Creating a New Government

These videos and podcasts by eminent scholars, master teachers, and other speakers open a variety of ways to explore American history. The presentations range from two- or three-minute interview clips to hour-long lectures. Whether you watch them in class, assign them to your students for homework, or download them to your iPod for a long road trip, each one can give you new insight into the past.

Multimedia from Other Sub-Eras

"One Last Time" from Hamilton

Speaker(s): Lin-Manuel Miranda, Christopher Jackson, Sydney James Harcourt, and Ian Weinberger

Alexander Hamilton, American

Speaker(s): Richard Brookhiser

Anti-Federalism and Dissent in Constitutional History

Speaker(s): Saul Cornell, James G. Basker

Arguing Cases in the Supreme Court

Speaker(s): Jeff Fisher

Benjamin Franklin: An American Life

Speaker(s): Walter Isaacson

Calling the Constitutional Convention

Speaker(s): Carol Berkin

John Adams: Party of One

Speaker(s): James Grant

Teaching the Constitution

Speaker(s): Larry Kramer

The Americanization of Benjamin Franklin

Speaker(s): Gordon S. Wood

The Hemingses of Monticello

Speaker(s): Annette Gordon-Reed

The Meaning of the American Revolution

Speaker(s): Gordon S. Wood

The Real American Dream: A Meditation on Hope

Speaker(s): Andrew Delbanco

The Supreme Court and Religious Freedom

Speaker(s): A. E. Dick Howard

The Three Constitutions

Speaker(s): Saul Cornell

Washington as Symbol of the Founding Era

Speaker(s): Gordon S. Wood

Women and the Revolution

Speaker(s): Carol Berkin