US History

The Good Fight: The Feuds of the Founding Fathers (and How They Shaped the Nation)

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The founding fathers argued about when to fight the English. They argued about how to fight the English. They tussled over taxes. They disagreed about foreign affairs. They fought each other in private. They fought each other in public. They used essays. They used whispers. One of them even used a pistol.

Some of the fights were settled in their own time. Some of them are still being fought in ours.

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The Good Fight: The Feuds of the Founding Fathers (and How They Shaped the Nation)

The March Against Fear

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MISSISSIPPI. 1966. On a hot June afternoon, a black man set out to walk across his home state of Mississippi. He walked to confront racial fears, discrimination, and hate. He walked to make a statement. But two days into his journey, James Meredith was shot and wounded in a roadside attack. Leaders of the civil rights movement, including Martin Luther King, Jr., and Stokely Carmichael, rushed to take up his cause. What started as one man's mission became the March Against Fear.

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The March Against Fear

Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption (Unabridged)

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On a May afternoon in 1943, an Army Air Forces bomber crashed into the Pacific Ocean and disappeared, leaving only a spray of debris and a slick of oil, gasoline, and blood.

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1010L
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Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption (Unabridged)

The Pilgrims of Plimoth

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The arrival of the Pilgrims in the new world is chronicled in this dramatic re-enactment of their daily activities during the first trying years in the colony they called Plimoth.

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The Pilgrims of Plimoth

Jean Fritz: Six Revolutionary War Figures

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Ben Franklin, Samuel Adams, John Hancock, Paul Revere, Patrick Henry, and King George III were all integral in the vivid tale of the American Revolution.

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Jean Fritz: Six Revolutionary War Figures

Who's That Stepping on Plymouth Rock?

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Plymouth Rock is the most solid piece of history the United States has.

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Who's That Stepping on Plymouth Rock?

Will You Sign Here, John Hancock?

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Known for his memorable signature at the bottom of the Declaration of Independence, the rest of John Hancock’s life is not as well known to many students and citizens.

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Will You Sign Here, John Hancock?

Long Knives

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George Rogers Clark was only 26 when he led a daring raid during the Revolutionary War to capture British forts and neutralize their efforts on the frontier west of the Alleghenies. His victories helped bring Indiana, Illinois, Michigan, and other Midwest states into the U.S. after the war.

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Long Knives

Iroquois: Indians of the Northeast

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Five warring Native American tribes, also known as the "Five Nations", the Mohawk, the Oneida, the Onondaga, the Cayuga, and the Seneca, negotiated the Great Law of Peace or the League of the Iroquois, which influenced American political thinkers. Nonetheless, the American Revolution split the confederation, pitting old friends against each other and signaling the decline of their power.

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Iroquois: Indians of the Northeast

Values in Revolutionary America

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The importance of family, social class, religion, and self-government in the American colonies created a unique set of values. This informative program uses historical vignettes to deptict those values on the eve of the Revolution.

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Values in Revolutionary America

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