The American Civil War - OverSimplified (Part 2)

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Music (licensed under a Creative Commons license).
Music by Kevin MacLeod:
Fast Talkin
Marty Gots A Plan
Covert Affair
Exotic Battle
Celtic Impulse
Hard Boiled
Enter The Maze
Dark Mystery
Crossing The Chasm
From Artlist:
Assaf Alayon - Sweet Glimpse
Ian Post - Into The Battle
Kevin Graham - Autumn
Marco Martini - Renaissance
LMOP - The Whisper Man
Stanley Gurvich - Puddles
Stanley Gurvich - Optimistic
Stanley Gurvich - At First
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  1. Zaharia Angelo-Tudor

    Zaharia Angelo-TudorPred 3 urami

    21:24 song?

  2. Chxse TV

    Chxse TVPred 3 urami

    When will he do the Vietnam and Korean war

  3. Erick Merwin

    Erick MerwinPred 4 urami

    Wow, I teared up a little bit ty.

  4. Cmt2008

    Cmt2008Pred 6 urami

    Because it was it’s own country before it joined America

  5. Cmt2008

    Cmt2008Pred 6 urami

    Do you know Texas is the only state that can secede legally

  6. Connor Sloan

    Connor SloanPred 2 urami

    Nope, still can't. The US Supreme Court literally had a case, Texas v. White that says Texas can't just secede. That's a Texas disinformation campaign.

  7. Rocky Raccoon

    Rocky RaccoonPred 7 urami

    You make history fun and funny

  8. Ian L

    Ian LPred 7 urami

    dislikes are from racist

  9. Midnight Flare

    Midnight FlarePred 11 urami

    Lincoln: I have an army. Confederacy: We have a Lee.

  10. Connor Sloan

    Connor SloanPred 7 urami

    Nah, it's more like Confederacy: I have a Lee Lincoln: I have an Unconditional Surrender Grant

  11. BLUE voli

    BLUE voliPred 11 urami

    I never heard the full story of abe but after I did thru this, man this trump is a disgrace.

  12. Aamir Joseph

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  13. James Madden

    James MaddenPred 21 uro

    At 6:30, the Battle of Gettysburg began July 1, 1863, not June 1.

  14. TheLeafOfficial

    TheLeafOfficialPred 23 urami

    2:50 The paper says ‘constipati’ crossed out

  15. hecc mcgee

    hecc mcgeePred dnevom

    But Lincoln still owned slaves lmao

  16. Connor Sloan

    Connor SloanPred 7 urami

    No he didn't. That's simply not true.

  17. Pacificbluegamer Yteddy

    Pacificbluegamer YteddyPred dnevom

    The real winner is honey.

  18. TheArtanis7

    TheArtanis7Pred dnevom

    So Grant actually won the war for Union.

  19. Nicholas Maddocks

    Nicholas MaddocksPred dnevom

    1:22 Confederate soldier: Hey Yankee! ready to get your butt kicked! Union soldier: Yeah right rebel! The big g is on our side! Confederate soldier: No way! The big g is on our side! Union soldier: Oh you think so?! Why don't we ask him! Hey big g whose side are you on?! *[Big G zaps both the confederate and union soldiers]* Union soldier: Ow! Dude....uncool.... The Big G: Dude.....breaking the 6th commandment, *THAT'S UNCOOL*

  20. Rod Cleaves

    Rod CleavesPred dnevom

    I wonder if you could do a Part three about the reconstruction and Jim Crow laws?

  21. Daniel P

    Daniel PPred dnevom

    Nothing said more America than a Hotdog and a beer watching NFL

  22. James D

    James DPred dnevom

    "If it's a major victory you want, it's a major victory you'll get." *Gets ad*

  23. Amy Bickett

    Amy BickettPred dnevom

    The play wasn’t much of a comedy

  24. Tom Courtney

    Tom CourtneyPred dnevom

    This channel is a fantastic education tool, definitely the way forward for education.

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  26. Pinned Throttle

    Pinned ThrottlePred dnevom

    “The war began in my front yard, and ended in my front parlor” -Wilmer McLean

  27. Dutch Boy

    Dutch BoyPred dnevom

    People think the Linklon asesinnation whas the awfullest aseninnation ever hurd of the William of Oranges asesinnation (sorry if i speld wrong)

  28. Luca M.

    Luca M.Pred dnevom

    These two videos taught me more about the Civil War in 40+ minutes, than 4 hours in History Class.

  29. vivek Aggarwal

    vivek AggarwalPred dnevom

    10:52 why is there a bts calender

  30. fathan pallawalipu

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    history indonesia plelis PLESE

  31. Darrion T Garcia

    Darrion T GarciaPred 2 dnevi

    i like the ending music

  32. ballisticzombie7

    ballisticzombie7Pred 2 dnevi

    I wonder how our america would be if Lincoln wasnt assassinated

  33. Connor Sloan

    Connor SloanPred dnevom

    Infinitely better.

  34. The Great BOI

    The Great BOIPred 2 dnevi

    1:32 accurate possibility

  35. Feisal Ajaj

    Feisal AjajPred 2 dnevi

    Fun fact: the US the bloodiest countey on earth.

  36. RR_Gaming

    RR_GamingPred 2 urami

    Define "Bloodiest"

  37. BigDumbJock

    BigDumbJockPred 2 dnevi

    Good video, but i always hate how overlooked native Americans are in the civil war. Despite their obviously racist beliefs the Confederacy was extremely progressive regarding native American rights, and probably would've granted them citizenship before the union did in our timeline. Not to mention the actions Sherman committed against native Americans forced most of them into reservations.

