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The homepage of PBS History sites, which include The American Experience, The Great war, The West, Hong Kong 97, Chicano, Genesis, Select Nova and Frontline sites, and other popular PBS history programs.

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Special Feature Liberty! The American Revolution
Bring to life the 26-year period that led to the formation the United States.

Special Feature Lewis & Clark
Join the most courageous and important expedition in U.S. history.

Coming soon

The Gold Rush
Learn about the accidental discovery that led to one of the greatest quests in American history the California gold rush.

Travel back in time and see what happened on this day in history.

December 11
In 1475, Pope Leo X was born in Florence, Italy, as Giovanni de Medici; he was an extravagant pontiff who helped make Rome a center of European culture.



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