The Progressive Era
Video discusses the Progressive Era in the United States. It was period of reform which lasted from the1890s to the 1920s. Video discusses the presidents during this time period, the muckrakers, political reform, and amendments established. This is a great video that gives a lot of information.
Origins of Progressivism
This video is accompanied by text. "Bounded by the end of the nineteenth century and the American entry into World War I, the Progressive Era brought dramatic changes to the nation’s economic, political, and social sectors. Progressives included both men and women from various ethnic groups, classes, and occupations who challenged traditional attitudes about the American way of life.
The reformers fought to overcome inefficiencies in government, corrupt political machines, and the inade
The Idea of Communism - Red Scare
As World War I was raging in Europe, a political and social revolution defined by a struggle between the labor class and capitalists was taking place in Russia. In early 1917, the Bolshevik Party, headed by Vladimir Lenin, felt that the social climate in Russia was beginning to change in their favor. Outlining his plan for a communist revolution, Lenin wrote his “April Thesis” to demonstrate the Bolshevik vision for a Soviet State. By the end of October 1917, the Bolshevik Party, soon to be
CIA vs. Anti-U.S. Government - Cold War
This video is accompanied by text. "Once he was elected to a second term, Eisenhower's stance on communism began to resemble the policies of the Truman administration—the U.S. government would concentrate on blocking the growth of communism rather than try to destroy it. The administration tolerated Communist nations in eastern Asia, the Middle East, and Europe, but forces—primarily the CIA—would be dispatched to deal with anti-American governments in the Third World. Of utmost interest to
The space race grew out of the Cold War between the Soviet Union and the United States. Each of the superpowers wanted to win the race to prove the superiority of not only their technology, but also their own political and social philosophy.
Space Race (Cold War Period)
This video is accompanied by text. "The space race grew out of the Cold War between the Soviet Union and the United States. Each of the superpowers wanted to win the race to prove the superiority of not only their technology, but also their own political and social philosophy. On October 4, 1957, Soviet scientists amazed the world by launching into space the first man-made satellite. The nearly 200-hundred-pound Sputnik (Russian for "satellite" or "baby moon") successfully orbited the earth as e
Noam Chomsky vs William F. Buckley Part 1
This famous debate, from 1969, shows two great political thinkers debating each other. The debate concerns American foreign policy at the time. The thoughts and ideas put forth by both men are still relevant today.
Noam Chomsky vs William F. Buckley Part 2
Part 2 of this famous debate, from 1969, shows two great political thinkers debating each other. The debate centers around American foreign policy during the time period. The thoughts and ideas put forth by both men are still relevant today.
Enlightenment Political Philosophies
This video is accompanied by text. "The Enlightenment, or The Age of Reason, from approximately 1650 to 1800 was an important period in the development of democracy. Prior to the Enlightenment, it was commonly believed that the nature of the world could be best understood by the study of scripture, meditation, and reflection in one's own mind. The Enlightenment established the idea that the natural world is best understood through close observation and reason. Several political philosophers from
The History Of Christmas- Christmas Unwrapped Part 5 of 5
Part 5 of 5 People all over the world celebrate the birth of Christ on December 25th. But why is the Nativity marked by gift giving, and was He really born on that day? And just where did the Christmas tree come from? Take an enchanting tour through the history of this beloved holiday and trace the origins of its enduring traditions. Journey back to the earliest celebrations when the infant religion embraced pagan solstice festivals like the Roman Saturnalia and turned them into a commemoration
Confederation: The Creation of Canada
This video talks about the issues the federal government that Canada had to face from its very beginning. It refers to the 1850s political crisis and to the American expansion.There slides, music, and narration.
The Elections of 1864
This video is accompanied by text. "The presidential election of 1864 transpired at a time when the country was divided, both geographically and politically, by war. The outcome of the election would ultimately be decided by swiftly changing political tides.
The majority of Republicans backed the current president, Abraham Lincoln; but Lincoln had a significant number of detractors even within his own party. They accused Lincoln of being too eager to compromise, lacking conviction, and of
War on climate change
In this podcast - Going to war for the environment? Dr Matthew Humphrey, Reader in Political Philosophy assesses a controversial theory by Australian academic Professor Robyn Eckersley. Professor Eckersley is among a group of experts who believe that military intervention may be reasonably used to protect natural resources.
Family Planning Policies and Programs
Introduces issues and programmatic strategies related to the development, organization, and management of family planning programs, especially those in developing countries. Topics include social, economic, health, and human rights rationale for family planning; identifying and measuring populations in need of family planning services; social, cultural, political, and ethical barriers; contraceptive methods and their programmatic requirements; strategic alternatives, including integrated and ver
Biography: For Kids - Davy Crockett, American Frontier Legend
The folk hero who was far more than a simple woodsman in coonskin cap. We chronicle his political career in Tennessee, where he championed the rights of squatters, and in Congress, where he opposed his former commander, President Jackson.
Afghanistan's media battleground
Six years ago television was banned in Afghanistan and its single national radio station was Taliban-run.
Social Stratification (Part I & II)
The population of the United States is becoming more racially and ethnically diverse. This increasing diversity is an important issue because it is changing the cultural, political, and economic landscape of American life.
Obama could help US economy recover by mid-2009
The victory of Barack Obama, the first African-American to become president of the United States, could help the troubled US economy recover by the middle of next year, says Ilian Mihov, professor of economics at INSEAD.
“Obama’s platform when he was campaigning was to increase government spending and cut taxes. If the change is aggressive and very determined, I think the US economy can start recovering by the middle of next year,” Mihov says.
Oil Spill in Gulf: Interview of Expert
Professor Alexander Kolker talked about the impact of the Gulf of Mexico oil spill on coastal ecosystems. Part of a 37 minute interview Best use is to have students take notes on part of the interview, maybe ten minutes, and write a news story about what they heard stressing the five Ws and a H. Call ins featured from political inclined citizens.
Andrew J. Bacevich
Is an imperial presidency destroying what America stands for? Bill Moyers sits down with history and international relations expert and former US Army Colonel Andrew J. Bacevich who identifies three major problems facing our democracy: the crises of economy, government and militarism, and calls for a redefinition of the American way of life. "Because of this preoccupation with the presidency," says Bacevich, "the president has become what we have instead of genuine politics, instead of genuine