The Complete History of US Wars 1700-2004 (2004): S01E03 – Manifest Destiny Wars


A documentary series featuring all the US military engagements during the period of 1700-2004.


America had no standing Navy during the Revolutionary War. They came to realise that would have to have a full-time naval defence in its territorial waters in order to compete with the military powers of the world.

  • 1797 – USS Constitution is Launched (00:02:05). The U.S.S. Constitution helped set in motion an American Navy and Marine Corps.
  • 1811 – Battle of Tippecanoe (00:03:03). At the Battle of Tippecanoe, Shawnee leader Tecumseh was defeated by General William Henry Harrison.
  • 1814 – Washington, D.C. is Captured and Burned by the British (00:04:32). The War of 1812 produced heroes such as Commodore Perry and Dolley Madison, while Fort Miggs was defended by General Harrison and the White House were burned.
  • 1814 – The Star Spangled Banner is Written (00:02:57). In the War of 1812, Francis Scott Key wrote the Spangled banner during the siege of Fort McHenry.
  • 1815 – Battle of New Orleans (00:01:28). In the War of 1812, the Battle of New Orleans was won by Andrew Jackson after the Ghent Treaty had ended the war.
  • 1832 – Massacre at Bad Axe River Ends Black Hawk War (00:02:24). Chief Black Hawk, who led American Indians in Black Hawk War, which ended in the Massacre at Bad Axe River, also wrote Black Hawk an Autobiography.
  • 1836 – Alamo Falls (00:04:08). The Alamo, would introduce American heroes James Bowie, William Travis, and Davy Crockett, in the fight to free Texas led by Stephen Austin.

The Complete History of US Wars 1700-2004 Series

You can find a full index and overview of The Complete History of US Wars 1700-2004 here.

Production & Filming Details

  • Release Date: 13 December 2004.
  • Running Time: 27 minutes (per episode).
  • Rating: PG.
  • Country: US.
  • Language: English.

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