History of the America in 25 minutes
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History of the America in 25 minutes


the United States of America was formed
out of a blaze of revolution in the 18th century within 200 years the nation
reached the height of its power emerging triumphant and robust following two
world wars that devastated many other great nations however the history of
this region stretches back further and is deeper the most believe this is the
history the United States of America before the formation of the United
States the history of the continent claims diverse and intriguing
evolution the documented voyages and later death of Christopher Columbus
paved the way for further Spanish and Portuguese expeditions which were to
reveal the existence of South America with more accurate data and instruments
at their disposal references by mapmakers stated this was a new world
our stories were told this new world many people were intrigued and wanted to
see for themselves therefore the United States was to become a nation of
immigrants filled with unwavering optimism and determination to succeed
however before the settlement by Europeans and prior to explorers
chartering in the coast lines the continent was inhabited by various
Native communities it is theorized the first people came by other India a land
bridge that connected Russia on Alaska during the Ice Age as the world
temperature increased the glaciers melted raising the sea levels and
thereby closing the land bridge over time these first hunter-gatherers
migrated throughout the continent and while the ancestors of all Native
Americans a variety of people societies of languages and cultures subsequently
developed most of which have been wiped out today the land climate and nature
were significant influences in the lives and beliefs that those who occupied it
one of the earliest societies was a Mississippi culture where archaeology is
established that they built raised cities and ceremonial burial mounds with
urban settlements sustained by a commendable trading network in the
southwest the pueblos were known to construct
complex multi-story villages built out of stone to the northeast five and later
six nations banded together to form the Iroquois Confederacy they developed a
centralized democratic government which comprised of representatives it is
argued that this Confederacy was formed shortly before European contact by the
peacemaker however the actual date is hearsay as no
records exist perhaps the earliest noteworthy Explorer was Leif Ericson a
Norse explorer who during the 11th century was blown off-course enroute to
Greenland this natural storm led his discovery of the island today now known
as Newfoundland but the Norse name is land Vineland a settlement was
constructed on the northern tip of the island but the settlement proved not to
be viable and quickly faded during the 5th century Europe was enjoying a safe
lamp acid reaching to India and even as far as China these trade routes along
the Silk Road enabled sources of valuable goods such as silks and spices
to be traded with the fall of Constantinople to the Ottoman Empire
however the land route to Asia became more difficult Christopher Columbus was
sponsored by Isabella of Castile and made his voyage with three ships the
Nina the Pinta and the Santa Maria arguably it was the voyages and
expeditions of Christopher Columbus that were a significant factor in the
evolution of American history guided by the maps of toscanelli Columbus reached
the Bahamas in 1492 he would undertake three more voyages and as a reward for a
success he was appointed governor of Hispaniola however even for this time in
history Columbus committed multiple cruel and vile acts upon the natives
killing the thousands to the point where he was later brought back to Europe and
imprisoned the most significant factor in the demise of the natives at the time
however was disease the natives had no immunity to the foreign diseases and it
is estimated that 90% of the population were wiped out over the following
centuries numerous European powers embarked on colonization efforts where
they sought to exploit both the land resources and opportunities the
continent offered the Spanish focused their efforts at colonizing the
Caribbean Florida and its conquest of the Aztec and Inca empires of South
America as news of this newfound continent reached to Europe during the
early 17th century French immigrants were attracted to the fur trade and the
wealth it could bring they also had a desire to convert the natives to
Catholicism and traveled further down the same odds River laying the
foundations for new France the Dutch followed suit establishing several forts
towns and trading posts along the Hudson River which provided a network of trade
New Netherland which the colony was known by produced immense wealth for the
Dutch other foreign nations began to envy the riches flowing out the Hudson
River Valley the English settlers colony in Jamestown Virginia in 1607 which
became a key exporters of tobacco with tobacco plantations and colonies
expanding the need for labor became urgent indentured servants received paid
passage to the Americas along with food clothing and accommodation their
contract was to work on plantations until their completion of service with
the European arrival the Iroquois Confederacy became increasingly involved
with the fur trade Dutch colonists and later English craved the lucrative
beaver furs an Iroquois in exchange for firearms the Iroquois Confederacy
depleted beaver populations in their homeland and mobilized against other
tribes in the Great Lakes region who are allied with the French all this to gain
