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22 minutes | Jul 20, 2018
George Washington Part 6: An August Image
After decades of public service, George Washington finally got to retire to his estate on Mount Vernon as he had always dreamed. However, he wasn't there long before a sudden illness took his life. Washington's death was a major blow to the newly-formed United States. But his loss wasn't just felt at home - it reverberated around the globe - as the whole world mourned America's fallen leader.
24 minutes | Jun 19, 2018
George Washington Part 5: The Unanimous Choice
George Washington became America's first President in April of 1789. From that day on, every decision he made, from minor things like what to wear and how to be addressed, to fatal decisions on slavery and war, broke new ground. His actions in that first term would set the precedent that every leader from then on would follow and build upon. MUSIC BY: Soft and Furious, Lee Rosevere, Komiku, The US Army Old Guard Fife and Drum Corps, Kosta T, Free Piece of Tape, Nettle, Sam Shalabi, and Sergey Cheremisinov
29 minutes | Apr 8, 2018
George Washington Part 4: Almost Blind
Though it's hard to imagine now, George Washington spent most of the war as an underdog. It wasn't until 1781, with the help of French allies, that his fortunes began to change. Listen to learn just how far he fell before he was able to finally taste victory.
27 minutes | Feb 19, 2018
George Washington Part 3: A Weak General
Our national memory esteems George Washington as a military genius and flawless leader. The reality, though, is that in service as Commander-in-Chief, Washington really stumbled out of the gate. Learn about the years of crushing defeat in battle, and thousands lost to disease and desertion, that shaped the military mind of America's first leader. MUSIC On Early Light; The Telling; Qi by Blue Dot Sessions The Great Mission; No Other Choice by Lee Rosevere Pulsar by Sergey Cheremisinov The Bridge is Too Far by Laszlo Harsanyi https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/legalcode Sad walk with sad melodica by Komiku https://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/zero/1.0/legalcode
24 minutes | Feb 4, 2018
George Washington Part 2: Bountiful Providence
Learn about George Washington's years between the French and Indian War and the Revolution, how he positioned himself as Commander-In-Chief, and the two methods used to amass his fortune: marriage and slavery.
27 minutes | Jan 21, 2018
George Washington Part 1: Journey Over the Mountains
To understand George Washington, the man who invented the Presidency and guided our nation through its infancy, it's imperative to study his early years. The events that transpired in his early life, giving him the tools to one day lead a nation, were a mix of hardship, tragedy, opportunity, and violence. MUSIC The Great Mission by Lee Rosevere From: Free Music Archive License: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/legalcode Waltz for Zacaria; Early Light; by Blue Dot Sessions From: Free Music Archive License: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/legalcode Meekness; Global Warming; Mercy by Kai Engel From: Free Music Archive License: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/legalcode The Bridge is Too Far by Laszlo Harsanyi From: Free Music Archive License: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/
21 minutes | Oct 2, 2017
Anna Strong: Agent 355
Among the unsung heroes of the American Revolution are a group of regular citizens who were recruited to establish a complicated spy network called The Culper Ring. One of those spies was a woman who lived in the heart of enemy territory: Anna Strong.
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