For Love Of Liberty; African-American Soldier, 1866-1940, Part 2
This slide show has antique photos of Black American soldiers in the Civil War. Most of the written information included on the slides are very small, so the viewer may want to open the slide show to 'full screen'.
First Revolutionary Battle at Lexington and Concord : Shot Heard Around the World
In April 1775, when British troops are sent to confiscate colonial weapons, they run into an untrained and angry militia. This ragtag army defeats 700 British soldiers and the surprise victory bolsters their confidence for the war ahead. Best used with a map of the area and a timeline of events. Also, the reading of The Ride of Paul Revere might be interesting.
American Victory at Yorktown
A two pronged attack by French & American forces defeats General Cornwallis in Virginia. Two years later, the Treaty of Paris will officially end the war. This is an overview of that battle and the events that lead up to it. A good overview, but a map of Yorktown would be of benefit.
American Revolution by Sesame Street Part 3
The Muppets teach about George Washington surprising the British on Christmas Day. It also discusses why the colonies went to war against England. (3:45)
Battle of Saratoga
The Battle of Saratoga proved to be the turning point in the Revolutionary War and the subject of this one minute video. It explains the impact of the French troops that were sent after the battle which resulted in the surrender of the English forces at Yorktown and the Treaty of Paris. Not much detail about the general and other leaders involved. At best this is a brief overview.
The American Revolution 1775 part 1
Video shows how the American Revolution started and why it started.(Slides with narration)
The American Revolution
On April 19, 1775, the shot heard round the world was fired at the Battle of Lexington and Concord beginning America's Revolutionary War. In this video you will learn what lead to the war, and the things that happened as a result.
Williamsburg and the American Revolution
Brief introductory video for Williamsburg, then capitol of Virginia, and the events leading up to the Revolutionary War
Run time 02:09
"She walks in Beauty" Poem by George Gordon, Lord Byron
This is a recitation of Lord Byron's poem, "She Walks in Beauty." Only a color photograph of a lamplight-lit sidewalk at night is used for the backdrop of this reading. The picture and sound quality are good. The text can be pulled down from the description box (top right). (1:05)
By the mid-nineteenth century, the American economy that had been based on local commerce and small-scale farming was maturing into a dynamic, wide-reaching capitalist marketplace. As the industrial revolution in the northeast altered the economy and intensified the process of urbanization, an agricultural empire began to emerge in the west, and westward expansion began. In this video you will learn about westward expansion and it's trials and tribulations. (Video is of high q
Westward Movement and Economy
This video is accompanied by text. "By the mid-nineteenth century, the American economy that had been based on local commerce and small-scale farming was maturing into a dynamic, wide-reaching capitalist marketplace. As the industrial revolution in the northeast altered the economy and intensified the process of urbanization, an agricultural empire began to emerge in the west.
By 1860, more than one-half of the American population was located west of the Appalachian Mountains. Conditions
Erie Canal and its History
From Albany to Buffalo, from 1825 till today, the Erie Canal has made
American history. Tom Grasso, President of the NY State Canal Society, acts as a guide on a tour of this great artificial waterway, past and present. Knowledgeable information presents a picture of why the canal was important and how it is connected to many other waterways.
1849 California Gold Rush
A social studies class tries their hand at re-enacting what the gold miners did in the 1849 gold rush. (Amateur video)
Ladybug Ladybug Parts of the Body Song - Frank Leto
This animated song is about a ladybug who lands on a boy. The ladybug moves to different parts of the body (head, elbow, thumb, etc.) which are named in the song. The words to the song appear at the bottom of the screen and are highlighted are they are mentioned in the song. Song is call and echo format. Mr. Leto sings and the children echo his words. (2:52)
The Carpetbagging Yankees
During Reconstruction, people from the North — some with bad intentions and some with good intentions — headed to the New South, where they were called "carpetbaggers." This video gives an animated example of how the carpetbaggers came to be.
Civil War reenactment: Union occupation and a Confederate soldier goes home, 1865
In this video, a Confederate soldier making his way home at the end of the Civil War is stopped by Union soldiers at a checkpoint, then cooks for them in exchange for a day’s rations. He shows what are in the cooking rations that he has and talks about what he cooks for the Union soldiers.
Reconstruction Begins- Social Issues
This video is accompanied by text. "While Southerners were mourning the loss of their financially lucrative labor source, more than four million former slaves were trying to find their way as freedmen. The majority of the emancipated blacks were illiterate, with limited skills and financial resources..."
The one factor that connected most former slaves was a thirst for religion. Many masters had allowed their slaves to worship beside them, but with the Emancipation Proclamation former sla
This video is accompanied by text. "In the spring of 1865, the Civil War came to an end, leaving over 620,000 dead and a devastating path of destruction throughout the south. The North now faced the task of reconstructing the ravaged and indignant Confederate states. There were many important questions that needed to be answered as the nation faced the challenges of peace:
Who would direct the process of Reconstruction? The South itself, Congress, or the President?
Should the Confede
The Black Codes
This video is accompanied by text. "When Congress convened in December 1865, the legislative members from the newly reconstituted southern states presented themselves at the Capitol. Among them were Alexander H. Stephens--who was the ex-vice-president of the Confederacy--four Confederate generals, five colonels, and several other rebels. After four bloody years of war, the presence of these Confederates infuriated the Congressional Republicans, who immediately denied seats to all members from th
This video is accompanied by text. "A clash between President Johnson and Congress over Reconstruction was now inevitable. By the end of 1865, Radical Republican views had gained a majority in Congress, and the decisive year of 1866 saw a gradual diminishing of President Johnson’s power..." (Professionally produced material with scholarly ideas and arguments.)
In June of 1866, the Joint Committee on Reconstruction determined that, by seceding, the southern states had forfeited “a