access to new hunting and trapping grounds the competitive nature of the
fur trade led to decades of hostility and bloodshed between Native American
tribes and their struggled to maintain and compete for relations with the
colonies in retaliation the French invaded
Iroquois villages and surrounding lands meanwhile the Dutch lost New Netherland
to the English during the second anglo-dutch war and New Amsterdam was
renamed to New York the beaver wars as it was called ended
with the great peace in 1701 in which the Iroquois Confederacy the British and
the French agreed to stop their campaign against tribes in the Ohio country and
allowed the evicted tribes to return to their homeland by the mid 17th century
European ships are sailing to Africa laid him with goods which were to be
traded for slaves these slaves were transported in harsh conditions on
crowded ships bound for the Americas where they were forced to work on
plantations this resulted in more productivity for plantation owners
further trade ships embarked to Europe we’re hungry market awaited highly
priced merchandise by the mid 18th century France had laid claim to a vast
amount of territory whilst the English territory had evolved into 13 colonies
the English colonies were much smaller in land area compared to New France
however they had a larger population in 1754 the french-indian war broke out
between Britain and France over disputed lands in the Ohio River Valley France
began the construction of forts in the region Britain sent troops to stop the
construction and conflict escalated into the Seven Years War
a colonial war spread over several continents the conflict ended in British
victory and so large amounts of French territory in the new world reassigned to
Britain however following the Seven Years War
the Crowl amassed huge debts in order to crawl back monies the British government
imposed heavy taxes on the colonies the first taxation was the sugar an followed
by the Stamp Act where papers magazines and other documents needed to be
produced in Britain and have a stamp tax on them the colonists seriously disliked
these taxes voting protest and boycotting of British goods they
believed that there should be no taxation without representation in
Parliament the British were forced to revoke the Stamp Act due to the negative
consequences for British businesses instead they introduced new taxes on
glass tea LED oil which resulted in more protests as these products were
essential to the colonies the crown initially sent 1000 troops to Boston to
assert control on March 5th 1770 conflict escalated when the protesters
started throwing stones and snowballs at the guards of the Custom House in the
skirmish shots were fired killing five protesters becoming known as the Boston
Massacre in 1773 disgusted by further taxation American patriots known as the
Sons of Liberty disguised themselves as Native American Indians they boarded
a British ship and began throwing tea cargo into the harbour the British crown driven
with anger sent four thousand more troops to Boston concluding with direct
British rule the British controlled Boston but the Americans controlled the
countryside and began arming and training militias known as the Minutemen
in 1774 the First Continental Congress met at Philadelphia 56 delegates from 12
colonies arrived to discuss the reduction of taxes and a response to the
Intolerable Acts when Massachusetts had been stripped to self-government by the
British Parliament they sent a message to Britain and they responded with more
regulations and increased army presence Massachusetts was declared in a state of
rebellion British commander Lieutenant General Thomas Gage was ordered to
disarm the rebels and arrest the leaders in the countryside
the night of the 18th of April 1775 commoner Paul Revere rode ahead of
British forces to warn leaders the British were coming American may less
you met the British forces at Lexington retreated back to Concord and with more
troops arriving they overwhelmed the British who retreated back to Boston
where the city came under siege at the Second Continental Congress the militias
were reorganized to form the Continental Army they appointed General George
Washington as leader right I need a break
I need a cup of tea yeah British reinforcements arrived led by General
William Howe the Battle of Bunker Hill saw victory for the British for the
price to pay was a substantial loss of life and Boston remained under siege
General George Washington arrived in Boston the following month and continued
to seeds through autumn and winter in March 1776 artillery arrived General
George Washington ordered them to overlook the city forcing the British to
evacuate Thomas Jefferson drafted up the official
Declaration of Independence and the final text was approved on July 4 1776 a
year later they fashion the Articles of Confederation which served as its first
constitution meanwhile the rebels were waging a full-scale war for their
independence France and Spain began to support our efforts by sending supplies
and weapons Washington had moved his army to New York and as expected the
British arrived with 130 warships and 25,000 troops
the war continued with victories and defeats of both sides the American
victory at Saratoga would prove to be a turning point for the American
Revolution as it prompted France and later Spain and to war openly on the
side of the Americans with French assistance the Continental Army forced
the British to surrender at Yorktown the Treaty of Paris was signed in 1783 this
recognized the Independence of the United States and ceased all land up to
the Mississippi River the US Constitution was drafted in 1787 and
