• Universal Transport – by Tram to Estonia
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    Universal Transport – by Tram to Estonia

    In Ostrava, Czech Republic, the first of 14 modernized trams was picked up for transport to Tallinn. The special 6-axle semitrailer for railway vehicle from Universal Transport was used. Without further aids, a rail vehicle can be loaded, it simply unfolds the build in ramp and pulls the tram with the rope winch as seen in this case. After the ramp was aligned exactly to the existing rails, the rope winch could be prepared. The train could be pulled up inch by inch then, always under the watchful eyes of the staff to detect any irregularities immediately. But everything went smoothly and after less than fifteen minutes the tram had…

  • POLS 15 The Constitutional Convention (Congress)
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    POLS 15 The Constitutional Convention (Congress)

    [music] In this lecture, we’ll focus on the Constitutional Convention. It was held in what’s now known as Independence Hall in Philadelphia from May 25th to September 17th, 1787. There were several things that all the men in attendance agreed upon. First, they all agreed that the federal government should be stronger than it was under the Articles of Confederation, but that it shouldn’t be too strong. They also agreed that the federal government should have separation of powers, that it should consist of three branches: the legislative, the executive, and the judicial. But there were plenty of disagreements as well. The most significant of these disagreements had to do…

  • The Alamo: The Birthplace of Texas
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    The Alamo: The Birthplace of Texas

    Right in the heart of downtown San Antonio lies perhaps the most mythologized building in American history. The Alamo is a name etched onto the consciousness of almost all of us, a place known from movies and TV shows. While the building itself is surprisingly small, the stories and characters surrounding it are giants. We all know the names Davy Crockett and Jim Bowie. We all know, too, the story of how a force of less than 200 Texans inside its walls held the Mexican army at bay for a week, before finally falling in a heroic last stand. But what do we really know of the Alamo itself? A…

  • Ken Burns Argues How One Vote Can Change History
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    Ken Burns Argues How One Vote Can Change History

    This is the Tennessee House chamber on August 18, 1920. The room is full of roses, yellow worn by those supporting women’s suffrage and red by those against. It’s tense. All eyes are on the clerk as he counts the votes. After decades of tireless campaigning and 144 years after Thomas Jefferson declared all white, property-owning men equal, the battle for women’s suffrage came down to a single vote, cast by the youngest member of the legislature, carrying a note from his mother. This vote ratified the 19th Amendment and guaranteed women the right to vote. It’s an incredible story and reminds us of how even constitutional amendments, so national…

  • 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…

  • Life and struggle of Bhimrao Ambedkar| Contribution of Dr. Ambedkar│Indian constitution and Ambedkar
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    Life and struggle of Bhimrao Ambedkar| Contribution of Dr. Ambedkar│Indian constitution and Ambedkar

    I used to stay up all nights because my society is still sleeping. Those who tend to forget history cannot make history Have faith on your strength, not on your luck Today we will look at one such personality whose life was filled with contention He was none other than Dr. Baba saheb Bhim Rao Ambedkar Friends, myself Sumit Kumar, from team History Ki Mystery In this video we will see how Dr. Baba Saheb Ambedkar had to endure against the pain of untouchability, right from his childhood Come let’s see The principal architect of the Constitution of India, popularly known as Dr. Baba Saheb Ambedkar’s full name was Bhimrao…

  • #55 – Travelling The Thames From Windsor To Runnymede
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    #55 – Travelling The Thames From Windsor To Runnymede

    So, there were quite a lot of moorings in Windsor, and you can see on the bank on the other side, and then over where the park is, that’s quite a high bank. But there’s lots of hidden moorings as well. Hi. Hello. It’s been ages since we’ve done this bit. It has been ages, absolutely ages. Yeah, we um I was gonna say that we had a wonderful mooring, so I’m not gonna say that again. Well you always say it. It was blooming .good It was. The Windsor mooring. Yeah, fantastic. For me really lovely really close to wins I easy access to get in wasn’t it. Yea.…

  • Family Intervention: Alex’s Recovery Story
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    Family Intervention: Alex’s Recovery Story

    I started drinking when I was 16 or 17. I was able to sustain what I thought was a normal party lifestyle for a while. Once I got addicted to opiates, things got bad really fast. I exhausted all of my resources, I was unemployable, and my family wanted nothing to do with me. I was alone for a long time. Even when I was with other people, I wasn’t there. Towards the end, life was pointless. I really didn’t want to be alive anymore. I spent New Years with my entire family in Lake Tahoe, and I was pretty much blacked out for the entire thing. When I got…

  • What is Magna Carta?
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    What is Magna Carta?

    This may look like a plain, unassuming piece of parchment, but it’s actually one of the most famous documents in the world. Magna Carta, meaning ‘the Great Charter’, has inspired people across the centuries, from Thomas Jefferson to Mahatma Gandhi. But why was the charter originally created? And what does it actually say? Let us take you back to medieval England. It’s the year 1215, and the ruler is King John. Many people believe that King John was one of the worst kings in history. He imprisoned his former wife; he starved his opponents to death; he allegedly murdered his own nephew, and pulled the beards of the Irish Chiefs.…

  • USA, West Coast – Yosemite, Las Vegas, Grand Canyon, San Francisco, LA, Universal Studios
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    USA, West Coast – Yosemite, Las Vegas, Grand Canyon, San Francisco, LA, Universal Studios

    – Cash out! Cash out now! This is first 2$ I’ve won! You’ve just won at casino in Las Vegas! 2 dollars! We started with only dollar and now we’ve got three! We’ve got to play more! How did you like the Universal Studio Tour? I’m too excited to say anything now. Did you see how the whole thing was set up? It was amazing! Fast & Furious ride was so cool, right? When we flew over the water. It looked and felt so real. Fantastic! – Are you ready?