The Spanish Empire, Silver, & Runaway Inflation: Crash Course
In which John Green explores how Spain went from being a middling European power to one of the most powerful empires on Earth, thanks to their plunder of the New World in the 16th and 17th centuries. Learn how Spain managed to destroy the...
Christopher Columbus: Life and Voyages in the Age of Exploration
Christopher Columbus was born in 1451 CE and died in 1506 at the age of 54. He became famous during his lifetime as the man who discovered the ‘new world’ - understood as the Americas generally during the Age of Exploration. Since the 19th...
Jamestown Colony - Educational Story for Kids | Kids Academy
Journey to Jamestown is a famous story, and it is taught to schools at preschool and kindergarten level. The tale covers the journey for kids who embark on a journey to Jamestown, and they learn more about each other on the way. The tale...
The Sudbury Fight, 1676: A Decisive Native American Victory in King Philip's War
On April 21st 1676 CE, a company of eighty Massachusetts militiamen fought to the death against a Native American army five hundred strong in one of the climactic battles of King Philip's War.
What really happened during the Salem Witch Trials - Brian A. Pavlac
Dig into how the infamous Salem Witch Trials began and why they remain a cautionary tale of the dangers of groupthink and scapegoating. You’ve been accused of a crime you did not commit. It’s impossible to prove your innocence. If you...
The Seven Years War & the Great Awakening
In which John Green teaches you about the beginnings of the American Revolution in a video titled The Seven Years War. Confusing? Maybe. John argues that the Seven Years War, which is often called the French and Indian War in the US, laid...
Imperialism: Crash Course World History #35
In which John Green teaches you about European Imperialism in the 19th century. European powers started to create colonial empires way back in the 16th century, but businesses really took off in the 19th century, especially in Asia and Africa...
The True Story of Sacajawea - Karen Mensing
View full lesson: http://ed.ted.com/lessons/the-true-story-of-sacajawea-karen-mensing In the early 19th Century CE, a young Agaidika teenager named Sacajawea was enlisted by explorers Meriwether Lewis and William Clark to aid her husband...
Jacques Cartier: French Explorer That Named Canada
French explorer Jacques Cartier named Canada after "kanata," the Huron-Iroquois word for settlement. Learn more about his search for a passage to East Asia and how he laid the original French claim for Canada in this video.
The Age of Exploration: Crash Course
The thing about European History is that it tends to leak out of Europe. Europeans haven't been great at staying put in Europe. As human beings do, the people of Europe were very busy traveling around to trade, to spread religion, and in...