New Perspectives on Aaron Burr, Jefferson’s Vice President, Who Murdered Alexander Hamilton

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8E23AbYtYFE The History Guy: "Soldier, attorney, Vice President, Aaron Burr (1756-1836) is often seen as a villain of early American history. But historians have revisited his legacy in the last twenty years. The life and forgotten history of Aaron Burr deserves to be remembered." In the "Hamilton" musical, Burr and Hamilton both attended Princeton. Burr … Continue reading New Perspectives on Aaron Burr, Jefferson’s Vice President, Who Murdered Alexander Hamilton

The 6 or 7 Phases of U.S. Political Party Alignments

America’s political parties have undergone at least six phases or realignments in the nation’s history. Political scientists suggest the nation is overdue for another realignment as demographics and voting patterns change. The First Political Party System — consisting of the Federalists, created by Alexander Hamilton of New York, and the Democratic-Republican Party, created by Thomas Jefferson and … Continue reading The 6 or 7 Phases of U.S. Political Party Alignments

Scotch-Irish, Including Andrew Jackson and Obama’s Protestant Ancestors, Helped Shape America

Forged in Ulster: During his visit to Belfast, Northern Ireland, en route to the G8 summit in Enniskillen, US President Barack Obama talked a little bit about how Ulster immigrants had a large impact on American history & culture. In an interview with the New Yorker magazine in Nov 2016 President Obama said: “I’m half … Continue reading Scotch-Irish, Including Andrew Jackson and Obama’s Protestant Ancestors, Helped Shape America

King George III’s Proclamation of 1763 and Announcements of Taxes in Colonies

George III was King of Great Britain and King of Ireland from 25 October 1760 until the union of the two countries on 1 January 1801, after which he was King of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland until his death in 1820. He was king of the American colonies until the Declaration of … Continue reading King George III’s Proclamation of 1763 and Announcements of Taxes in Colonies

Explaining the 3 Branches of the U.S. Government: Essential to Understanding the News and Politics

History.com editors explain the three branches of the American government, in text and video clips, along with separation of powers, implied powers, checks and balances, the electoral college, and the landmark 1803 Supreme Court case Marbury v. Madison. Students should drill themselves repeatedly if not memorize an article like this; otherwise pay close attention to … Continue reading Explaining the 3 Branches of the U.S. Government: Essential to Understanding the News and Politics

European Reform and Revolution, 1815-1848

Crash Course European History: "In the aftermath of the revolutions and upheaval in 18th and early 19th century Europe, there was a hunger for reform across the continent...Results were mixed, but a lot of the ideas that emerged during this time are still echoing in our world today." Transcript. Read more about: Holy Alliance of … Continue reading European Reform and Revolution, 1815-1848

Post-Napoleon Europe and the Congress of Vienna

Crash Course European History: "The end of the Napoleonic Wars left the great powers of Europe shaken. Judging from the destruction that had been wrought across the continent, it seemed to the powers that be that the Enlightenment had liberated the people, and led to disaster. So, everybody got together in Vienna to have a … Continue reading Post-Napoleon Europe and the Congress of Vienna

Age of Napoleon: How It Started, How It Ended, His Legacy, How It Shapes Us

Crash Course tries not to give "too much great man history, but we have to admit: Napoleon Bonaparte is a pretty big deal. Join us as we track the rise, further rise, fall, rise, fall, mortal fall, and posthumous rise of Napoleon. This guy changed France, he changed Europe, and in a lot of ways … Continue reading Age of Napoleon: How It Started, How It Ended, His Legacy, How It Shapes Us

Dutch Golden Age of the 1600s Dominated European Trade, Science, Military, & Gave The World Magnificent Art

The Dutch Golden Age spanned mostly the 1600s. Its trade, science, military, and art were among the most acclaimed in the world. The Dutch Empire evolved into the modern kingdom of the Netherlands after 1815. John Green of Crash Course European History observes that "while the English were falling apart a little, with their civil war and their … Continue reading Dutch Golden Age of the 1600s Dominated European Trade, Science, Military, & Gave The World Magnificent Art