• Alexander Hamilton’s Salacious Sex Scandal (feat. Lin-Manuel Miranda) – Drunk History
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    Alexander Hamilton’s Salacious Sex Scandal (feat. Lin-Manuel Miranda) – Drunk History

    Pretty drunk. [laughs] – You feel okay? – I’m giggly and there’s gaps in my memory. [laughs] – That’s all right. – Already. – Okay, so, uh, let’s get back. – So, Yorktown.We won!Well, now we’ve gotta form a country.Um, they all ask him, hey, come be a part of the Constitutional Convention.So we’re figuring out howthe American system is gonna work.The Constitutional Convention:this is the room where they’re decidingwhat the shape of our government should be.They’re hashing it out.And Hamilton speaks for six hours.But some of the things he pitched would haunt himthe rest of his career.He pitched maybe president for life?[whispering] Ooh, he’s secretly a monarchist.Maybe, uh, we…

  • James Madison: Father of the Constitution (1809 – 1817)
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    James Madison: Father of the Constitution (1809 – 1817)

    Hey it’s Professor Dave; let’s talk about James Madison. Though James Madison stood a mere five foot four, and only 100 pounds, he was an American Colossus, a Founding Father of both the Constitution and Bill of Rights. Along with Thomas Jefferson he co-founded the Democratic-Republican Party, he served as Jefferson’s Secretary of State, supervised the Louisiana Purchase, and was the President of the United States during the War of 1812, which saw the emergence of the United States as a world power. Madison would frequently change his political views during his life. He favored a strong national government at the Constitutional Convention yet rejected calls for a Bill of…

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    Hamilton: The Man Who Invented America

    It would be only a slight exaggeration to say that Alexander Hamilton invented the United States of America. George Washington was the guiding star; Thomas Jefferson, the visionary; and Benjamin Franklin, the sage. But Hamilton was the pragmatist, the man who got it done. This most self-made of self-made men took a country with no past and planned its future. He was born on January 11, 1755 on the island of Nevis. This was not the Caribbean of your cruise fantasy—quite the contrary. As Ron Chernow writes in his biography of Hamilton, “While other founding fathers were reared in tidy New England villages or cosseted on baronial Virginia estates, [Hamilton]…

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    The American Presidential Election of 1800

    Mr.. beat presents presidential elections in American history The fourth presidential election in American history was held from Friday October 31st to Wednesday December 3rd, 1800 It was a significant election. In fact some called the, “revolution of 1800” Due to the political realignment it created It was essentially a rematch between incumbent president John Adams and his off-and-on friend/enemy Vice President Thomas Jefferson In 1800 Adams and Jefferson were far from friends The two had spent the previous four years Awkwardly working side-by-side as president and vice president, but now they seemed to hate each other, their campaigns were just plain nasty Jefferson supporters said President Adams had a…

  • Thomas Jefferson & His Democracy: Crash Course US History #10
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    Thomas Jefferson & His Democracy: Crash Course US History #10

    Hi I’m John Green, this is Crash Course US History, and today we’re going to discuss Thomas Jefferson. We’re going to learn about how America became a thriving nation of small, independent farmers, eschewing manufacturing and world trade, and becoming the richest and most powerful nation in the world in the 19th century, all thanks to the vision of Thomas Jefferson, the greatest and most intellectually consistent Founding Father, who founded the University of Virginia and grew 20 varieties of peas at Monticello. Me From the Past, get to your desk! In a stunning turn of events, Me From the Past is an idiot and Jefferson is more complicated than…

  • Where US Politics Came From: Crash Course US History #9
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    Where US Politics Came From: Crash Course US History #9

    Hi, I’m John Green, and this is Crash Course U.S. History, and now that we have a Constitution, it’s actually United States history. Today we’re going to look at the birth of America’s pastime. No, Stan, not baseball. Not football. Not eating. I mean politics, which in America has been adversarial since its very beginnings, despite what the founders wanted. [Theme Music] We looked at the first big conflict in American politics last week: Constitution or Articles of Confederation? I hope that I convinced you we made the correct choice, but regardless, we made it; the constitution passed. But immediately following the passage of the constitution a pretty fundamental conflict…

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    Thomas Jefferson & His Democracy: Crash Course US History #10

    Hi I’m John Green, this is Crash Course US History, and today we’re going to discuss Thomas Jefferson. We’re going to learn about how America became a thriving nation of small, independent farmers, eschewing manufacturing and world trade, and becoming the richest and most powerful nation in the world in the 19th century, all thanks to the vision of Thomas Jefferson, the greatest and most intellectually consistent Founding Father, who founded the University of Virginia and grew 20 varieties of peas at Monticello. Me From the Past, get to your desk! In a stunning turn of events, Me From the Past is an idiot and Jefferson is more complicated than…