• Tea, Taxes, and The American Revolution: Crash Course World History #28
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    Tea, Taxes, and The American Revolution: Crash Course World History #28

    Hi, I’m John Green, this is Crash Course World History and today you aren’t going to get a blow by blow chronology of the American Revolution, and you aren’t going to get cool biographical details about Thomas Jefferson or George Washington. But you are going to get me not wearing any pants. Mr. Green, Mr. Green! Did you know that George Washington might have had slave teeth implanted into his jaw? Yeah, I did, Me from the Past, and while it’s fun to focus on metaphorically resonant details, what we’re concerned with here is why the American Revolution happened and the extent to which it was actually revolutionary. Plus, for…

  • NC Sheriff’s Deputy Tripp Kester Defends Second Amendment
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    NC Sheriff’s Deputy Tripp Kester Defends Second Amendment

    Tripp Kester Thank you ma’am. My name is Tripp Kester and as you can see I’m here I just want to personally… could you pull that mic up a little bit up? better? Okay I just want to personally and publicly go on record supporting this resolution before us this evening. You know guys, it’s simple: like a lot of them have said the Constitution needs no, no explanation. It’s been enforced for several hundred years now. It’s easy to understand. It says what it means… It means what it says. And the last time I read the Declaration of Independence it specifically reminds all of us that we’re endowed…

  • A More or Less Perfect Union: Madison, Jefferson & Books
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    A More or Less Perfect Union: Madison, Jefferson & Books

    Here we are in Philadelphia, in the summer of 1787. The states are disunited. The economy is in depression. And other nations walk all over us. And no one has a solution. Except this man. Five-foot four, 36, and hyper prepared: James Madison. He’d already helped write the constitution of Virginia when he was all of twenty-five. He had spent his life in training for this, whether he knew it or not. He was small in stature and lawyerly, legalistic, not very quotable. People tended to kind of zone out when he started to speak. He preferred to work in the background, quietly, he didn’t mind if others took credit…

  • A More or Less Perfect Union – Trailer
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    A More or Less Perfect Union – Trailer

    The Constitution protects us from an overreaching government. It’s the set of rules that our, that our country ideally adheres to. It’s a collective we. For more than two centuries, Americans have fought to establish liberty, expand liberty. And preserve liberty. Government has to explain itself to individuals, not the other way around. That’s the presumption of liberty. I’m Doug Ginsburg, and I’m a Federal Judge. As Americans, we have a strong belief, that no government should be able to tell us what we must say or must not say. That idea has always been under siege, and always will be. The original sin of the Constitution was its treatment…

  • The pursuit of happiness (1974) | ARCHIVES
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    The pursuit of happiness (1974) | ARCHIVES

    Announcer: The American Enterprise Institute presents the distinguished lecture series on the Bicentennial of the United States. Our host for this thought provoking series is Vermont Royster — Pulitzer Prize Winning journalist with The Wall Street Journal and Professor of Journalism and Public Affairs at the University of North Carolina. Vermont: I am Vermont Royster with another in the American Enterprise Institute’s distinguished lecture series on the American Bicentennial. In honor of America’s 200th Anniversary, AEI has invited many other nation’s leading scholars to share with us their views on the American Revolution, its goals and results, and how still affects all of us today. AEI is a nonpartisan, nonprofit…

  • On the US Bill of Rights and Human Rights S2E12 #TeamDignity #USBillofRights #UDHR
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    On the US Bill of Rights and Human Rights S2E12 #TeamDignity #USBillofRights #UDHR

    Why was the United States Bill of Rights created? I’ll address that in today’s video . Hello Good People! My name is Janiece, your host here at Dignity: Human Rights in Daily Life. Thank you for stopping by. If you’re new here, welcome! After watching this video, I invite you to check out this playlist and please consider subscribing. The background of the Bill of Rights, the first 10 Amendments to the United States Constitution, tells the story as to why they were drafted in the first place. In July 1776, when the 13 colonies adopted the Declaration of Independence, Thomas Jefferson being its principle author, the 13 Original States…

  • Taxes & Smuggling – Prelude to Revolution: Crash Course US History #6
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    Taxes & Smuggling – Prelude to Revolution: Crash Course US History #6

    Hi, I’m John Green, this is Crash Course: US History, and today we begin discussing the American Revolution. So two things to keep in mind here: One, the American Revolution and the American War for Independence are not the same thing. And two, while I know this will upset some of you, the American Revolution was not really about taxes. Mr. Green, Mr. Green! It was about tea, right? Also, it was not about tea. The Boston Tea party was about taxes and our God-given right to smuggle. It’s a little confusing, me from the past, but that’s why Crash Course is here! [Theme Music] So as you’ll recall, the…

  • Too Late to Apologize: A Declaration
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    Too Late to Apologize: A Declaration

    Halfway across the globe, and we’re standing on new ground. Screaming across the waves you can’t hear a sound. There’s no fair trials, no trade, no liberties. No tea! We’ve colonized America. We won’t stand for tyranny! O king: and it’s too late to apologize. It’s too late! I said it’s too late to apologize. It’s too late! We’ve paid your foolish tax, read the acts, and they just won’t do. We want to make it clear, we believe this much is true: all men were created with certain unalienable rights! Among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness! It’s too late to apologize! It’s too late! I…