Freedom.ou.edu promotes civic education through podcasts such as Freedom 101 and the free, online lecture series 'Story of Freedom in America' by Dr. J Rufus Fears. freedom.ou.edu is an effort out of the Institute for the American Constitutional Heritage at the University of Oklahoma.
“These are the times that try men’s souls,” wrote Thomas Paine in the winter of 1776. In five months, the optimism of the Declaration of Independence had been replaced by the despair of Valley Forge, when Washington’s army dwindled from 20,000 to just 5,000 men. Dr. Fears tells the story of how George Washington rescued the nearly stillborn rebellion and ultimately won America’s freedom.
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