ratified in 1788 launching the United States system of government and
fundamental laws it was followed by the Bill of Rights namely the first 10
amendments to the US Constitution guaranteeing basic rights for citizens
the United States of America was now an independent country with George
Washington appointed as the first president in 1789 having supported the
Americans France amassed substantial debt which was a major catalyst of the
French Revolution following the revolution the United States refused to
honor the day owed to France as they believed it arose from a previous regime
France was annoyed that the United States was trading with Britain when war
continued to rage between them the u.s. strengthened its Navy as France
continued to attack and raid US merchant ships leading to the quasi-war the
undeclared war in 1803 President Thomas Jefferson purchased French Louisiana
from Napoleon at a bargain price of fifteen million dollars doubling the
size of the United States Napoleon had won back this territory from Spain in
1800 but war with Britain was inevitable rather than witnessed the territory fall
into British hands he sold the territory to fund his military campaigns following
the deal President Thomas Jefferson commissioned an expedition to explore
the newly purchased land the mission was led by a group of US Army volunteers
under the command of Captain Lewis and his close friend 2nd lieutenant Clarke
they studied the animal life the region’s geography established
diplomatic relations and trade of many indigenous nations and reported back
with maps sketches and journals the war of 1812 between Britain and the United
States didn’t see any significant territorial changes however the British
Canadians were successful in burning down the white house during the 1830s
President Andrew Jackson signed the Indian remover which enforced the
extradition of many Native American tribes in the southern states to
relocate to reservations whilst enroute many natives contracted diseases and
starvation killed thousands becoming known as the Trail of Tears the u.s.
continued to grow and expand under the idea of manifest destiny a belief that
the United States was destined to expand across to the Pacific Mexico gained
independence from Spain in 1821 with a sparsely populated Northern Territory
the Mexican government welcomes settlers in the United States to further develop
the region unlike the mainly Catholic Mexican population many of the new
settlers were Protestant pro-slavery and patriotic to the United States it wasn’t
long before Texas burst into rebellion and won independence from Mexico Texas
tried to join the United States on two occasions however Texas was rejected
because of disagreements regarding the addition of another slave state and the
potential of course in conflict with the Mexican government change occurred with
the election of James K Polk who was a stone believer on the idea of manifest
destiny the u.s. annexed Texas in 1845 without the authority from Mexico troops
were assigned to the border of Mexico and a diplomat was sent to negotiate but
their forces attacked and war broke out the mexican-american war saw us victory
and resulted in the further expansion of the United States a border dispute with
Britain in the north was also settled with a 49th parallel
forming the border between the u.s. and Canada with the acquisition of
California the news of gold in the area spread like wildfire 300,000 people
flocked to California from both the United States and overseas the influx of
gold reinvigorated the economy and the sudden population increase allowed
California to grow rapidly to statehood there were disagreements about whether
these newly acquired territories and later states should be free states or
slave states the northern states were more industrialized while the southern
states relied heavily on slave labor tensions and incongruity worsened when
the kansas-nebraska Act allowed people in the territories of Kansas to decide
for themselves whether or not to allow slavery leading to internal conflict
when Abraham Lincoln won the US election many in the South feared he would outlaw
slavery when in reality Abraham was neutral on the idea South
Carolina ceded from the Union and other southern states soon followed the
bombardment of Fort Sumter near Charleston by the Confederate States
Army was the official beginning of the American Civil War the north was more
industrialized and a large economy and a greater manpower however the South
commanded by General Robert Ely had more capable generals and higher morale this
was a fully industrialized wall with railways telegrams and armored ironclads
repeater rifles both sites or victories and defeats encouraging abraham lincoln
to put forward his emancipation proclamation an executive order that
gave freedom to over 3 million slaves in the Confederate States the Union was
unable to defeat general robert e lee and his confederate forces generally
made a push into the north unless met by Union General
George Meade at the Battle of Gettysburg this would be a turning point and the
bloodiest battle of the war lasting three days with huge losses on both
sides the Confederate states and their army were weakened after the loss of
planter it was clear that Confederate states were defeated on April 9 1865
General Lee surrendered to General Grant Lincoln oversaw the 13th amendment which
abolished slavery throughout the states but within days of victory Lincoln was
assassinated while attending a theater in Washington DC the following decades
was a time for the nation to heal the wounds of war after new states to enter
the Union the US government desired the region known as the Black Hills an area
