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Early America videos

Colonel Benedict Arnold

Archiving Early America has several videos about the founding of our country.  Click here to view their full list and to play the videos, which include:

  • The Ben Franklin Story
  • The Life of George Washington
  • Declaring Independence
  • Paul Revere, Messenger of the Revolution
  • The Shot Heard Around the World
  • The Treason of Benedict Arnold
  • The Real Face of George Washington (video about Mount Rushmore)
  • Molly Pitcher, and American Heroine

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Kids, please get permission from an adult before leaving My Audio School.

Click here to see downloadable curriculum from CurrClick which could be used to enhance a study of Colonial America.

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The Ben Franklin Story: video

Ben Franklin by Mason Chamberlain

Click here to go to Archiving Early America, where you can see a two-part video about Ben Franklin.

Click here to view downloadable curriculum from CurrClick relating to Ben Franklin.

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Jonathan Edwards: Sinners in the hands of an angry God

Jonathan Edwards

Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God part 1

Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God part 2

Sinners… e-text

This famous sermons is also available here .

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Music from Early America

Spirit of '76 by A.M. Willard

Archiving Early America has posted midi files for several songs from various early American time periods.

Revolutionary War Music

French and Indian War Music

The 18th Century

George Washington’s Life

The War of 1812

The Star Spangled Banner and America

Yankee Doodle Dandy

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Thanksgiving Proclamations

Turkey Truthahn by Ustad Mansur, 1612

Click here to see a selection of downloadable curriculum resources from CurrClick for Thanksgiving study. This link will take you away from My Audio School.

Free Audio.org has provided 3 historic Thanksgiving Proclamations for download or streaming.

Click here to listen to William Bradford’s Thanksgiving Proclamation, George Washington’s Thanksgiving Proclamation, and Abraham Lincoln’s Thanksgiving Proclamation.

You can find more podcasts like these at Free Audio.

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The Legend of Squanto: Focus on the Family Radio Theater broadcast

Squanto teaching

Click here to see downloadable curriculum resources from CurrClick about Squanto. This link will take you away from My Audio School.

To listen to the radio broadcast of  Focus on the Family: The Legend of Squanto, part one, click here.

To listen to the radio broadcast of Focus on the Family: The Legend of Squanto, part two, click here.

Clicking these links will take you away from My Audio School to the Focus on the Family site.  Kids, please get permission before leaving My Audio School.

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The Virginia Declaration of Rights

Thomas Jefferson signature

The Virginia Declaration of Rights was the forerunner of the Bill of Rights.  Thomas Jefferson also drew heavily on this document when he wrote the Declaration of Independence.

You can hear read more about the Virginia Declaration of Rights and listen to more audio like this one at Free Audio.

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Mr. President George Washington

Stuart earned a fortune producing replicas of the three portraits he painted from life of the first President of the United States. The Frick canvas is thought to be one of two copies painted by the artist for the Philadelphia merchant John Vaughan.

This episode of the popular Old Time radio program Mr. President is about George Washington.

George Washington

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Fifty Famous Stories Retold by James Baldwin

Diogenes by John William Waterhouse

For this book’s internet archive file on Librivox, click here.

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To listen to this book, click play in the box below or click on the chapter titles in this post.

King Alfred (The Great)

Concerning These Stories

King Alfred and the Cakes

King Alfred and the Beggar

King Canute on the Seashore

The Sons of William the Conqueror

The White Ship

King John and the Abbott

Robin Hood and Little John by Louis Rhead, 1912

A Story of Robin Hood

Bruce and the Spider

The Black Douglas

Three Men of Gotham

Other Wise Men of Gotham

The Miller of the Dee

Sir Philip Sidney

Ungrateful Soldier

Sir Humphrey Gilbert

Sir Walter Raleigh

Sir Walter Raleigh


Pocahontas Marriage of Pocahontas

George Washington and His Hatchet

Grace Darling

The Story of William Tell

Arnold Winkelried

The Bell of Atri

Napoleon Bonaparte Crossing the Alps by Delaroche

How Napoleon Crossed the Alps

The Story of Cincinnatus

The Story of Regulus

Cornelia’s Jewels

Androclus and the Lion

Horatius at the Bridge

Divico und Caesar

Julius Caesar

The Sword of Damocles

Damon and Pythias

A Laconic Answer

The Ungrateful Guest

The Taming of Bucephalus

Alexander and Bucephalus

Diogenes the Wise Man

The Brave Three Hundred

Socrates and His House

The King and His Hawk

Doctor Goldsmith

The Kingdoms

The Barmecide Feast

The Endless Tale

The Blind Men and the Elephant

Maximilian and the Goose Boy

The Inchcape Rock

Richard Wittington and his Cat

Whittington and His Cat


Antonio Canova



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You are there! The Sailing of the Mayflower

Mayflower in Plymouth Harbor by William Halsall, 1882

You are There! The Sailing of the Mayflower

Click here for more episodes of You are There!

Click here to see a selection of downloadable curriculum materials from CurrClick related to the Mayflower. This link will take you away from My Audio School.

