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Terrorism, War, and Bush 43: Crash Course US History #46

In which John Green teaches you about the tumultuous 2000’s in the United States of America, mainly the 2000’s that coincide with the presidency of George W Bush. From the controversial election in 2000, to the events of 9/11 and Bush’s prosecution of the War on Terror, the George W. Bush presidency was an eventfulContinue reading “Terrorism, War, and Bush 43: Crash Course US History #46”

The Clinton Years, or the 1990s: Crash Course US History #45

In which John Green teaches you about the United States as it was in the 1990s. You’ll remember from last week that the old-school Republican George H.W. Bush had lost the 1992 presidential election to a young upstart Democrat from Arkansas named Bill Clinton. Clinton was a bit of a dark horse candidate, having survivedContinue reading “The Clinton Years, or the 1990s: Crash Course US History #45”

Shots fired at Ukraine presidential aide’s car in assassination attempt, officials say

“I don’t know yet who stood behind this,” said Zelenskiy. “Sending me a message by shooting my friend is weakness.” A volley of automatic gunfire hit a car carrying a senior aide to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy on Wednesday, an incident a senior official called an assassination attempt and Zelenskiy said may have been a message intendedContinue reading “Shots fired at Ukraine presidential aide’s car in assassination attempt, officials say”

Women’s Suffrage: Crash Course US History #31

In which John Green teaches you about American women in the Progressive Era and, well, the progress they made. So the big deal is, of course, the right to vote women gained when the 19th amendment was passed and ratified. But women made a lot of other gains in the 30 years between 1890 andContinue reading “Women’s Suffrage: Crash Course US History #31”

Women in the 19th Century: Crash Course US History #16

In which John Green finally gets around to talking about some women’s history. In the 19th Century, the United States was changing rapidly, as we noted in the recent Market Revolution and Reform Movements episodes. Things were also in a state of flux for women. The reform movements, which were in large part driven byContinue reading “Women in the 19th Century: Crash Course US History #16”

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