America was discovered almost by accident and settled by those whose common dream was the hope of living a new and better life. Free from persecution, they were determined to form a more perfect union dedicated to man's noblest virtues. Through a quarter millennia of revolution, civil war, great explorations, world wars, industrialization, high civic achievements, political deceptions, historic social upheavals and movements, and miraculous discoveries and inventions, the American nation continues to grow and flourish. Discover how America has become the greatest nation on Earth: from Plymouth Rock to rock and roll; from the Declaration of Independence to distinct independent political parties; from the ragtag Continental Army to the greatest military superpower in history; from Thomas Paine's radical treatise: Common Sense to the most diverse populist discourse in the world; from the Lewis and Clarke Expedition to the Apollo moon landing. An engrossing program chronicling America's legacy as an enduring symbol of ingenuity, courage, hope and freedom.