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PEPE 1 Jacob Pepe HIST 1302.01 Spring 2018 Response to Documentary (Films on Demand) Week #1 Burns, Ken. “The Civil War: Episode 1-The Cause (1861).” BibMe: The Movie.DVD. Directed by Ken Burns. Walpole, 1990. Theme: Reconstruction Date: 27 January 2018 The film, “The Civil War: Episode 1-The Cause (1861)” directed by Ken Burns, creates avery vivid image on the events, feelings, and tragedies that occurred during the Civil War areaand leading up to Reconstruction. The Civil War was a brutal set-piece in American Historybecause it set up the grounds an enhanced version of the United States, a place where the peoplecould grow and expand the nation from “sea to shining sea.” Manifest Destiny, America's beliefthat it is our GOD given right to expand the nation from the Atlantic Ocean to the Pacific Oceanand embark on a mission to spread the faith of GOD. This set the reconstruction era into motionwith the common mindset of American expansion. John Gast’sAmerican Progress(1872)