8.6/10
2,980
17 user 8 critic

The Men Who Built America 

Miniseries shines a spotlight on the influential builders, dreamers and believers whose feats transformed the United States, a nation decaying from the inside after the Civil War, into the ... See full summary »
Reviews
Popularity
2,771 ( 2,990)

Watch Now

With Prime Video

ALL

Episodes

Seasons


Years



1  
2012  
Won 2 Primetime Emmys. Another 4 wins & 5 nominations. See more awards »

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

A look at the lives of iconic pioneers such as Daniel Boone, Lewis and Clark, Tecumseh, Davy Crocket and Andrew Jackson as they traveled across America.

Stars: Andrew Robertt, Robert I. Mesa, Ben Woollen
Documentary | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

A six-night miniseries presenting the history of how the United States was invented, looking at the moments where Americans harnessed technology to advance human progress -- from the rigors... See full summary »

Stars: Daniel Webb, Liev Schreiber, Tom Brokaw
The World Wars (TV Series 2014)
Documentary | History | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

The World Wars tells the story of three decades of war told through the eyes of various men who were its key players: Roosevelt, Hitler, Patton, Mussolini, Churchill, Tojo, DeGaulle and ... See full summary »

Stars: Mike Adler, Daniel Martin Berkey, Michael Almy
Documentary | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

Follow-up to America: The Story of the US (2010). Mankind embraces a groundbreaking way of telling this epic human story. Drawing on a growing global interest in a revelatory field of ... See full summary »

Stars: Josh Brolin, Richard Machowicz, James Meigs
American Genius (TV Mini-Series 2015)
Documentary | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

Documentaries about great American thinkers, and how their ideas have changed the world.

Stars: Jeff Wilburn, John S. Howell Sr., Benjamin Loeh
Engineering an Empire (2005–2007)
Documentary | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  

A series of documentaries that go over the world's history and it's many accomplishments.

