World War II Part 1: Crash Course US History #35

In which John Green teaches you about World War II, a subject so big, it takes up two episodes. This week, John will teach you how the United States got into the war, and just how involved America was before Congress actually declared war. John will actually talk a little about the military tactics involved,Continue reading “World War II Part 1: Crash Course US History #35”

American Imperialism: Crash Course US History #28

In which John Green teaches you about Imperialism. In the late 19th century, the great powers of Europe were running around the world obtaining colonial possessions, especially in Africa and Asia. The United States, which as a young country was especially suceptible to peer pressure, followed along and snapped up some colonies of its own.Continue reading “American Imperialism: Crash Course US History #28”

Military: Russian ships came within 30 nautical miles of Hawaii during exercise

Military officials said Monday that vessels participating in a Russian naval exercise in international waters off Hawaii are beginning to move away from the islands. Capt. Mike Kafka, a U.S. Indo-Pacific Command spokesman, said the closest Russian ships were confirmed to have come within 20 to 30 nautical miles off Hawaii. “We closely tracked allContinue reading “Military: Russian ships came within 30 nautical miles of Hawaii during exercise”

Video shows man apologized before Honolulu police shot him

Doorbell camera video obtained and released by lawyers representing the family of a Black man shot by Honolulu police in April provides more information about the events before his deadly encounter with officers. Doorbell camera video obtained and made public by lawyers representing the family of a man fatally shot two months ago by HonoluluContinue reading “Video shows man apologized before Honolulu police shot him”

Kaua’i police chief suspended for anti-Asians comments

The chief of the Kaua’i Police Department in Hawaii received a five-day unpaid suspension after he was found to have made comments mocking people of Asian descent. After an employee launched a complaint against Chief Todd G. Raybuck, an investigation uncovered that he had violated the county’s policy against discrimination in November 2019 and July of lastContinue reading “Kaua’i police chief suspended for anti-Asians comments”

The Amazing Life and Strange Death of Captain Cook: Crash Course World History #27

In which John Green teaches you about the life and death of one of history’s great explorers, Captain James Cook of the British Navy. He charted large swaths of the Pacific ocean, laid claim to Australia and New Zealand, and died a bizarre death in the Sandwich Islands, which are now called the Hawaiian Islands.Continue reading “The Amazing Life and Strange Death of Captain Cook: Crash Course World History #27”

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