Videos from Michael Vorenberg

Why is it important for high school students to learn about the Articles of Confederation and the U.S. Constitution?
  • April 7, 2015
Why were state constitutions inadequate after the American Revolution?
  • April 7, 2015
What did James Madison hope would happen at the Constitutional Convention?
  • April 7, 2015
What crises led to the Constitutional Convention?
  • April 7, 2015
How were issues of representation addressed at the Constitutional Convention?
  • April 7, 2015
Who were the Federalists and who were the Anti-Federalists?
  • April 7, 2015
What were the Federalist Papers?
  • April 7, 2015
Why did the federal government "reconstruct" the South?
  • March 7, 2012
What were the limitations of the Thirteenth Amendment?
  • March 7, 2012
Who are you and what do you do?
  • March 7, 2012
Was the American Civil War a war over slavery?
  • March 7, 2012
What role did black slaves play in the American Civil War?
  • March 7, 2012
Why did the federal government eventually abandon Reconstruction?
  • March 7, 2012
How did Reconstruction transform black life in the South?
  • March 7, 2012
How did whites in the South resist Reconstruction?
  • March 7, 2012
In what ways was black life under Jim Crow similar to life under slavery?
  • March 7, 2012
Why is the civil rights movement sometimes called the "second Reconstruction"?
  • March 7, 2012
Why is it important for high school students to learn about Reconstruction?
  • March 7, 2012
Freedom Now: The Civil Rights Movement in Mississippi
  • March 7, 2012
What was the Thirteenth Amendment to the Constitution?
  • March 7, 2012
What is the basic principle of American democracy?
  • February 7, 2008
Why did the Constitution have to be amended to abolish slavery?
  • February 7, 2008
What is the role of the Constitutional amendment?
  • February 7, 2008
Why has the U.S. Constitution endured for more than 200 years?
  • February 7, 2008
Why should high school students learn about the Constitution?
  • February 7, 2008
How did the U.S. Constitution exclude certain groups?
  • February 7, 2008
A New Nation: Introduction
  • April 26, 2018

Videos from Emily Owens

Who are you and what do you do?
  • December 5, 2017
Why is it important for high school students to learn about slavery in the United States?
  • December 5, 2017
What was the transatlantic trade of enslaved people?
  • December 5, 2017
How did gender shape the experiences of slavery?
  • December 5, 2017
What is the difference between history and memory?
  • December 5, 2017
How are the history and memory of Confederate monuments different?
  • December 5, 2017
What is structural racism?
  • December 5, 2017
How was structural racism a part of the founding of the United States?
  • December 5, 2017
What is patriarchy?
  • December 5, 2017
How was patriarchy part of the founding of the United States?
  • December 5, 2017
What do historians mean when they talk about historical silences?
  • December 5, 2017
What kinds of sources can be used to show how enslaved people experienced their lives?
  • December 5, 2017
What are some common misconceptions about slavery in the United States?
  • December 5, 2017
How did enslaved people respond to and resist slavery?
  • December 5, 2017
How do racism and patriarchy intersect?
  • December 5, 2017
A New Nation: Introduction
  • April 26, 2018

Videos from Elizabeth Hoover

What happened to native people after the American Revolution?
  • September 3, 2013
How did the American Revolution change alliances among native tribes?
  • September 3, 2013
Why did some native people support different sides during the American Revolution?
  • September 3, 2013
How did interactions with European colonists affect daily life for native people?
  • September 3, 2013
How did Native Americans influence the founding of the United States?
  • September 3, 2013
Who are you and what do you do?
  • September 3, 2013
Why were the rights and political freedoms called for in the Declaration of Independence not extended to native people?
  • September 3, 2013
A New Nation: Introduction
  • April 26, 2018

