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A podcast exploring the art of living and the real world challenges that make living your best life a real difficulty. A journey as seen through the experiences of a husband, dad, coach, techie, and triathlete.
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French and Indian War Series Part 3 In this episode, we explore how the French began to strike back at the English after the English's initial attacks on New France in 1756 during the French and Indian War. We'll look at the strategies the French used to attack the English, and the impact of their efforts on the war.…
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French and Indian War Series Part 1 In this episode, we examine the opening battles of the French and Indian War. We also begin our discussion of the initial British battle plans for North America in 1755. Special Thanks to "A History of the American People" by Paul Johnson for providing most of the content for this episode. Please check out his bo…
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In this episode, we explore the early years of George Washington, focusing on his role at the start of the French and Indian War. Special Thanks to "A History of the American People" by Paul Johnson for providing most of the content for this episode. Please check out his book if you want to learn US history. It is the best book I have found on the …
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In this episode we explore the tensions leading up to the French and Indian War. Specifically the quest by both the French and British to be the first to settle Ohio. We also explore how the American colonists viewed the French colonies. Special Thanks to "A History of the American People" by Paul Johnson for providing most of the content for this …
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In this episode of "History in Six Minutes," we explore King George's War and its effects on colonial America. Special Thanks to "A History of the American People" by Paul Johnson for providing most of the content for this episode. Please check out his book if you want to learn US history. It is the best book I have found on the topic. Also thanks …
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In this episode, we explore the effects of the Great Awakening on colonial America. We discuss the profound impact the religious revivals that swept the colonies had on society and culture. Special Thanks to "A History of the American People" by Paul Johnson for providing most of the content for this episode. Please check out his book if you want t…
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In this episode, we explore the Great Awakening, a period of intense religious revival that swept through the American colonies in the years leading up to the Declaration of Independence. Special Thanks to "A History of the American People" by Paul Johnson for providing most of the content for this episode. Please check out his book if you want to …
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In this episode, we explore the life and works of Jonathan Edwards, one of America's first great thinkers. We examine his contributions to theology and how they helped ignite the Great Awakening in the colonies. Special Thanks to "A History of the American People" by Paul Johnson for providing most of the content for this episode. Please check out …
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In this episode, we explore how the middle class emerged in colonial America. We discuss the factors that contributed to their growth, and the impact they had on society. Special Thanks to "A History of the American People" by Paul Johnson for providing most of the content for this episode. Please check out his book if you want to learn US history.…
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In this episode we explore the organizing structure of government in colonial America. We delve into the inability of the colonial governors to impose their will on the people. We look at how the assemblies rose to fill the void and become the primary political power in early America. Special Thanks to "A History of the American People" by Paul Joh…
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In this episode, we explore the first newspapers in the American colonies. We'll look at the first lawsuit for libel, and discuss the beginnings of the free press in America. Special Thanks to "A History of the American People" by Paul Johnson for providing most of the content for this episode. Please check out his book if you want to learn US hist…
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In this episode we discuss how the rise of the American economy lead to the decline of Mercantilism Special Thanks to "A History of the American People" by Paul Johnson for providing most of the content for this episode. Please check out his book if you want to learn US history. It is the best book I have found on the topic. Also thanks to Wikipedi…
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In this episode, we look at Oglethorpe and the beginnings of the Georgia colony in America. We'll explore how the colony was founded, and the challenges it faced in its early years. Special Thanks to "A History of the American People" by Paul Johnson for providing most of the content for this episode. Please check out his book if you want to learn …
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In this episode, we explore the reasons for the split of Carolina into North and South Carolina. We'll look at the history of the two portions of the colony, and discuss the factors that led to the split. Special Thanks to "A History of the American People" by Paul Johnson for providing most of the content for this episode. Please check out his boo…
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In this episode, we look into the life of Cotton Mather and his contribution to early New England. Mather was a Puritan minister who was a major figure in the early history of the United States. Special Thanks to "A History of the American People" by Paul Johnson for providing most of the content for this episode. Please check out his book if you w…
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In this episode, we look into the details of the Salem Witch Trials and the the causes that led to the fanatical search for the devil in New England. Special Thanks to "A History of the American People" by Paul Johnson for providing most of the content for this episode. Please check out his book if you want to learn US history. It is the best book …
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In this episode, we discuss the end of the King Phillips War and the devastation wrought by it. Special Thanks to "A History of the American People" by Paul Johnson for providing most of the content for this episode. Please check out his book if you want to learn US history. It is the best book I have found on the topic. Also thanks to Wikipedia an…
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In this episode we take a look at the growing tensions between the colonies and Native Americans. How these tensions boiled over into the start of King Phillip's War. Special Thanks to "A History of the American People" by Paul Johnson for providing most of the content for this episode. Please check out his book if you want to learn US history. It …