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The Declaration of Independence

Declaration_independence by John Trumbull

Declaration of Independence by Thomas Jefferson

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To listen to The Declaration of Independence, as read by Bill Barker, who interprets Thomas Jefferson for Colonial Williamsburg, go to Monticello Podcasts. You’ll need to page most of the way down the page, to the podcast titled Jefferson’s Words: Two Declarations.

Read along by clicking here.

To see a video of the reading of the Declaration of Independence from Colonial Williamsburg, go to the Colonial Williamsburg Video page. This video is titled We Hold These Truths. You’ll need to page down to find it.  This video is archived  on June 29, 2009.

For more excellent audio and video podcasts from Colonial Williamsburg, go to History.org.

Page down to the April 27, 2009 podcast to hear Thomas Jefferson on religious freedom, and the April 20, 2009 podcast to hear Patrick Henry on religious freedom.

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The Anti-Federalist Papers by Patrick Henry, et al.

Patrick Henry before the Virginia House of Burgesses by Peter Rothermel

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Total running time: 19 hours, 52 minutes

Summary: During the period of debate over the ratification of the Constitution, numerous independent local speeches and articles were published all across the country. Initially, many of the articles in opposition were written under pseudonyms, such as Brutus, Centinel, and Federal Farmer. Eventually, famous revolutionary figures such as Patrick Henry came out publicly against the Constitution. They argued that the strong national government proposed by the Federalists was a threat to the rights of individuals and that the President would become a king. They objected to the federal court system created by the proposed constitution. This produced a phenomenal body of political writing; the best and most influential of these articles and speeches were gathered by historians into a collection known as the Anti-Federalist Papers in allusion to the Federalist Papers. (Summary by Ticktockman for Librivox)

Patrick Henry

01 Centinel I  00:27:37

02 Centinel XI  00:07:30

03 Federal Farmer I 00:19:54

04 Federal Farmer II  00:11:22

05 Federal Farmer III  00:35:53

06 Federal Farmer IV  00:19:51

07 Federal Farmer V 00:16:53

08 Federal Farmer VI  00:24:46

09 Federal Farmer VII  00:19:43

10 Federal Farmer VIII00:15:58

11 Federal Farmer IX  00:22:42

12 Federal Farmer X  00:15:20

13 Federal Farmer XI 00:23:10

14 Federal Farmer XII 00:22:44

15 Federal Farmer XIII  00:21:09

16 Federal Farmer XIV 00:23:35

17 Federal Farmer XV  00:28:10

18 Federal Farmer XVI 00:25:15

19 Federal Farmer XVII  00:29:54

20 Federal Farmer XVIII  00:33:31

21 Brutus I  00:29:13

22 Brutus II  00:15:16

23 Brutus III  00:15:09

24 Brutus IV  00:18:38

25 Brutus V  00:16:30

26 Brutus VI  00:20:41

27 Brutus VII  00:14:51

28 Brutus VIII  00:09:21

29 Brutus IX  00:14:06

30 Brutus X 00:14:59

31 Brutus XII  00:17:12

32 Brutus XII  00:17:22

33 Brutus XIII  00:09:46

34 Brutus XIV 00:19:37

35 Brutus XV  00:15:52

36 Brutus XVI  00:12:39

37 John DeWitt I  00:14:09

38 John DeWitt II  00:14:11

39 John Dewitt III  00:16:35

40 Cato III  00:09:27

41 Cato IV  00:08:34

42 Cato V  00:10:08

43 Cato VII  00:08:11

44 Agrippa VI 00:05:58

45 Agrippa VII  00:08:46

46 Agrippa VIII  00:05:36

47 Agrippa IX  00:06:27

48 Penn Minority 01:28:56

49 Impartial Examiner I  00:28:46

50 Impartial Examiner II 00:15:33

51 Impartial Examiner III  00:25:25

52 Maryland Farmer IV  00:18:40

53 Maryland Farmer V  00:44:55

54 Patrick Henry, 5 June 1788  00:51:35

55 Patrick Henry, 7 June 1788 00:35:26

56 Patrick Henry, 9 June 1788  01:08:06

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The Federalist Papers by Alexander Hamilton, James Madison and John Jay

Federalist cover

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Total running time: 21 hours, 12 minutes

The Federalist Papers (correctly known as The Federalist) are a series of 85 articles advocating the ratification of the United States Constitution. Seventy-seven of the essays were published serially in The Independent Journal and The New York Packet between October 1787 and August 1788 . A compilation of these and eight others, called The Federalist, was published in 1788 by J. and A. M’Lean.

