• American Civil War Facts: General Robert E. Lee | Educational Videos – Cartoon Biography
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    American Civil War Facts: General Robert E. Lee | Educational Videos – Cartoon Biography

    Known as the face of the South in the Civil War and one of the biggest losers in history. Stay tuned for more as we take you on a journey through the timeline of General Robert E Lee. Robert Edward Lee was born January 19, 1807, in Stratford, Virginia. Following in his Father’s footsteps Lee would enter West Point Military Academy wherein 1829 he graduated 2nd in his class. In 1846 Lee would go to war when the United States battle Mexico. There he served under General Winfield Scott at became known as a hero as a battle commander. In 1859 Lee’s name became even more popular after he was…

  • Kurt Lash “A Troubled Birth of Freedom”
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    Kurt Lash “A Troubled Birth of Freedom”

    and my thanks to Lee Strang to Dean Barros the University of Toledo College of Law and the Federal Society for inviting me in giving me the honor of delivering this year’s Stranahan lecture and I’m especially pleased to be here to talk about the 14th amendment an amendment as I was I was talking with Lee and the Dean just prior to beginning my remarks and I was remembering what an extraordinary role that Ohio has played in the establishment and creation of the 14th amendment including a very important gentleman mind by the name of John Bingham who drafted section 1 of the 14th amendment he’s going to…

  • Reconstruction: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
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    Reconstruction: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

    The American Civil War ended in 1865. And a new conflict immediately began. The North won the first war. The South won the second. To truly understand American history, one needs to understand how this happened, and why. The years immediately following the end of the Civil War—1865 to 1877—are known in American history as “Reconstruction.” What should have been a glorious chapter in America’s story—the full integration of 3.9 million freed slaves—instead became a shameful one. It began with the assassination of Republican president Abraham Lincoln. One week after the Civil War effectively ended, the one man with the political savvy and shrewdness to have guided Reconstruction was gone.…

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    Reconstruction and 1876: Crash Course US History #22

    Episode 21: Reconstruction Hi, I’m John Green, this is Crash Course U.S. History and huzzah! The Civil War is over! The slaves are free! Huzzah! That one hit me in the head? It’s very dangerous, Crash Course. So when you say, “Don’t aim at a person,” that includes myself? The roller coaster only goes up from here, my friends. Huzzah! Mr. Green, Mr. Green, what about the epic failure of Reconstruction? Oh, right. Stupid Reconstruction always ruining everything intro So after the Civil War ended, the United States had to reintegrate both a formerly slave population and a formerly rebellious population back into the country, which is a challenge that…