• 12 Surprising Facts About Mount Rushmore!
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    12 Surprising Facts About Mount Rushmore!

    From its creation, to some secrets that aren’t well known, join me as we discover 12 surprising facts about Mount Rushmore! 12. The Reason For The Presidents The United States has many monuments dedicated to its many Presidents who have made true history over the years. Such as the Washington and Lincoln Memorials in Washington DC, the nations’ capital. So many people sometimes ask why George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Abraham Lincoln and Theodore Roosevelt were selected of the dozens of Presidents to be put on the mountain that is Mount Rushmore. The simple and honest answer is that when you combine what these four did, they helped make a vast…

  • Your Natural Rights: Locke, Jefferson, St. Aquinas, Maqasid
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    Your Natural Rights: Locke, Jefferson, St. Aquinas, Maqasid

    think back to that first day you know the day you were born were you born with any rights and why is it that human beings if we are truly born with rights natural rights inalienable rights like life liberty and not to be tortured then why is it for the last 200 thousand plus years we have not had those rights or people have been fighting even today millions upon millions of people you may know even on social media around the world are struggling for those rights let’s explore those questions together stay tuned this is has Imperius timeless wisdom the joy of history author of timeless wisdom…

  • The Wildest Christmas Party Ever? – December 24th – TimeGhost of Christmas Past – DAY 1
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    The Wildest Christmas Party Ever? – December 24th – TimeGhost of Christmas Past – DAY 1

    December 24 You ever been to a Christmas party that gets out of hand because of a little too much booze? Well in 1826, there was the mother of all Christmas parties gone wrong. This is day one of The TimeGhost of Christmas Past, I’m Indy Neidell It’s Christmas Eve 1826, at the US Military Academy at West Point, New York, and several young cadets plan a little Christmas party. Now, consuming alcohol is prohibited at the Academy, so they are to make do with non-alcoholic eggnog. Okay, but eggnog – made with milk, eggs, and cream, a winter tradition, needs brandy, bourdon or some other whiskey to be the…

  • Confederate Anthem
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    Confederate Anthem

    Oh, i’m a good ole rebel, now that’s just what i am And for this Yankee nation, I do not give a damn I’m glad i fought against her, I’d only wished we won I aint ask any pardon for anything I’ve done I hate the Yankee nation and everything they do I hate the Declaration of Independence too I hate the glorious union, tis dripping with our blood I hate this stripped banner, I fit it all I could I rode with Robert E. Lee for three years, there about Got wounded in four places and I starved at Point Lookout I caught the rheumatism a camping in the…

  • 20. Confederation
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    20. Confederation

    Prof: So today I’ve titled the lecture for today “Confederation,” but in a sense I’m going to be talking about something larger than that, and by the end of the lecture I’ll be talking about the Articles of Confederation. I’ll talk a little bit more about them on Thursday. But as I mentioned last Thursday, last Thursday’s lecture, today’s lecture and actually some of the few that are left — that are still to come–are all in one way or another dealing with big questions that were left looming after the fighting of the Revolution had passed. And we dealt with one of them on Thursday and that was the…

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    We The People — Past Inaugural Speeches, and The Constitution, Set to Music

    We the People of the United States in Order to form a more perfect Union establish Justice insure domestic tranquility provide for the common defense promote the general welfare and secure the blessings of liberty to ourselves and our posterity we do ordain and establish this Constitution of the United States of America the time has come to reaffirm our enduring spirit to choose our better history to carry forward that precious gift that noble idea of passed on through generation to generation the god-given promise that all are equal all are free and all deserve a chance to pursue their full measure of happiness as for our common defense…

  • Thomas Jefferson’s Solution to Abuses of Constitutional Power
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    Thomas Jefferson’s Solution to Abuses of Constitutional Power

    Thomas Jefferson gave us the solution to abuses of Constitutional power. He said: “I know no safe depositary of the ultimate powers of the society but the people themselves; and if we think them not enlightened enough to exercise their control with a wholesome discretion, the remedy is not to take it from them, but to inform their discretion by education. This is the true corrective of abuses of constitutional power.” –Letter from Thomas Jefferson to William Thomas Jarvis, September 28, 1820. I’m Dave Kluge, author of The People’s Guide to the United States Constitution. The news today is filled with arguments over the Constitution and alleged abuses of Constitutional…

  • 25. Being an American: The Legacy of the Revolution
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    25. Being an American: The Legacy of the Revolution

    Wow. So this is my last true confession to you, my class, and it’s a true — I always give you true confessions. I never lie to you, my class, but this is a truly true confession because the fact of the matter is, I actually really couldn’t figure out how to end the course. [laughs] I couldn’t figure out what this last lecture was supposed to be, and I really wondered about it, agonized over it. It’s the last lecture. There’s all this pressure. Several of you have e-mailed me and said, “Looking forward to the last lecture.” [laughs] How can I live up to the expectation? So I…

  • Executive Power & the Louisiana Purchase
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    Executive Power & the Louisiana Purchase

    I think without a doubt, the Louisiana Purchase is one of the great turning points in American history. It’s hard to imagine the country succeeding the way it has without purchasing Louisiana. The Louisiana Purchase was the result of a treaty negotiated by Robert Livingston and James Monroe with, ah, Napoleon of France that gave the United States possession of a swath of territory that would cause us to double in size for $15,000,000, about three cents an acre. It was originally supposed to be the Louisiana Purchase because that’s all that Thomas Jefferson wanted, but the French, for a variety of reasons, offered this almost literally incredible deal. One…

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    24. Creating a Nation

    Prof: On Thursday, I gave the world’s most condensed lecture about the Constitution, and I mentioned three controversies that represented long-standing concerns in Revolutionary America: the question of representation, the problem of slavery, and then the question of a national executive– so that really boils down to the problem of investing power in one man. Now I did manage to discuss all three of those things briefly before the end of the lecture. I did not have time to discuss one last issue, which I do want to talk about here before I go into the real topic of today’s lecture. I just ran out of time. And it actually…