History Brief: The Albany Plan of Union and Committees of Correspondence

History Brief: The Albany Plan of Union and Committees of Correspondence

One important element that led to the War for Independence was a growing sense of unity among the thirteen colonies. In the decades prior to the Revolutionary War, a series of meetings and agreements between colonial leaders laid the foundation for a framework that led to American independence. The Albany Plan of Union was a […]

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Pride and Prejudice Part 1: Crash Course Literature #411

Hi I’m John Green, this is Crash Course Literature and it is a truth universally acknowledged that a video series about world literature must be in want of a Jane Austen episode. / So here it is. Today, we’ll be discussing Pride and Prejudice, Austen’s Regency-era novel of life, liberty and bonnets. The book was […]

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Top 10 Accurate Historical Lessons From Popular Culture

Top 10 Accurate Historical Lessons From Popular Culture

Top 10 Accurate Historical Lessons From Popular Culture 10. Genghis Khan Was Actually An Irishman For centuries, we’ve gone through life convinced that Genghis “Temujin” Khan and his bride were Mongols. Well finally, in 1956, Howard Hughes showed us that Genghis Khan far more resembled John Wayne than anyone else. Yes, that John Wayne. The […]

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10 Most Important Revolutions in History

– Revolutions can change entire countries and set people on a whole new course that’s completely different than where they were and it can all happen in an instant. But how do they occur? How is it possible that people can rise up against a seemingly unchallengeable power? Well, the following revolutions were just that. […]

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What caused the French Revolution? – Tom Mullaney

What caused the French Revolution? – Tom Mullaney

What rights do people have, and where do they come from? Who gets to make decisions for others and on what authority? And how can we organize society to meet people’s needs? These questions challenged an entire nation during the upheaval of the French Revolution. By the end of the 18th century, Europe had undergone […]

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