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VIDEO PRESENTATION: The Mississippi River: Then and Now

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This video presentation about “The Mississippi River: Then and Now” shares the mystery and significance of America’s greatest waterway through history and today.

Savor amazing stories about the remarkable people and incredible events as the United States expanded westward. The people that came westward to the Mississippi River system were frequently remarkable. They often had great courage, vision, and leadership. They were sometimes complicated, flawed, greedy, corrupt, and even cruel. But they were always fascinating.

And what an impact! These are the incredible stories of how the people, inventions, and events that shaped our rivers also sparked the development and western expansion of the United States.

Native Americans have lived and traded along these rivers for thousands of years. Early European explorers ventured along these waterways, scouting the area for valuable natural resources, agricultural possibilities, and trading opportunities.

As the young United States began to expand westward down the Ohio River to the Mississippi River, these waterways provided the transportation that enabled migration and economic development.

The importance of river navigation and commerce led U.S. leaders through international intrigue to secure access to the river and purchase from Napoleon Bonaparte and France the entire western side of the Mississippi River's drainage basin, plus the important port of New Orleans. Decades later, that land included in the historic Louisiana Purchase was surveyed to include more than 828,000 square miles.

You’ll discover the incredible endeavors of the explorers that set out into unknown regions to broaden knowledge of the continent, its waterway transportations system, and awaiting economic opportunities.

United States history was dramatically altered by the development of machines to enable what formerly had been impossible. Boats powered by steam engines enabled transportation connections to far-flung regions. Steamboats quickly widened access to economic opportunities for business and agricultural development. Supplies and products could efficiently be transported. Transportation also impacted the cultural with more rapid dissemination of news, food, religion, politics, arts, and much more.

During the Civil War, both sides struggled for dominance of the rivers to control the movement of soldiers, food, and military supplies. An extensive series of battles culminated with the campaign to control the stronghold at Vicksburg, Mississippi, which Abraham Lincoln said was the "key" to the war.

Welcome to this History Highlights presentation -- for the curious mind without a lot of time, experience fascinating true stories in about an hour. To register and receive access to free learning programs, special discount offers, and updates when we publish new ebooks, audiobooks, and online courses, visit www.HistoryHighlights.com.

By purchasing this video, you are helping us to continue to grow our online programs. This has become an essential part of my evolving career, so I now provide an optional easy way for you to give additional support here as you purchase access to the video. You can simply enter any amount over the $7 purchase price as you check-out. And please help share our programs with friends and family. Thank you for your support. Your support makes these programs possible. Any amount makes a difference!

Complete List of Titles

To view the entire collection of History Highlights presentations, CLICK HERE.

Join our History Highlights member group

Your support helps make these efforts possible, plus you gain access to my member blog where I post several times a week with additional brief History Highlights videos, podcasts, articles, links, online events, and more. To learn more and sample some of my bonus programming, CLICK HERE.

Perfect Emailable Gifts!

All our audiobooks can be easily emailed as a gift. At checkout, just enter the email address of the recipient. HistoryHighlights.com audiobooks are the perfect gift for anyone!

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VIDEO PRESENTATION: The Mississippi River: Then and Now

TO ACCESS THE VIDEO, please consider entering whatever amount you can to support these efforts to share fascinating historical stories. You can enter any amount from $7 and up. Your support makes these programs possible.

Then click the "I want this!" button to confirm and enjoy the video!

*Note: If you are accessing on a phone, scroll all the way down to the bottom for access.

With this video presentation, you can immediately enjoy via your computer, smartphone, iPad, etc. and savor every moment of this fascinating true story. Start your journey of discovery today!

To view the entire collection of History Highlights online audiobooks and video presentations, CLICK HERE.

About this Video Presentation

This video presentation about “The Mississippi River: Then and Now” shares the mystery and significance of America’s greatest waterway through history and today.

Savor amazing stories about the remarkable people and incredible events as the United States expanded westward. The people that came westward to the Mississippi River system were frequently remarkable. They often had great courage, vision, and leadership. They were sometimes complicated, flawed, greedy, corrupt, and even cruel. But they were always fascinating.

And what an impact! These are the incredible stories of how the people, inventions, and events that shaped our rivers also sparked the development and western expansion of the United States.

Native Americans have lived and traded along these rivers for thousands of years. Early European explorers ventured along these waterways, scouting the area for valuable natural resources, agricultural possibilities, and trading opportunities.

As the young United States began to expand westward down the Ohio River to the Mississippi River, these waterways provided the transportation that enabled migration and economic development.

The importance of river navigation and commerce led U.S. leaders through international intrigue to secure access to the river and purchase from Napoleon Bonaparte and France the entire western side of the Mississippi River's drainage basin, plus the important port of New Orleans. Decades later, that land included in the historic Louisiana Purchase was surveyed to include more than 828,000 square miles.

You’ll discover the incredible endeavors of the explorers that set out into unknown regions to broaden knowledge of the continent, its waterway transportations system, and awaiting economic opportunities.

United States history was dramatically altered by the development of machines to enable what formerly had been impossible. Boats powered by steam engines enabled transportation connections to far-flung regions. Steamboats quickly widened access to economic opportunities for business and agricultural development. Supplies and products could efficiently be transported. Transportation also impacted the cultural with more rapid dissemination of news, food, religion, politics, arts, and much more.

During the Civil War, both sides struggled for dominance of the rivers to control the movement of soldiers, food, and military supplies. An extensive series of battles culminated with the campaign to control the stronghold at Vicksburg, Mississippi, which Abraham Lincoln said was the "key" to the war.

Welcome to this History Highlights presentation -- for the curious mind without a lot of time, experience fascinating true stories in about an hour. To register and receive access to free learning programs, special discount offers, and updates when we publish new ebooks, audiobooks, and online courses, visit www.HistoryHighlights.com.

By purchasing this video, you are helping us to continue to grow our online programs. This has become an essential part of my evolving career, so I now provide an optional easy way for you to give additional support here as you purchase access to the video. You can simply enter any amount over the $7 purchase price as you check-out. And please help share our programs with friends and family. Thank you for your support. Your support makes these programs possible. Any amount makes a difference!

Complete List of Titles

To view the entire collection of History Highlights presentations, CLICK HERE.

Join our History Highlights member group

Your support helps make these efforts possible, plus you gain access to my member blog where I post several times a week with additional brief History Highlights videos, podcasts, articles, links, online events, and more. To learn more and sample some of my bonus programming, CLICK HERE.

Perfect Emailable Gifts!

All our audiobooks can be easily emailed as a gift. At checkout, just enter the email address of the recipient. HistoryHighlights.com audiobooks are the perfect gift for anyone!

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"My husband told me if he had attended a history class in high school given by someone like you, he probably would have gone on to become a history teacher." – Joy Snider, Garden City ID

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"Thank you for adding so much pleasure and enjoyment (as well as information)!" – Sarah Moore, Lynchburg VA

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"Your fun presentations and energy DID make it wonderful." – Joyce Orrand, Fairview TN

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