History videos, especially newsreels, are fascinating to watch! Written history can sometimes be selective and/or biased, based on the person(s) writing. You have no doubt heard the term "re-writing history"...
A historical video, however, sometimes captures a true moment in time. Newsreels, in particular, can really let you see what it was like in a prior period in history. Yes, they can be edited, but for the most part you get a better sense of what really happened by watching a newsreel video from history.
I've found some interesting videos on YouTube and have posted some on this page and other pages on this website. You can also access several of my favorite YouTube videos by clicking on the YouTube icon on the bottom bar on all pages of this website.
Fun Fact: In 1752,
the calendar used by England
and the American colonies had only 354 days.
That year the type of calendar was changed,
resulting in 11 days being "lost".
Visit the pages below to see some of the history videos that I've found. I think you will enjoy them!
If you have a favorite video that you would like to add to American History Fun Facts, please use the form at the bottom of this page to submit your video.
Civil War reenactments are fun and interesting to watch. I've found a few that you might enjoy watching.
There are some very interesting WWII videos available. Click on the links below to see a few.
There are some great videos on Youtube that can make learning about American history fun for your kids (and you too!). Here are a few that I like - you can see other favorites of mine by clicking on the Youtube icon on the bar at the bottom of this page (left hand side).
To see some videos and hear the beautiful Star Spangled Banner, visit our Star Spangled Banner Flag page.
Historical documentaries are also valuable learning tools. The History Channel offers a large selection of historical videos and History Channel videos for your enjoyment.
Another really good place to look for History DVD's, Blu-Rays and even older VHS tapes is to search eBay. You can often pick up a previously viewed copy or even brand new DVD's for a great price!
And of course, Amazon is always a great place to search for movies and DVD's of any type! You can find a wide variety of movies and documentaries there. You can also buy new or used DVD's, Blu-Rays and VHS tapes on Amazon, and you often have a range of prices to choose from.
If you know of any interesting videos on American history, please let me know about them! You can use the "Add Your Own Fun Fact" form below.
Please use the form below to submit your favorite American History fun fact!