where gold had been discovered subsequently resulting in settlers
encroaching on Native American lands the Great Sioux war of 1876 saw two years of
war and negotiation between Native Americans and the United States
meanwhile the Spanish Empire had come a long way from what it used to be in 1898
the battleship USS Maine was sent to Cuba to protect American interests as
the island was in the midst of a revolution against Spain the USS Maine
sank in Havana Harbor many speculated it was an accident however the United
States blamed the mainland Spain on war was declared upon American victory Spain
surrendered Puerto Rico Guam and the Philippines Cuba gained independence but
remained under the United States sphere of influence in addition President
Theodore Roosevelt enacted his big stick policy and American oversight of other
Latin American countries this included the u.s. backing of Panama
separation from the Republic of Colombia in 1904 they overtook the construction
of the Panama Canal which connected the two oceans and was hugely beneficial to
the u.s. in 1914 after the outbreak in Europe with the first world war the US
remain neutral having the protection of two oceans they remain a close trading
partner with Britain however trade was disrupted
and Germany enforced the naval blockade in 1915 the USS Lusitania was sunk by a
German u-boat but it wasn’t until 1917 after an interception of a German
telegram to Mexico requesting them to invade the u.s. that the United States
declared war the first u.s. infantry troops arrived on the European continent
in June 1917 in October the first American soldiers enter combat the
United States brought freshly trained troops and helped the Allies win victory
but if the cost of over a hundred thousand soldiers who perished in the
fighting the decade following the end of the first world war so expensive
cultural changes and technological advances known as the Roaring Twenties
there was an economic upturn notable entertainment gave rise to the
popularity of jazz music those new dance styles and the motion picture industry
of Hollywood flourished there was a mass production of Ford Model T cars radios
in wide use and the decade also gave rise to the birth of women’s rights and
the rule of mobsters and prohibition The Wall Street Crash and the collapse of
the stock market instigated the Great Depression of the 1930s but within a
decade the u.s. was once again dragged into another world war in the Pacific
Japanese Empire was increasing in 1941 they launched an attack on the Hawaiian
a base Pearl Harbor President Franklin D Roosevelt was forced to bring the u.s.
into the war throughout World War two the u.s. aided their allies in the
Pacific North Africa and Europe which saw the loss of hundreds of thousands of
troops during the war refugees from Germany had warned of a German atomic
bomb project in response the Americans quickly commenced research and
construction of their own atomic weapon the Manhattan Project was instigated
following the German defeat in Europe President Harry Truman ordered the
release of their atomic bomb on Japan the atomic weapons were dropped on
Hiroshima and Nagasaki which devastated the region’s
over a hundred thousand civilians World War two ended with Japanese surrender
after another catastrophic war change was inevitable Germany was divided
between France Britain and the US in the West and the Communist Soviet Union who
took the East the capital of Berlin was also divided the United States devised
the Marshall Plan to support Western Europe economically spending billions to
rebuild and aid to recover it their allies over the next few decades two
military alliances were formed NATO and the Warsaw Pact different ideologies
between these alliances would set the scene for the Cold War a period of
tension between the u.s. and the Soviet Union these two new superpowers would
compete for control and dominance or up the world engaging in espionage proxy
wars and interventions this rivalry fostered the space race with both
nations vying to land the first man on the moon
the Soviet Union launched the world’s first satellite in 1957 which prompted
the foundation of NASA a year later after numerous missions it was Apollo 11
that successfully landed the first humans on the moon astronauts Neil
Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin subsequently took their place in history throughout
the 1950s and 60s there was a struggle for social justice and for African
Americans to gain equality and the right to vote Martin Luther King jr. directed
the civil rights movement by a nonviolent approach protesting against
segregation his 1963 speech I have a dream became the iconic words that
brought about change perhaps the modern history the United
States is synonymous with a date 9/11 a date engraved in the lives of a nation
that witnessed the merciless attacks at the World Trade Center in lower
Manhattan a nation unprepared by a ruthless attack retaliated against a new
style of warfare these attacks not only changed the
American nation they were to change the world instead of dividing a nation the
world joined in compassion and cooperation in the fight against a new
threat today the United States a leading world power
the largest military in the world with a strong naval force technology that
protects beyond their borders multi-billion dollar companies that
drive an immense economy with a fortunate GDP it continues to support
science and exploration success however is not without issues but this is for
the nation to reconcile a special thanks to embrace the story of helping with the
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29 Comments

