When the next general election rolls around, who will be eligible to show up at the polls and vote for the President of the United States? It’s really pretty simple. If you are at least 18 years old, a citizen of the U.S., and a resident of a state, you can vote, assuming, that is,…Read More The fight for the right to vote in the United States – Nicki Beaman Griffin
Mr. Beat presents Supreme Court Briefs Washington D.C., June 17, 1967 Secretary of Defense Robert McNamara creates the Vietnam Study Task Force at the Pentagon to create a study of the Vietnam War, which, by the way, was raging on the time with no end in sight. This study was to remain classified but released…Read More Protecting Whistleblowers | New York Times Co. v. United States
Mr. Beat presents Supreme Court Briefs Germany, The 1930s The Nazis arrest thousands of Jehovah’s Witnesses across the country who refuse to salute the Nazi flag. Why didn’t they salute the Nazi flag? Well, for starters, it’s against their religion to salute a flag, as they believe by doing so idolizes the state rather than…Read More Do You Have to Say the Pledge of Allegiance? | West Virginia State Board of Education v. Barnette
The Cold War. It’s so easy to define, even my brother can do it. Steven: The Cold War. The state of political hostility that existed between the United States and their allies and the Soviet Union and their allies. The Cold War. Wow brother. That’s pretty good. I’m impressed So you may already know what…Read More How Did the Cold War End?
Hi, I’m John Green, this is Crash Course US History and today we return to one of my favorite subjects: economics. Mr. Green, Mr. Green, I don’t wanna brag, but economics is actually my best subject. Like, I got the bronze medal at the state academic decathlon tournament…among C students. Yeah, I remember, Me from…Read More The Market Revolution: Crash Course US History #12
Hi, I’m John Green, this is Crash Course: US History, and today we’re going to continue our look at the Gilded Age by focusing on political science. Mr. Green, Mr. Green, so it’s another history class where we don’t actually talk about history? Oh, Me From the Past, your insistence on trying to place academic…Read More Gilded Age Politics:Crash Course US History #26
Hi, I’m John Green, this is Crash Course: US History, and today we begin discussing the American Revolution. So two things to keep in mind here: One, the American Revolution and the American War for Independence are not the same thing. And two, while I know this will upset some of you, the American Revolution…Read More Taxes & Smuggling – Prelude to Revolution: Crash Course US History #6
Episode 31: Feminism and Suffrage Hi, I’m John Green, this is Crash Course U.S. history and today we’re going to talk about women in the progressive era. My God, that is a fantastic hat. Wait, votes for women?? So between Teddy Roosevelt, and Woodrow Wilson, and all those doughboys headed off to war, women in…Read More Women’s Suffrage: Crash Course US History #31