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Where US Politics Came From: Crash Course US History #9

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In which John Green teaches you where American politicians come from. In the beginning, soon after the US constitution was adopted, politics were pretty non-existent. George Washington was elected president with no opposition, everything was new and exciting, and everyone just got along. For several months. Then the contentious debate about the nature of the United States began, and it continues to this day. Washington and his lackey/handler Alexander Hamilton pursued an elitist program of federalism. They attempted to strengthen the central government, create a strong nation-state, and leave less of the governance to the states, They wanted to create debt, encourage manufacturing, and really modernize the new nation/ The opposition, creatively known as the anti-federalists, wanted to build some kind of agrarian pseudo-paradise where every (white) man could have his own farm, and live a free, self-reliant life. The founding father who epitomized this view was Thomas Jefferson. By the time Adams became president, the anti-federalists had gotten the memo about how alienating a name like anti-federalist can be. It's so much more appealing to voters if your party is for something rather than being defined by what you're against, you know? In any case, Jefferson and his acolytes changed their name to the Democratic-Republican Party, which covered a lot of bases, and proceeded to protest nearly everything Adams did. Lest you think this week is all boring politics,you'll be thrilled to hear this episode has a Whiskey Rebellion, a Quasi-War, anti-French sentiment, some controversial treaties, and something called the XYZ Affair, which sounds very exciting. Learn all about it this week with John Green.
Hey teachers and students - Check out CommonLit's free collection of reading passages and curriculum resources to learn more about the events of this episode. Much of America's politics came from debates between democratic republican Thomas Jefferson and federalist Alexander Hamilton: https://www.commonlit.org/texts/alexander-hamilton
While Jefferson would go on to become president, Hamilton heavily influenced President George Washington who set many American political ideals in his farewell address that Hamilton helped craft: https://www.commonlit.org/texts/washington-s-farewell-address
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"the rich": shows a picture of Donald Trump

well that aged well

by Amanda Zhang 10 months ago

"Hamilton had a strong personality and as you can see, the beautiful wavy hair of a Caribbean god"

.........ditto on that.

by Brittany Broquadio 4 years ago

When Britain taxed our tea we got frisky
Imagine what's gonna happen when you try to tax our whiskey

by Stephen Barefield 4 years ago

This whole video is like the whole second Act on Hamilton

by andyhartley 3 years ago

"They don't have a plan they just hate mine" - A story of US politics

by Daniel Ingram 3 years ago

I couldn't listen to this episode without Hamilton lyrics consistently popping into my head

by natalie claus 3 years ago

Hamilton could legally be president. There was an section in the constitution that said anyone who was in the US at the time the constitution could become president. So he could have become president if he hadn't been shot, published a pamphlet about having an affair, and if his son hadn't died. There were a few things in the way of him becoming president.

by Anna Ferguson 3 years ago

Look at the Hamilton fandom dominating the comments

by Chloe Lee 3 years ago

Thomas Jefferson loved the French...
"We almost died in a trench while you were off getting high with the french"

by Elizabeth Strasemeier 4 years ago

Came for Hamilton
Stayed for John Green because who doesn't love John Green

by yikes in the chat 3 years ago


by Sam Markley 2 years ago

John Adams....I know him!

by talie 4 years ago

I came here for the hamilton comments and I am finally satisfied

by Mia Sasagawa 4 years ago

John Jay got sick after writing five.

by Renaia 4 years ago

Raise your hand if you're here because of the musical

by Mango Rain 4 years ago

Yo, when Britain taxed our tea, we got frisky.
(T Jeffs drops mic)
(Madison grabs it before it hits the ground)

But actually? Wow. We feel really strongly about alcohol.

by becca moses 4 years ago

Jefferson: Did you forget Lafayette?
Alex: What?
Jefferson: Have you an ounce of regret?

by G G 3 years ago

Any time he says something that was brought up in Hamilton I'm screaming things like "HAMILTONS PLAN TO ASSUME STATE DEBT AND ESTABLISH A NATIONAL BAAAAAAAANKKKK"

by maddie mc 4 years ago

And Jefferson? In love with France.

by brooke bird 4 years ago

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