The Civil War Part 2: Crash Course US History #21

In which John Green teaches you how the Civil War played a large part in making the United States the country that it is today. He covers some of the key ways in which Abraham Lincoln influenced the outcome of the war, and how the lack of foreign intervention also helped the Union win theContinue reading “The Civil War Part 2: Crash Course US History #21”

The Constitution, the Articles, and Federalism: Crash Course US History #8

In which John Green teaches you about the United States Constitution. During and after the American Revolutionary War, the government of the new country operated under the Articles of Confederation. While these Articles got the young nation through its war with England, they weren’t of much use when it came to running a country. So,Continue reading “The Constitution, the Articles, and Federalism: Crash Course US History #8”

Who Won the American Revolution?: Crash Course US History #7

In which John Green teaches you about the American Revolution. And the Revolutionary War. I know we’ve labored the point here, but they weren’t the same thing. In any case, John will teach you about the major battles of the war, and discuss the strategies on both sides. Everyone is familiar with how this warContinue reading “Who Won the American Revolution?: Crash Course US History #7”

Taxes & Smuggling – Prelude to Revolution: Crash Course US History #6

In which John Green teaches you about the roots of the American Revolution. The Revolution did not start on July 4, 1776. The Revolutionary War didn’t start on July 4 either. (as you remember, I’m sure, the Revolution and the Revolutionary War are not the same thing) The shooting started on April 19, 1775, atContinue reading “Taxes & Smuggling – Prelude to Revolution: Crash Course US History #6”

The Seven Years War and the Great Awakening: Crash Course US History #5

In which John Green teaches you about the beginnings of the American Revolution in a video titled The Seven Years War. Confusing? Maybe. John argues that the Seven Years War, which is often called the French and Indian War in the US, laid a lot of the groundwork for the Revolution. More confusing? Why doesContinue reading “The Seven Years War and the Great Awakening: Crash Course US History #5”

The Quakers, the Dutch, and the Ladies: Crash Course US History #4

In which John Green teaches you about some of the colonies that were not in Virginia or Massachussetts. Old New York was once New Amsterdam. Why they changed it, I can say; ENGLISH people just liked it better that way, and when the English took New Amsterdam in 1643, that’s just what they did. BeforeContinue reading “The Quakers, the Dutch, and the Ladies: Crash Course US History #4”

The American Revolution: Crash Course Black American History #8

When we talk about the American Revolution and Revolutionary War, the discussion often involves lofty ideals like liberty, and freedom, and justice. The Declaration of Independence even opens with the idea that “all men are created equal.” But it turns out, the war wasn’t being fought on behalf of “all men.” The war was mainlyContinue reading “The American Revolution: Crash Course Black American History #8”

GOP Rep. Mo Brooks urged conservatives to ‘fight back’ and not ‘surrender,’ invoking the Revolutionary War in CPAC speech

Mo Brooks referenced the Revolutionary War during a speech at CPAC in Dallas on Friday. Brooks told attendees they need to “fight back” and think about “sacrifice” like “our ancestors” did. Brooks made similar remarks before the Capitol riot, when he told protesters to “start taking down names and kicking ass.” Rep. Mo Brooks urgedContinue reading “GOP Rep. Mo Brooks urged conservatives to ‘fight back’ and not ‘surrender,’ invoking the Revolutionary War in CPAC speech”

Tea, Taxes, and The American Revolution: Crash Course World History #28

In which John Green teaches you about the American Revolution and the American Revolutionary War, which it turns out were two different things. John goes over the issues and events that precipitated rebellion in Britain’s American colonies, and he also explores the ideas that laid the groundwork for the new American democracy. Find out howContinue reading “Tea, Taxes, and The American Revolution: Crash Course World History #28”

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