• Episode 11 - Benedict Arnold: Traitor, Patriot or Both?

    by Sean McAtee Length: 18 Minutes
    This video podcast discusses the various actions of Benedict Arnold during the first years of the American Revolutionary War.
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  • Episode 10 - Hamilton, Jefferson and the New American Republic

    by Mr. Sean McAtee Length: 15 minutes
    This podcast reviews the efforts of George Washington and John Adams to lead the government of the United States that was established by the U.S. Constitution.  The focus, however, is the growing fight in the U.S. over the proper role of the national government - perhaps best shown by the struggle between Alexander Hamilton and Thomas Jefferson.
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  • Episode 9 - Causes of the American Revolution

    by Mr. McAtee Length: 14 minutes
    This short podcast is focused in the reasons that that American colonists decided to declare their independence from Great Britain on July 4, 1776.
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  • Episode 8 - Key Battles of the Revolutionary War

    by Mr. McAtee Length: 10 minutes
    This episode consists of a discussion of a few of the key battles of the American Revolution.  I have included a few paintings to help give students a glimpse into the fighting.
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  • Episode 7 - Thirteen English Colonies in America

    by Mr. McAtee Length: 15 minutes
    In this episode, I attempt to explain why England was interested in establishing colonies in North America.  I also review the establishment of Jamestown, Plymouth and the Massachusetts Bay Colony, and the differing circumstances of people living in the New England Colonies, the Middle Colonies and the Southern Colonies.
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  • Episode 6 - The Progressive Era

    by Mr. McAtee Length: 14 minutes

    This podcast attempts to identify the Progressives and explain the goals and the achievements of Progressivism.

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  • Episode 5 - Rockefeller Cartoons

    by Mr. McAtee Length: 7 minutes

    This is an enhanced podcast examining two political cartoons about John Rockefeller.  An image of each cartoon should appear on your screen while you hear me describe the key features and meaning of each cartoon.

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  • Episode 4 - The Great Depression

    by Mr. McAtee Length: 16 minutes
    This episode examines the causes of the Great Depression and the efforts of Herbert Hoover and Franklin Roosevelt to bring the Depression to an end.

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  • Episode 3 - The Roaring Twenties

    by Mr. McAtee Length: 15 minutes
    This short podcast covers key ideas related to life in America during the 1920s. It begins with an examination of the policies of Harding and Coolidge, and concludes with a discussion of the social changes that took place in America during the decade.

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  • Episode 2 - World War One

    by Mr. McAtee Length: 12 minutes
    This episode will help my students understand why World War One began in August 1914, how America responded to the start of this war, and why America finally did declare war against Germany in 1917.

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  • Episode 1 - Building an American Empire

    by Mr. McAtee Length: 15 minutes
    This podcast discusses America's foreign policy during the late 1800s. In particular, this podcast focuses on the policy of imperialism and the causes and consequences of the Spanish-American War.

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