  • Stephen Thomas

    Thanks so much. Best way I can quantify the quality is to say that the entire video passed quickly, I was surprised when it was over. Good flow, great job!

  • Moon Dancer

    Great video! Mankind is a greedy lot, no doubt.
    I was very surprised to learn that there were only 3 million slaves.

  • VC3 Productions

    Thanks for Watching Everyone! Next video is on the Assyrian Empire! Corrections – Sorry Pennsylvania I made you way to rectangular.
    It wasn't called USS Lusitania, rather it was a British ship RMS Lusitania with Americans on it, thanks for all those that pointed this out!
    And Austria is not a part of NATO

  • James Bibby

    I thought it would have started 1765 since it’s the United States so didn’t understand the first bit.

    It’s a good watch. It does miss out the Washington state dispute. USA didn’t own it straight away.

  • jordan cobb

    Good video! I would like to give you some constructive criticism to help on future videos. Shorten or make the beginning its own video, as it can lead a viewer to be confused as it is pre-United States. With that extra time add more information about some other points you went over later in the video. Personally, I enjoyed the video, but felt it would have been better in three parts: Origins of the US, History of the US, and modern history of the US.

  • wejder12345

    Compasion? To USA, who lied about WMD? USA who supports dictatorsips and constatly want more wars and kills thousads of civilians? In what buble you live?

  • Adam Latosiński

    I'm not sure if showing such widespred territories in North America is accurate. Sure, they claimed these regions, and they had small outposts all around, but AFAIK they didn't really colonize these territories. Wouldn't showing their presence as little pockets of french presence in otherwise untamed land would be more fitting? Same with English in Rupert's Land.

  • Rokiriko

    I don't think you could pick a more bland a more overdone subject except maybe WW2, than "History of US in X minutes"… There is just so many youtube videos, documentaries, books yadda yadda, I think you should focus on other subjects.

  • Benson Caisip

    The British imposed taxes on the colonies….

    which enraged their colonists who punished them severely.

  • Megalo Don

    Vc3 productions can you please make videos on the history of France, Spain ,Egypt ,Turkey ,Greece,Italy,India,Japan,China,Israel,Jordan,Syria,Russia,Bangladesh,Pakistan,Iran,and Iraq,please Vc3 productions please make history videos on these countries please.

  • Javaman92

    I just found your channel and this was a test. Granted, you couldn't cover everything in half an hour but I was impressed with the points you decided to share. You passed! 😀

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