States. We learn about the important events that occurred and their effects on the people of the United States. We also learn about important people who helped shape the United States into what it is today. In this lesson, we watched movies about the hardships endured by Americans from the 1770s to the 1900s and about the events that led to the American Revolution. The first movie we watched talked about the lifestyle of Americans and the type of technology they had during the mid 1900s. It explained that America was a nation of over 100 million people who would work up up to six days a week or more and get paid about 43 cents per hour on average. The movie also talked about the popularity of radios back then. It explained that 82 of 100 Americans owned a radio back then and how the only way for Americans to receive news was by either reading it in the daily newspaper or listening in on the radio. We learned how back then, since commercials could not be filmed, people would be hired to sing the commercial live, although permission from the FCC was required before anyone was allowed to broadcast anything on the radio. The next movie we watched was about the Founding Fathers and talked about important men like Sam Adams and John Hancock. The movie elucidated how women were excluded from government and how the Founding Fathers were educated. According to the film, for a man to be deemed educated, they had to be capable of being able to read in at least 4 different languages. The film told about how the revolutionary war was special to Sam Adams because he felt that he did everything wrong in his life up until that point. The movie showed how it was common for a man back then to have 3 or more wives throughout their lifetimes considering the women would usually die before the men. It also described how how Hancock would use his family's fortune to make himself more popular among the people, but later got arrested and tried for getting a servant extremely drunk. Finally, the movie showed how during the Boston Masacre, the soldiers shot and attacked civilians on the street and told about how those very soldiers had to then go on trial after the masacre was over. The final movie we watched was called "The Men Who Built America" and goes back to the 1770s and talked about the two important characters, Daniel Boone and Blackfish. The movie explained that back in the 1770s, it was exceedingly dangerous for Americans to hunt for game since native Americans would hunt and kill anyone on their land. Men would hunt in the land because they were desperate for money and the hides of animals in those parts of the land were extremely valuable. Since Daniel Boone was in debt, he had the choice to either work in a labor camp or blaze into the Kentucky territory in order to pay his debt. Soon after Boone's blaze, more Americans got word about the new uncharted land and began to travel to the native lands, pushing the native Americans farther West. The native Americans believed that land should not be owned by anyone, leading them to fight back against the coming Americans. Boone and his settlers decided to build a fort, which they called "Boonesburg." This angered the Shawne tribe and led Blackfish to call for an attack on Boonesburg, where they began to kill the men and kidnap the women. Soon, Boone and his men were taken by the Shawne while they were obtaining salt from a salt lick.