• 00:01    |    
    Initial credits
  • 00:24    |    
  • 02:13    |    
    • Chattel
    • Christianity
  • 06:22    |    
    Wars between the British and French during the 1700s
  • Names of the wars
  • 08:56    |    
    War of Austrian Succession
    • Concessions in the colonies
    • Fortress of Louisbourg
    • Colonial participation in the wars
  • 17:31    |    
    Relationships among the colonies
  • 19:37.5    |    
    English-French animosity
  • Joan of Arc
  • 21:7.5    |    
    French colonies in Canada
  • 22:59    |    
    French alliances with Native Americans
  • 25:06    |    
    French and Indian War
    • American Revolution
    • Misuse of colonial power
    • British victory
    • English Canada
    • French threat eliminated
  • 33:19    |    
    New attitude among the colonists
    • Colonist disenchantment with England
    • Taxes
    • British debt
  • 40:52    |    
    Benjamin Franklin
    • Background
    • First public institutions
    • Poor Richard's Almanack
    • Education
    • Old Deluder Satan Law
  • 48:53    |    
    Benjamin Franklin, a polymath
    • Bifocal eyeglasses
    • Glass harmonium
    • Political cartoons
  • 52:06    |    
    Final words
  • 52:30    |    
    Final credits

The Founding Fathers: Colonial and Early National America (Day 2, Part II)

New Media  | 19 de noviembre de 2009  | Vistas: 20

About this video

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.

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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

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


Ralph D. Anske is a retired U.S. Foreign Service officer. During…


Nuestra misión es la enseñanza y difusión de los principios éticos, jurídicos y económicos de una sociedad de personas libres y responsables.

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