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The American Testimony: Know Your Country
The Online Books Are Absolutely Free!

The public school system has lost its way in teaching the subject, and most college instructors are more interested in shaping students' political ideologies than fostering sound knowledge. This has left too many people ill-informed about how the United States came to be, and why its government is structured the way it is.  

Those who truly want to make a difference know the benefit of understanding what has worked to make this nation better--and what has been detrimental. Of course, time is precious and information needs to be delivered in a straightforward manner. You want the basics, the main and the plain--without all the drama and emotional manipulation.

The good news is that you don't need to dole out a wad of cash for U.S. History textbooks. We've got you covered with the essential narrative about this nation, written for people who know how to think for themselves.

For the FREE Online edition of The American Testimony book series: 


Still the Best DVD Series on United States History!

The American Testimony 10 DVD series.The American Testimony video series was first introduced during the VHS era, before there were Hi-Def widescreen, surround-sound home theater systems.  And though the last update (digital remastering for the DVD release) was back in 2006, this 19-hour, deeply engaging video chronicle still holds up because of its CONTENT.  No one has told this nation's story better.  Not PBS, not the History Channel -- no one!

Geared toward students (high school / college level), history enthusiasts, and aspiring U.S. citizens, these 10 U.S. History DVDs (in 2 sets of 5 DVDs each) bring America's story into clear perspective.  (For a more complete breakdown on the content of each disc, check out the DVD guides.)

These are NOT boring classroom lecture videos!  They are visually-rich documentaries, using news footage, archival photographs, illustrations from antiquity, and filmed reenactments to bring history to life.  (These Sample Clips offer an idea of how the story is told.)  

To grab this video series at an astoundingly affordable price:


If we want to avert the next Great Depression, we'd better learn the REAL lessons from the last big one! 

The Great Depression and FDR's New Deal: Get the DVD now!The schools have sold us the "official story" of the Great Depression: the stock market crashed due to greedy over-speculation; individual families worsened the banking crisis by hoarding their savings; and most Americans were hopelessly jobless and hungry -- until President Franklin Roosevelt's New Deal program restored the economy and put everyone back to work.

But is that really what happened?

The Great Depression and FDR's New Deal is a movie that dispenses with the old smoke-screen mythology and focuses on evidence-based reality.  In the past, too many documentarians have tried to influence everyone's political views instead of simply providing the complete, objective information needed to truly create a better future.  That's where our film stands out from the crowd.

Check out a bit of it for yourself.  We've uploaded the first 5 minutes of this film on YouTube.  SEE IT HERE.

Then come back and get the whole 88-minute movie for yourself:

Need to find texts of all the great documents, speeches, and letters that defined our nation?  They're all here at history2u.com!

Documents of American History and antiquities.The Constitution of the United States, Mayflower Compact, Gettysburg Address, and many, many other vital documents of American History are stored in our online library to give you a quick, one-stop center for reference and study.  

Whether you're writing an essay for school, or just need to confirm what is and what is not a guaranteed constitutional right, you will be equipped with the tools you need to get it fast and straight.  

To access the list of our historical documents collection,  CLICK HERE.
Attention Teachers (including Homeschoolers): if you're seeking ways to incorporate our DVDs into your curriculum materials, we have handy guides to help.

Guides for teachingIf you are familiar with our movies, you already know that they are visually riveting, with no boring "talking head" lecturers on the screen.  Since this is a superior method keeping viewers' attention, it is understandable that conscientious educators and homeschool parents would want to use our videos in their lesson plans.

The DVD Chapter Guides explain the content covered in each segment, as well at the video running times, so that you can synchronize texts and daily lessons to easily accessible sequences on each DVD.  (We authored our DVD movies with menus showing each segment, enabling you to go quickly to that point in the presentation.)

To access the list of DVD guides: CLICK HERE.
Why some history2u bestsellers are no longer on our order page:

Military history DVDs - limited availability.Although internet streaming services are terrific for entertainment movies and TV shows (which may only be watched once or twice) DVD remains the video delivery format of choice for educational programming,  Nevertheless, we can see how the trend is moving, and can no longer justify bulk pressings of thousands of DVDs from the replication plant.  

Some titles in our catalog no longer sell as fast as others, and we simply don't want to end up with a lot of unsold DVDs on our shelves.  And so, we have ceased manufacturing orders on several of our classic titles.  

Be assured that these discontinued items have not vanished permanently...yet.  There are many copies of each DVD title in stock, and we will eventually offer a clearance sale to make them available at rock bottom prices.  Keep checking in with us for upcoming details; you won't want to miss out.


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