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  • April 5 1951 Universal Newsreel Ethel and Julius Rosenberg

    April 5, 1951 Universal Newsreel: Ethel and Julius Rosenberg

    This April 5, 1951, Universal Newsreel reports on the death penalty for Ethel and Julius Rosenberg.

    C-SPAN clip by tgrane
    • 1 minute
    • 13,272 views
  • ACLU CoFounder Arthur Garfield Hays on McCarthyism

    ACLU Co-Founder Arthur Garfield Hays on McCarthyism

    This Longines Chronoscope interview from December 1951 focuses on the issue of McCarthyism and the threat of communism in the United States. Arthur Garfield Hays was co-founder and general…

    C-SPAN clip by tgrane
    • 2 minutes
    • 8,741 views
  • The End of World War II and the Beginnings of the Cold War in Europe

    The End of World War II and the Beginnings of the Cold War in Europe

    This 1958 U.S. Army “Big Picture” film documents the events in Europe after the end of World War II that led to the Cold War and the formation of NATO.

    C-SPAN clip by JKoning
    • 5 minutes
    • 6,723 views
  • The Development of the Atomic Bomb

    The Development of the Atomic Bomb

    The Pare Lorentz Center at the Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum added narration to archival film, photographs and audio recordings to tell the story of FDR during World…

    C-SPAN clip by tgrane
    • 3 minutes
    • 5,645 views
  • History of the Ku Klux Klan

    History of the Ku Klux Klan

    An excerpt from "Ku Klux Klan: The Invisible Empire", a CBS Reports documentary from 1965 that traces the history of the Ku Klux Klan including its 1915 resurgence inspired by the silent…

    C-SPAN clip by cmcandrew
    • 8 minutes
    • 5,057 views
  • President Wilson at the Treaty of Versailles

    President Wilson at the Treaty of Versailles

    President Woodrow Wilson meets with foreign leaders at the end of World War I. These talks led to the Treaty of Versailles. This is narrated by former President Herbert Hoover.

    C-SPAN clip by tgrane
    • 2 minutes
    • 2,922 views
  • Footage from Penig Concentration Camp

    Footage from Penig Concentration Camp

    In a 1945 documentary used in the Nuremberg Trials post World War II, footage is shown from the Penig concentration camp and the conditions of the few living survivors found there during…

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    • 3 minutes
    • 2,419 views
  • The 1980 Election and the Iran Hostage Crisis

    The 1980 Election and the Iran Hostage Crisis

    Historian Richard Norton Smith explained the role that the failed mission to rescue hostages in Iran in President Carter's defeat in the 1980 election.

    C-SPAN clip by tgrane
    • 4 minutes
    • 2,245 views
  • 1943 Film Japanese Relocation

    1943 Film Japanese Relocation

    Milton Eisenhower hosted and narrated this 1943 film that attempts to justify the need to move Japanese Americans from their West Coast homes to internment camps in isolated areas of the…

    C-SPAN clip by cmcandrew
    • 10 minutes
    • 2,214 views
  • Woodrow Wilson during the Treaty of Versailles

    Woodrow Wilson during the Treaty of Versailles

    President Woodrow Wilson meets with foreign leaders at the end of World War I. These talks led to the Treaty of Versailles. This is narrated by former President Herbert Hoover.

    C-SPAN clip by tgrane
    • 1 minute
    • 2,506 views
  • North Korea Invades South Korea

    North Korea Invades South Korea

    The U.S. Army "Big Picture" episode shows footage of the North Korea invasion and the United Nations response.

    C-SPAN clip by JKoning
    • 2 minutes
    • 2,089 views
  • Media Coverage of the Iran Hostage Crisis

    Media Coverage of the Iran Hostage Crisis

    A segment on the media coverage during the Iran Hostage Crisis from the documentary 444 Days to Freedom, What Really Happened in Iran - The Inside Story.

    C-SPAN clip by tgrane
    • 4 minutes
    • 1,998 views
  • The Primary Sector of the Economy

    The Primary Sector of the Economy

    From a film, American Harvest, that shows the wide variety of American businesses and industries that produce the materials needed to manufacture Chevrolet cars, this segment focuses on the…

    C-SPAN clip by tgrane
    • 10 minutes
    • 1,495 views
  • The Battle of Ia Drang Valley

    The Battle of Ia Drang Valley

    This 1965 CBS News special report anchored by Morely Safer looks at a battle in Vietnam that began on October 19, 1965, and lasted for five weeks.

    C-SPAN clip by JKoning
    • 15 minutes
    • 1,452 views
  • NASA Apollo 1 Astronauts Gus Grissom Ed White and Roger Chaffee

    NASA Apollo 1 Astronauts: Gus Grissom, Ed White, and Roger Chaffee

    Archival video of these three astronauts talking about the spacecraft in which they were scheduled to fly in as well as their expectations.

    C-SPAN clip by mcgorry
    • 4 minutes
    • 1,409 views
  • The Riots in Washington DC Following the King Assassination

    The Riots in Washington, D.C. Following the King Assassination

    This CBS News Special Report was broadcast on April 5, 1968, one day after the Martin Luther King Jr. assassination in Memphis. This section includes coverage of the riots and looting in…

    C-SPAN clip by tgrane
    • 2 minutes
    • 1,393 views
  • Reasons People Emigrated to America

    Reasons People Emigrated to America

    This portion from the 1989 film "Island of Hope, Island of Tears" describes some of the reasons why people left their home countries and traveled to the U.S.

    C-SPAN clip by mcgorry
    • 4 minutes
    • 1,373 views
  • President Lyndon Johnsons Announcement Not to Run for Reelection

    President Lyndon Johnson's Announcement Not to Run for Reelection

    In a televised speech from the Oval Office on March 31st, 1968, President Lyndon Johnson announced his decision not to run for re-election in 1968. He warned against divisive partisanship…

    C-SPAN clip by tgrane
    • 5 minutes
    • 1,274 views
  • The Battle of Stalingrad

    The Battle of Stalingrad

    The Battle of Russia, one of the seven films in the Why We Fight series created during World War II by Hollywood director and U.S. Army Major Frank Capra, discusses the Battle of Stalingrad…

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    • 15 minutes
    • 1,253 views
  • 1972 Rep Shirley Chisholm Presidential Campaign Announcement

    1972 Rep. Shirley Chisholm Presidential Campaign Announcement

    Representative Shirley Chisholm (D-NY) announced her bid to run for the Democratic nomination for the 1972 presidential campaign against presumed Republican nominee President Nixon.

    C-SPAN clip by CSPANCLASSROOM
    • 5 minutes
    • 799 views
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