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  •  An "Age of Jackson" miniseries is long overdue (3+ / 0-)
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    The nullification crisis alone could easily have made a gripping feature film like "Lincoln" and the 13th amendment. And these days it would be resonant.  

    •  With the 250th anniversary of 1776 approaching (1+ / 0-)
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      now might be a good time for some network to think about producing a series of miniseries about the entirety of US history, from the pre-colonial to colonial to revolutionary era to today (well, today as of 2026), culminating with a history that has not yet happened, and including of course Obama's election.

      Proposed series:

      1 - Pre-colonial: Antiquity to 1607 (including Vikings)
      2 - Colonial: 1607-1770
      3 - Revolutionary Era/Early Republic: 1770-1828
      3 - Age of Jackson/Populism: 1828-1860
      4 - Civil War/Reconstruction: 1860-1876
      5 - Gilded Age: 1876-1900
      6 - Progressive Era: 1900-1920
      7 - Jazz Age/New Deal: 1920-1945
      8 - Post-War Era: 1945-1968
      9 - Turbulent Years: 1968-1980
      10 - Conservative Era: 1980-2008
      11 - A New Hope: 2008-?

      Obviously, subject to much modification as era lines blur.

      "Liberty without virtue would be no blessing to us" - Benjamin Rush, 1777

      by kovie on Wed Dec 05, 2012 at 05:18:25 PM PST

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      •  hope we could get a "true" version (4+ / 0-)
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        Upper West, zett, IreGyre, ladybug53

        of the history of Native American groups, too.

        This remains a huge moral issue for Americans and for the nation that needs to be faced and corrected somehow.

        I have no solutions at all, but am increasingly aware of the multitude of injustices that have yet to be righted.

        "There's nothing serious about a plan that claims to reduce the deficit by spending a trillion dollars on tax cuts for millionaires and billionaires." - President Obama

        by fhcec on Wed Dec 05, 2012 at 09:21:46 PM PST

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