Sir John Hawkins (1532-1595 CE) was an Elizabethan mariner, merchant and naval administrator who has the inglorious (if not wholly accurate) record of being England's first slave trader. In the 1560s CE Hawkins trafficked slaves from West...
The Seven Years War: Crash Course World History #26
In which John teaches you about the Seven Years War, which may have lasted nine years. Or as many as 23. It was a very confusing was. The Seven Years War was a global war, fought on five continents, which is kind of a lot. John focuses on...
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.
The Great Swamp Fight: The Bloodiest Day of King Philip's War
In December 1675 CE, in the midst of King Philip's War, an army of Puritan colonists made a preemptive strike against the neutral Narragansett tribe. Their desperate battle in the snowy wilderness of Rhode Island became a touchstone in the...
With a wealth of natural resources, Brazil was by far the most important colony in the Portuguese empire and was, at one time or another, the world’s leading producer of sugar, diamonds, and tobacco. Colonised from the 1530s, most settlements...
The Story of the Mayflower & the First Thanksgiving for Children: History for Kids - FreeSchool
In 1620 CE the Mayflower crossed from England to North America. Filled to the brim with passengers, livestock, and supplies, they faced many delays before finally reaching the shores of the New World. The Pilgrims suffered and many of them...
Deconstructing History: Mayflower | History
How many people were on the Mayflower? And how long did it take for them to get to Plymouth? Get the facts.
Interactions Between AMERICAN INDIANS and EUROPEANS [APUSH Review Unit 2 Topic 5] 2.5
In this video Heimler takes you through Unit 2 Topic 5 of the AP U.S. History curriculum which is set in period 2 (1607-1754). Here we discuss the interactions between American Indians and the various groups of Europeans who showed up...
The Atlantic Slave Trade: What Too Few Textbooks Told You - Anthony Hazard
View full lesson: http://ed.ted.com/lessons/the-atlantic-slave-trade-what-your-textbook-never-told-you-anthony-hazard Slavery has occurred in many forms throughout the world, but the Atlantic slave trade — which forcibly brought more than...
Trade in the Ancient World
Trade has been going on for as long as humans have needed or wanted something that others had and they did not. Bartering for goods and trade in kind developed into more sophisticated forms of exchanges using commonly agreed commodity currencies...