Acts and Proclamations
This short cartoon video from Ignite Learning is about the unintended consequences that sometimes result from decisions that are made throughout history. The video briefly addresses the Proclamation of 1763 and the French and Indian War, Alien and Sedition Acts of 1798, and the Fugitive Slave Act of 1850. Run time 03:07.
Mrs. Kennedy Speaks Following JFK's Death
Less than two months after her husband was killed, Mrs. Kennedy made a newsreel tape, thanking the American people for all their expressions of sympathy after JFK's death. The tape was played in movie theaters, before the feature film was shown, and is now maintained in the National Archives.
U.S. foreign policy vis a vis the middle east
An amateur video with a great deal of information through slides, film, and narration. It is critical of U.S. policy towards the area, saying that it has led to conflict rather than the peace it claims to seek.
Why Did the French Give America the Statue of Liberty?
Learn France's own revolution and the statue of liberty from an American history teacher. France gave America the Statue of Liberty as a thank you for helping them obtain their independence, and as a way to celebrate the 100th anniversary of America's independence.
The Great Johnstown Flood
The Weather Channel’s presentation of the Johnston Flood of 1889. Age/Grade Level: 7th-12th grade Category: U.S. History
U.S. Child Labor 1908-1920
A look at child labor in the early 20th century in the United States as represented through the photography of Lewis W. Hine. The film documents the use of child labor in industry. No audio. Run time 09:22
History of the United States
This is an informative video of the history of the United States. The presidency of Lincoln and Roosevelt are discussed. Roosevelt knew that the fight for the United States Presidency was not simply a game of political machines and punditry, but that this coming fight demanded a leader who understood the historic enemy of the United States and the founding principles of the nation. (LaRouche PAC video)
United States History from 1865 to Present
In tihs video six distinguished University of Minnesota professors from fields ranging from African Studies to surgery, come together to examine current perspectives in U.S. history. What was America like after the Civil War? What really went on during the Cuban Missile Crisis? And where do we stand now on the spectrum of accuracy in recording history?
History of the United States of America
This is a slide show history of the United States. There is no narration in the video just images of important events in the history of the U.S. along with background music. (Amateur video with many great pictures and paintings)
U.S. History in 50 Seconds
More at www.AnimatedAtlas.com. Music: Arthur Frick. Film: Peter Mays. This video animates geography to illustrate US history quickly.
U.S. Railroad History Map 1830 - 1990s
U.S. Railroad History Map 1830 - 1990s. Slides, narration, and changing maps show the growth of railroads.
We Didn't Start the Fire
This music video gives a very brief history of the United States. The original song "We Didn't Start the Fire" is playing while various pictures are shown on the screen. Pictures are labed with the person/event and date. This video might be a nice introduction to the beginning of a class/unit on US History. Run time 04:44.
African Americans in the American Civil War
A seven minute video that shows the history of the African American soldiers in the Civil War. The Buffalo soldiers made up twenty percent of the total number of soldiers that were involved in the Union.
The Civil War
From the secession of the South to Lee's surrender at Appomatox, this film uses modern and period images as well as battle reenactments to highlight the key points of the American Civil War. This is a 15 minute video. A good video that shows some of the causes of the war and the major battles. A good overview. Best used with map so students can understand the locations better.
The Shakers - A Retrospective
According to The New Yorker Magazine, this is the definitive film on the Shaker movement.The Shakers are America's oldest and most successful experiment in communal living. This film traces the growth, decline
Puritan Family of Early New England
This film highlights daily life in a very early new england colonial village. It includes scenes of hunting, fishing, cooking, farming, and more. Video production is old but information is good. Run time 10:00.
A review of the history Pony Express. Produced by a student - but many good details included.(Amateur video)
Ellis Island (pt. 2)
Pictures and brief history of the people who came to Ellis Island. Awesome pictures.
Ancient Warriors - The Spartans; 1/3
This documentary video is a history of Spartan soldiers and is suitable for high school students. (Note: The video is purposely blurred in the beginning for effect.)
Ancient Warriors - The Spartans 2/3
This segment starts with the importance of the shield in the Spartan army. This documentary video is a history of Spartan soldiers and is suitable for high school students.