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How America became a superpower

How America became a superpower

The modern United States is the most powerful country in human history. With over 800 military bases and 37% of global military spending, the United States has become the leader of a vast interconnected global system that has helped usher in an era of unprecedented prosperity and low levels of conflict. To understand America’s position …

A Brief History of Men’s Underwear

A Brief History of Men’s Underwear

Boxers, briefs, trunks, tighty-whiteys. Although some refer to underwear as “unmentionables,” men’s underwear actually has a fascinating history that goes beyond its practical uses of protection, cleanliness, and modesty. Alan Greenspan, the chair of the US Federal Reserve from 1987 to 2006, suggested in an interview with National Public Radio, that the underwear industry is …

Feature History – Texas Revolution

Feature History – Texas Revolution

This video is brought to you by Brilliant. Howdy partner, and welcome to Feature History – featuring the Texas Revolution, a time back when the US liked illegal border-crossing. Edgy humor aside, that time was back in the early 19th century The area today known as Texas was a part of Mexico, the US had …

What It’s Like to Be In an Iron Lung

What It’s Like to Be In an Iron Lung

While the United States of America has been polio-free since 1979, the disease had devastating effects on those unfortunate enough to contract it before the vaccine was discovered in the 1950s. One of the more severe-sounding treatments available was a staycation in a medical contraption called the iron lung. Daunting as it might sound, occupants …

The History of Alabama

The History of Alabama

Reckon presents: The History of Alabama. In the beginning, Alabama was under water. Then Pangaea busted apart and the world came together. But continent building is hard. And Alabama sank again. People finally showed up and lived in caves, they learned how to grow maize and Alabama loved its grits ever since. Native Alabamians were …

U.S. Presidents Part 1

As America prepares to elect its 45th President, this is Epic History TV’s guide to the first 44 Presidents. George Washington – hero of the Revolutionary War and America’s first president, twice elected unanimously by the Electoral College. He steered America on a course of neutrality, and stepped down after two terms. John Adams – …