The Political History of the United States

A podcast exploring the history and evolution of the political systems of the United States

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3.12 The Canadian Invasion of Queen Anne‘s War

Sunday Sep 19, 2021

After a few starts and stops, the British agree to help the colonists move on Quebec. Meanwhile, down in the South, the Spanish attempt an attack on Charleston.

3.11 The Causes of Queen Anne‘s War

Sunday Sep 05, 2021

The colonies were pushed into Queen Anne's War following questions of succession in the Spanish empire. This war saw the English stuck in a conflict against the Spanish, the French, and hostile Indian tribes.

3.10 Pirates

Sunday Aug 22, 2021

Piracy had become common in the colonies by the end of the 17th century. One part economic boon, and another part danger, the practice would play a major role in colonial politics of the era.   As promised during the episode, the link to the website is below. From there you can visit my source list and see just what it is I'm using to create this podcast. Happy reading!

3.9 The Colonies in 1700

Sunday Aug 08, 2021

This week we take a census of where the colonies all stand at the end of the 17th century. This week we are going to look at population growth, economic development, and the expansion of slavery around the turn of the century.

3.8 The Pennsylvania Charter of Privileges

Sunday Jul 25, 2021

William Penn finally returns to Pennsylvania. Despite the decades-long absence, he quickly finds himself having to turn around and rush back to England. Before he can do that, however, he must first settle the question of the government. The result? The Pennsylvania Charter of Privileges in 1701.

3.7 William Penn Stuck in England

Sunday Jul 11, 2021

With William Penn stuck in London, Pennsylvania would become filled with factionalism.  Penn's solution to this was to turn to a New England Puritan for help, a move that did not exactly go over well.

3.6 Virginia in the 1690s

Sunday Jun 27, 2021

This week we return to Virginia and meet up with our old friend, Edmund Andros.

3.5 The Legacy of Salem

Sunday Jun 13, 2021

Following our look at the events that gripped 1692 Salem, this week we examine exactly how it all happened and what the lasting legacy of the trials was.

3.4 The Salem Witchcraft Trials

Sunday May 30, 2021

In 1692 the village of Salem, Massachusetts was gripped by fears and allegations of witchcraft.

3.3 The New Charters

Sunday May 16, 2021

After spending several years in limbo, William III finally decides the fate of the North American colonies and begins issuing the new charters.

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