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Exploration and Expansion (1783-1860)

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The Far West - Social issues
From hippocampus.org, produced by University of California
This video is accompanied by text. "In 1598 Juan de Oñate, the son of a wealthy Spanish mining family in Mexico, was given the rights to the unexplored territory north of the Rio Grande. He headed an expeditionary force into what is now New Mexico an... [more]
December 29, 2009 at 12:12 PM
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The Effects of Industry
From hippocampus.org, produced by University of California
This video is accompanied by text. "Early American factories were usually owned by individuals, families, or partners. As mechanization became more widespread and the scale and complexity of businesses increased, a substantial capital investment was ... [more]
December 23, 2009 at 05:25 PM
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Ages: 9 - 18
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John Adams Presidency and the Alien and Sedition Acts
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This video discusses John Adams and the passage of the Alien and Sedition Acts as well as the Kentucky & Virginia Resolutions and packing the courts. The five minute video does an excellent job of explaining these acts and adds insights into John Ada... [more]
April 19, 2011 at 01:28 AM
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Ages: 7 - 18
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Gold Rush (2:37)
From history.com, produced by History Channel
This video explains the impact of the Gold Rush on California and how it changed the way some Americans acted and thought. Short video, but with a lot of material that could result in class discussions. Very worthwhile.
October 3, 2011 at 11:38 PM
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Ages: 6 - 18
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Ellis Island in Pictures
From history.com, produced by Stephen Wilkes,
Experience Ellis Island from the viewfinder of photographer Stephen Wilkes, who spent years photo documenting the historic site.  (3:00)
March 11, 2014 at 01:14 PM
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Ages: 12 - 18
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The US Industrial Growth (Pre-Civil War)
From hippocampus.org, produced by University of California
This video is accompanied by text. "In the eighteenth century, British inventors perfected a series of machines for mass production of textiles, which initiated the European Industrial Revolution and gave Britain a head start in industrial production... [more]
December 19, 2009 at 10:40 PM
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Ages: 10 - 18
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Lewis and Clark
From history.com, produced by History Channel
In 1804, Jefferson sends a team to explore lands acquired in the Louisiana Purchase. The Corps of Discovery will travel nearly 8,000 miles over three years, reaching the Pacific Ocean and clearing the path for westward expansion. Students would benef... [more]
October 30, 2010 at 11:15 PM
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Ages: 14 - 18
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Social Reforms in the 1800s
From hippocampus.org, produced by University of California
This video is accompanied by text. "Educational reform was another effort Americans pursued to perfect society during this period. In the early nineteenth century, Americans had the highest literacy rate in the western world, and yet there was no sta... [more]
December 26, 2009 at 09:07 PM
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Ages: 7 - 18
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Shays Rebellion
From YouTube, produced by History Channel
This exceptional six minute video explains why Daniel Shays decided to lead a rebellion. It goes into detail that is missing from most textbooks and provides students with a better picture of how the farmers were treated by the rich bankers.  (6:17)
April 15, 2011 at 11:12 PM
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Ages: 10 - 16
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The Monroe Doctrine
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A short description (and reading of) the Monroe Doctrine.
May 25, 2010 at 04:20 PM
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