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The Changing American Society
From hippocampus.org
In the decades leading to the twenty-first century, American society underwent many changes that affected the way people lived and changed the face of America. Congress passed the Immigration Act in 1965 that removed restrictions based on natural ori... [more]
December 10, 2009 at 02:56 PM
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Foreign Affairs in the 1960's and 1970's
From hippocampus.org, produced by University of CA and Monterey Institute for Technology and Education
In February of 1972, President Nixon and his National Security Adviser, Henry Kissinger, sojourned to China for a historic meeting with Chairman Mao Zedong. This trip was a complete about-face for the United States, which prior to this time had follo... [more]
December 10, 2009 at 02:07 PM
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The New Frontier Abroad
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President Kennedy's vision of a New Frontier represented a country hungry for economic expansion and social development. However, global events quickly shifted his focus to the international stage.
December 10, 2009 at 01:56 PM
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Election of 1968
From hippocampus.org, produced by University of CA and Monterey Institute for Technology and Education
The war in Vietnam exerted crucial influence over the presidential election of 1968. Many Americans felt they should support U.S. foreign policies toward Vietnam wholeheartedly and without public criticism that might give encouragement to America's e... [more]
December 10, 2009 at 02:04 PM
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The New Frontier at Home
From hippocampus.org, produced by University of CA and Monterey Institute for Technology and Education
In addition to his charm and good looks, it was President Kennedy's dedication to domestic policy initiatives that made him an extremely popular president. Kennedy emphatically supported many social programs and tax cuts that he believed would create... [more]
December 10, 2009 at 01:58 PM
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The Nixon Economy
From hippocampus.org, produced by University of CA and Monterey Institute for Technology and Education
In the wake of Sputnik and other early Soviet successes in space, John F. Kennedy vowed that the U.S. would land a man on the moon in ten years. The glamour of space exploration was irresistible. Rocket research became a priority, while funding for e... [more]
December 10, 2009 at 02:38 PM
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Jane Jacobs vs.. Robert Moses: Urban Fight of the Century
From YouTube, produced by Ric Burns
From Ric Burns' masterful PBS documentary about New York City comes this inspiring David and Goliath story of the battle for human scale neighborhoods. If only we'd had a Charleston version of Jane Jacobs in the 60s. (27:38)
May 4, 2016 at 07:38 AM
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San Francisco's 1989 Earthquake from the CHP's point of view
From autoblog.com
This 22 minute video shows how the California Highway Patrol went into action after this quake hit and their actions. This is a good video to show students who are not aware of what the police do and how this type of tragic event can cause the video ... [more]
October 16, 2011 at 12:40 PM
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The Suez Crisis (Story Time with Mr. Beat)
From YouTube, produced by Matt Beat
Here's the story of one of two times we were on the brink of World War III- The Suez Crisis. (06:25)
August 1, 2017 at 12:38 AM
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An Interview with Dr. Malcolm J. Norwood
From YouTube, produced by Karen Brickett
In December of 1979, as a project at the University of Maryland, Karen Brickett interviewed Dr. Malcolm (Mac) J. Norwood, the Father of Closed Captioning. Dr. Norwood relates how 10% of the general population would not accept captions on their TV scr... [more]
July 12, 2010 at 11:23 AM
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