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History of the Marine Corps takes a look at American history through the eyes of the United States Marine Corps. We explore the history, tradition, and customs from the Corps inception on November 10, 1775 to today.

History of the Marine Corps takes a look at American history through the eyes of the United States Marine Corps. We explore the history, tradition, and customs from the Corps inception on November 10, 1775 to today.
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Granby, CT

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History of the Marine Corps takes a look at American history through the eyes of the United States Marine Corps. We explore the history, tradition, and customs from the Corps inception on November 10, 1775 to today.

Language:

English


Episodes

The Marine Go to the Bahamas (Part 2)

5/20/2019
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This week, we explore the Battle of Nassau and take a look at the first amphibious landing conducted by Marines. We focus on the decisions and strategy of Commodore Esek Hopkins, as he commands the Continental Navy, as well as Captain Samuel Nicholas as he leads his 234 Marines and 50 sailors into battle. This battle will be a big success for the American’s and provide the colonies with a significant amount of supplies to support the revolutionary war.

Duration:00:26:27

The Marines Go to the Bahamas (Part 1)

5/13/2019
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This week, we expand on the last episode and dig further as the Navy and Marines get ready for their first real conflict between British and militiamen in the Bahamas. This episode focuses on the challenges faced by the Navy, decisions made by Commodore Esek Hopkins, and coordination from the Marines. This episode will also set the stage for next week episodes, which will discuss the first amphibious landing by Marines.

Duration:00:31:09

The Marines Prepare for Action

5/6/2019
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This week, we start to see some action. We discuss some of the first Marines to enlist in the Marine Corps and learn about their mission of recruiting Marines for war. We also take a look at the Naval Committee of Congress decision to develop and implement Naval regulations. We’ll end the episode by taking a look at some Naval battles against the worlds strongest Naval force.

Duration:00:24:06

The Colonies Go to War - Part 2

4/29/2019
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This week, we’ll take a look at General Gage’s escalating tension between the colonies, life in the British Army compared to life as a Patriot in the colonies, and the Second Continental Congress’s decision for a military.

Duration:00:21:06

The Colonies Go to War (Part 1)

4/15/2019
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Episode 007, The Colonies Go to War (Part 1), we get into a couple of confrontations between the Colonies and Britain. This episode will discuss how the British react to the colonies rejecting the intolerable acts as well as how the colonies react to the inevitable outcome of a war. We’ll also look at the first major battle between colonials and the British, Paul Revere’s ride, and a couple of cool stories, two of which include six British soldiers surrendering to an elderly woman and a...

Duration:00:23:39

Events Leading to the Revolutionary War (Part 2)

4/8/2019
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Episode 006, Events Leading to the Revolutionary War (Part 2), continues our conversation from last week and summarizes the remaining events leading to the American Revolutionary War. This episode will discuss: The Boston Massacre The Tea Act The Boston Tea Party The intolerable Acts The Boston Port Act Massachusetts Government Act Administration of Justice Act (Murder Act) We will end this episode by introducing the gathering of the Continental Congress, which would eventually lead...

Duration:00:20:48

Events Leading to the Revolutionary War (Part 1)

4/1/2019
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Episode 005, Events Leading to the Revolutionary War (Part 1), reviews events that lead to the American Revolutionary War. This episode will discuss: The French and Indian War The Sugar Act The Currency Act The Stamp Act The Quartering Act The Townshend Acts We will end this episode by touching on the Boston Massacre, an event that united colonials and added to the list of reasons for independence from Great Britain.

Duration:00:24:04

Samuel Nicholas

3/25/2019
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Episode 004, Samuel Nicholas, takes a look at the life, and service of Samuel Nicholas, the first, unofficial Commandant of the Marine Corps. This episode will discuss: The Life of Samuel Nicholas Introduce Benjamin Franklin The Gloucester Foxhunting Club Schuylkill Fishing Company The Olive Branch Petition / Declaration of the Necessity for Taking up Arms This episode will also discuss the second Continental Congress, their decision to raise a military and the start of the United...

Duration:00:21:27

Samuel and Joshua Carpenter

3/18/2019
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Episode 003, Samuel and Joshua Carpenter explores the Carpenter brothers who were very influential in Colonial Philadelphia and built Tun Tavern. This episode will discuss: The Life of Samuel Carpenter A quick look at Quakers Joshua Carpenter and establishing Tun Tavern Proprietors of Tun Tavern This episode will introduce Robert Mullan, the first recruiter of the Marine Corps. We end with a quick introduction of Samuel Nicholas, who will become the first Commandant of the Marine Corps...

Duration:00:34:36

Tavern Trade in Colonial Philadelphia

3/11/2019
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Episode 002, Tavern Trade in Colonial Philadelphia, focuses on tavern-goers and establishments in the late 18th century. We discuss: The importance of history to Marines How the tavern trade started in the colonies The popularity of taverns in Philadelphia Benjamin Franklin and his thoughts of voluntary associations City Tavern William Penn’s thoughts on the tavern trade This episode ends by introducing Samuel and Joshua Carpenter, influential men who will play a significant role in...

Duration:00:19:57

Introduction

3/1/2019
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Welcome! We're excited to launch our new podcast - History of the Marine Corps. Join us as we explore the history and traditions of the United States Marine Corps from November 10, 1775 to today. In this episode, we introduce the History of the Marine Corps series and provide a short clip of Episode 2: Tavern Life in Colonial America.

Duration:00:06:56