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The Century: America's Time - 1965-1970: Unpinned

Part eleven of a 15-part series of documentaries produced by the American Broadcasting Company on the 20th century and the rise of the United States as
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The Presidents History Channel 1977 2008 Carter to George W Bush [Full dokumentary 2015]

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The Century: America's Time - 1936-1941: Over The Edge

Part five of a 15-part series of documentaries produced by the American Broadcasting Company on the 20th century and the rise of the United States as
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When The Bankers Plotted To Overthrow FDR : NPR

Franklin Delano Roosevelt was subject to the kind of vitriol we often see directed at Barack Obama today.

 

All Things Considered, NPR 

 

It was a dangerous time in America: The economy was staggering, unemployment was rampant and a banking crisis threatened the entire monetary system.

The newly elected president pursued an ambitious legislative program aimed at easing some of the troubles. But he faced vitriolic opposition from both sides of the political spectrum.

 

 

Denton is the author of a new book, The Plots Against the President: FDR, a Nation in Crisis, and the Rise of the American Right.  [LISTEN]


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Prepare to discuss the Wall Street putsch.

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The passions of Woodrow Wilson

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The 28th president promoted America as having a "moral obligation" to defend democracy around the world
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John Nichols: When GOP and Socialists stood together for labor : Ct

John Nichols: When GOP and Socialists stood together for labor : Ct | BDHS AP US History | Scoop.it
The current Republican Party may be very different from when it started, but it should be remembered that Wisconsin Republicans were once open to taking the side of working families.
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Why do you believe the GOP has changed its position on labor?

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The Wizard of Oz and the 1896 Presidential Election

Excerpt from NPR program on the hypothesis that the book, The Wizard of Oz, was based on the 1896 presidential election and the controversy over gold vs. sil...

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Seth Dixon's curator insight, May 22, 2013 2:23 PM

I have recently read the book the Wizard of Oz with my children and the book fits this hypothesis much more accurately than the movie does.  The Emerald City wasn't truly that color but everyone was force to wear emerald-colored glass (hence, they all believed that the ordinary things had extraordinary monetary value).

Ms. Harrington's curator insight, May 22, 2013 2:28 PM

Henry Littlefield's "Parable on Populism" covers this hypothesis in great detail and is worth the read. 

Mike Busarello's Digital Storybooks's curator insight, May 22, 2013 2:35 PM

I have been discussing this hypothesis with my classes for years..finally a short video to promote discussion!

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10 Things You May Not Know About Abraham Lincoln

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As Steven Spielberg’s biopic of Abraham Lincoln hits the big screen, explore 10 things you may not know about the 16th U.S. president.
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The Hyper-Patriotic 1833 “Eagle Map of the United States”

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The “Eagle Map of the United States, Engraved for Rudiments of National Knowledge” first appeared in an 1833 atlas published by E.L. Carey and A. Hart of Philadelphia. At nearly 400 pages, the atlas, titled Rudiments of National Knowledge, Presented to the Youth of the United States, and to Enquiring Foreigners,...
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George Washington's presidential library

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The rare and eclectic book collection of George Washington is now on display at his just-opened library in Mount Vernon. Chip Reid takes a tour of the newest presidential library, for our first president.
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What to tell your kid about Christopher Columbus

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David Perry says much of what we think we know about Christopher Columbus turns out to be wrong.
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The Presidents: 1945-1977 Truman to Ford (History Channel)

U.S. Presidents Episode 7 : Truman to Ford 1945-1977 (Full Documentary) . 2013 This documentary and the rest of the documentaries presented relate t
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War Games

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Were escape maps smuggled to Allied POWs in Monopoly sets during World War II?
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Real News: REAL HISTORY: IBM and THE HOLOCAUST - YouTube

The author of "IBM and the Holocaust" tells his story. GBTV - http://web.gbtv.com/index.jsp
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Doris Kearns Goodwin

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"The Bully Pulpit" author Doris Kearns Goodwin discusses journalism in the age of Teddy Roosevelt.
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The Great White House Goat Chase

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A runaway goat is careening out of control toward a ditch, carrying a small child. Can President Benjamin Harrison catch the creature before it's too late?
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Silver vs. Gold: William Steinway's wedge issue of the 1896 election

Silver vs. Gold: William Steinway's wedge issue of the 1896 election | BDHS AP US History | Scoop.it
The presidential campaign of 1896 was an emotional one—and much of the political maneuvering may look familiar to voters today. A key player in the political drama was a man whose name is associated more with pianos than hardball politics. Volunteer Researcher Larry Margasak explores piano manufacturer William Steinway's role in the 1896 campaign.
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How astronomy solved a Civil War mystery

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Why did Confederate troops shoot their own general, 'Stonewall' Jackson? The position of the moon played a big role, an astronomer discovers.

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America's "Forgotten War," south of the border

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Mo Rocca examines the Mexican-American War (a.k.a. the "American Invasion"), which still stirs passion among Mexicans 165 years later
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7 Myths about the Boston Tea Party | Journal of the American Revolution

7 Myths about the Boston Tea Party | Journal of the American Revolution | BDHS AP US History | Scoop.it
1. MYTH: The Tea Act imposed a tax on American colonists (which is why tax protestors often revere the Boston Tea Party). BUSTED: The Tea Act did no such thing; instead the actual law gave the East India Company a tax break on tea shipped to the American colonies, along with special new privileges for shipping tea directly to consignees in America, both of which would have reduced the price of tea for Americans.  On the other hand, Americans were already paying a tax of three pennies per pound on legally imported tea under the Revenue Act of 1767, which (unlike the other “Townshend duties”) was still on the books after 1770.  This combination of an existing tax on Americans and a new tax break for the East India Company concerned the Sons of Liberty, who worried that cheaper tea would seduce Americans into paying a tax passed by Parliament, where Americans weren’t represented. 2. MYTH: Americans boarded three British ships and dumped the king’s tea into the harbor on December 16, 1773.
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Was George III a manic depressive?

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Modern science, with the help of historical evidence, forces us to reconsider what ailed King George III, writes Lucy Worsley.
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