Independence Week Contests #2: America: The Story Of Us From A&E/History

Posted in: Contests by Gino Sassani on June 29th, 2012

Gino Sassani

Gino Sassani is a member of the Southeastern Film Critic's Association (SEFCA) and The Critics Association of Central Florida (CACF). He is a film and television critic based in Tampa, Florida. He's also the Senior Editor here at Upcomingdiscs. Gino started reviewing films in the early 1990's as a segment of his local television show Focus. He's an award-winning recording artist for Omega Records. Gino is currently working on his 8th album Merchants & Mercenaries. Gino took over Upcomingdiscs Dec 1, 2008. He works out of a home theater he calls The Reel World. Favorite films: The Godfather, The Godfather Part II, The Body Snatcher (Val Lewton film with Karloff and Lugosi, not the pod people film), Unforgiven, Gladiator, The Lion King, Jaws, Son Of Frankenstein, The Good, The Bad And The Ugly, and Monsters, Inc.


  1. Daniel M
    06/29/2012 @ 10:38 pm

    (the american revolution) the signing of the declaration of independence

  2. Stephen N.
    07/01/2012 @ 6:28 pm

    The most significant event in American history is the discovery of America.

  3. Jacob LaFountaine
    07/01/2012 @ 7:32 pm

    The constitution. Laid the groundwork for what we are

  4. Angela
    07/12/2012 @ 1:47 pm

    Ratification of the Bill of Rights.

  5. Robin Witte
    07/12/2012 @ 2:50 pm

    The United States’ purchase of the Louisiana Territory from France.

  6. eleanor q
    07/14/2012 @ 8:53 pm

    Declaration of Independence and the Constitution.

  7. Gary Smith
    07/21/2012 @ 11:48 pm

    The signing of the Declaration of Independence.

  8. Anita
    07/23/2012 @ 10:57 pm

    The American Revolutionary War.

  9. Maegan Morin
    07/27/2012 @ 12:39 am

    Columbus discovering America

  10. Samantha Remington
    07/28/2012 @ 12:30 pm

    Pearl Harbor, which launched us into World War II and on the path to becoming a world power.

  11. Tim Lintz
    07/28/2012 @ 3:03 pm

    The most significant in my opinion would be the “shot heard round the world”, in that it signaled the beginning of the Revolutionary War.

  12. David Lintz
    07/28/2012 @ 7:34 pm

    Either the “shot heard round the world” because the trek from Concord back to Lexington showed the British that holding onto control of the Colonies would not be an easy task. Or the Valley Forge winter where Washingtons rebels were transformed into the soldiers that would deliver victory and our independence.

  13. Ron Miller
    07/28/2012 @ 10:41 pm

    New York Jets winning the Super Bowl in ’69… crucial to the success of the NFL.

  14. Ron L.
    07/29/2012 @ 9:41 am

    American Revolution

  15. Carrie Conley
    07/29/2012 @ 10:10 am

    The Civil War….

  16. Michael Grammer
    07/29/2012 @ 2:47 pm

    Signing the Declaration of Independence

  17. Kathleen Gereg
    07/29/2012 @ 3:25 pm

    The signing of the Declaration in 1776, which gave birth to our nation.

  18. Joseph Menard
    07/29/2012 @ 3:27 pm

    We land on the Moon.

  19. Valerie L
    07/29/2012 @ 3:43 pm

    Declaration of Independence

  20. Jason
    07/29/2012 @ 9:33 pm

    War of 1812