The story of the United States of America, how it came into existence, and what transpired on American soil during the new republic's turbulent first century, is a story animated by characters as colorful and wild as the country itself. America's story, our story, is rich with cowboys and Indians, aristocrats and common folks, legendary orators and egoistic geniuses, and immigrants and emigrants. In one way or another, they all joined together in a determined and heroic effort to bring a 'new world order' to this continent, or to stop that 'new world order' in its tracks.