DuPonts have influenced affairs of state since the presidency of Thomas Jefferson. Theirs is a dynasty of wealth and power dating back to the French aristocracy of King Louis XVI--a dynasty born of explosive black powder. This deadly powder enabled the family to amass one of the greatest fortunes in US history, but at what cost was it earned? We follow the family's rise to power--from building a gunpowder empire to dominating today's chemical industry.
Check out BIO’s original video series, American Freedom Stories, about the historic events of the Civil Rights Movement in Alabama, and the leaders and everyday heroes who fought to make racial equality a reality. Watch videos.
The Emmy Award-winning Education Department of A&E Television Networks develops educational resources for teachers. Check out some fascinating BIO BLOG articles by the education team.
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