Review of American growth and development from 18th Century to present; also U.S. assisting Latin America.
United States USA Date:1968 Duration:6 min 27 sec Sound:Yes
Mixture of reenactments for older 18th and19th Century life scenes in America, and actual footage from the 20th century. Workers cut timber with an axe. Cattle-drawn carriage passes. Laying log roads. Building a railroad. View of Chinese railroad laborer. Stringing telegraph wire on log poles. Steam locomotive pulls passenger train and belches black smoke. Reenactment of farmers ("Minute Men") assembling and marching off to meet the British. Facsimile of United States Declaration of Independence. Actual footage from the early 1900s (circa 1910) of newly arriving immigrants arriving at Ellis Island for processing, including men, women, and children. Two boys pose for the camera smiling. Immigrants with their luggage in hand walk on docks of Ellis Island to or from processing areas. View of the Statue of Liberty on Bedloes Island and the words inscribed on statue of Liberty. Immigrants at Ellis Island. Diverse group of peoples raising their right hands as they take oath and become U.S. Citizens. Myriad different faces of Americans, including men, women, and children and people of different ethnic backgrounds including Asian, African American, and white. Three children gathered around a seated elderly man as he reads to them. Citizens deliberating on local development matters. Congress in session. Women voting registrars checking names as as voters arrive to cast their ballots in an election, and people entering voting booths to vote. Views of new 1965 Ford and Chrysler and other automobiles. New Ford tractors on display. 1965 "concept" automobiles on display. Reenactment of engineers using time and motion studies in a factory. Workers in different kinds of factories and manufacturing plants in the the early 20th century (1910s, 1920s, and 1930s) employing mass assembly line methods for the creation of goods. Various machines operated in factory. Workers engaged in mass production. Finished goods display in shops. Sales person selling curling irons. Another selling a flat iron.Two women and an early version clothes washer. A woman tries out vacuum cleaner as salesman helps her. Men making sinks and tubs. A crew of women tightens fasteners on assembly line, using "Yankee" screwdrivers. Warehouse men moving crates and a shipping warehouse filled with boxes and busy workers. One scoots with his foot on a hand cart. Workers leaving factory at end of work shift. Grain harvester at work. Laboratories for medicine, industrial, and plant research, with scenes of scientists and technicans running experiments and views of test tubes, beakers, flasks, and measurement apparatus. Image of globe spinning. An African city and women near a market selling goods and moving good held high on their heads. A Latin American city. American cooperation with hispanic people on civic projects. Families lined up at a health clinic for babies. One baby is being weighed. Americans including US Army soldiers working with Latin Americans on a construction project.
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