Why 13 Colonies? By Shmoop

Why 13 Colonies? By Shmoop

Why 13 colonies? What’s so special about a baker’s dozen? Well, there are 10 commandments. A football team sends 11 players out onto the field at one time. There are 12 days of Christmas. And there were 13 original colonies. But why? Was there some significance to the number, or were the colonists just tempting […]

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The dangerous ways ads see women | Jean Kilbourne | TEDxLafayetteCollege

The dangerous ways ads see women | Jean Kilbourne | TEDxLafayetteCollege

Translator: TED Translators admin Reviewer: Ilze Garda I started collecting ads and talking about the image of women in advertising in the late 1960s. As far as I know, I was the first person to do this. I tore ads out of magazines, put them on my refrigerator, and gradually, I began to see a […]

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History Brief: The Albany Plan of Union and Committees of Correspondence (Old Version)

History Brief: The Albany Plan of Union and Committees of Correspondence (Old Version)

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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We Are A Union that Works

We Are A Union that Works

(chanting) – [Narrator] Life, it’s gotten pretty tough. Seems like everyone’s working harder, and making less. Take a look around. Closed factories, crumbling bridges, the endless search for work, schools falling apart, the everyday struggle just to make ends meet. How did we get to the point where we’re choosing medicine over food? Where our […]

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Top 10 Sexiest Accents

Top 10 Sexiest Accents

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Thanksgiving | Native Americans | One Word | Cut

Thanksgiving | Native Americans | One Word | Cut

Lies. Sadness. Total sadness. Thanksgiving is the time when my family gets together and tells stories about our creation myths, and who we were, who we are, and Really, what we lost. Inaccurate. I like the overall idea of Thanksgiving, but not where it actually comes from. Turkey and white pilgrims. I don’t know what […]

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Japanese pop culture. BLOG#6. Japan Trip Show

Japanese pop culture. BLOG#6. Japan Trip Show

Hello! My name is Saya! In this issue we will talk about such an important part of Japanese culture like music! True, we will not talk about the traditional national music, nd music that is popular at the moment. That is about pop music. And the question to us today sent Ruslan. As the Japanese […]

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Top 10 Must Visit American Cities

These are the top tourist destinations brought to us by way of the US of A. Welcome to watchmojo.com And today we’re counting down our picks for the top ten must-visit American cities. Just to be clear: while we’re fully aware that the American continent itself is comprised of numerous nations, we’re focusing on cities […]

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Speaking with Steph: Politeness Cultural Differences between China and the U.S.

Hi welcome back to Speaking with Steph. Today I have my friend Carina and what’s your Chinese name? Oh my Chinese name is Yan ru Zhong. And she was actually a student of mine at Framingham State and today I’m going to be talking to her about about some cultural differences between the United States […]

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