• The 1798 Franco-American War: The Quasi War
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    The 1798 Franco-American War: The Quasi War

    Following the Revolutionary War that gained America her Independence, the new fledgling nation had too much to be really taken seriously on the international stage The independence war proved to be very costly and the federal government was rather weak the nation lacked a strong stained army numbering only around 1,000 men who were stationed in the West and the Navy that was established during the war for independence Proved too costly to maintain and was thus disbanded? however one event occurred that forced the nation to re-establish a navy and Nearly caused it to break its alliance with the nation that helped them achieve freedom in this video We…

  • The Black Legend, Native Americans, and Spaniards: Crash Course US History #1
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    The Black Legend, Native Americans, and Spaniards: Crash Course US History #1

    Hi I’m John Green, and this is Crash Course U.S. History! No, Stan. That’s not gonna work, actually. I mean, we’re talking about the 16th century today, when this was neither united nor states. By the way, this globe reflects the fact that I believe that Alaskan statehood is illegitimate! In fact, we’re going to call this whole show “U.S. History” but inevitably it is going to involve other parts of the world and also, not to brag, a small part of the moon. Sorry, we can be a little bit self-aggrandizing sometimes, here in America. So to begin U.S. history, we’re not going to talk about the United states…

  • The story behind the Boston Tea Party – Ben Labaree
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    The story behind the Boston Tea Party – Ben Labaree

    Translator: Andrea McDonough Reviewer: Bedirhan Cinar You’ve probably heard of the Boston Tea Party, something about a bunch of angry colonists dressed as Native Americans throwing chests of tea into the water. But the story is far more complicated, filled with imperial intrigue, corporate crisis, smuggling, and the grassroots origins of the American Revolution. The first thing you need to know about tea in the 1700’s is that it was really, really popular. In England, each man, woman, and child consumed almost 300 cups of this stuff every year. And, since the English colonized America, Americans were crazy about tea too. By the 1760’s, they were drinking over a million…

  • Interpreting the Constitution
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    Interpreting the Constitution

    How should progressives interpret the Constitution? Well, I think no one, or at least no one we we take seriously uses only a single method to interpret the Constitution Isaiah Berlin was famous for saying, “The Hedgehog knows one big thing, and the Fox knows many things.” And I think, liberals, and I think everybody who interprets the Constitution honestly is kind of a fox… like me. So, what are the different methods that people use? Well, obviously you start with the text the words that are written on the page. And, sometimes those words are pretty definitive. So, for example we know that Arnold Schwarzenegger or Jennifer Granholm can’t…

  • Why This Girl Is Challenging The Constitution?
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    Why This Girl Is Challenging The Constitution?

    10-YEAR-OLD ALENA MULHERN, IS MAKING A SPLASH IN HER ATTEMPT TO TAKE HOME THE U.S. CONSTITUTION. I HAVE TO ADMIT I AM IMPRESSED BY HER. SHE HAS A SIMILAR STORY TO TWO OF MY SISTERS. I HAVE TWIN SISTERS THAT ARE YOUNGER THAN ME AND THEY WERE ADOPTED FROM SOUTH KOREA WHEN THEY WERE INFANTS. ALENA WAS ADOPTED WHEN SHE WAS 10 MONTHS OLD FROM CHINA. A LOT OF KIDS GROW UP BEING TOLD YOU CAN DO WHATEVER YOU WANT WHEN YOU GROW UP. ALENA CAN’T BECAUSE SHE IS NOT A NATURAL BORN CITIZEN. TAKE A LOOK AT ARTICLE TWO SECTION 1, CLAUSE 5 OF THE U.S. CONSTITUTION. IT READS,…

  • UNITED STATES BILL of RIGHTS – WikiVidi Documentary
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    UNITED STATES BILL of RIGHTS – WikiVidi Documentary

    WikiVidi.com United States Bill of Rights The Bill of Rights is the first ten amendments to the United States Constitution. Proposed following the often bitter 1787–88 battle over ratification of the U.S. Constitution, and crafted to address the objections raised by Anti-Federalists, the Bill of Rights amendments add to the Constitution specific guarantees of personal freedoms and rights, clear limitations on the government’s power in judicial and other proceedings, and explicit declarations that all powers not specifically delegated to Congress by the Constitution are reserved for the states or the people. The concepts codified in these amendments are built upon those found in several earlier documents, including the Virginia Declaration…

  • Interpreting the Constitution Pragmatically
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    Interpreting the Constitution Pragmatically

    You have to interpret the Constitution in a way that makes pragmatic sense The Constitution is not a suicide pact, even Justice Scalia, in his ostensibly textualist and originalist opinion in Heller the D.C. guns case, said “Well of course you can’t take a gun into a court room or into a courthouse.” Why not?! You can speak in a court room or a courthouse. there’s a famous Supreme Court case, Cohen v. California that says you can wear a jacket that says: “F**k the Draft” into a courthouse. So why not let people take guns into courthouses? Because it’s a really bad idea. And even people who claim to…

  • 4/21/17: Weekly Address
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    4/21/17: Weekly Address

    The President: My fellow Americans. A new optimism is sweeping our country as we return return power from Washington and give it back to the American People, where it belongs. For too long, American workers were forgotten by their government – and I mean totally forgotten. Their interests were pushed aside for global projects, and their wealth was taken from their communities and shipped across the world, all across the seas. My Administration has offered a new vision. The well-being of the American citizen and worker will be placed second to none – and boy do I mean second to none. Since Day One I have been fighting for the…

  • Constitution Revolution 2012
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    Constitution Revolution 2012

    Read Human history and realize how unbelievably forunate we were to be born at this time and on top of it, what grave responsibility we have to not let it slip away in the dark. Sunlight is the greatest disinfectant and as president I’m going to make it impossible for congressman or lobbyists to slip pork barrel projects or corporate welfare into laws, when no ones looking, ’cause when I’m president meetings when laws are written will be more open to the public, that’s a commitment I make to you as president …….NO more secrecy. Eleven hundred pages, not one member of this body has read. NOT ONE! NOT ONE!…

  • FIRST AMENDMENT to the UNITED STATES CONSTITUTION – WikiVidi Documentary
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    FIRST AMENDMENT to the UNITED STATES CONSTITUTION – WikiVidi Documentary

    WikiVidi.com First Amendment to the United States Constitution The First Amendment to the United States Constitution prevents Congress from making any law respecting an establishment of religion, prohibiting the free exercise of religion, or abridging the freedom of speech, the freedom of the press, the right to peaceably assemble, or to petition for a governmental redress of grievances. It was adopted on December 15, 1791, as one of the ten amendments that constitute the Bill of Rights. The Bill of Rights was originally proposed to assuage Anti-Federalist opposition to Constitutional ratification. Initially, the First Amendment applied only to laws enacted by the Congress, and many of its provisions were interpreted…