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The Constitution, the Articles, and Federalism: Crash Course US History #8

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In which John Green teaches you about the United States Constitution. During and after the American Revolutionary War, the government of the new country operated under the Articles of Confederation. While these Articles got the young nation through its war with England, they weren't of much use when it came to running a country. So, the founding fathers decided try their hand at nation-building, and they created the Constitution of the United States, which you may remember as the one that says We The People at the top. John will tell you how the convention came together, some of the compromises that had to be made to pass this thing, and why it's very lucky that the framers installed a somewhat reasonable process for making changes to the thing. You'll learn about Shays' Rebellion, the Federalist Papers, the elite vs rabble dynamic of the houses of congress, and start to find out just what an anti-federalist is. 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.Founding Fathers debated over how to govern the new nation, beginning with the Articles of Confederation: https://www.commonlit.org/texts/articles-of-confederation When the Founding Fathers finally wrote the Constitution, they realized that they needed to add The Bill of Rights to get citizens on board with the new government: https://www.commonlit.org/texts/the-bill-of-rights Follow us: http://www.twitter.com/thecrashcourse http://www.twitter.com/realjohngreen http://www.twitter.com/raoulmeyer http://www.twitter.com/crashcoursestan http://www.twitter.com/saysdanica http://www.twitter.com/thoughtbubbler Support CrashCourse on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/crashcourse
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Heidi Chapman (10 hours ago)
My favorite author
Whitetigerflash AJ (10 hours ago)
4:40 wtf the dude in the orange tho 😂😂
The moose Master (10 hours ago)
did you know the american flag was sposed to have 6 point stars
Christina R (1 day ago)
I just listened to this at 2x speed and I actually understood it. I am so proud of myself right now
FranDog (2 days ago)
This would've been ok if you didn't add your opinions Mr. CNN
Amine Yahia (4 days ago)
Who watches this video in 2018 ?
hamideh azimi (5 days ago)
i always hated the history, but you completely rocked my world, your way of describing things is awesome. good luck with best wishes
Danny Steffen (5 days ago)
it was good until you started pushing liberal zombie ideology..oh nevermind you said it was scripted at the end, A+ for political agendas in educational videos.
MrDan7931 (5 days ago)
Just don’t California my Texas and we’re good
Elizabeth Schrappe (6 days ago)
*_alexander hamilton_* *_my name is alexander hamilton_* *_and there's a million things I haven't done_* *_but just you wait_* *_just you wait_*
Steakismeat (6 days ago)
Actually one amendment was passed in the history of the articles. However we now refer to it as the constitution.
Paul Moreau (7 days ago)
Just a Canadian trying to understand what happened at the midterms tonight. Gotta start at the beginning...
Lofi_Luni (7 days ago)
4:40 was that skrillex
Haley Gomez (7 days ago)
How does the Bill of Rights have anything to do with all of this?
Abrielle Robare (8 days ago)
4:41 - 4:51 omg that dude is my spirit animal
Ainsley Mcdaniel (9 days ago)
Got test tomorrow fam
Brendan Walsh (9 days ago)
Anyone else notice Skrillex at 4:40?
Tyrin Macklin (11 days ago)
Supergirl 290 (12 days ago)
Had to do this for hw thx, man. (Srsly good vid tho I would like it more if I didn't have to do it for hw)
rob72345 (14 days ago)
Any one else see the hidden skrillex?
Noah Jack Gibby (15 days ago)
6:08 canada, is not great
20Michael Archer (15 days ago)
This guy needs to quit talking fast, I cant understand a word he saying!
Crankiebox 99 (16 days ago)
What do you mean hes not john green Oh wait wrong video
Dashark (18 days ago)
I got nothing out of this😀
Anika Ahmed (20 days ago)
who are those four men he criticizes? 9:07
Peyton West (20 days ago)
Hey John u need to listen to the Hamilton: An American Musical Soundtrack.
Alex Wu (21 days ago)
12:25 "the details [of the Constitution] would be worked out in the political process, and then the battlefield" 1. Political Process: Throughout history? 2. By battlefield, do you mean specifically the Civil War?
Abdullah Khan (21 days ago)
I feel like this whole series is just slamming the US. Besides that, it is very informing
TomatoBoy20 (21 days ago)
But its cool you're from Indiana (my dad is from there)
TomatoBoy20 (21 days ago)
Wow john i was born and grew up in New Jersey >:(
Isobel Crumb (21 days ago)
Peep George Washington
Clea Lauderdale (22 days ago)
Does this man know how to blink???
