The Men Who Built America

TV review by Melissa Camacho, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 12+

Some violent images in well-done business tycoon miniseries.

Parents say

age 9+

Based on 2 reviews

Kids say

age 11+

Based on 3 reviews

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Community Reviews

age 10+

You can accomplish anything with hard work! The American Dream is alive!

Very good series! Young people need to learn about these amazing role models and men who changed the world.

This title has:

Educational value
Great messages
Great role models
age 8+

We enjoyed this series very much, with some caviats..

I am weary of The History Channel which tend to sensationalize and have less substance than some others. This one was also narrow in content. However, it brought history to life for my 8 and 11 year olds, who were learning about these tycoons for the first time. They asked to watch it every night. There was some violence.. I remember a gun scene (Pinkertons, Carnegie workers' strike) and another scene of close-range gun shot with graphic imagery of blood splattered. That was a poor choice, in my opinion, but a small part to the whole series. For reference, I gave one star/16+ for violence and sensationalism to "America: The Story of US" (by History). I now choose to generally stay away from films by History.

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