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
The End of Reconstruction - Impeachment of Johnson
This video is accompanied by text. "In 1867, the political battle between President Johnson and Congress over southern Reconstruction came to a confrontation. The Radical Republicans in Congress were not content with curbing Johnson’s authority by overriding his vetoes--they wanted to remove him altogether. Under the laws of the time, removing Johnson meant that Ben Wade, the president pro tempore of the Senate, would become president.
While many considered Johnson to be an inadequate pr
This video is accompanied by text. "In the election of 1868, General Ulysses S. Grant, the most popular northern hero to emerge from the Civil War, became president. Grant ran on the Republican ticket with the slogan, “Let us have peace” against the Democratic candidate Horatio Seymour. The Republican platform endorsed the Reconstruction policy of Congress, payment of the national debt with gold, and cautious defense of black suffrage. Grant swept the Electoral College with 214 votes, compar
The Failure of Reconstruction
Despite gaining their freedom, African-Americans face struggles in the years after the Civil War includes amendments 13,14,15 and other political acts during that time. Explains problems that occured after Reconstruction ends.
President George Washington, Part V
Animated biography of the life of President George Washington. This Discovery Education video is aimed at school children.
1960 - Kennedy Campaign ad from Nixon Debate
Campaign television ad
How to Install a Graphics Card
There are a few reasons you might want to upgrade your graphics or video card. If you are into gaming, run duel monitors or have updated to a high resolution monitor you might want to upgrade. This video discusses how to find the graphics card, how to choose a graphics card, and how to install it. (2:46)
How To Partition a Hard Drive on a Windows PC
Video: How To Partition a Hard Drive on a Windows PC. Back up your computer files with minimal effort by creating a new partition on your hard drive.
Go to Start, Disk Management-right click on Hard drive-enter the size of the new partition and you are on yur way. (1:23)
NEA's Read Across America
Read Across American kick-off video for the March 2, 2011 event. This is a promotional to minute video, but it does give a background to why the Day is celebrated and its importance. May be slow loading.
Build-A-Word - Vine
In this short cartoon clip from "WordWorld", the WordFriends use the letters V, I, N, and E to build the word "vine." After the word is built, it transforms into a vine made of the letters used. (1:01)
How a Computer CD Rom Works
This is a very brief (00:26) video that has information about how a Computer CD-ROM works.
In this video multiple tests are run on different browsers to determine which is fastest. The tests checked the speed that it could quickly desplay the page as well as other tests. IE8 came in last.
Use Internet Explorer to download and run the file. Firefox installs on the system-agree to the license agreement. Use standard options for installing it. After it is installed run-it gives you the choice to set it as your default browser. Gives you step by step instructions to set this up.(3:08)
What is a Browser?
"What is a browser?" was the question we asked over 50 passesby of different ages and backgrounds in the Times Square in New York. (2:32)
Specialty Web Browsers
This week The Web Mix brings you some web browsers that will enhance your web surfing experience. These browsers offer features that give you a more customized and social web experience. Flock is a social web browser-powered by Mozilla. You can set up all services via the Flock bowser.
Talkabouthe.NET - Web Browsers - Episode-1
In this episode Talkaboutthe.NET reviews the basics of web browsers and terminology. People use a web browser to get on line. It is your window to the Internet. Internet Explorer comes with Windows. Firefox has some differences. Safari is on Mac machines. This video shows how to use all three.