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10 Cool Facts About The Lewis & Clark Expedition

10 Cool Facts About The Lewis & Clark Expedition

In 1803, Thomas Jefferson bought 828,000 square miles of land from Napoleon’s France. Known as the Louisiana Purchase, the transaction drastically increased the size of the United States. The general public had mixed emotions about the deal. So to help win support, Jefferson ordered an expedition through the territory, all the way to the Pacific …

Descendants Of Famous Historical Figures

Descendants Of Famous Historical Figures

What’s it like to be related to someone who altered history? Let’s find out as we do a bit of genealogy and look at the descendants of some famous historical figures and discover how they feel about their renowned relatives. Davy Crockett was much more than some guy who died at the Alamo. He was …

A Brief History of U.S. City Planning

A Brief History of U.S. City Planning

This video is brought to you by Skillshare. Visit the link in the description for two months off a Premium subscription. This is a brief history of city planning in the United States, but our story begins before the US existed. Prior to European settlement, cities existed in the territory now known as the U.S. …