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.
California is Admitted as a Free State
This video is accompanied by text. "In January 1848, gold was discovered on property belonging to John Sutter in the Sierra Nevada foothills of northern California. Sutter tried to keep the discovery secret, but word leaked out shortly after the Treaty of Guadalupe-Hidalgo was ratified. An estimated 100,000 “Forty-niners” from around the globe flocked to the gold fields the following year alone. Seemingly overnight, San Francisco grew from fewer than 1,000 residents to a major port city of 2
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
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.
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.
Ancient Warriors - The Spartans 3/3
This segment starts with a battle re-enactment of the Spartan army. This documentary video is a history of Spartan soldiers and is suitable for high school students.
JK Rowling reads from Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 of 2
Imagine J.K. Rowling reading from her acclaimed series to YOU! Get your book and read along. J.K. Rowling, seated in a large wooden chair, reads to an enthusiastic crowd of fans from Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows at the Natural History Museum in London. Part 1 of 2 (9:41)
J.K. Rowling reads from Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2 of 2
J.K. Rowling continues reading to an enthusiastic crowd of fans from Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows at the Natural History Museum in London. Part 2 of 2 (9:41)
Robert F. Kennedy's Statement on Dr. King's Death
Amid the tragedy of the assassination of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, an extraordinary moment in U.S. political history occurred as Robert F. Kennedy, younger brother of slain President John F. Kennedy, broke the news of King's death to a large gathering of African Americans in Indianapolis, Indiana. That evening Robert Kennedy