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These Are The Biggest Traitors In US History

These Are The Biggest Traitors In US History

10 Biggest Traitors In US History 10) Julius and Ethel Rosenberg When Julius and Ethel Rosenberg were brought before a jury in 1951, the event became the Trial of the Century. At least until that title was stolen by another trail with the Kardashians and a certain footballer who DEFINITELY DIDN’T KILL HIS WIFE. The …

Spanish-American War | Animated History

Spanish-American War | Animated History

Anything to report? Nope. All is calm. Wait! There! Is that an explosive mine!? Oh, that? That’s a banana-rat. Thing’s the size of a doberman. Yeah, disgusting, isn’t it. Well, everything’s fine then. Yup. Yup. Yup. Yup. Did I mention I retire in two days? Really. That’s gre– Remember when Spain was the most dominant …

History Brief: Speakeasies

History Brief: Speakeasies

With the passage of the 18th Amendment, nationwide prohibition was underway. How did the government attempt to enforce prohibition? How did Americans try to circumvent it? Just after the 18th Amendment was ratified by the states, congress passed the Volstead Act as a means of enforcing the new amendment. When the new law went into …

What Americans Boozed On Throughout History

What Americans Boozed On Throughout History

[MUSIC PLAYING] Imagine a world without booze. Think about it. There’d be no Animal House. Thanks. I needed that. [CRASH] There’d be no most interesting man in the world. Stay thirsty, my friends. Jimmy Buffett would have nothing to sing about. And what would we drink at a ballgame? But how did we get from …