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  • Peabody's Improbable History: The Great Wall of China

    great wall of china
    chinese history
    world history
    Mr. Peabody and Sherman travel to the year 214 BC on the borderline of China and Mongolia. They visit Louie to tell him to build the Great Wall of China to block out the Mongols from visiting.

  • Crash Course: World History: The Atlantic Slave Trade

    american history
    slave trade
    new world
    u.s. history
    slavery
    John talks about the Atlantic Slave Trade and descibes its process and conditions slaves underwent on boats and their life on farms and plantations in the Americas.

  • Crash Course: World History: Corruption in The Gilded Age

    american history
    political machine
    the gilded age
    u.s. history
    corruption
    mark twain
    John discusses the corruption of the Gilded Age. He goes in to depth about Tammany Hall and how political machines utilized voter fraud and corruption to further their own agendas.

  • Peabody's Improbable History: Surrender of Cornwallis

    surrender of cornwallis
    the american revolution
    american history
    Peabody and Sherman visit America near the end of the Revolutionary War. They find out that Cornwallis cannot surrender because he lost his sword, so they help him find it. This is a comical take on the events that transpired on October 19, 1781, when British General Charles Cornwallis formally surrendered 8,000 British soldiers and seamen to a French and American force at Yorktown, Virginia. Cornwallis' surrender brought the American Revolution to a close.

  • Crash Course: World History: The Roman Empire

    the roman empire
    ancient rome
    world history
    John Green explains how Rome had great power and influence before it officially became an empire. He explains how Rome gained the characteristics of an empire by engaging in, and winning, the Punic Wars.