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You ain’t the boss of me!

6 videos

Tea, Taxes, and the American Revolution

VIDEO 10:59 minutes
In which John Green teaches you about the American Revolution and the American Revolutionary War, which it turns out were two different things. John goes over the issues and events that precipitated rebellion in Britain's American ...

The French Revolution

VIDEO 11:23 minutes
In which John Green examines the French Revolution, and gets into how and why it differed from the American Revolution. Was it the serial authoritarian regimes? The guillotine? The Reign of Terror? All of this and more contributed to the ...

The Haitian Revolutions

VIDEO 11:56 minutes
Ideas like liberty, freedom, and self-determination were hot stuff in the late 18th century, as evidenced by our recent revolutionary videos. Although freedom was breaking out all over, many of the societies that were touting these ideas ...

Latin American Revolutions

VIDEO 12:50 minutes
In which John Green talks about the many revolutions of Latin America in the 19th century. At the beginning of the 1800s, Latin America was firmly under the control of Spain and Portugal. The revolutionary zeal that had recently created ...

Coal, steam, and the Industrial Revolution

VIDEO 10:36 minutes
In which John Green wraps up revolutions month with what is arguably the most revolutionary of modern revolutions, the Industrial Revolution. While very few leaders were beheaded in the course of this one, it changed the lives of more ...

Capitalism and Socialism

VIDEO 13:21 minutes
In which John Green teaches you about capitalism and socialism in a way that is sure to please commenters from both sides of the debate. Learn how capitalism arose from the industrial revolution, and then gave rise to socialism. Learn ...