Category Archives: The Virtual University

November 25, 2022

Why Are So Many British Teenage Girls Trying to Kill Themselves? (Video)

Prof. Edward Dutton: The Jolly Heretic

William Henry Harrison: America’s briefest President

“Sunday Morning” correspondent Mo Rocca explores the life and abbreviated time in office of America’s 9th President, William Henry Harrison, who took ill during his Inauguration and died a month later.

November 24, 2022

American President #8: Martin Van Buren (1837-1841)

Martin Van Buren (December 5, 1782 – July 24, 1862) was an American lawyer and statesman who served as the eighth president of the United States from 1837 to 1841. A primary founder of the Democratic Party, he served as New York’s attorney general, U.S. senator, then briefly as the ninth governor of New York before joining Andrew Jackson’s administration as the tenth United States secretary of state, minister to the United Kingdom, and ultimately the eighth vice president of the United States when named Jackson’s running mate for the 1832 election.

Were Jews Central to the French Revolution? A Contrarian Analysis (Video)

BJS Visiting Scholar, David Sorkin (Yale University) presents “Were Jews Central to the French Revolution? A Contrarian Analysis” on Thursday, October 13, 2016 @ 6:30 PM in Robert Center, Petteruti Lounge.

November 23, 2022

Andrew Jackson: From Common Man to President | Full Documentary | Biography

Chronicles the life and career of the seventh President of the United States, who ushered in “the era of the common man”. Jackson was a president who hailed from the lower classes, and his two terms in the White House helped to democratize the nation.

November 22, 2022

What If We Turned On Voyager 1’s Camera? (Video)

Voyager 1 has been in space for over 40 years making it the furthest man made object. Despite this, the Voyager 1 cameras were turned off in 1990 leaving Voyager 1 completely blind. But why were they turned off in the first place and what would Voyager see if they were turned back on? In this video, I cover just that as we learn more about the Voyager 1 camera system and why Voyager 1 is Permanently blind.

November 21, 2022

John Quincy Adams – 6th U.S. President & Son of Founding Father John Adams | Mini Bio (Video)

John Quincy Adams (July 11, 1767 – February 23, 1848) was an American statesman, diplomat, lawyer, and diarist who served as the sixth president of the United States, from 1825 to 1829. He previously served as the eighth United States Secretary of State from 1817 to 1825. During his long diplomatic and political career, Adams also served as an ambassador, and as a member of the United States Congress representing Massachusetts in both chambers.

November 20, 2022

Biography of 5th president of the US – James Monroe (Video)

James Monroe (April 28, 1758 – July 4, 1831) was an American statesman, lawyer, diplomat and Founding Father who served as the fifth president of the United States from 1817 to 1825.

November 19, 2022

4th president of the US – James Madison (Biography)

James Madison Jr. (March 16, 1751 – June 28, 1836) was an American statesman, diplomat, philosopher and Founding Father who served as the fourth president of the United States from 1809 to 1817. He is hailed as the “Father of the Constitution” for his pivotal role in drafting and promoting the Constitution of the United States and the United States Bill of Rights.

November 18, 2022

Thomas Jefferson – Architect of America Documentary

Thomas Jefferson (April 13, 1743 – July 4, 1826) was an American statesman, diplomat, lawyer, architect, philosopher, and Founding Father who served as the third president of the United States from 1801 to 1809. He was previously the second vice president under John Adams and the first United States secretary of state under George Washington. The principal author of the Declaration of Independence, Jefferson was a proponent of democracy, republicanism, and individual rights, motivating American colonists to break from the Kingdom of Great Britain and form a new nation. He produced formative documents and decisions at state, national, and international levels.