• USS Constitution’s Keel
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    USS Constitution’s Keel

    well that’s not something I do every day, I’ve just walked under the keel of USS Constitution. The keel of this ship, the oldest commissioned warship afloat in the world, is 220 years old. You might be able to detect, as you can see over my shoulder, there’s a slight curvature to the keel of this vessel, about a six-inch curvature known as a hog in the keel. It’s not something that one needs to be greatly concerned over but given the age of the keel, and the excessive weight that the ship carries at different times that keel is going to have a slight bend or curve to it.…

  • The War of 1812 – Crash Course US History #11
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    The War of 1812 – Crash Course US History #11

    Hi, I’m John Green, this is Crash Course US History and today we’re going to talk about what America’s best at: War. [Patriotic Rock Music] Uh, Mr. Green, the United States has actually only declared war 5 times in the last 230 years. Oh me from the the past, you sniveling literalist. Well today we’re going to talk about America’s first declared war, The War of 1812, so called because historians are terrible at naming things. I mean the could have called it The Revolutionary War: Part Deux, or The Canadian Cataclysm, or The War to Facilitate Future Wars. But no, they just named it after the year it started.…

  • Celebrating 4th of July aboard USS Constitution
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    Celebrating 4th of July aboard USS Constitution

    DOUG:DOUG: WELCOME ABOARD THE USS CONSTITUTION IN THE MIDDLE OF BOSTON HARBOR. WHAT BETTER WAY TO CELEBRATE OUR NATION’S BIRTHDAY THAN ON BOARD THE OLDEST COMMISSIONED WARSHIP IN THE U.S. NAVY? I GUESS YOU COULD SAY WE STARTED OFF THIS FOURTH OF JULY WITH A BANG. IT WAS LOUD DOWN BELOW IN THOSE DECKS BUT THIS IS ONE OF THE MOST IMPORTANT THINGS YOU CAN DO IN THE MILITARY A 21 GUN SALUT IT HAPPENED OFF OF CASTLE ISLAND IN SOUTH BOSTON. ABOUT 150 FOLKS FROM ACROSS THE NATION THAT ENTERED A LOTTERY TICKET. THEY WERE AL INVITED TO BRING SOMEBODY WITH THEM ON BOARD AN ASSORTMENT OF VIPS AND…

  • the Constitution USA Documentary BBC Documentaries 2016
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    the Constitution USA Documentary BBC Documentaries 2016

    [Music] this looks awesome it means everything to us we Revere the Constitution and for good reason what it was written in 1787 it was revolutionary an owner’s manual for a new nation setting up an entirely new form of government it’s like the Big Bang it’s the most momentous thing to happen in the modern world but more than two centuries later many of us don’t have any idea what the Constitution says yeah of course that’s never started and arguably about what it Amina I’m Peter sagal and I’m taking a journey across the country to find out how the Constitution works in the 21st century I think…

  • 10 Fascinating Facts About the USS Constitution
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    10 Fascinating Facts About the USS Constitution

    In 1797 an act of Congress created the United States Navy and authorized the construction of six frigates to fill the role of its capital ships. Three of the frigates were designed to be the heaviest and most powerfully armed ships of their type ever built. They were President, United States, and Constitution. A fourth, Chesapeake, was planned, but later reduced in size during construction. Named by President Washington they included innovative designs in their framing, were built of materials including southern live oak, and carried (by design) 44 guns, though in practice they each carried many more. The ships were the centerpiece of a fleet built to protect American…

  • Annual Chief Petty Officer Heritage Weeks Begin aboard USS Constitution
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    Annual Chief Petty Officer Heritage Weeks Begin aboard USS Constitution

    WELCOME TO ALL HANDS UPDATE, I’M PETTY OFFICER JONATHAN PANKAU. SAILORS ABOARD USS CONSTITUTION BEGAN THE ANNUAL CHIEF PETTY OFFICER HERITAGE WEEKS, AUGUST 18TH. MORE THAN 300 CHIEF SELECTS AND MENTORS FROM THE FLEET WILL REPORT TO THE SHIP DURING THE NEXT TWO WEEKS. THE FIRST GROUP ARRIVED THIS WEEK AND BEGAN TEAM BUILDING EXERCISES, HERITAGE AND LEADERSHIP TRAINING TO PREPARE THEM FOR LIFE AS CHIEF PETTY OFFICERS. THE TWO-WEEK TRAINING WILL INCLUDE SAIL TRAINING, GUN DRILLS AND BOARDING PIKE DRILLS TAUGHT BY USS CONSTITUTION SAILORS. THE CHIEF SELECTS WILL ALSO GET UNDERWAY WITH OLD IRONSIDES IN THE BOSTON HARBOR, AUGUST 22ND THROUGH 29TH. THIS WILL BE THE LAST CPO…

  • “The Last Ride” USS CONSTITUTION 217th Birthday Celebration
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    “The Last Ride” USS CONSTITUTION 217th Birthday Celebration

    USS Constitution is a 44 gun frigate. 3 masted square rigged frigate. Built to out run, or out gun any thing she came across. Which she was successful at doing 33 and O in battle. It’s the last underway the ship will have for over 3 years. She truly is a lens through which we can examine the importance of having a Navy. The role our Navy has had in our nations history. This ship was built as a result of acts of piracy against our nation. That made it very clear.In order to defend our national interest and economy. We would need to have a Navy. That was true…

  • Emotional, patriotic ceremony held aboard USS Constitution
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    Emotional, patriotic ceremony held aboard USS Constitution

    MORE ON THE EMOTIONAL DAY IN CHARLESTOWN.>>♪ OH SAY CAN YOU SEE BY THE DAWNS EARLY LIGH ♪ ♪ >>WE ARE ALL HERE, ALL OF US, EVERYONE BECAUSE OF AN IDE THE GREAT POET ARCHIBALD MCLEISH HAD THIS ABOUT DEMOCRACY ‘ ’DEMOCRACY IS NEVER ANYTHING DONE IT’S SOMETHING A NATI MUST ALWAYS BE DOING.’ THAT’S WHY WE’RE HERE.>>APPLICANTS OF CITIZENSHIP PLEASE RAISE YOUR RIGHT HAND AND REPEAT AFTER M THAT I WILL SUPPORT AND DEFE THE CONSTITUTION AND LAWS OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA SO HELP ME GOD.>>CONGRATULATIONS.>>♪ AMERICA, AMERICA ♪ ♪ >>IT’S VERY EMOTIONAL. I FEEL PART OF THE NATION NOW. IT’S IMPORTANT TO ME TO SERVE AMERICA.>>IT’S…