Early Years of USA & Canada

Alexander Hamilton (1931)
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George Arliss as first Secretary of the Treasury of the US
Jefferson in Paris (1995)
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Jefferson's experiences as French ambassador along with his love life
Sally Hemings: An American Scandal (2000)
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Black female lover of Thomas Jefferson
The Far Horizons (1955)
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Lewis and Clark expedition to explore the west of the USA
Barbary Pirate (1949)
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U.S.A. sends Major Thomas Blake on a secret mission when the Bey of Tripoli starts demanding tribute from American merchant ships
Tripoli (1950)
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US Marines battle Barbary pirates in 1805
Little Old New York (1923)
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Silent movie; 1807, Robert Fulton and his steamboat run into some nasty opposition
Magnificent Doll (1946)
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Dolly Payne Todd is torn between Aaron Burr and James Madison
Mutiny (1952)
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A mutiny on a ship is motivated by greed to get the gold France has given the USA to help their fight against the British in the War of 1812
Tecumseh (1972)
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East German film of famed warrior Tecumseh (1768-1813) battling the Americans in the northwest frontier
The Buccaneer (1938)
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Pirate-hero Jean Lafitte, who aids American cause in Battle of New Orleans, War of 1812
The Buccaneer (1958)
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Andrew Jackson relies for help in the Battle of New Orleans on the pirate Lafitte
Belizaire the Cajun (1986)
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Persecution of the Cajuns/Creole culture in the South
The President’s Lady (1953)
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Andrew Jackson criticized for his wife with a past
The Gorgeous Hussy (1936)
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A relationship between John Eaton and the innkeeper's daughter results in trouble for both of them and President Andrew Jackson
The Fighting Kentuckian (1949)
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Trouble for Napoleon exiles in Demopolis, Alabama
The Awakening Land (1978)
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Early settlement in Ohio
Western Union (1941)
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Building of the first transcontinental telegraph system; Robert Young
Wells Fargo (1937)
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1840s development of alternative to the US Post Office
Jeremiah Johnson (1972)
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Mountain man who had his own personal war with the Crows
Mountain Men (1980)
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Story of mountain men who led many of the settlers into the West
Tomahawk (1951)
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In 1864 mountain man Jim Bridger builds the Bridger Trail from Wyoming to the gold fields in Montana
Random Passage (2002)
Canada
Refugees from destitution from Ireland and England head for St. Johns, Canada, but land up in a little place called Random, Canada
Tecumseh (1972)
Canada
East German film of famed warrior Tecumseh (1768-1813) battling the Americans in the northwest frontier and in Canada
Emma Smith: My Story (2008)
Mormons
Story of the wife of Mormon founder Joseph Smith
Savage Journey (1983)
Mormons
Brigham Young leads the Mormons (Latter Day Saints) out to today's Salt Lake City, Utah
Brigham Young (1940)
Mormons
Brigham Young leads the Mormons (Latter Day Saints) out to today's Salt Lake City, Utah
September Dawn (2007)
Mormons
Mountain Meadows Massacre of 1857 in which Mormons massacre a wagon train of settlers
Handcart (2002)
Mormons
Man marries a Mormon woman and becomes part of the ill-fated journey of Martin Handcart Company in 1856 heading to Salt Lake valley, in which 150 people died of cold and starvation
Abide with Me (2012)
Mormons
Prosecution of Mormons for polygamy in the Edmunds Tucker Act of 1887
Texas (1994)
Texas
History of Texas from its settlement via Stephen Austin to statehood
Texas Rising (2015)
Texas
Very good mini-series of Texas fight for independence after the Alamo and focusing on Sam Huston and formation of the Texas Rangers
The Last Command (1955)
Texas
Jim Bowie and the Alamo
The Adventures of Jim Bowie (1956)
Texas
TV series based on the life of Jim Bowie
Travis (1991)
Texas
A teenager watches the courage of Col. Travis at the Alamo
One Man’s Hero (1999)
Texas
Irish Americans mistreated in the US army go over to the Mexican side
The Alamo (2004)
Texas
Battle of the Alamo and Battle of San Jacinto
The First Texan (1956)
Texas
Based on life of Sam Houston (starring Joel McCrea)
Houston: the Legend of Texas (1986)
Texas
Story of Sam Houston (including battle at the Alamo and the battle of San Jacinto)
Man of Conquest (1939)
Texas
Sam Houston of Texas
Lone Star (1952)
Texas
A very wrong version of the history of the Republic of Texas, so not really worth reviewing; with Clark Gable & Ava Gardner
His Most Serene Highness (2001)
Texas
The last three days in the life of Santa Anna (1794-1876)
Dead Man’s Walk (1996)
Texas
During age of the Texas Republic, Texans attack the Comanche and the Mexicans; part of the Lonesome Dove mini-series; 1840s
Comanche Moon (2008)
Texas
Gus & Woodrow as Texas rangers fighting the Comanche during days of the Texas Republic; 1840s; Lone Dove mini-series
Texas Rangers (2001)
Texas
1870s Texas
Robin Hood of El Dorado (1936)
California
Joaquin Murrieta in California seeks revenge on the men who killed his wife and brother (possible source for Zorro character)
Tide of Empire (1929)
California
Silent movie about conflict between Spanish Rancheros and American immigrants from the USA in California
Pirates of Monterey (1947)
California
A Spanish woman is going to California to marry a Spanish officer, but instead falls in love with an American
Dream West (1986)
California
TV mini-series about John Charles Frémont, pathfinder, explorer, fighter for California's independence, ran twice for President of the USA on the Republican ticket
Kit Carson (1940)
California
Army scout, guide for explorer Frémont, 1843-1846, fighter for California independence and conqueror of the Navajo
Fighting with Kit Carson (1933)
California
A twelve episode serial
Drums of Destiny (1937)
Seminole Wars
American army captain in 1815 Florida (then under Spanish control) must save his brother
Distant Drums (1951)
Seminole Wars
Seminole Indians on warpath in early 19th c Florida
Seminole (1953)
Seminole Wars
Seminole Indians and help from a cavalry officer
Roughing It (2002)
Gold Rush
Teenaged Mark Twain out West during the "Gold Rush" days