American History and Donald Trump
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American History and Donald Trump

The 200-Year-Old Roots of the Trump Campaign
3.8 (19 ratings)
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326 students enrolled
Created by Michael Rank
Last updated 1/2016
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  • 1 hour on-demand audio
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What you'll learn
  • Understand Donald Trump's campaign in the context of 200 years of American history
  • Connect Trump to other American populists, such as Andrew Jackson, William Jennings Bryan, Huey Long, and others
Requirements
  • Ability to stream videos and download documents
Description

Donald Trump is not the first candidate of his kind. While nobody had quite his celebrity or combover, Trump is part of a populist strain in American politics that is centuries old. This strain of American politics goes back to the Lyndon Johnsons, Wendell Wilkies, and Huey Longs of the 20th century. It stretches back to the William Jennings Bryans or even the Andrew Jacksons of the 19th century. In fact, most historians and political aficionados – whatever they think of the Donald – think candidates like him are as old as the United States itself.

In this course you will learn about other Donald Trumps in American history, such as

  • Andrew Jackson, who fought over 100 duels and was hated by elite society
  • William Jennings Bryan, the fiery populist who threatened to overturn America's financial system
  • Huey Long, the eccentric governor who promised socialism and gave his best speeches drunk

This course is divided into eight video lectures. It explains the reasons for Trump's campaign success, then finds other politicians in American history who fit that mold. By looking at their political fates we will be able to better guess the future of the Donald Trump campaign.

Who this course is for:
  • Anyone who feels competent in a university-level history course
Course content
Expand all 16 lectures 01:48:46
+ Andrew Jackson: The Log Cabin Donald Trump
1 lecture 10:24
Andrew Jackson: The Log Cabin Donald Trump
10:24
+ Presidential Candidate William Jennings Bryan (1896)
1 lecture 05:21
Presidential Candidate William Jennings Bryan
05:21
+ Louisiana Gov. Huey Long (1928-1935)
1 lecture 07:05
Louisiana Gov. Huey Long (1928-1935)
07:05
+ Alabama Gov. George Wallace
1 lecture 09:37
Alabama Gov. George Wallace
09:37
+ Audio Downloads to Sections 1-8
8 lectures 54:24
Introduction
01:59
Donald Trump in the Context of American History
06:01
Characteristics of the Trump Campaign
09:43
Andrew Jackson: The Log Cabin Donald Trump
10:24
Presidential Candidate William Jennings Bryan (1896)
05:21
Louisiana Gov. Huey Long (1928-1935)
07:06
Alabama Gov. George Wallace
09:37
Conclusion: What Does U.S. History Tell Us About Donald Trump?
04:13