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A history podcast dedicated to exploring the origins, development, and evolution of the political systems of the United States.

The Political History of the United States Allen Ayers

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    • 4.9 • 56 Ratings

A history podcast dedicated to exploring the origins, development, and evolution of the political systems of the United States.

    3.12 The Canadian Invasion of Queen Anne‘s War

    3.12 The Canadian Invasion of Queen Anne‘s War

    After a few starts and stops, the British agree to help the colonists move on Quebec. Meanwhile, down in the South, the Spanish attempt an attack on Charleston.

    • 38 min
    3.11 The Causes of Queen Anne‘s War

    3.11 The Causes of Queen Anne‘s War

    The colonies were pushed into Queen Anne's War following questions of succession in the Spanish empire. This war saw the English stuck in a conflict against the Spanish, the French, and hostile Indian tribes.

    • 31 min
    3.10 Pirates

    3.10 Pirates

    Piracy had become common in the colonies by the end of the 17th century. One part economic boon, and another part danger, the practice would play a major role in colonial politics of the era.


     


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    • 29 min
    3.9 The Colonies in 1700

    3.9 The Colonies in 1700

    This week we take a census of where the colonies all stand at the end of the 17th century. This week we are going to look at population growth, economic development, and the expansion of slavery around the turn of the century.

    • 32 min
    3.8 The Pennsylvania Charter of Privileges

    3.8 The Pennsylvania Charter of Privileges

    William Penn finally returns to Pennsylvania. Despite the decades-long absence, he quickly finds himself having to turn around and rush back to England. Before he can do that, however, he must first settle the question of the government. The result? The Pennsylvania Charter of Privileges in 1701.

    • 39 min
    3.7 William Penn Stuck in England

    3.7 William Penn Stuck in England

    With William Penn stuck in London, Pennsylvania would become filled with factionalism.  Penn's solution to this was to turn to a New England Puritan for help, a move that did not exactly go over well.

    • 27 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
56 Ratings

56 Ratings

katlysi ,

Enjoying these history lessons, so relevant for today’s convos.

Thanks for this! I wanted to better participate in the conversations today about race, religion, politics and the economy and found my historical knowledge lacking so looking her to get caught up. I like the level of detail, enough but not too much, and how thorough this is being covered. Very much appreciated and recommended!

Deedee Q ,

Too fast and too animated to understand

The speed at which the narrator speaks, and the annoying sing-song-like up and down enunciation are very distracting and make it hard to hear and understand (especially when he animates his voice while swooping from High to low and when his voice suddenly drops from audible to just above a whisper). Even with my earbuds in my ears and the volume is turned up all the way, it is hard to understand what is being said. I love American history, but the way the narrator delivers the podcast makes it unpleasant and distracting to listen to.

FortMcHenry2014 ,

AMAZING

Just finished listening to the episode on Maryland! I am very, very impressed. Keep up the great work!

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