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  • Pearl Harbor: We Are at War

    American History → Presidents → FDR
    History → American History → Pearl Harbor Retaliation
    History → World War II → US Entrance
    History → World War II → Pearl Harbor Attack
    President Franklin Roosevelt and his defense cabinet discuss retaliation plans for the Pearl Harbor attack. He urges them to strike the heart of Japan and not to give up or give in. When they claim his request is not possible, he stands up out of his wheelchair to illustrate that it can be done.

  • Schoolhouse Rock!: No More Kings

    History → American History → Colonial Times
    History → American History → The American Revolution
    History → American History → Causes for The American Revolution
    A great, kid-friendly overview of how and why the American colonies were formed and why the colonists revolted against the British.

  • Pearl Harbor: Infamy Speech

    History → American History → Infamy Speech
    American History → Presidents → FDR
    History → World War II → US Entrance
    President Franklin Delano Roosevelt gives his famous speech to Congress following the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. At the end of his speech, he asks Congress to declare war against Japan, which officially brings the United States into World War II.

  • John Adams: Coercive Acts

    American History → Intolerable Acts → Boston Port Act
    History → American History → Intolerable Acts
    American History → Intolerable Acts → Massachusetts Government Act
    The British read the Interolable Acts to the people of Massachusetts in response to the Boston Tea Party. These acts brought Massachusetts under the control of the British government and closed the port of Boston until the colonists paid for the destroyed tea. The colonists are outraged by these new laws.

  • Give Me Liberty: Give Me Liberty, or Give Me Death!

    History → American History → Rally for Independence
    American History → The American Revolution → Second Virginia Convention
    American History → The American Revolution → Patrick Henry
    Patrick Henry gives his famous "Give me liberty, or give me death" speech in which he advocates for the colonies to become independent of the British empire through war. He claims that the colonists had tried everything to prevent war up to this point and that war is the only option left unless they want to be subjects of Great Britain and stripped of their liberties.