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Cold War: Third World - part 2/5
1967 - 1978 The superpowers use surrogates to wage ideological and often physical conflict. In 1967 and 1973, American-backed Irael triumphs over Soviet-backed Egypt and Syria. In Africa, the Soviets exploit nationalist, anti-colonial struggles. The U.S. supports South Africa in its battle against communism.
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Cold War: Third World - part 4/5
1967 - 1978 The superpowers use surrogates to wage ideological and often physical conflict. In 1967 and 1973, American-backed Irael triumphs over Soviet-backed Egypt and Syria. In Africa, the Soviets exploit nationalist, anti-colonial struggles. The U.S. supports South Africa in its battle against communism.
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SALT 2 Strategic Arms Negotiations

Video is about the Cold War Strategic Arms negotiations during the late 70's early 80's.  Moscow and Washington were clashing over human rights.  The SS20 alarmed the NATO allies, especially the West Germans with a range of 3000 miles these missiles could hit their capitals.  The SALT 2 negotiations did not include the SS20 discussion.  The super powers had agreed new limits on strategic arms in June 1979 comp
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Cold War: Spies - part 1/5
1944 - 1994 Early CIA attempts to penetrate the Iron Curtain are thwarted. The U.S. reacts with increasingly sophisticated technological intelligence - the U-2 spy-plane, satellite reconnaissance and eletronic eavesdropping. Yet human spies remain important. Sometimes betrayers, sometimes betrayed, many spies pay with their lives.
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Cold War: Spies - part 2/5
1944 - 1994 Early CIA attempts to penetrate the Iron Curtain are thwarted. The U.S. reacts with increasingly sophisticated technological intelligence - the U-2 spy-plane, satellite reconnaissance and eletronic eavesdropping. Yet human spies remain important. Sometimes betrayers, sometimes betrayed, many spies pay with their lives.
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Cold War: Spies - part 3/5
1944 - 1994 Early CIA attempts to penetrate the Iron Curtain are thwarted. The U.S. reacts with increasingly sophisticated technological intelligence - the U-2 spy-plane, satellite reconnaissance and eletronic eavesdropping. Yet human spies remain important. Sometimes betrayers, sometimes betrayed, many spies pay with their lives.
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Cold War: Spies - part 4/5
1944 - 1994 Early CIA attempts to penetrate the Iron Curtain are thwarted. The U.S. reacts with increasingly sophisticated technological intelligence - the U-2 spy-plane, satellite reconnaissance and eletronic eavesdropping. Yet human spies remain important. Sometimes betrayers, sometimes betrayed, many spies pay with their lives.
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Cold War: Spies - part 5/5
1944 - 1994 Early CIA attempts to penetrate the Iron Curtain are thwarted. The U.S. reacts with increasingly sophisticated technological intelligence - the U-2 spy-plane, satellite reconnaissance and eletronic eavesdropping. Yet human spies remain important. Sometimes betrayers, sometimes betrayed, many spies pay with their lives.
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The Last of the Mohicans - Silent Movie
This is an early movie adaption of Last of the Mohicans by James Fenimore Cooper. A fictional drama set in 1757 during the French and Indian War. A silent movie with musical soundtrack, it is quite watchable and tells the story well. Run time 72:00.
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Social Reforms in the 1800s
This video is accompanied by text. "Educational reform was another effort Americans pursued to perfect society during this period. In the early nineteenth century, Americans had the highest literacy rate in the western world, and yet there was no statewide system of free elementary schools anywhere in the United States. Reformers were influenced by Thomas Jefferson's vision of an educated electorate, and the desire to inculcate students—including increasing numbers of non-English and non-Prote
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The Monroe Doctrine
A brief description of the origins and purposes of the Monroe Doctrine from the perspective of a Latin American History student. (Amateur video with slides, narration, and background music.)

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Bobby Kennedy - Announces Run for Presidency
While he was still Attorney General, during his brother’s administration, Bobby Kennedy told journalists that an African-American could be president of the United States within forty years.  His observations were printed in U.S. newspapers on the 27th of May, 1961.  (Tim Russert gets the year wrong in this “Meet the Press” clip.)

The day after he announced his own candidacy for the U.S. presidency, RFK appeared on television to explain why he was running.  This clip feature

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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.
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The New Culture of the 1920s
In addition to the political and social transformations brought about by prohibition, fundamentalism and nativism, the 1920s also witnessed a cultural transformation. In this postwar decade, many citizens, especially in larger urban areas, were embracing new forms of entertainment, discovering new recreational activities, and adopting the culture of consumerism. Literature and music were taking adventurous new strides, and the women rights movement was making slow progress. In light of all these
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The Missouri Compromise
This video is accompanied by text. "During the early nineteenth century, the sectional lines between the free north and the slave south were being gradually drawn. Slavery began to gain prominence as a national issue, and the South became solidly united behind the institution of slavery as it became more critical to their economic success. By 1819, the United States was comprised of an equal number of free and slave states—11 of each..."

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Uncle Tom's Cabin and its Effects
This video is accompanied by text. "The most significant response to the Fugitive Slave Act came from the pen of novelist Harriet Beecher Stowe. Uncle Tom’s Cabin ran serially for nearly a year in an abolitionist newspaper, before it was published as a book in early 1852. It was an immediate and phenomenal success—selling 10,000 copies its first week in print, and 300,000 within a year. By the time of the Civil War, several million copies were in circulation, and many Union soldiers received
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From Sea to Shining Sea: Indian Removal
A short video on the buffalo or bison and their impact on America and the Native Americans. Only 600 or so we left in the early 1900s. Too short to be of real value, but a story about what happens when there are no protection or rules for killing animals. This would be a good compare and contrast video to show with the killing of wolves, or as part of a lesson about why buffalo were important to the Native Americans, but not essential to the settlers. Part of a series on Indians.
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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.


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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
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Women's Sufferage Movement - School House Rock
Animated music video about early sufferagists, the 19th amendment, and the women's right to vote. (3:00)
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