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What Was Revolutionary About the American Revolution?

What Was Revolutionary About the American Revolution?

“The birthday of a new world is at hand.” That was what Thomas Paine, the fiery pamphleteer, wrote in 1776, as thirteen of Great Britain’s North American colonies rose in revolt against British rule and declared themselves a newly-independent nation. The American Revolution was something the world had never seen—politically… economically… and diplomatically. Let’s look …

The American Revolution – OverSimplified (Part 1)

*Fancy music* “Hooooooly smokes!” Christopher Columbus! That is no way to address the King and Queen of Spain! What is wrong with you?” “Ok. Ok!” “So you know how we’re looking for a new trade route to India, right?” “Right” “And the earth is round, right?” “Right.” “So I’m thinking we can just sail the …

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 – …