Category Archives: American Revolution

Taxes & Smuggling – Prelude to Revolution:

In which John Green teaches you about the roots of the American Revolution. The Revolution did not start on July 4, 1776. The Revolutionary War didn’t start on July 4 either. (as you remember, I’m sure, the Revolution and the … Continue reading

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Listen to the Revolutions Podcast

This is a pretty well done podcast that focuses each of its season on a different revolution in world history. The first season was focused on the English Civil war in the 17th century. Season 2 was about the American … Continue reading

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Movie and Documentary about the French and Indian War

1. The War that Made America Here is a link to the website associated with the documentary we watched in class. There are some interesting features here. If you can get the documentary from netflix it is worth watching though … Continue reading

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Humanities HW 1/22, 1/23

1. Answer the questions on the “War that Made America” viewing sheet based on the documentary we watched in class today. Make sure you answer the questions completely and thoroughly. The War the Made AmericaViewingSheet 2. Here is a link … Continue reading

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Some maps from the French and Indian

The first image shows the different land claims and settlements of the various European countries that claimed land in North America. This is prior to the French and Indian War. The second image shows in very simple colors the change … Continue reading

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What is a Yankee? Aside from an overpaid baseball player…

Someone asked in class where the word, “Yankee,” comes from.  The meaning has shifted over the years which is mentioned on the wikipedia page which I am posting here.  The origin of the word itself is also mentioned.  check it … Continue reading

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George Washington’s Teeth

One of the random interesting stories about George Washington has to do with his teeth. Here is an interesting summary of his dental history as well as pictures of his dentures. Through this you learn some random facts but more … Continue reading

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