The announcement was made Monday by History channel's Nancy Dubuc.
To air in 2010, the series is described as "an exuberant, unprecedented look at America -- how events, small and large, are intrinsically linked to the taming of the wilderness, leading us from the frontier to 21st century cities, from the Mississippi to the moon, from Jamestown to 9/11 up to present day. 'America the Story of Us' will move through time and space, linking key events, people and locations, capturing the vast sweep of American history."
"There has never been a time when people are thinking so fervently and passionately about history. Now is the moment to tell the most epic, essential and groundbreaking story of America in a new way for a new generation," Dubuc said in a statement. "'America the Story of Us' is not only the biggest project History has ever undertaken, it is the definitive event of the genre, underlining History's ownership. This series is bigger than us, it is far broader than TV and we are thrilled to embark on this journey. With this series, we will watch America literally grow before our eyes, as we celebrate the individual stories, the people and events, and the incredible landscape that have become the America of today."