Hawaii: America’s First Overseas Conquest

Hawaii is now the 50th American state. But it was once an independent kingdom, until it was illegally seized by the United States in a coup organized by what became one of the largest corporations in the world.

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US troops in Hawaii

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Kingfish: The Colorful Career of Huey Long

In the midst of the Great Depression, President Franklin Roosevelt launched the New Deal, a massive government-funded effort to restart the economy, put people back to work, and provide a social safety network that Americans had never had before. Today, the programs of the New Deal form the spine of America’s society. But back in the 1930s, Roosevelt was bitterly opposed. The extreme right-wing, much of which openly supported Hitler, Mussolini, and fascism, condemned FDR and his programs as “communistic”. But the New Deal also had critics from the left as well, and the most popular of these was Louisiana Senator Huey P Long.

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Huey Long gravesite, Baton Rouge LA

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