Revolutionary Wars

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  • ABRAMS: MORE CONVICTIONS: Jacob Abrams and fellow Russian socialists suffer arrest and trial for speaking and writing against US-government actions.

  • A DIVINELY ORDAINED FIGHT: Creating rebellious ideas, religious leaders insist that fighting a tyrant is a Christian duty.

  • A FLAWED HERO: Benedict Arnold complains to George Washington about his court martial for misuse of government funds.

  • AMERICA ESTABLISHES A NAVY: On November 28, 1775, the Continental Congress establishes the U.S. Navy. Soon after, John Paul Jones raises a thirteen-striped flag (known as the "Grand Union") on America's first ship, the USS Alfr...

  • American Colonies: Tired of paying high taxes to Great Britain, the thirteen American colonies decide the time has come to be free.

  • AMERICAN FIRSTS: On November 28, 1775, Congressestablishesthe U.S. Navy to stand against the British.

  • American Revolution - Highlights: Tired of paying high taxes to Great Britain, the thirteen American colonies decide the time has come to be free.

  • AMERICA'S FIRST DOLLARS: As a sign of freedom, the colonies begin printing their own money.

  • Articles of Confederation: The Articles of Confederation were adopted by the American Continental Congress on November 15, 1777. These Articles were replaced by the U.S. Constitution.

  • A Tale of Two Cities, By Charles Dickens - Chapter 2 - Audio: As the action begins, in Dickens' famous tale, the Dover mail coach is making its way on a Friday night.

  • A Tale of Two Cities, By Charles Dickens - Chapter 3 - Audio: Jerry Cruncher, the messenger, is bothered by the direction he's received from Jarvis Lorry: "Jerry, say that my answer was, RECALLED TO LIFE.

  • A Tale of Two Cities, by Charles Dickens - Chapter 4 - Audio: After Jarvis Lorry reaches Dover, he awaits the arrival of another traveler from London - Miss Manette.

  • A Tale of Two Cities, by Charles Dickens - Chp 1: "It was the best of times, it was the worst of times." Have a listen as Charles Dickens begins to compare the struggles of late 18th century London and Paris.

  • BEGINNINGS of REVOLUTION: Colonists are upset with Britain for enforcing unpopular trade regulations against them.

  • Benedict Arnold: Benedict Arnold is traitor to his country for $1 million.

  • BENEDICT ARNOLD ESCAPES: Benedict Arnold seeks safety on a British ship.

  • BENJAMIN MARTIN and BANASTRE TARLETON: Francis Marion (The Patriotcalls him Benjamin Martin - played by Mel Gibson) and his troop chase the British out of South Carolina.

  • BUNKER HILL: A COSTLY REDCOAT VICTORY: King George III is unwillingtocompromise with the colonies in order to avoid a long and costly war.

  • COLONISTS REBEL: King George III is unwilling to compromise with the colonies in order to avoid a long and costly war. The colonists are willing to rebel to overthrow His Majesty's control over them.

  • Compare the differing impact of the Civil War on South Carolinians : 8-4. 6

  • CORNWALLIS SURRENDERS: With help from France, Americans win the war when the British surrender at Yorktown.

  • DEATH BY HANGING: By order of General Washington, John Andre hangs for treason for helping Benedict Arnold.

  • DECEPTION: Benedict Arnold gains control of West Point for the wrong reasons.

  • Disaster at the River - Napoleon Leaves Russia: When Napoleon and his men reach the Berezina River, they find the bridge destroyed and the river thawed. To escape a trap, they must build a 100-meter bridge with hand tools.

  • Downton Abbey - The Dowager and the Russians: Violet Crawley, the Dowager Countess of Grantham, knows a Russian aristocrat who fled Russia after the Bolshevik Revolution. What's the history behind this story line?

  • DRAFTING THE DECLARATION: To declare the American colonies' independence from Great Britain, Thomas Jefferson prepares a first draft of the Declaration of Independence for the Continental Congress.

  • DRAFTING THE DECLARATION: Before the American Colonies had a federal system of government, people disagreed about many things. One thing most members of Congress agreed about, however, was to declare the colonies' independence...

  • Dr. Louis Guillotin: Portrait of Dr. Guillotin who sought a more-humane method of capital punishment during the French Revolution.

  • EARLY PROMISE: Benedict Arnold is a militia captain who seeks too much glory and too much reimbursement.

  • EVIDENCE OF FREEDOM: As a sign of freedom, the colonies begin printing their own money.

  • EVIDENCE OF FREEDOM: As a sign of freedom, the colonies begin printing their own money.

  • EXECUTION IN SIBERIA: As Russia is in full-scale revolution, the entire Romanov family is executed.

  • EXECUTION OF JOHN ANDRE: Benedict Arnold sails to Britain and the other side of the war, while his accomplice John Andre hangs.

  • EXECUTIONS: Per General Washington's orders, John Andre (the British spy) hangs for treason. The spy the Commander-in-Chief really wants to capture and execute - Benedict Arnold - escapes.

  • Faberge Easter Egg - Third Imperial Egg: The astonishing story behind this Imperial Easter Egg, featuring a Vacheron & Constantin watch, is nearly impossible to believe. So is its journey, from Imperial Russia to a Midwestern American town.

  • FAILURE TO ATTACK: Penobscot Expedition is the worst naval disaster in American history, until Pearl Harbor.

  • Father of Mexican Independence - Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla: A priest by the name of Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla is known today as the “Father of Mexico” and the “Father of Mexican Independence.”

  • Felix Dzerzhinsky - Red Terror: While he was head of Cheka, Felix Dzerzhinsky used Fanny Kaplan's attempted assassination of Vladimir Lenin to justify the use of terror against perceived enemies of the Revolution.

  • GARIBALDI and the UNIFICATION of ITALY: Giuseppi Garibaldi, a native of the Piedmont region of Italy, was instrumental in bringing the southern Italian states into the unification process.

  • GENERAL WASHINGTON RESIGNS: Within two months of the Treaty of Paris, Washington resigns as Commander-in-Chief of America's military.

  • GEORGE III GOES TOO FAR: Colonials do not want to pay taxes to Britain since they elect no members of Parliament.

  • Giuseppe Mazzini - Unification of Italy: Giuseppe Mazzini is often called the "soul" or the "heart" of Italy's unification.

  • GREED: Benedict Arnold plans to make money by switching sides and helping the British win.

  • How Italy Was Unified: How Italy was unified is one of the 19th-century's great stories. It's not exactly what you might think.

  • ITALY and 19TH-CENTURY REVOLUTION: Giuseppe Mazzini believed that for Italy to be free of foreign domination, Italians would have to revolt. It was good timing, since revolutions were happening elsewhere in Europe during 1848.

  • LET IT BEGIN HERE: Warned by Paul Revere, colonial soldiers stand their ground at Lexington against the British; this begins the American Revolutionary War.

  • LEXINGTON AND CONCORD: By the time a guard of British soldiers arrived at the town of Lexington - on April 19, 1775 - most of the minutemen under Captain John Parker's command had gone home.

  • LONDON'S REACTION: After years of deadly battles, it is hard to predict which side will win the war but British leaders in London are confident of victory.

  • MARIE ANTOINETTE and the GUILLOTINE: Marie Antoinette loses her head by guillotine seven months after French Revolutionary authorities execute her husband, King Louis XVI

  • MARION'S BRIGADE: Francis Marion and his troop of 150 men do their best to remain elusive while chasing the British out of South Carolina.

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