The Last Day Of World War I - Part 5 of 5
The last part of the video refers to the role of different privates that were the ones who fought and died on the very last day and on the last minutes of WWI. There is a description of the way in which fire really ceased. There is reference to the way in which those who survived suffered and in what conditions they went back home. There are images of badly wounded people who survived but went through terrible pain. There are images of the biggest American soldiers' cemetery in Europe. There is
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Fiscal Federalism
Fiscal federalism is the model of spending, taxing, and providing grants in the federal government system. The national government’s primary means of influencing state governments is giving money to states in the form of grants-in-aid. Grants-in-aid have a long history in the United States, dating back to the Confederation period. The nation’s leaders originally designed them to help fund agriculture, land grant colleges, and farm-related education. They grew to encompass many other types of
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Labor of Love
After an accident left him confined to a wheelchair, David James
thought he'd have to give up gardening, until the community stepped in
to bring the thrill of growing back into arms reach.

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Practicing Speeches: Record it!
This video teaches you to tape or video record your practice speech to get a feel for your voice quality and nonverbal communication. Professional, Tracy Goodwin, gives tips on what to look for when you look back at your recording.

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New Deal Programs
With unemployment the highest it had ever been in the nation's history, the most pressing problem facing Roosevelt when he took office was to get people back to work. His first request to Congress was for the Unemployment Relief Act, which created the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC). Over the course of its existence, the CCC employed some three million young men on conservation projects such as flood control, draining swamps, and planting trees. The CCC did more than just provide jobs—it kep
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The Crucifixion - Children's Bible Stories
In this Children's Bible Story the crucifixion & resurrection of Jesus is shared.  The narration of this story explains how Jesus was nailed to a cross but came back to life.  The narration of this story is well done and easy for all to follow and understand.
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U.S.-Soviet Relations
This video is accompanied by text. "Throughout much of World War II, the U.S. and the USSR were reluctant allies. Germany posed a significant threat to both countries and necessity dictated that they cooperate militarily. Germany had launched a brutal invasion into the Soviet Union that eventually caused the deaths of 20 million Soviets. The USSR begged the western Allies to attack the German army on its western front. The U.S. and England were under-resourced and unwilling to launch a costly at
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Origins of Slavery
The origins of slavery can be traced back much further than the eighteenth- and nineteenth-century plantations in the southern United States. By the time the English had begun to settle permanent colonies in North America, the Spanish and Portuguese had developed a model of slavery to provide labor for commercial agriculture. This model was critical for the development of slavery in Anglo-America.
The development of the slave trade began with the Portuguese exploration of West Africa, prim

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The Arrival of Immigrants

This video shows the arrival of immigrants in the U.S. A rare clip that dates back to 1903. The start of the video discusses Charlie Chaplin arriving in the United States with the Karno troupe on October 2, 1912.  According to Ellis Island Immigration Records he had $45 in his pocket Chaplin arrived with Stan Laurel with whom he shared a room in a boarding house.  Since cooking was impossible Chaplin would play the violin to
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Hemingway - The Old Man and the Sea - documentary excerpt
Readings from the novella, the Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway.  The clip also includes interviews with folks from Cuba who knew Hemingway back in the day. 

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J.K. Rowling on the Today Show (Part 2)
 The second part of Meredith Vieira's interview with J K Rowling which took place in Edinburgh on the "Deathly Hallows" release night. In this one-on-one interview J.K. Rowling looks back over the entire series and talks about how she feels as it draws to a close. J.K. Rowling also answers questions such as what she would see in the Mirror of Erised, and reveals the sentence she had originally intended to be the last in the series.

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The Birth Of Israel (2008) - Part 1-8
Jeremy Bowen presents a look back at the creation of the state of
Israel, examining the the events leading up to the Israeli war of
Independence in 1949, its impact on Arab/Israeli relations and the
implications for the Middle East.

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The Birth Of Israel (2008) - Part 2-8
Jeremy Bowen presents a look back at the creation of the state of Israel, examining the the events leading up to the Israeli war of Independence in 1949, its...
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The Birth Of Israel (2008) - Part 4-8
Jeremy Bowen presents a look back at the creation of the state of Israel, examining the the events leading up to the Israeli war of Independence in 1949, its...
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The Birth Of Israel (2008) - Part 5-8
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BBC Documentary: The Birth Of Israel (2008) - Part 6-8
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BBC Documentary: The Birth Of Israel (2008) - Part 7-8
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The Birth Of Israel (2008) - Part 8-8
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Decoding the Past: Mayan Doomsday Prophecy
Over 2,000 years ago, the ancient Maya made the stunning prediction that the world will come to an end on December 21, 2012. The History Channel peels back the layers of mystery and examines in detail how the Maya calculated the exact date of doomsday. Run time 45:00.
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Fall Colors | University of St. Thomas
In the Fall the Twin Cities provide and excellent back drop for the changing seasons. Enjoy this video created by a University of St. Thomas undergraduate student featuring the St. Paul campus.
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