Our elders, the visionaries who wrote and passed so many of the laws and public services that made American Democracy the most prosperous democracy in human history used film to teach their children what they had learned from the Great Depression and the horrors of fascism.
This ten-minute film includes a brief discussion of feudalism; the film analyses why Germany, one of Europe’s great democracies , succumbed to fascism.
Democracy, released in 1945 was made by Encyclopedia Britannica for high school civics classes.
An American soldier puzzles over what it means to be an American as he observes the enemy and interacts with the other men in of his platoon.
“When we were kids we never thought much about freedom or liberty, maybe that’s because we had so much of it.”
Released in 1945 but made while U.S. Forces were still in combat, “An American soldier, realizes the greatness of his country and determines to assume the share of responsibilities of good citizenship upon his return to civilian life.“
They were as vulnerable to corruption as all people are but because
they set high standards for themselves as a people and for the people
they elected to their government; for this reason the United States
was one of the most trusted and respected Nations in the World.