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Crash Course US History, Obamanation
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in Crash Course US History (Crash Course US History, 2014), 15 mins
In which John Green teaches you about recent history. By which we mean VERY recent history. John covers the end of George W. Bush's administration presidency of Barack Obama (so far). Some people would say, "It's too soon to try to interpret the historical importance of such recent events!" To those people we answ...
in Crash Course US History (Crash Course US History, 2014), 15 mins
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Crash Course US History, 19th Century Reforms
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in Crash Course US History (Crash Course US History, 2021), 14 mins
In which John Green teaches you about various reform movements in the 19th century United States. From Utopian societies to the Second Great Awakening to the Abolition movement, American society was undergoing great changes in the first half of the 19th century. Attempts at idealized societies popped up (and unive...
in Crash Course US History (Crash Course US History, 2021), 14 mins
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Crash Course US History, Age of Jackson
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in Crash Course US History (Crash Course US History, 2021), 15 mins
In which John Green teaches you about the presidency of Andrew Jackson So how did a president with astoundingly bad fiscal policies end up on the $20 bill? That's a question we can't answer, but we can tell you how Jackson got to be president, and how he changed the country when he got the job. Jackson's election...
in Crash Course US History (Crash Course US History, 2021), 15 mins
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Crash Course US History, America in World War I
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in Crash Course US History (Crash Course US History, 2021), 13 mins
In which John Green teaches you about American involvement in World War I, which at the time was called the Great War. They didn't know there was going to be a second one, though they probably should have guessed, 'cause this one didn't wrap up very neatly. So, the United States stayed out of World War I at first,...
in Crash Course US History (Crash Course US History, 2021), 13 mins
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Crash Course US History, American Imperialism
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in Crash Course US History (Crash Course US History, 2021), 14 mins
In which John Green teaches you about Imperialism. In the late 19th century, the great powers of Europe were running around the world obtaining colonial possessions, especially in Africa and Asia. The United States, which as a young country was especially suceptible to peer pressure, followed along and snapped up...
in Crash Course US History (Crash Course US History, 2021), 14 mins
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Crash Course US History, Battles of the Civil War
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in Crash Course US History (Crash Course US History, 2021), 7 mins
Disclaimer: This is very different than the usual Crash Course US History episode.In which John Green lists a whole lot of the battles of the US Civil War in seven and a half minutes. We get a lot of requests for military history, so we offer a list of battle names, with some commentary about outcomes, and lots of...
in Crash Course US History (Crash Course US History, 2021), 7 mins
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Crash Course US History, Civil Rights and the 1950s
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in Crash Course US History (Crash Course US History, 2021), 11 mins
In which John Green teaches you about the early days of the Civil Rights movement. By way of providing context for this, John also talks a bit about wider America in the 1950s. The 1950s are a deeply nostalgic period for many Americans, but there is more than a little idealizing going on here. The 1950s were a tim...
in Crash Course US History (Crash Course US History, 2021), 11 mins
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Crash Course US History, Ford, Carter, and the Economic Malaise
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in Crash Course US History (Crash Course US History, 2021), 13 mins
In which John Green teaches you about the economic malaise that beset the United States in the 1970s. A sort of perfect storm of events, it combined the continuing decline of America's manufacturing base and the oil shocks of 1973 and 1979, and brought about an stagnant economy, paired with high inflation. Economi...
in Crash Course US History (Crash Course US History, 2021), 13 mins
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Crash Course US History, George HW Bush and the End of the Cold War
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in Crash Course US History (Crash Course US History, 2021), 13 mins
In which John Green teaches you about the end of the Cold War and the presidency of George H.W. Bush. It was neither the best of times, nor the worst of times. On the domestic front, the first president Bush inherited the relative prosperity of the later Reagan years, and watched that prosperity evaporate. That wa...
in Crash Course US History (Crash Course US History, 2021), 13 mins
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Crash Course US History, Gilded Age Politics
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in Crash Course US History (Crash Course US History, 2021), 13 mins
In which John Green teaches you about the Gilded Age and its politics. What, you may ask, is the Gilded Age? The term comes from a book by Mark Twain and Charles Dudley Warner titled, "The Gilded Age." You may see a pattern emerging here. It started in the 1870s and continued on until the turn of the 20th century...
in Crash Course US History (Crash Course US History, 2021), 13 mins
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