• Why Are There SO Many Confederate Monuments?
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    Why Are There SO Many Confederate Monuments?

    This is the Appomattox statue in Alexandria Virginia, a monument constructed in 1889 to honor Alexandria’s Confederate dead in the US Civil War. Since then, it has been at the center of debates about the use of public space. People wrestle with the decision to honor the history of those who supported the Southern Confederacy’s secession from the Union, which was largely in order to continue racialized slavery. Opponents have argued that the statue stands as a testament to intolerance and racism, and that although the statue is still privately owned by the United Daughters of the Confederacy, the fact that it’s situated on public land means that it should…

  • Lessons Learned: The Articles of Confederation
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    Lessons Learned: The Articles of Confederation

    Do you think it is easy to write a constitution for a country? Did you ever wonder why the United States has a constitution that has lasted for more than two centuries while other countries have failed to find one that works? I’m Jim Lindsay, and this is Lessons Learned. Our topic today is the Articles of Confederation, which went into effect on March 1, 1781, when Maryland became the 13th and final colony to ratify it. Most of us know all about the major battles and events of the American Revolution. April 19, 1775 saw Paul Revere’s midnight ride and the battles at Lexington and Concord. July 4,, 1776…

  • Fidel Castro:  The Long term Result Of U.S. Interventions In Cuba
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    Fidel Castro: The Long term Result Of U.S. Interventions In Cuba

    A hundred times in his career at Sullivan and Cromwell Foster Dulles did what Sullivan and Cromwell lawyers were hired to do that was not a law firm like a you assume what that phrase means it had a specialty they could do things like represent you in court or draw up a contract like other law firms but that’s not their specialty nobody hired them for that Sullivan and Cromwell had a distinct specialty which was forcing small countries to do what big American companies wanted them to do and that’s why every major American multi national corporation hired Sullivan and Cromwell whenever you had a problem in a…

  • 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…

  • Sailing into History – Sailors of USS Constitution Part 1
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    Sailing into History – Sailors of USS Constitution Part 1

    When I give tours on board Constitution, people want to hear a story. People want to hear the history. People want to hear why she is still around and where she came from to begin with. I feel like it’s the foundation of the Navy. This is where the Navy started. When I first joined the Navy, I told the recruiter I wanted to be a history teacher. He said, “History? Okay, Boatswain’s Mate is the right job for you.” During the War of 1812, a Boatswain’s Mate’s job would have been sanding the deck to get the deck perfectly smooth so the guns don’t chaff against the deck and…

  • Age of Jackson: Crash Course US History #14
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    Age of Jackson: Crash Course US History #14

    Hi I’m John Green. This is Crash Course U.S. history and today, after last week’s bummer on slavery, we turn to a happier topic: the rise of democratization in the U.S. This was also known as the Age of Jackson, no Stan, not that Jackson. No, no, Stan, come’on seriously. No not, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no. YES. That Jackson. Andrew Jackson. intro …Sorry, I just had to check my collar. Right, so you’ll recall that the initial democracy of the United States wasn’t terribly democratic—almost all voters were white male land owners. Mr. Green, Mr. Green. That’s just radically unfair. Exactly, Me from…

  • Top Supreme Court Cases in 2019-2020 [Part 2/2] | The Judicial Review
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    Top Supreme Court Cases in 2019-2020 [Part 2/2] | The Judicial Review

    Um… Where was I? Oh, yeah. Last time, we reviewed some past and upcoming cases on the rights of non-cis heteronormative people in the workplace, mental health in the legal system, the DREAMers, and racism in corporate media management. Because apparently that wasn’t enough, today we’ll cover more cases that the Supreme Court will rule on in the coming months, and how and why they are important in a time when the political winds are escalating into a seriously dangerous political Sharknado against a wide variety of social liberties. Are you ready kids? (Sorry… that.. that was bad Can we just -can we just move past that? I’d appreciate that…

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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…