From the very beginning, America is a nation shaped by adversity.
Over the course of a 3-part miniseries, ‘America: Our Defining Hours’ draws upon 300+ years of US history, from the Mayflower, the American Civil War to September 11, to tell a relevant, emotional tale of how the US, as a nation, seized moments of crisis to create a better tomorrow.
These are the stories of the challenges that helped shape a nation. How their forebears survive the ‘starving time’ of the first colonies; battle their mother country for independence; head out to the frontier and west into the unknown; and spark a resistance to slavery that brings the United States to the brink of civil war.
Combining dramatic live action sequences, premium documentary elements and expert interviews – the series explores the leadership and collaboration that saw the country’s ancestors not only survive but thrive – stories of presidents, generals, explorers, visionaries and ordinary, yet extraordinary Americans.