The Articles of Confederation – III: Finding Finances – Extra History

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With the newly United States on the verge of bankruptcy, Congress reaches out to the most able financier in the nation: Robert Morris. His ambitious plans attract the aid of Alexander Hamilton, but fall to ruins when the states abandon him.
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  1. Extra Credits

    May 20, 2017 at 1:25 pm

    On the verge of financial collapse, the new US Congress cried out for a savior. Introducing… Robert Morris!

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  2. Firstname Lastname

    May 20, 2017 at 1:31 pm

    tl;dr the US has been fucking it's veterans because it's rich people didn't want to pay taxes since before the US was a proper country.

  3. Jack Massey

    May 20, 2017 at 1:33 pm

    It truly amazes me how that Nation managed to survive for so long. I am almost blown away by the sheer insanity of how that Nation and its countrymen have managed to grow to a power so magnificent that it is probably known by every single man, woman and child on earth.
    I really enjoy your ExtraHistory show, it has allowed me to learn far more than I could have merely imagined.
    I hope to see more ExtraHistory episodes on some of the most obscure parts of our History as a species.
    Thank you for doing these show, and thank you for sharing your love of History and Gaming to the world. Thank you. x

  4. Grey Knight Dante

    May 20, 2017 at 1:55 pm

    So basically the banks saved America from losing the revolution. How bou dat….

  5. Mike P

    May 20, 2017 at 2:06 pm

    The Forgotten Korean War next please

  6. raysiris

    May 20, 2017 at 2:18 pm

    for a country that calls itself the UNITED states it looks like each state was trying to stand on their own even if it meant screwing over a neighboring state

  7. David Franco

    May 20, 2017 at 2:47 pm

    wtf, "senpai" XD

  8. Danilo Oliveira

    May 20, 2017 at 3:01 pm

    and somehow the US independence inspired every subsequent american independence movement… and they were also a mess

  9. ThatRandomDutchGuy

    May 20, 2017 at 3:28 pm


  10. Pedro Scoponi

    May 20, 2017 at 3:59 pm

    That ending was so brutal
    I can't breathe

  11. Adam Marinchak

    May 20, 2017 at 4:08 pm

    Can you please do a video on the history of the Boy Scout

  12. Brian Webber

    May 20, 2017 at 4:36 pm

    And centuries later, the American attitude of "We want to do all this big stuff but we don't actually want to pay for it" continues to this day.

    Frankly, I am never not amazed at how stupid we are when it comes to taxes. In my adopted home state of Colorado for instance, in one year we had two tax related initiatives on the ballot. One would raise income by $0.01 on the dollar to help improve school buildings. The other was a $0.10 (literally ten times the other one) to pay for the new football stadium, that would have it's naming rights sold anyway even though we were paying for it. The latter passed, but the former failed.

    So, paying a dime for an ugly-ass football stadium that had to have special speakers installed months after it was finished because somehow they failed to notice that it had acoustic dead zones where you couldn't hear any music played during concerts, a-okay. One penny to help school kids do their work in buildings that kept their heat in during the winter months? GOVERNMENT TYRANNY!

    in any sane society, it would've been the other way around.

  13. Rahmad Setyadi

    May 20, 2017 at 4:51 pm

    The sinews of war are infinite money

  14. TheDiamondMafia

    May 20, 2017 at 4:53 pm

    George Washington was a great leader

  15. Hyrum Diesen

    May 20, 2017 at 5:04 pm

    It turns out that after Robert Morris resigned, his debts he accumulated funding the army would eventually lead him to bankruptcy, where he spent years in debtors prison before congress passed an act to release him. He died a poor man a few years later.

  16. Alex Rettig

    May 20, 2017 at 5:33 pm

    Stop, just stop. Great Britain was nowhere NEAR the greatest military power in the world during the American Revolution. Why do people keep repeating this nonsense? Friederich The Great would stick around longer than the topic of this video, the undefeated Aleksander Suvorov had just finished rolfstomping the Ottomans so hard that they would never more be a great power, and the Qing Empire was in the midst of a series of campaigns expanding it's power and influence to levels that the British could only DREAM of at the time. Even Austria and France were at least on par with the British at the time.

  17. Sam Pawlikowski

    May 20, 2017 at 5:39 pm

    I hate to nitpick and correct me if I'm mistaken, but wasn't Congress being held in York, Pennsylvania at this point? The header at 0:50 says Philadelphia

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