Stars: Peter Weller, Michael Carroll, J.J. Huckin
Edit

Cast

Series cast summary:
Campbell Scott ...  Himself - Narrator 4 episodes, 2012
H.W. Brands H.W. Brands ...  Himself - Historian 4 episodes, 2012
Mark Cuban ...  Himself - Owner, Dallas Mavericks 4 episodes, 2012
Donny Deutsch ...  Himself - Advertising Mogul 4 episodes, 2012
Donald Trump ...  Himself - Real Estate Mogul 4 episodes, 2012
Steve Case Steve Case ...  Himself - Co-Founder, AOL 4 episodes, 2012
Jim Cramer ...  Himself - Former Hedge Fund Manager 4 episodes, 2012
AJ Achinger ...  Young Carnegie / ... 4 episodes, 2012
John C. Bailey John C. Bailey ...  Henry Clay Frick 4 episodes, 2012
Amy Baska Amy Baska ...  Eliza Rockefeller 4 episodes, 2012
Matthew Bassett Matthew Bassett ...  Captain Cooper 4 episodes, 2012
Matt Boliek ...  John D. Rockefeller Jr. 4 episodes, 2012
Walter Brandes Walter Brandes ...  Devil Bill Rockefeller 4 episodes, 2012
Dante Bruzzese ...  Young Rockefeller 4 episodes, 2012
Maren Bush Maren Bush ...  Margaret Carnegie 4 episodes, 2012
Kenneth Cavett Kenneth Cavett ...  Jim Fisk 4 episodes, 2012
Michael Chmiel ...  William Vanderbilt 4 episodes, 2012
Edward Christian Edward Christian ...  Elias Unger 4 episodes, 2012
David Donahoe ...  Cornelius Vanderbilt 4 episodes, 2012
Cary Donaldson Cary Donaldson ...  Henry Ford 4 episodes, 2012
John Dow John Dow ...  Old John D Rockefeller / ... 4 episodes, 2012
Alex Falberg Alex Falberg ...  Nikola Tesla 4 episodes, 2012
Michael Frederic ...  Mark Hanna 4 episodes, 2012
Shary Galloway Shary Galloway ...  Farmer's Wife 4 episodes, 2012
David Gamble David Gamble ...  Young Junius Morgan 4 episodes, 2012
Tim Getman Tim Getman ...  John D. Rockefeller 4 episodes, 2012
Adam Griffin ...  Sam Andrews 4 episodes, 2012
Einar Gunn ...  George Westinghouse 4 episodes, 2012
Luke Hardt Luke Hardt ...  Captain Heinde 4 episodes, 2012
Robert Lee Harvey ...  Alexander Berkman 4 episodes, 2012
Jimmie James Jimmie James ...  Maurice Clark 4 episodes, 2012
John Keabler John Keabler ...  Charles Schwab 4 episodes, 2012
James Kidd James Kidd ...  William Jennings Bryan 4 episodes, 2012
Richard F. Klein Richard F. Klein ...  Abraham Lincoln 4 episodes, 2012
Cameron McNary Cameron McNary ...  Jay Gould 4 episodes, 2012
Don Meehan ...  Thomas A. Scott 4 episodes, 2012
Eric Messner Eric Messner ...  James Eads 4 episodes, 2012
Justin Morck ...  Thomas Edison 4 episodes, 2012
Puy Navarro ...  Clairvoyant 4 episodes, 2012
Dan Odell Dan Odell ...  President William McKinley 4 episodes, 2012
Joe Rastello Joe Rastello ...  Frank Kellogg 4 episodes, 2012
Ray Reynolds ...  Old J.P. Morgan 4 episodes, 2012
Eric Rolland Eric Rolland ...  J.P. Morgan 4 episodes, 2012
Sonia Satra ...  Laura Rockefeller 4 episodes, 2012
Ed Schiff ...  Old Andrew Carnegie 4 episodes, 2012
Hugh Scully ...  Henry Keep 4 episodes, 2012
Adam Jonas Segaller ...  Andrew Carnegie 4 episodes, 2012
Yaron Urbas ...  Hugh O'Donnell 4 episodes, 2012
Joseph Wiegand Joseph Wiegand ...  Teddy Roosevelt 4 episodes, 2012
David Nasaw ...  Himself - Carnegie Biographer 3 episodes, 2012
Maury Klein Maury Klein ...  Himself - Business Historian 3 episodes, 2012
Ron Perelman Ron Perelman ...  Himself - Business Magnate 3 episodes, 2012
Jack Welch ...  Himself - Former CEO, General Electric 3 episodes, 2012
Carly Fiorina ...  Herself - Former CEO, Hewlett-Packard 3 episodes, 2012
Alan Greenspan ...  Himself - Former Chairman, Federal Reserve 3 episodes, 2012
Jerry Weintraub ...  Himself - Hollywood Producer 3 episodes, 2012
Richard Parsons ...  Himself - Former Chairman, Time Warner / ... 3 episodes, 2012
Steve Wynn ...  Himself - Resort & Casino Developer 3 episodes, 2012
Charles Schwab Charles Schwab ...  Himself - Investment Banking Mogul 2 episodes, 2012
Russell Simmons ...  Himself - Co-Founder, Def Jam 2 episodes, 2012
Jay Rockefeller Jay Rockefeller ...  Himself - U.S. Senator 2 episodes, 2012
Sumner Redstone ...  Himself - Majority Owner, Viacom & CBS 2 episodes, 2012
Steven Watts Steven Watts ...  Himself - Henry Ford Biographer / ... 2 episodes, 2012
Steve Wozniak ...  Himself - Co-Founder, Apple 2 episodes, 2012
Edit

Storyline

Miniseries shines a spotlight on the influential builders, dreamers and believers whose feats transformed the United States, a nation decaying from the inside after the Civil War, into the greatest economic and technological superpower the world had ever seen. The Men Who Built America is the story of a nation at the crossroads and of the people who catapulted it to prosperity. Written by Anonymous

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


Certificate:

TV-14 | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

View content advisory »
Edit

Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 October 2012 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Men Who Built America See more »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

(4 parts)

Color:

Color
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Contains two 2016 republican presidential candidates, Donald Trump and Carly Fiorina as commenters. See more »

Connections

Featured in 2013 Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards (2013) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Accurate program descriptions
1 November 2013 | by jepackhamSee all my reviews

In the John Rockefeller episode. Described as Rockefeller 'fueling Vanderbilt's trains' . This should have been 'filling'. Your sub editors need to stay awake. Otherwise this show is riveting. Demostrating it is innovative business men who make a country great, not politicians. Perhaps the phrase ' what is good for General Motors is good for America' was right after all.

In the UK we have destroyed our industry. Any that we have is owned by overseas companies. They may provide jobs which provides some tax revenues, but profits go overseas. Under European Union rules, the government has to purchase from the lowest bidder. Recently, orders for new trains went to Siemens in Germany who have been able to automate their plant as a result, The UK producer is left in the dark ages.


2 of 8 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 17 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Stream Action and Adventure Titles With Prime Video

Explore popular action and adventure titles available to stream with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed