The Monday American | American History Podcast

American History Podcast That Never Takes The Story Out Of History.

A Podcast revisiting American history one story at a time. Studying history teaches that contrary to popular belief, hindsight isn't always 20/20. A history podcast presenting American history while ensuring the "story" is never left out of history.

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The Korean War (Part III): A War No Victor

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The Korean War is a conflict that has been largely forgotten from the memories of current. As so it shows us not only the lessons we can learn from history, but that the simple knowledge of an event happening is a lesson all its own.

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The Korean War (Part II): A Brand New War

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When the Chinese launch their first attack against U.S. and U.N. troops at Unsan and later at Chosin, the war takes on an entirely new phase; almost as if it became a whole new conflict altogether. 

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The Korean War (Part I): The Forgotten War and Forgotten Lesson

The Korean War is known, ironically so, for being America's forgotten war. It was a war that sparked America's involvement in southeast Asia for next thirty years. 

Part one of this series on the war begins by explaining how we got to the point of war in Korea, and the history of Korea itself. 

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The Battle of the Bulge: Hitler's Final Attack

This episode tells the story of the Battle of the Bulge, one of the worst battles in American history. This battle took place in late December of 1944 in the Ardennes Forest region of Belgium, near the town of Bastogne.

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Cowboys and Indians: America's Westward Expansion

The story of how America grew from coast to coast while also establishing a uniquely American character of frontier inspired traits. America's journey west is one of triumph and one of tragedy, its the story of how we got here today.

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Interview With Bruce Carlson, host of "My History Can Beat Up Your Politics" podcast.

We are joined by Bruce Carlson who hosts the podcast called "My History Can Beat Up Your Politics."

Bruce is a very educated man in both history and politics and the conversation we had is a great footnote to the recently concluded Vietnam War Series. 

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The Vietnam War (Part V): America's Costly Lesson

Nixon allowed himself to believe he could use brute force to force the North Vietnamese into a peace settlement adhering to his definition of "peace with honor". Each step and decision he took became more obsessive, paranoid and constitutionally unsound as he drug America through its final stages of the conflict in Vietnam that would become America's longest war; as well as one of it's most costly lessons.

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The Vietnam War (Part IV): Tet Unravels the West

The Tet Offensive pushes the conflict in Vietnam to a boiling point both abroad and within the United States. The American public after Tet, the odd victory without reward, finally was able to see the real situation in Vietnam. What was even more jarring to the public than the "principals" and their malfeasance was the unsettling realization that the war in Vietnam had somehow started a civil war in America.

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The Vietnam War (Part III): Limited War, Without Limits.

Picking up where we left off in part II, we learn a bit more about who LBJ was and what helped him to make the fateful decisions made throughout his administration regarding the Vietnam War, its escalation and its subsequent veiling to the American public. 

The former Senate Majority Leader was a master of manipulation, skilled like none other in the art of politics, personal flattery and the ability to read a man in order to face off against him. Lyndon B. Johnson masterfully avoided the rebuke of Congress and the American people while further involving the nation in a conflict with no hope of resolution. 

Using the attack of Pleiku airbase, as well as the Gulf of Tonkin Resolution, LBJ was able to position himself as the President leading the charge of retaliation against the "aggressor" North Vietnamese. Operation "ROLLING THUNDER" would kick off the bombing campaign that would prove the North Vietnamese would not only withdraw in their campaign, but they would escalate it on a magnitude with which the United States was un-willing and un-able to match.

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The Vietnam War (Part II): Know Thyself, Know Thy Enemy.


Part two of the Vietnam War series continues the story of the escalation of the U.S. involvement in Indochina, eventually kicking off the Vietnam War. The JFK administration comes to an abrupt and early end, forcing Lyndon Baines Johnson to pick up where Kennedy left off. The first real "tell" of LBJ's intentions comes to light after he shows his cards in response to the incident in the Gulf of Tonkin...

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The American Civil War (Part I)

 

The beginning of the civil war story starts earlier than you might imagine. We back up all the way to 1790 where George Washington announced his retirement from politics with his famous farewell address. It was a few months prior to this event that led Washington to address to the nation just what he felt was necessary in order to preserve the life of this new democratic republic that the United States had formed. He issued a warning that the biggest threats to democracy were the people themselves not understanding the freedom with which they were granted, and not unifying as a nation of United States. The reason Washington had these concerns was due to a debate about slavery that occurred a few months prior to his address. The slavery issue came to the house floor and was debated with fervor and heated conversation. The eventual outcome would be that due to the passing of the United States Constitution years prior, congress had no right to touch the topic of slavery through the year 1808. It ended with the abolitionists and pro-slavery arguers understanding that not only could the United States of America not do anything about the issue right then, due to the overwhelming understanding that the states dependent on it for their economy would surely succeed and destroy the Union right away; but they understood that they weren't even ready to talk about the topic due to the fact that neither side had a realistic and attainable solution. Episode 24, Part one of the Civil War series begins the story of the Civil War in the midst of the heated congressional debate about what this new nation known as the United States of America will do about the topic of Slavery. 



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