America in Motion
First Edition   ©2011

America in Motion

Video Clips for U.S. History

Bedford/St.Martin's

  • ISBN-10: 0-312-68119-4; ISBN-13: 978-0-312-68119-7; Format: Instructor Resources
1898-1920
1920-1940
1940 - 1950
1950 - 1960
1965 - Present
 
*A Note on Dates: For many films and particularly clips of speeches, the actual date of the event is provided. For Universal Newsreels, the release date of the newsreel is used and is typically between two and seven days following the events shown. For clips from documentaries and early news films, just the year (or estimated year) of production is included.

1898-1920
1. Roosevelt's Rough Riders, 1898
Duration: 27 seconds. Silent. Black & White.
2. Remember the Maine! 1898
Duration: 2:23. Silent. Black & White.
3. President McKinley's Speech at the Pan-American Exposition, September 5, 1901
Duration: 1:20. Silent. Black & White.
4. New York City “Ghetto” Fish Market: Scenes of Urban Immigrant Life, 1901
Duration: 2:56. Silent. Black & White.
5. “Comedy Cake Walk”: African American Dance and Entertainment Spectacle, 1903
Duration: 30 seconds. Silent. Black & White.
6. “Rube and Mandy at Coney Island,” 1903
Duration: 4:00. Silent. Black & White.
7. International Contest for the Heavyweight Championship, 1907
Duration: 2:39. Silent. Black & White.
8. Teddy Roosevelt's Arrival in Africa, 1909
Duration: 23 seconds. Silent. Black & White. Cartoon.
9. Teddy Roosevelt at Sagamore Hill, 1912
Duration: 2:15. Silent. Black & White.
10. “San Francisco's Future”: Industrial Strife, 1916
Duration: 1:52. Silent. Black & White. Cartoon.
11. World War I: Scenes from the Front, 1918
Duration: 5:20. Silent. Black & White.
12. Teddy Roosevelt Travels to Support World War I Effort, 1917-1918
Duration: 2:07. Silent. Black & White.
 
1920-1940
13. Visitin' 'round at Coolidge Corner, 1924
Duration: 3:57. Silent. Black & White.
14. Warner Corset Advertisement, c. 1920
Duration: 3:39. Silent. Black & White.
15. “Buy an Electric Refrigerator,” c. 1926
Duration: 45 seconds. Silent. Black & White.
16. Betty Boop for President, 1932
Duration: 6:30. Sound. Black & White. Cartoon.
17. Franklin Roosevelt's Inauguration, March 4, 1933
Duration: 5:18. Sound. Black & White.
18. Fireside Chat, May 7, 1933: FDR Outlines the New Deal
Duration: 2:04. Sound. Black & White.
19. Fireside Chat, June 28, 1934: FDR Reviews the Achievements of the Seventy-Third Congress
Duration: 3:13. Sound. Black & White.
20. Fireside Chat, April 14, 1938: FDR Speaks on Democracy and Economic Security
Duration: 1:22. Sound. Black & White.
21. Fireside Chat, December 29, 1940: FDR Declares America the “Arsenal of Democracy”
Duration: 2:57. Sound. Black & White.
22. “Work Pays America”: The Achievements of the Works Project Administration, c. 1938
Duration: (22a) 2:11; (22b) 4:40. Sound. Black & White.
23. “Give a Man a Job!” National Recovery Administration Promotion, 1933
Duration: 2:50. Sound. Black & White.
24. “We Work Again”: African Americans and the Works Public Administration, c. 1938
Duration: 5:31. Sound. Black & White.
25. Man, Machine, and Water in the Dust Bowl, c. 1938
Duration: 1:37. Sound. Black & White.
26. Frontiers of the Future, 1937
Duration: 9:57. Sound. Black & White.

1940 - 1950
27. Republican Challenge to the New Deal and Taxes, 1940
Duration: 9:47. Sound. Black & White.
28. Wendell Wilkie and the Republican Message, 1940
Duration: 4:18. Sound. Black & White.
29. World War II Propaganda: War Bond Promotional Film, 1942
Duration: 1:56. Sound. Black & White.
30. Avenging Pearl Harbor: War Bond Promotional Film, 1942
Duration: 1:47. Sound. Black & White.
31. Why We Fight, “Prelude to War,” 1942
Duration: 7:24. Sound. Black & White.
32. Training Women for War Production, c. 1944
Duration: 8:36. Sound. Black & White.
33. The Negro Soldier, 1943
Duration: 8:00. Sound. Black & White.
34. “Mr. and Mrs. America”: War Bond Promotional Film, 1945
Duration: 5:48. Sound. Black & White.
35. The Big Three at Yalta, 1945
Duration: 2.26. Sound. Black & White.
36. Beaten Nazis Sign Historic Surrender, May 7, 1945
Duration: 1:37. Sound. Black & White. Black & White.
37. Atomic Bomb Devastation, 1945
Duration: 1:24. Sound. Black & White.
38. Red Probe Begins in Hollywood, October 20, 1947
Duration: 1:52. Sound. Black & White.
39. Berlin Under Siege, July 22, 1948
Duration: 1:37. Sound. Black & White.
 
