The Peanuts characters take the voyage to the new world. When they get there, they learn about disease, planting, building, and Squanto shows them how to get corn (or maize, as he calls it) to grow. They eventually have the first Thanksgiving.
Each member of the Peanuts gang reports on various American inventions. Linus discusses Alexander Graham Bell while Peppermint Patty and Marcie talk about Thomas Edison, and Charlie Brown writes a report on the invention of the automobile.
Snoopy wants to participate in Schroeder’s report on music in America. Everyone in the gang plays a different musical instrument while we hear such classics as “Alexander’s Ragtime Band” and “Yankee Doodle.” This special plays homage to such celebrated composers as John Phillip Sousa, Irving Berlin, George Cohan, Scott Joplin and others. Also featured is Lucy’s report on the heroes of America, which include Susan B. Anthony, Clara Barton, Helen Keller, Martin Luther King Jr. Jonas Salk and others.
From the voyage of the Mayflower to the exploration of space, join the Peanuts gang as they embark on a journey through American history! Groove with Charlie Brown and Snoopy as they discover the beginnings of jazz and ragtime music, accompanied by Lucy’s speech about American heroes. So all aboard because This Is America, Charlie Brown!
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