Videos from Colin Calloway

How did Indian societies adapt to the arrival of Europeans?
  • November 15, 2011
Why is it important to incorporate Native American perspectives in U.S. history?
  • November 15, 2011
How does the Kiowa smallpox legend contribute to our understanding of their history?
  • November 15, 2011
In Indian societies, what is the purpose of a myth or legend?
  • November 15, 2011
How do Indian primary sources contribute to our understanding of westward expansion?
  • November 15, 2011
What things do historians have to consider when they analyze Native American primary sources?
  • November 15, 2011
How did interactions between Indian and European groups in the West change after 1800?
  • November 15, 2011
How did horses change the lives of Native American women?
  • November 15, 2011
Who are you and what do you do?
  • November 15, 2011
What was the North American West like before Europeans arrived?
  • November 15, 2011
Why are Indian views sometimes left out of the history of the West?
  • November 15, 2011
How is the term "westward expansion" problematic?
  • November 15, 2011
A New Nation: Introduction
  • April 26, 2018

Videos from Christy Clark-Pujara

Who are you and what do you do?
  • February 17, 2017
What is the difference between history and memory?
  • February 17, 2017
What was the role of enslaved people in the American Revolution?
  • February 17, 2017
How have the legacies of slavery affected the history of the United States?
  • February 17, 2017
How did enslaved people challenge the institution of slavery?
  • February 17, 2017
Why should high school students learn about the experiences of black people in colonial and early America?
  • February 17, 2017
What was life like for enslaved people in New England?
  • February 17, 2017
Why does the misperception that slavery only happened in the southern United States exist?
  • February 17, 2017
What role did slavery and enslaved people play in the northern colonies of the present-day United States?
  • February 17, 2017
How did the "business of slavery" link economies in the Atlantic World?
  • February 17, 2017
Why did Europeans create the system of racial slavery in the Americas?
  • February 17, 2017
A New Nation: Introduction
  • April 26, 2018

Videos from Linford Fisher

How did the French and Indian War affect life for native people?
  • October 8, 2013
What was the relationship between native people and European colonists?
  • October 8, 2013
Why should students consider diverse perspectives when studying the founding of the United States?
  • October 8, 2013
Who are you and what do you do?
  • October 8, 2013
What was life like for native people in the North American colonies?
  • October 8, 2013
Why were British goods important to colonists?
  • October 8, 2013
What was society like in colonial North America?
  • October 8, 2013
How were native people affected by the American Revolution?
  • October 8, 2013
How did colonial women express revolutionary ideas?
  • October 8, 2013
A New Nation: Introduction
  • April 26, 2018

Videos from Françoise N. Hamlin

How is racial inequality rooted in the founding of the United States?
  • August 26, 2013
Who were the enslaved people in the British North American colonies?
  • August 26, 2013
What was life like for free blacks in the British North American colonies?
  • August 26, 2013
Why did colonists in the British North American colonies support the institution of slavery?
  • August 26, 2013
Why didn't the Declaration of Independence extend rights to enslaved people?
  • August 26, 2013
How did slavery change after U.S. independence from Britain?
  • August 26, 2013
How has racism impacted how Americans think about identity?
  • August 26, 2013
Who are you and what do you do?
  • March 23, 2012
Why is it important for high school students to learn about the civil rights movement?
  • March 23, 2012
Why is it difficult to say when the civil rights movement began and ended?
  • March 23, 2012
What was life like for black people in the South under Jim Crow?
  • March 23, 2012
How did black Southerners resist Jim Crow?
  • March 23, 2012
Why did black activism begin to be more successful in the 1950s?
  • March 23, 2012
Why was the murder of Emmett Till important?
  • March 23, 2012
What were the Brown vs. the Board of Education cases?
  • March 23, 2012
How did the movement that arose in the 1960s differ from earlier black activism?
  • March 23, 2012
How did white Southerners resist black activism?
  • March 23, 2012
Was the federal government supportive of the civil rights movement?
  • March 23, 2012
How did the civil rights movement change in the late 1960s?
  • March 23, 2012
What was black power?
  • March 23, 2012
What were the major accomplishments of the civil rights movement and what challenges remain?
  • March 23, 2012
Freedom Now: The Civil Rights Movement in Mississippi
  • March 7, 2012
Whose interests did the U.S. Constitution reflect?
  • August 26, 2013
Who was Emmett Till?
  • March 23, 2012
Why did some enslaved people support different sides during the American Revolution?
  • August 26, 2013
A New Nation: Introduction
  • April 26, 2018
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