The Federalist Papers serve as a primary source for interpretation of the Constitution, as they outline the philosophy and motivation of the proposed system of government.The authors of the Federalist Papers wanted to both influence the vote in favor of ratification and shape future interpretations of the Constitution. According to historian Richard Morris, they are an “incomparable exposition of the Constitution, a classic in political science unsurpassed in both breadth and depth by the product of any later American writer.
(Summary by Wikipedia)

Alexander Hamilton, painted by Daniel Huntington

Federalist No. 01 by Alexander Hamilton  00:11:21

Federalist No. 02 by John Jay 00:12:10

Federalist No. 03 by John Jay 00:11:20

Federalist No. 04 by John Jay  00:11:58

Federalist No. 05 by John Jay  00:10:38

Federalist No. 06 by Alexander Hamilton  00:15:39

Federalist No. 07 by Alexander Hamilton 00:15:01

Federalist No. 08 by Alexander Hamilton 00:13:28

Federalist No. 09 by Alexander Hamilton  00:12:46

Federalist No. 10 by James Madison 00:18:15

Federalist No. 11 by Alexander Hamilton  00:20:19

Federalist No. 12 by Alexander Hamilton  00:18:04

Federalist No. 13 by Alexander Hamilton 00:08:15

Federalist No. 14 by James Madison  00:20:29

Federalist No. 15 by Alexander Hamilton  00:19:36

Federalist No. 16 by Alexander Hamilton  00:13:08

Federalist No. 17 by Alexander Hamilton  00:09:47

Federalist No. 18 by James Madison  00:14:56

Federalist No. 19 by James Madison  00:14:32

Federalist No. 20 by James Madison  00:11:24

Federalist No. 21 by Alexander Hamilton  00:12:47

Federalist No. 22 by Alexander Hamilton  00:20:24

Federalist No. 23 by Alexander Hamilton  00:10:45

Federalist No. 24 by Alexander Hamilton  00:13:42

Federalist No. 25 by Alexander Hamilton  00:12:50

Federalist No. 26 by Alexander Hamilton  00:15:21

Federalist No. 27 by Alexander Hamilton 00:09:15

Federalist No. 28 by Alexander Hamilton  00:10:16

Federalist No. 29 by Alexander Hamilton  00:14:44

Federalist No. 30 by Alexander Hamilton  00:13:12

Federalist No. 31 by Alexander Hamilton  00:11:23

Federalist No. 32 by Alexander Hamilton  00:09:50

Federalist No. 33 by Alexander Hamilton  00:11:34

Federalist No. 34 by Alexander Hamilton  00:14:42

Federalist No. 35 by Alexander Hamilton  00:14:46

Federalist No. 36 by Alexander Hamilton  00:19:26

James Madison

Federalist No. 37 by James Madison  00:20:39

Federalist No. 38 by James Madison  00:25:19

Federalist No. 39 by James Madison  00:14:50

Federalist No. 40 by James Madison 00:22:12

Federalist No. 41 by James Madison  00:20:55

Federalist No. 42 by James Madison  00:17:45

Federalist No. 43 by James Madison  00:22:40

Federalist No. 44 by James Madison  00:19:42

Federalist No. 45 by James Madison  00:14:02

Federalist No. 46 by James Madison  00:16:24

Federalist No. 47 by James Madison 00:18:07

Federalist No. 48 by James Madison 00:12:52

Federalist No. 49 by James Madison  00:12:19

Federalist No. 50 by James Madison  00:07:15

Federalist No. 51 by James Madison  00:12:15

Federalist No. 52 by James Madison  00:10:38

Federalist No. 53 by James Madison  00:12:38

Federalist No. 54 by James Madison 00:11:46

Federalist No. 55 by James Madison  00:11:35

Federalist No. 56 by James Madison  00:10:51

Federalist No. 57 by James Madison  00:14:33

Federalist No. 58 by James Madison 00:14:11

Federalist No. 59 by Alexander Hamilton 00:12:44

Federalist No. 60 by Alexander Hamilton  00:14:39

Federalist No. 61 by Alexander Hamilton 00:09:54

Federalist No. 62 by James Madison 00:15:51

Federalist No. 63 by James Madison  00:19:52

John Jay by Gilbert Stuart

Federalist No. 64 by John Jay  00:15:02

Federalist No. 65 by Alexander Hamilton  00:13:08

Federalist No. 66 by Alexander Hamilton  00:14:56

Federalist No. 67 by Alexander Hamilton 00:12:05

Federalist No. 68 by Alexander Hamilton  00:09:49

Federalist No. 69 by Alexander Hamilton 00:19:57

Federalist No. 70 by Alexander Hamilton  00:20:38

Federalist No. 71 by Alexander Hamilton  00:10:49

Federalist No. 72 by Alexander Hamilton  00:13:12

Federalist No. 73 by Alexander Hamilton  00:16:53

Federalist No. 74 by Alexander Hamilton  00:07:09

Federalist No. 75 by Alexander Hamilton  00:12:40

Federalist No. 76 by Alexander Hamilton  00:12:42

Federalist No. 77 by Alexander Hamilton  00:13:01

Federalist No. 78 by Alexander Hamilton  00:19:57

Federalist No. 79 by Alexander Hamilton  00:06:53

Federalist No. 80 by Alexander Hamilton  00:14:51

Federalist No. 81 by Alexander Hamilton  00:22:17

Federalist No. 82 by Alexander Hamilton  00:09:37

Federalist No. 83 by Alexander Hamilton  00:51:54

Federalist No. 84 by Alexander Hamilton  00:23:21

Federalist No. 85 by Alexander Hamilton  00:16:28

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