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.)
No Sense Of Decency: A Documentary
Documentary on Senator Joseph R. McCarthy and the effect of television on his fall from power
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
The Emancipation Proclamation
This video is accompanied by text. "Although President Lincoln had a reputation for being an abolitionist, his political record indicated this label was not completely accurate. Lincoln focused his political stance regarding slavery on the prevention of its spread into the territories. After becoming president he initially resisted laws by the federal government called the Confiscation Acts that pushed the Union toward abolition. The first of these acts, the Confiscation Act of 1861, approved on
This video is accompanied by text. "When Americans voted Lincoln president, James Buchanan officially became a lame-duck leader. Southerners worried that Lincoln’s victory, which received no support from the South, would lead to political and economic dominance by the North. Slavery, they feared, would be restricted and possibly outlawed. Southerners believed that by claiming their independence they could develop their own banking system and establish trade directly with Europe. No longer woul
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
The Civil War Battles
This video is accompanied by text. "With the beginning of the war still fresh in their minds, and expectations that fighting would be intense but short, Union troops were eager for action. Cries of “On to Richmond” echoed across the hills surrounding Washington as the troops advanced on Confederate forces near Bull Run, approximately 30 miles southwest of the northern capital. President Lincoln believed an attack on a smaller Confederate unit would boost morale and clear a path to Richmond,
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)
The History of Political Parties, by Eric O'Keefe
Sam Adams Alliance & Foundation Chairman and CEO Eric O'Keefe talks about how political parties and individual politicians were once accountable to the people.
French and Indian War: An Overview
Beware of political ad that starts video. This is a glorified slide show. It moves very rapidly with little explanation of cause and effect. Touches on some geographical areas and so a map and wordwall are needed. This is a general overview video of 2:40. The ending is very weak and needs more explanation for students.
The Civil War (1861-1865)
Video discusses when the Civil War happened, who the key people were, and what brought the war to an end. Video is in power point form and music is the background.
Family and Social Life in the Colonies
Family and social life for all Anglo-American colonists was colored by certain common conditions: a pre-industrial economy that put a premium on owning land, primitive knowledge of medicine by modern standards, and a social hierarchy shaped by the notion that God had ordained some to be rich and others poor. While these characteristics shaped life throughout the colonies, there were regional differences, especially between the two most ethnically English regions, the Chesapeake and New England.
George Orwell's 1984 - Part 3
Part 3 of the video about the novel , 1984 by George Orwell. The novel is highly political in nature and follows the hero, Winston Smith, through his struggle, against the inner party, to enjoy the most basic freedoms.
The video is an animated movie about barn animals acting out human faults in life and politics. This captivating animation is based on Orwell's classic tale, 'Animal Farm'.
John Steinbeck, Of Mice and Men: Context
The context of a novel is the social, cultural and historical
background in which it is written. It deals with what was happening in
the world in the period with which the novel is concerned. Studying the context of a novel can aid and deepen our understanding of the story and characters. This title looks at the context of the novel Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck. Of Mice and Men has an explicit context because the social and political events of 1930s America create the climate of
Entrepreneurs in American 2nd Industrial Revolution
This video is accompanied by text. "The small businesses that supported the pre-Civil War economy could not satisfy the rapidly growing national markets. Entrepreneurs quickly developed systems of mass production and distribution to meet growing national needs. The resulting expansion in industry went hand-in-hand with industrial combination and concentration, enabling a few business leaders to dominate the largest markets of the time..." (Professionally produced material with scholarly ide
How To Make Butterscotch Brownies
Two girls show kids how to make butterscotch brownies. This is a great recipe that does not require a mixer. The ingredients are two cups of brown sugar, 1 stick butter, 2 teaspoons baking power, salt, vanilla, eggs, flour.
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
Palestine 1930-1948 - 2 of 14
This second part of the documentary shows footage and there are statistics about the quantity of Jews that arrived in Palestine in the 1930s. There is reference to the job market and to economics. Industry grew and Palestine was industrialised. There are images of prosperous Palestine in the 1930s. Arabs also immigrating at that time and there was hostility. Arabs were not as prosperous as the Jewish community. The Jewish majority immigration would bring more problems but they did not have such
Palestine 1930-1948 - 7 of 14
This video starts with a 1945 speech by David Ben-Gurion where he urges for Jewish immigration to Palestine. There is footage of the end of the war and the Jews that survived. The fight for independence would begin. There is reference to displacement camps organised by the American and British. Jews demanded to go to Palestine but Britain rejects this possibility. Nations had not opened the doors to these displaced Jews. There is reference to the political reasons why this happened.