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The American Revolution
This clip describes some lesser-known facts about the American Revolutionary War. It mentions that there were actually two Boston Tea Parties and that Paul Revere did not ride alone. William Dawes, Samuel Prescott, and 40 additional men ended up joining Revere to warn fellow patriots that British troops were approaching Lexington. Also, African Americans, Native Americans, women, and pirates known as privateers supported the colonists' effort to gain independence from Great Britain.
This clip describes the surprising history of Valentine's Day and includes interesting facts about it. It states that not much is known about Saint Valentine, after whom the holiday is named, especially since there were multiple Christian clerics with that name. Also, the clip details the large economic and social impact of the holiday on the United States.
This clip discusses the history of the Christmas holiday and some of the misconceptions surrounding it. It also explains how the modern form of the holiday came to fruition with its cards, gifts, trees, and icons such as Santa Claus.
This clip discusses the history of the Chinese New Year and how the holiday is celebrated. It also explains the significance of many of the holiday's symbols, such as red clothes, dragons, and rabbits.