Crash Course: The Election of 1860: Crash Course Us History #18

In which John Green teaches you about the election of 1860. As you may remember from last week, things were not great at this time in US history. The tensions between the North and South were rising, ultimately due to the single issue of slavery. The North wanted to abolish slavery, and the South wanted to continue on with it. It seemed like a war was inevitable, and it turns out that it was. But first the nation had to get through this election. You'll learn how the bloodshed in Kansas, and the truly awful Kansas-Nebraska Act led directly to the decrease in popularity of Stephen Douglas, the splitting of the Democratic party, and the unlikely victory of a relatively inexperienced politician from Illinois, Abraham Lincoln. Lincoln's election would lead directly to the secession of several southern states, and thus to the Civil War. John will teach you about all this, plus Dred Scott, Roger Taney, and John Brown.

Cook County Illinois Correctional Officer Caught on Video Striking Inmate

Cook County Illinois Correctional officer caught on video striking inmate

Then tries to convince the inmate to lie about it
Cook County correctional officer Rico Palomino strikes an inmate on June 16. Palomino was charged Aug. 2 with official misconduct. The inmate, who was then bleeding from the mouth, stood up and left the hallway with Palomino, prosecutors said.

Prosecutors said Palomino told the inmate to tell authorities that he tried to hit Palomino first, or Palomino would report the inmate tried to escape. The victim was treated at Cermak Health Services where he received stitches to the inside of his mouth for a laceration.

After the incident, Palomino, who tried to justify use of force, filed several reports with conflicting information that stated the victim turned and reached for Palomino's shirt.

But when investigators reviewed the jail security surveillance video, it showed the inmate did not make any aggressive moves toward Palomino, prosecutors said

Route 66: Timelapse From Chicago to LA

In just three minutes.

USA Route 66 Cross Country Road Trip Map, Data, Summary, Photos, Equipment Used:

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This Timelapse / Drivelapse video shows my road trip down the entire length of Route 66 (The Mother Road) from Chicago to Los Angeles in August 2012. When given an option for which time era of the road to travel we picked the oldest parts of Route 66 (pre-1937, pre-1928 etc).

If you are interested in seeing the extended version (Duration: 5:14) or the uncut, full-length version (Duration: 51:40) click here for download links:

Music Credits:

"Route 66" by the band "Route 66"

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Road Trip Drivelapse + Timelapse Videos, Photos, Data, Equipment, and Maps. Travel Tips, Road Trip Tools, Points of Interest and Suggested Routes across the USA and beyond.

Chicago Summer Time-Lapse

This is my first try at a little Chicago time-lapse compilation of some of my favorite clips. Most of the clips are approximately 30 minute time-lapses with the exception of a few. All shot in the summer of 2012 and definitely going to make this a year-long project. Enjoy!

Shot using:
Canon 7D, 500D, 18-55mm, 24-77mm

Edited using:
LRTimelapse, PhotoShop, Lightroom, Premiere Pro

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Twitter: @KamilGPhoto and @ChiCityKG