Sebastian Flores (23 days ago)
The founding fathers were smart people, they knew we would advance. There were even some guns that were able to fire more than 1 round a minute and existed way before the American Revolution. Look up the Puckle Gun
Igor Tymbak (26 days ago)
Нихуя не сообразил
Angela Vullo (26 days ago)
Why is everyone for Hamilton? Just curious. It seems that his views were all about rich white men. Most of his ideas that continued today seem to be the reason we have such a large oppressive government and most of the wealth is in the hands of 1% of the people. Correct me if I'm wrong.
oh yeah mr krabs
D Virus008 (26 days ago)
I don't if I should up vote or down vote.
aweaea wwfwawe (27 days ago)
woat there, you got a little bit leftist there when it came to the second amendment, no it doesn't let you have nukes or drones, you should actually read the federalist papers. It is intended to give citizens arms equivalent to that of an infantry unit of the day, so the most we are talking about is full auto and rpgs.
Adam Shaw (27 days ago)
Thank Jesus for this video. I’ve got a midterm in 3 hours and this is what my essay question is on. 😭 😭 😭 😭 😭 😭
kickstar1 (28 days ago)
This stuff is such a leftist joke.
Things you should know after the video: •Goveneur Morris wrote the 1st article •The Founding Fathers are rich •Delegates and The Founding Fathers signed the Constitution •The Revolutionary War happened in 1775 •Smaller governments wanted slaves to be free And that’s all!
I subbed and notified you. Heart?
LucienEnhanced22 (29 days ago)
This guy calls himself a centrist?
Ryan Hetherman (29 days ago)
anyone else see skrillex at 4:40?
Evangeline Kiara Star (29 days ago)
The thought bubble has a mind of it's own... I like it.
Mike R (30 days ago)
I wonder who wins the APUSH people or the Hamilton people
قا ضی (28 days ago)
Mike R hamilton def
Jackielikagovernor (30 days ago)
Jack Tan Hiyake (1 month ago)
CHP 5. just for my own references. lol.
Hector Zepeda (1 month ago)
jacob stevens (1 month ago)
Can you make a history video without the socialist propaganda? I found the rest of the video very informative but was a bit put off by the unnecessary political slander.
zvczvcvzxcv (1 month ago)
zvczvcvzxcv (1 month ago)
I have no issue with the Electoral College philosophically. It has just become an absurdity in practice. And it won't go away because BOTH parties want it. When every vote matters, where do you go campaigning? When only Florida and Ohio matter, you only have to go to Florida and Ohio. Also, the people have not really proven themselves worthy of taking over the role.
Jakob Desanandreas (1 month ago)
Here to write my college paper remember when I was here for my ap exam time flies with John Green
Natalia Duran (1 month ago)
This is a great video! I learned so much from it and will definitely tell my friends about this particular video (all yalls videos are great btw)!!!!!!!!!
Olivia Bolles (1 month ago)
this whole comments section is just us rapping Hamilton lyrics.
Olivia Bolles (1 month ago)
ALEXANDER HAMILTON had a torrid affair, and he wrote it down right there HIGHLIGHTS
EDWARD ROMO (1 month ago)
8:34 not according to "sovereign" citeznes
BodyzHD (1 month ago)
Who else is here because they have to watch it for history class?
9:10. Im dead.
Harambe Love (1 month ago)
Who else is watching this before the history test tomorrow
sonofkratos6 (1 month ago)
seems informative initially; however, becomes increasingly biased. The republican perspective never was never established until Abraham Lincoln era. It was not Republican and Democrat. It was Democrat and Wigs. Founding fathers were not Republican. Having said that there were Democratic-Republicans not the same party. Abraham Lincoln was the first "Republican" President.
James L. Carrig (1 month ago)
4:40 Magic clothes-changing Delegates!
Grace Xia (1 month ago)
why are there so many dislikes???
Nate KANG (1 month ago)
4:39 Skrillex, 4:40 those two guys spontaneously *changed the color of their clothes* , 4:41 oh look it's the return of W I G G L E A R M S
Soup Spoon (1 month ago)
What happened to his arm??
loveyoumilo yes*you* (1 month ago)
This video was made one day before mcr broke up my emo heart
Ethan Breyer (1 month ago)
It is foolish to believe that those creating the second amendment did not forsee firearms improving. Furthermore, the term "assault" weapon is an unofficial and unprofessional word to use in describing that form of gun, which, mind you, is actually seldom used in shootings compared with other firearms.
