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The Story Behind the Boston Tea Party - Ben Labaree
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The Story Behind the Boston Tea Party - Ben Labaree

Discover what led American colonists in 1773 CE to toss tea into the Boston Harbor in what became known as the Boston Tea Party. — Before the Revolutionary War, American colonists were taxed heavily for importing tea from Britain. The...
Understanding Money in Colonial America
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Understanding Money in Colonial America

Michael Goudket, the Adjutant General of the Order of the Ancient & Honorable Huntington Militia, explains currency used in 18th Century Colonial America. To better understand daily life and material culture in Colonial America, one must...
What Foods Did Americans Eat During The Revolutionary War?
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What Foods Did Americans Eat During The Revolutionary War?

During the Revolutionary War, food was often at the center of the clash between the American colonists and the British. From the Boston Tea Party to coffee riots, Americans used food to express their anger at the British. Others stocked up...
History vs. Andrew Jackson - James Fester
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History vs. Andrew Jackson - James Fester

View full lesson: http://ed.ted.com/lessons/history-vs-andrew-jackson-james-fester Andrew Jackson (1767–1845 CE) was both beloved and loathed during his presidency. In this imaginary courtroom, you get to be the jury, considering and...
The History of the Cuban Missile Crisis - Matthew A. Jordan
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The History of the Cuban Missile Crisis - Matthew A. Jordan

View full lesson: http://ed.ted.com/lessons/the-history-of-the-cuban-missile-crisis-matthew-a-jordan Imagine going about your life knowing that, at any given moment, you and everyone you know could be wiped out without warning at the push...
Ugly History: Japanese American Incarceration Camps - Densho
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Ugly History: Japanese American Incarceration Camps - Densho

Dig into the historic injustice of Japanese American incarceration camps, also known as internment camps, during World War II. On December 7, 1941, 16 year-old Aki Kurose shared in the horror of millions of Americans when Japanese planes...
The Boston Massacre - Snow & Gunpowder
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The Boston Massacre - Snow & Gunpowder

The Boston Massacre didn’t come out of nowhere—resentment between the early US colonies and the British army had been brewing for some time over the Stamp Act. A propaganda war ensued between the loyalists and the radicals. John Adams would...
Swords in Ancient Chinese Warfare
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Swords in Ancient Chinese Warfare

Although the bow and crossbow were the weapons of choice for much of China's history, the sword played its part, especially when warriors were forced to dismount and face the enemy at close quarters. Widely used from around 500 BCE, swords...
The Siege of Acre, 1291 CE
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The Siege of Acre, 1291 CE

The Siege of Acre in 1291 CE was the final fatal blow to Christian Crusader ambitions in the Holy Land. Acre had always been the most important Christian-held port in the Levant, but when it finally fell on 18 May 1291 CE to the armies of...
Archers in Ancient Chinese Warfare
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Archers in Ancient Chinese Warfare

The bow was the most common weapon in ancient Chinese warfare and the skill of using it was the most esteemed martial art for millennia. Archers were used as infantry, chariot riders, and cavalry over the centuries, and while the weapon's...