Lectures and Resources from The Making of America

Please click the play button on the showcase below to view lectures by Denver Brunsman recorded for this NEH Summer Institute. You can pause the video and use the arrows to navigate between lectures. Closed captioning is available.

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Below are additional resources connected to these lectures.

Lecture 1: The Cultural Spectrum of Colonial America

Lecture 2: Declaring Independence

Lecture 3: Compromises in Adopting the Constitution

Lecture 4: The Jeffersonian Revolution

Lecture 5: Andrew Jackson and a New American Politics

Lecture 6: The West, Slavery, and Causes of the Civil War