Blythe Reis (1 month ago)
Literally bless this youtube page
Suhani Kumar (1 month ago)
I have a small question. May I know the people who supported the Articles? I remember you mentioned small farmers opposed the Constitution, but what about farmers?
Connie Criscitello (1 month ago)
dream on
Kaelin Barrionuevo (1 month ago)
can u explain the devil in devolution?
Sebastian Campos (1 month ago)
You gotta understand negative v. positive rights when it comes to the Second Amendment. The Second Amendment is a negative right which says that you CAN be armed, not that you MUST be armed. It does not force anyone to do anything, all it does is say that you can. Positive rights force someone else to do something, such as the right to an attorney, that is a positive right because it states that you MUST be able to get an attorney. Just had to throw that out there because John Green is either lying to everyone on purpose or has never heard of negative/positive rights.
Kevin Choe/Xtreme CH (1 month ago)
remmerz gang
The Helmaroc King (1 month ago)
How does the Northern states not wanting slaves to count toward representation mean they’re racist? It would mean the South would have a lot more power in Congress and blacks would suffer even more.
Jon Schmitt (1 month ago)
the founding father knew weapons would get better, they themselves looked into buy new high tech weapons for the time, also people were allowed to own cannons
Jatt Jeona Maurh (1 month ago)
Electoral college is rather confusing. I know why its a problem that a 51% majority could win, but wouldnt electoral college ensure a 49% victory?
NuclearBookery ASMR (1 month ago)
Hello, people who aren’t here studying for an exam. How many of you exist?
Sri Lakshmi Ch (1 month ago)
Who has a seventh grade history test tomorrow
Ethan Lee (1 month ago)
You. Stop looking at the comments. It's already 1:00 AM buddy
Sage Oblouk (1 month ago)
This shows that no taxation is bad, although too much taxation and government control is also bad.
michael hamner (1 month ago)
Isn’t it sad that we can’t even watch crash course anymore without little political comments inserted after every rant of actual fact? I’m sorry, republican or Democrat, I don’t care about you opinion, I care about facts. That’s what I’m studying for, that’s what I want to hear. Congratulations to all you Hamilton fans, let’s be honest, it’s because of the play for the most part. Marquis de Lafayette for the win! Lol
airi devantay (1 month ago)
i thought twelve states sent 55 delegates
Re Pichardo. (1 month ago)
Could you make a short good explanation of all the video please
Esmeralda Robles (1 month ago)
the rables who voted for Hilary and ended up with Trump. Either way it was a bummer. Bernie 2016!!
ya girl jay (1 month ago)
*thot bubble*
Sophia Catherine (1 month ago)
people r here for 2 reasons hamilton and studying for exams oof
Kev Olson (1 month ago)
Best script yet!
Emmanuel Vega (1 month ago)
Right from the gate I dislike how you said other countries stole our way of governing. I would have said adopted our way of governing.
The Patriot (1 month ago)
US History? There is no such thing, Now if you were to say the History of the United States Of America. You would have my attention.
Tactical Boyscout (1 month ago)
Nice liberal bias you have there.
LinkinLooper (1 month ago)
Aced my test thanks to replaying this video 20 times and not reading a book
Jim Harris (1 month ago)
Other countries don't like the Electoral College?  Screw'm.  Move there if you want.
Jim Harris (1 month ago)
And Canada sucks 3/5th Compromise... good lord people you are so biased Rich framers... this is so painful There were more advanced weapons than muskets in those days On a roll... ....  ..... I'd live to see you debate an actual historian Written by a high school teacher... it shows.
Orang3_ Fanta_ (1 month ago)
Gotta watch you in slow mo you talk to fast ..
Natalie (1 month ago)
John green is my best friend this semester....my civics teacher SUCKS :/
Sage Gardner (1 month ago)
Why is Skrillex a delegate at 4:42
Becky Cass (1 month ago)
I had to watch this video for my Intro to Political Science class. I love the way he uses humor it really makes you pay attention and makes learning this information fun! Great video!
Cherry Bandit (2 months ago)
Wow I think I actually have a chance of acing my quiz tomorrow, thanks
Tom Raines (2 months ago)
Anybody else find his shots at America irritating? His bias is just driving me nuts.
Ravenn Kings (2 months ago)
Who else is loving the "Hamilton" references?...
NEUTRAL BEING༆ (2 months ago)
Oh ok

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