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In this episode we finish our discussion of Bacon's rebellion and the fallout from the event. Special Thanks to "A History of the American People" by Paul Johnson for providing most of the content for this episode. Please check out his book if you want to learn US history. It is the best book I have found on the topic. Also thanks to Wikipedia and …
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In this episode we discuss the causes and start of Bacon's rebellion in Colonial Virginia. Special Thanks to "A History of the American People" by Paul Johnson for providing most of the content for this episode. Please check out his book if you want to learn US history. It is the best book I have found on the topic. Also thanks to Wikipedia and Goo…
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In this episode we explore the tensions between colonies and Native Americans leading up to the Pequot war , how the war played out between the two sides, and the fall out from the war. Special Thanks to "A History of the American People" by Paul Johnson for providing most of the content for this episode. Please check out his book if you want to le…
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In this episode we discuss what goods were traded in early colonial America and how this trade was limited by English parliament. We also discuss how a lack of English coin negatively effected colonial trade. How the printing of money was used by colonies to fill the gap and why the money was untrusted. Special Thanks to "A History of the American …
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In colonial America, farming was essential to the survival of the colonies. Colonists learned farming techniques from the Native Americans, and these techniques along with European advancements in technology helped the colonies thrive. We also discuss what crops were grown and how were they grown. Special Thanks to "A History of the American People…
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In this episode, we explore the resources available to the early colonists in America. We look at the environment, crops, animals, nuts, and trees that provided food and other necessities. Special Thanks to "A History of the American People" by Paul Johnson for providing most of the content for this episode. Please check out his book if you want to…
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In this episode we discuss the founding of the South Carolina colony. The heavy influence of colonialists from Barbados in turning South Carolina into a predominately slave owning colony. Special Thanks to "A History of the American People" by Paul Johnson for providing most of the content for this episode. Please check out his book if you want to …
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In this episode, we discuss the difficulty of life in the Maryland Colony. We look at the challenges of growing tobacco, the short life expectancy, and the problems caused by the terror of Ingle and Claiborne. Special Thanks to "A History of the American People" by Paul Johnson for providing most of the content for this episode. Please check out hi…
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In this episode, we discuss Lord Baltimore and the founding of the Maryland colony in America. We'll look at the events leading up to the founding, the charter, and the colony's early days. Special Thanks to "A History of the American People" by Paul Johnson for providing most of the content for this episode. Please check out his book if you want t…
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In this episode, we wrap up our discussion of Anne Hutchinson. We tell the story of her trial, her flight from Boston, and her untimely demise. Special Thanks to "A History of the American People" by Paul Johnson for providing most of the content for this episode. Please check out his book if you want to learn US history. It is the best book I have…
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In this episode, we introduce Anne Hutchinson, a woman who found herself in hot water in Boston. We discuss her life and the events that led to her being tried for heresy. Special Thanks to "A History of the American People" by Paul Johnson for providing most of the content for this video. Please check out his book if you want to learn US history. …
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In this episode, we explore the nature of self-doubt and how it can lead to procrastination. We also discuss Stoic tools that can help us deal with self-doubt and break free from procrastination. Self-doubt is a common human experience, and it can be a major obstacle to achieving our goals. But it doesn't have to control us. By learning to recogniz…
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In this episode, we finish our discussion of Roger Williams, who was a significant figure in early colonial America. We discuss his contributions to the colony of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations, and his role in the establishment of religious freedom in the New World. Special Thanks to "A History of the American People" by Paul Johnson for …
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In this episode, we introduce Roger Williams, who was a significant figure in early colonial America. We discuss his contributions to the colony of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations, and his role in the establishment of religious freedom in the New World. Special Thanks to "A History of the American People" by Paul Johnson for providing most …
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We take a look at John Winthrop's political philosophy and how it shaped early American history. Special Thanks to "A History of the American People" by Paul Johnson for providing most of the content for this video. Please check out his book if you want to learn US history. It is the best book I have found on the topic. Also thanks to Wikipedia and…
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We look at John Winthrop's time as governor. Special Thanks to "A History of the American People" by Paul Johnson for providing most of the content for this video. Please check out his book if you want to learn US history. It is the best book I have found on the topic. Also thanks to Wikipedia and Google Gemini for filling in additional details for…
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"Ah, I forgot to do that!" Is that a question you find yourself saying frequently? If so this first episode in a two episode series is for you! We talk about the first steps of taking all of the various projects, paper, and computer systems in your life and creating a single unified and comprehensive catalog for all of you day to day activities.…
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We continue our discussion of the conflicts between liberty and religion with John Winthrop being exhibit A in the problem. Special Thanks to "A History of the American People" by Paul Johnson for providing most of the content for this video. Please check out his book if you want to learn US history. It is the best book I have found on the topic. A…
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In this episode we explore the mindset of early colonialists with regards to the topics of religion and liberty This episode is dedicated to my father who passed away this week last year. Special Thanks to "A History of the American People" by Paul Johnson for providing most of the content for this video. Please check out his book if you want to le…
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