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Women in Politics
A three minute video highlighting some of the most important women in American politics. Needs more background to be of more value. Just a selection of sound bites, but good insights.

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Wuthering Heights: Context
This video examines the context of Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë.  Wuthering Heights is a tale of passion, a tale of
extremes. Published in 1847, a year before Brontë's death, it was not
received well by the critics of the time, yet today we see it as one of
the great Romantic classics. When reading Wuthering Heights we need

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2008 Christmas Around The World
This short video from 2008 is about how Christmas was celebrated in various places and by notable people.  Included are British royals, President-Elect (at the time) Barack Obama, miliary personnel, and the Pope.  Bethlehem is included as well.
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Visit to the British Museum
On my way to Bosnia, I stopped in London and finally visited the British Museum. Wow...what a place! I can't believe I never made time for this museum while I was studying with the London Law Consortium in the Spring. Too bad! Glad I finally took time to
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Pigs wallowing in mud
Berkshire and British Lop pigs and piglets enjoying the mud.  Many good shots of four young pigs playing in a wallow and getting themselves very muddy, as well as a couple of much bigger and older pigs that are much less lively.  Note: there is a country rock song about "strong whisky" in the background; you can turn the sound off and not miss anything.
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The True Story of D-Day - Part 2 of 10
This second part of the documentary begins with a reconstruction of conversations between soldiers and the memories of former soldiers retelling what they lived that day before the attack started. The invasion begins before dawn with units of the US Airborne  Divisions making night landings, while British commando units capture key bridges and knock out Nazi communications. Fighting begins.
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The True Story of D-Day - Parts 5 of 10
This part of the documentary shows the reconstructed conversation between a German commander and a British soldier. The commander was trying to get information about the coming invasion. You can also see the actual man who participated in that conversation retelling his memories. In early June the invasion is ready to set sails. There is a description by the former soldiers, reconstructions and footage about the beginning of the invasion.
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Learning English - Lesson Twenty Five (Making a Speech)
This lesson is an informative and humorous lesson on making a speech, featuring a very bad speech and some very specific pointers on how not to make the same mistakes. This was directed at ESL learners but is suitable for anyone. It contains subtitles in English while the narrator speaks in British English.  (7:53)
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Submarines
In an attempt to contend with the British Navy, Germany began to produce a new weapon of war—the U-boat.  U-boats, a common English abbreviation for the German word `Unterseeboot', were submarines. Unlike surface ships, U-boats, did not adhere to the traditional rules of engagement, which required raiders to stop a vessel, examine its cargo, and allow passengers to escape before sinking the ship. Instead, the strength of the submarine was its ability to strike without warning, while its major
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Paris Peace Conference - 1919
The video shows footage of the time. You can see who the leaders of the peace conference were and what they wanted. There are images of destroyed cities. The main aims of the winners are listed. Wilson's suggestions are explained. Post war politics in Germany is explained and the role of communism. There is reference to the way in which the leaders drew the map of Europe anew. There is a map shown. There is an account of the main terms of the The Treaty of Versailles.
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Bolero by Maurice Ravel
A melody repeated 18 times without change. The world's longest musical crescendo, this beautifully seductive piece was the love scene music in the 1979 film "10" with Bo Derek. The music for British figure skating duo Torvill and Dean's perfect gold medal performance at the 1984 Winter Olympics.  This is a performance by the orchestra directed by the Dutch violinist and conductor Andre Rieu.  (6:57)
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Third Parties
While the American system of politics has generally been defined as a two-party system, occasionally a third party emerges, influencing elections and siphoning important votes from the major parties. Third parties often begin as single-issue parties that oppose or promote a certain social, economic, or political topic. For example, the Republican Party formed in the 1850’s as a third party in opposition to slavery. Similarly, in 2000, Ralph Nader formed the Green Party that focused on environm
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Thomas Paine's "Common Sense"
As late as January 1776, months before American independence was declared, many colonists still pledged their loyalty to the Crown. These loyalists comprised a large segment of the population, including important leaders. They considered the colonies an extension of Great Britain and generally discarded the idea of becoming a self-governing country
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Incumbency
While the president is limited to serving two terms in office, members of Congress can serve an unlimited number of terms. In the mid-nineteenth century, most congressional representatives served only a single term because at that time politics was not considered a career. However, by the mid-twentieth century, congressional representatives began to view holding congressional office as a prestigious career.  (Video is narrated with slides and speeches.)

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The Stamp Act
Video accompanied with text dealing with the Stamp Act. "The peace treaty that ended the French and Indian War in 1763 eliminated New France as a military threat to the British colonists, and marked the start of the march toward American independence. The war effort, and British Prime Minister William Pitt’s decision to retain large numbers of troops in the American colonies after the conflict, doubled Great Britain’s national debt.
In an effort to raise revenues, Parliament enforced

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The Townshend Duties
History video for high school. "The repeal of the Stamp Act did not end Britain’s plan to tax the colonies. In 1767, Chancellor of the Exchequer Charles Townshend proposed enacting new customs duties on the most popular items imported by the colonies. Parliament approved The Townshend duties (also referred to as the Townshend Revenue Act), which taxed a wide variety of imports, including glass, lead, paints, paper, silk, and tea. Unlike the Stamp Act, the new levy was an indirect tax payable a
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Social Situation
This is a video accompanied by text. It is about the social situation and the social causes of the American Revolution. Although the concept of forming an autonomous American nation was not new, Thomas Paine’s call to create a democratic republic resonated with a growing number of colonists. By the late eighteenth century, many towns, particularly in Massachusetts, experienced republicanism firsthand in the form of town meetings and elections. Terminating the British monarch’s arbitrary auth
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Tension Between the Colonists and British
This short cartoon uses humor to address the different issues which caused tension between the colonists and British and lead to the Revolutionary War.  Both sides are covered. The 1765 Stamp Act,Townsend Act, French and Indian War are all briefly mentioned. Runtime 01:24.
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From Colonies to Constitution: The War for Independence
'This program traces the key events of the American
Revolutionary War from its outbreak at Lexington, Massachusetts in 1775 to the signing of the Treaty of Paris in 1783." This 15 minute video goes over the major points, but does not add a lot of depth to what isn't in a basic textbook. Does have good visuals where students can get a better feel for the time.

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Beginnings of Revolutionary War
The causes of the war are reviewed started with British taxes. This two minute video does not go into depth, but does highlight the major differences. Ends with Shot Heard Around the World. Run time 01:41.
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