Boom turns to bust when the stock market crashes. The Great Depression and the dust bowl blanket the nation in darkness. Roosevelt's New Deal signals recovery. Hope for the American future collides with world conflict; the attack on Pearl Harbor brings war. American innovation and manufacturing power invigorate the Allies in Europe. In the Pacific the ultimate piece of technology ends the war; a new global superpower takes the stage. It could be said that America was invented not discovered. AMERICA THE STORY OF US looks at history from an entirely new viewpoint with untold stories about the men and women - both famous figures and everyday people - who pushed innovation and ingenuity to the very edge of possibility to create a modern world that was unthinkable at it's founding. From the taming of the west to the building of our great cities to the conflict that united and divided a nation AMERICA THE STORY OF US immerses viewers in each moment as it happens.