1950 - 1960
40. War or Peace? 1950, Fateful Year
Duration: 6:57. Sound.
41. Communism, 1952
Duration: This film is segmented into three parts that include: (41a) 5:59; (41b) 3:05; (41c) 1:33. Sound. Black & White.
41a. Historical Overview of Marxism and the Rise of the Soviet Union
41b. The U.S.S.R. Expands in War
41c. America Fights to Halt the Spread of Communism.
42. U.S. Chamber of Commerce Promotes Free Enterprise, 1954
Duration: 5:37. Sound. Color. Cartoon.
43. Metropolitan Highway Construction: Boston, 1955
Duration: 2:46. Sound. Black & White.
44. AFL/CIO Merger, December 5, 1955
Duration: 1:46. Sound. Black & White.
45. House of Tomorrow, October 24, 1956
Duration: 44 seconds. Sound. Black & White.
46. In the Suburbs, 1957
Duration: 3:42. Sound. Black & White.
47. Why Civil Defense? 1958
Duration: 5:06. Sound. Black & White.
48. Denver Model Home Fallout Shelter. August 27, 1959
Duration: 45 seconds. Sound. Black & White.
49. Hughes Aircraft Automated Production Line, March 13, 1958
Duration: 59 seconds. Sound. Black & White.
50. Hawaii Islanders Celebrate Statehood, March 16, 1959
Duration: 54 seconds. Sound. Black & White.
51. The Kitchen Debate, July 27, 1959
Duration: 2:28. Sound. Black & White.
52. President Eisenhower Speaks at the United Nations: “Progress Toward a World Community,” September 22, 1960
Duration: (52a) 2:51; (52b) 3:32. Sound. Black & White.
52a. President Eisenhower Speaks on the Non-Militarization of Outer Space, 1960
52b. President Eisenhower Urges the Realization of a World Community thru the United Nations, 1960.
 
1960 - 1965
53. President Kennedy Announces the Alliance for Progress, January 23, 1961
Duration: 1:46. Sound. Black & White.
54. President Kennedy discusses the Peace Corps, March 13, 1961
Duration: 1:48. Sound. Black & White.
55. Khrushchev Visits Siberia, April 1961
Duration: 59 seconds. Sound. Black & White.
56. President Kennedy Speaks on the Berlin Crisis, July 25, 1961
Duration: 5:36. Sound. Black & White.
57. Building the Berlin Wall, August 31, 1961
Duration: 1:52. Sound. Black & White.
58. A Consumer's Republic, 1962
Duration: 6:18. Sound. Color.
59. Jackie Kennedy: First Lady at Play, July 23, 1962
Duration: 48 seconds. Sound. Black & White.
60. President Kennedy Proposes to Cut Income Taxes, August 13, 1962
Duration: 1:58. Sound. Black & White.
61. President Kennedy Speaks on the Cuban Crisis, October 22, 1962
Duration: 5:11. Sound. Black & White.
62. Khrushchev Replaced, October 15, 1964
Duration: 1:57. Sound. Black & White.
63. The March on Washington, August 28, 1963
Duration: 8:31. Sound. Black & White.
 
1965 - Present
64. Highlights from President Lyndon Johnson's Inaugural Address, January 25, 1965
Duration: 1:22. Sound. Black & White.
65. Aftermath of the Attack on Pleiku, South Vietnam, February 8, 1965
Duration: 5:50. Sound. Black & White.
66. Job Corps Trainees Fight the War on Poverty, February 11, 1965
Duration: 57 seconds. Sound. Black & White.
67. Defense Secretary Robert McNamara on Vietnam, April 26, 1965
Duration: 1:57. Sound. Black & White.
68. President Lyndon Johnson Attends a Billy Graham Rally, August 30, 1965
Duration: 1:04. Sound. Black & White.
69. Peace Marches, April 18, 1967
Duration: 2:01. Sound. Black & White.
70. Detroit “Love-In,” May 5, 1967
Duration: 42 seconds. Sound. Black & White.
71. Detroit Riots Aftermath, July 1967
Duration: 2:46. Silent. Color.
72. Anti-War Demonstrators Storm the Pentagon, October 24, 1967
Duration: 1.36. Sound. Black & White.
73. President Lyndon Johnson Speaks on Vietnam, November 1967
Duration: 4:55. Sound. Black & White.
74. President Lyndon Johnson Reflects on his Legacy, November 1967
Duration: 3:20. Sound. Black & White.
75. President Nixon's First Speech on Watergate, April 30, 1973
Duration: 3:01 Sound. Color.
76. President Reagan Speaks on U.S.-Soviet Relations, January 16, 1984
Duration: 3:57. Sound. Color.
77. Jesse Jackson Speaks at the Democratic National Convention, July 18, 1984
Duration: 3:34. Sound. Color.
78. President Reagan Speaks at Brandenburg Gate, June 12, 1987
Duration: 5:22. Sound. Color.