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French Revolution(9 Photos)
The French Revolution
American Revolution: Continental Congress
American Revolution: Continental Congress(11 Photos)
Discover the accomplishments of the First and Second Constitutional Congresses, and learn about the major players behind such documents as the Declaration of Independence and the Treaty of Paris.
Thomas Jefferson(11 Photos)
See pictures from the life and presidency of Thomas Jefferson.
Origins of the French Revolution
Origins of the French RevolutionVideo Clip (3:38)
Video Clip (3:38)
King Louis XVI and the French nobility face a revolution of the Third Estate.
The French Revolution
The French RevolutionVideo Clip (2:49)
Video Clip (2:49)
Step into the the excitement and chaos of the French Revolution as told by musician and artist Jeffrey Lewis.
American RevolutionVideo Clip (3:20)
Video Clip (3:20)
Get the story of how a fledgling, largely disconnected nation won its freedom from the greatest military force of its time.
Declaration of Independence
Declaration of IndependenceVideo Clip (3:04)
Video Clip (3:04)
To many in the Continental Congress, war was unthinkable. So why did they finally create this revolutionary document?
Isaac Newton and a Scientific Revolution
Isaac Newton and a Scientific RevolutionVideo Clip (2:47)
Video Clip (2:47)
The Protestant Reformation encourages both religious and scientific thought.
Beyond the Big Bang: Galileo Galilei
Beyond the Big Bang: Galileo GalileiVideo Clip (3:36)
Video Clip (3:36)
In a History Beyond the Big Bang video, discover that the sophisticated telescopes used by astronomers today to see distant galaxies are direct descendents of the humble lenses used by Galileo Galilei over four hundred years ago.
Jefferson's Pursuit of Knowledge
Jefferson's Pursuit of KnowledgeVideo Clip (3:09)
Video Clip (3:09)
As a young man in Virginia, Thomas Jefferson pursues an education based on the ideals of the Enlightenment.
Thomas Jefferson in Paris
Thomas Jefferson in ParisVideo Clip (1:48)
Video Clip (1:48)
Jefferson soaks up the culture, art and architecture of Paris while on assignment as a trade representative.
Beyond the Big Bang: Sir Isaac Newton's Law of Gravity
Beyond the Big Bang: Sir Isaac Newton's Law of GravityVideo Clip (4:38)
Video Clip (4:38)
In this History Channel video clip on Isaac Newton, we learn a lot about the scientist who is said to be the smartest one to have ever lived. Learn a bit about gravity and Newton's analysis on the moon. His laws explain almost everything.
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