In this session, Ralph Anske examines the events and circumstances that laid the groundwork for the independence movement in the colonies. The eighteenth century was marked by a series of armed conflicts between the European powers, with fighting taking place both on the Continent and in the New World. Anske explains that by the end of the French and Indian War in 1763, the colonies’ relationship with Britain had changed significantly. Anske also introduces one of the country’s earliest founding fathers, Benjamin Franklin. He briefly talks about his early life, the public institutions he established, and his somewhat surprising and varied list of inventions.
Ralph D. Anske is a retired U.S. Foreign Service officer. During his career he was assigned primarily to economic and political matters, in Mali, the Philippines, Mexico, Pakistan, Guatemala, and Kenya. He also worked on energy, democracy, and human rights issues at the Department of State and was an analyst for Central American affairs at the Bureau of Intelligence and Research. Anske earned the equivalent of a bachelor's of science degree in economics at the National Foreign Affairs Training Center and he did doctoral work at Carnegie-Mellon University. He has a MA in history and a BA in history, political science, and English from St. Mary’s University.
The Founding Fathers: Colonial and Early National America (Day II, Part II) Ralph Anske
Academic Building, A-309 Universidad Francisco Marroquín Guatemala, November 17, 2009
A New Media - UFM production. Guatemala, March 2010 Camera: Mario Estrada; digital editing: Alfredo Jop; index and synopsis: Sergio Bustamante; content revisers: Daphne Ortiz, Jennifer Keller; publication: Carlos Petz/Daphne Ortiz
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