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This absorbing series compiles an impressive roster of documentaries that illuminate the history-making 1812 battle between the United States and Great Britain, a war that at first appeared to be a lost cause. But with Andrew Jackson as America's leader, the country emerged victorious. Programs include "First Invasion: The War of 1812"; "The Battle of New Orleans"; and "The Ironclads." Also contains a detailed biography of Jackson.
|S01E01||First Invasion: The War of 1812||12/09/2004||After the British invade the Capital and burn much of it down, the fledgling America appears on the verge of total collapse. But soldiers make a stand against the British in Baltimore, and the momentum improbably shifts to America's inferior forces. Follow their journey to victory, as they defend their threatened democracy.|
|S01E02||Save Our History: Star Spangled Banner||00/00/0000||A close look at the siege of Fort McHenry in Baltimore, one of the key moments of the War of 1812. In the midst of battle, Francis Scott Key, an American lawyer on-board a British vessel, pens a poetic tribute that becomes immortalized as a national anthem.|
|S01E03||The Battle of New Orleans||00/00/0000||With only a motley group of Creoles, freeborn blacks, local Native Americans, and poorly armed frontiersmen, General Andrew Jackson defeats the same forces that brought Napoleon down - effectively ending the War of 1812.|
|S01E04||Andrew Jackson: a Man for the People||00/00/0000||His exploits during the War of 1812 are legendary and he transformed the American presidency. As this episode of Biography attests, "Old Hickory" was much more than a self-made frontiersman from Tennessee.|
|S01E05||The Ironclads||00/00/0000||Track the lineage of the greatest nautical achievements of the pas two centuries. The ironclad ships that played a pivotal role in the War of 1812 evolved into the turreted monitors that helped bring Admiral David Farragut victory in the American Civil War, presaging the modern dreadnoughts of the 20th century.|