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America’s Second Revolution

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Episode 28:

In this episode we’re going to continue our tribute to America by looking at some of the highlights of a time in American history most American have either forgotten or never knew—a time when Americans gave their lives for our nation. We’re going to look at the War of 1812, sometimes referred to as America’s Second Revolution.

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The very best way America and Americans can remain free is to know our history and know it well. I’ve listed here some links to some very good books and videos—some even for your children. I most especially recommend Autobiography of Thomas Jefferson, Thomas Jefferson and the Tripoli Pirates: The Forgotten War That Changed American History, and Andrew Jackson and the Miracle of New Orleans: The Battle That Shaped America’s Destiny.

Also, teeshirts are an excellent way to tell the world what you believe without actually engaging other people. Consequently, I’ve listed some very good teeshirts here. The sayings on the teeshirts are below the links in parentheses.

War of 1812


The Naval War of 1812: A Complete History

1812: The Navy’s War

The War of 1812: A Forgotten Conflict

1812: The War That Forged a Nation

The War of 1812: Expanding & Preserving the Union


The War of 1812

Kids can learn about the War of 1812 (Animation)

The Forgotten War – The War of 1812

History — : Battlefield Detectives The War of 1812: The Chesapeake

First Invasion: The War of 1812

The History Channel Presents The War of 1812

Thomas Jefferson


Autobiography of Thomas Jefferson

Thomas Jefferson : Writings : Autobiography / Notes on the State of Virginia / Public and Private Papers / Addresses / Letters (Library of America)

Jefferson: Architect of American Liberty

Thomas Jefferson and the Tripoli Pirates: The Forgotten War That Changed American History


Thomas Jefferson: The Pursuit of Liberty

Reflections on Liberty: The Thoughts of Thomas Jefferson and Patrick Henry

Thomas Jefferson: Great Americans for Children Series

Ken Burns: American Lives—Box Set


The Greatest Danger To Freedom Quote Thomas Jefferson Tee

(“The greatest danger to American freedom is a government that ignores the constitution.”)

Socialism NEVER Tshirt with Thomas Jefferson Quote USA PROUD

(SOCIALISM NEVER The democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those who are willing to work and give to those who would not. Thomas Jefferson. Keep America Great!)

Patriot Apparel Thomas Jefferson Patriotic T-Shirt

(“Educate and inform the whole mass of the people… They are the only sure reliance for the preservation of our liberty.”)

Thomas Jefferson Was Right Liberty conservative Libertarian

Jefferson quote shirt | Thomas Jefferson | Quote T Shirt

(“In matters of style, swim with the current; in matters of principle, stand like a rock.”)

Where The Press Is Free-Thomas Jefferson Quote T-Shirt

(“Where the press is free and every man able to read all is safe.” – Thomas Jefferson)

The Tree of Liberty Thomas Jefferson T-Shirt

(“The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants.”)

When Injustice Becomes Law Thomas Jefferson Quote T-Shirt

(“When Injustice Becomes Law, Resistance becomes Duty.”)

American Uprising Thomas Jefferson Patriotic T-Shirt

(“When government fears the people, there is liberty. When people fear the government, there is tyranny.”)

Andrew Jackson


The Battle of Tippecanoe and the Battle of New Orleans: The History of the Battles that Led William Henry Harrison and Andrew Jackson to the Presidency

The Life of Andrew Jackson (Signature Series)

The Battle of New Orleans: The History and Legacy of the Last Major Battle of the War of 1812

The Battle of Baltimore and Battle of New Orleans: The History of the War of 1812’s Most Famous Battles

Andrew Jackson and the Miracle of New Orleans: The Battle That Shaped America’s Destiny


Explosion: The War of 1812

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About the author, Joe Sixpack

I'm Joe Sixpack—The Every Catholic Guy, and I'm your go-to guy for all things Catholic! I'm a convert of thirty years, and the Holy Spirit has used me to make hundreds of converts in one-on-one and small group venues. I'm also a consecrated member of the Marian Catechist Apostolate, under the direction of Raymond Leo Cardinal Burke. I hope we can be friends!

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