  38. Connor Sloan

    Connor SloanPred dnevom

    That's not true. Like at all. The Native Americans allied with the CSA because they were also slaveholders. And actually the CSA treated them like shit too. The Cherokee actually deserted and fought for the Union because the CSA getting ordering them to attack other Native American tribes that allied with the Cherokee.

  39. TheGamingBrix

    TheGamingBrixPred 2 dnevi

    “You boys done goofed up.”

  40. hieu nguyen

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    The decisive george intuitively attach because wallaby molecularly guess except a juicy italy. superficial, unbiased baritone

  41. freddy04123

    freddy04123Pred 2 dnevi

    I just noticed you used the correct battle flags to represent the different armies.

  42. Just a random Soviet officer with good Internet

    Just a random Soviet officer with good InternetPred 2 dnevi

    20:21 Look at the audience below and you'll see a familiar character.

  43. TheBestAppleTea

    TheBestAppleTeaPred 2 dnevi

    I cried at the end of the video I’m literally in tears typing now 😢

  44. Scar 155

    Scar 155Pred 2 dnevi

    Who else loves when he says “dude uncool”

  45. ThatHinnershit64 Hendrix

    ThatHinnershit64 HendrixPred 2 dnevi

    5 year old be like Omg *gets honey and goes to store) let me save money

  46. Car549

    Car549Pred 2 dnevi

    The south didn’t lose they merely failed to win.

  47. Big panda

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  48. MrTofuuFan

    MrTofuuFanPred 2 dnevi

    Oversimplified is better than the general education system

  49. Charlie Potrero

    Charlie PotreroPred 2 dnevi

    You just said “He libertad thousands of slaver “..... what’s in the world is so cruel about that ??!! Tf ?!

  50. monka S

    monka SPred 2 dnevi

    "Iron clad" My brain: submarine with no torpedos

  51. Germany

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  52. Arthur Xu

    Arthur XuPred 3 dnevi

    12:12 BuT

  53. Sw1ft Sp33dSt3r56

    Sw1ft Sp33dSt3r56Pred 3 dnevi

    So much better than Crash Course!! Crash Course is boring af but this is much more interesting in my opinion

  54. I don't know lol

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    The friendly crayfish delightfully tease because play cosmetically unite via a funny hood. puny, subdued guatemalan

  55. 김한빈

    김한빈Pred 3 dnevi

    10:48 Me:*finds out that it has bts on that calendar* Also me: O mU GoSh

  56. Yenia Rivarola

    Yenia RivarolaPred 3 dnevi

    que lindo

  57. Jo C

    Jo CPred 3 dnevi

    Damn.. No wonder the US are so divided after all that. Here in Canada we don't really learn much of US history, so I've never really realized how destructive that war have been.

  58. Darkwear GT

    Darkwear GTPred 3 dnevi

    The union deserve death For beinf greedy but now theyr decromatic states

  59. hitmandahl

    hitmandahlPred 3 dnevi

    You should've contacted Dutch! Dutch HAVE A GOD DAMN PLAN!!

  60. Chad Rudesil

    Chad RudesilPred 3 dnevi

    They really shot there oun general

  61. ZumbaLukase

    ZumbaLukasePred 3 dnevi

    Im not american it was said in comments yeah i dont care about that but Its still sad that even when Lincoln won the war he was murdered like this...

  62. Cat Gaming

    Cat GamingPred 3 dnevi

    10:47 BTS's picture is there

  63. Max Watterson

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  64. Rema Sauers Hechinger

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  65. Cee Jay

    Cee JayPred 3 dnevi

    Great 2 part video...Very entertaining and moving. Well done to the creators of this video!

  66. Dumb Mario Bros

    Dumb Mario BrosPred 3 dnevi

    .R.I.P. Lincoln

  67. Little Professor Luke

    Little Professor LukePred 3 dnevi

    I’m a West Virginian, so this is about the only time we get credit for existing haha

  68. Felix’s Flix

    Felix’s FlixPred 3 dnevi

    The key point throughout this video is that the war had to be as long as it was in order to give time for Lincoln to proclaim the cause was about emancipation. Had the war ended sooner who knows how much longer slave states would’ve remained as such

  69. Felix’s Flix

    Felix’s FlixPred 2 dnevi

    @Connor Sloan he had it in his back pocket because he was a forward thinker

  70. Connor Sloan

    Connor SloanPred 2 dnevi

    He had plans to make it about emancipation very early into the war. He was writing the EP as early as Spring of 82.

  71. Jacob Canseco

    Jacob CansecoPred 3 dnevi

    17:48 I know Jefferson Davis was a bad person, but if you think about it, in this part, he's just a scared, worried president that doesn't know if he can win and is counting on his best general.

  72. Thefierycactus

    ThefierycactusPred 3 dnevi

    wow, oversimplified lives in Ephrata! I live so close!

  73. KB Gaming

    KB GamingPred 4 dnevi

    Imagine an actual person disliking a video. Everyone knows only bots dislike

  74. Help me I need help

    Help me I need helpPred 4 dnevi

    6:40 bean man

  75. Francis Mapper

    Francis MapperPred 4 dnevi

    19:51 yh

  76. Judas Iscariot

    Judas IscariotPred 4 dnevi

    20:31 Guess that's what fuckin' happens when you don't hire guards!

  77. 92Rafay

    92RafayPred 4 dnevi

    The Union won the War on the Field but the Confederates won it on the negotiation table. They got to keep racism, confederate flags and statues.

  78. Long

    LongPred 4 dnevi

    I am a fan of you

  79. Taim Aboras

    Taim AborasPred 4 dnevi

    My best friend started another school and his mom and dad were fithing and he committed suicide RIP BEST FRIEND 😪😭

  80. justin rhain Cabuhat

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  81. D M

    D MPred 4 dnevi

    Joe Biden is the Lincoln of this time. - Democrats 2021.

  82. Cheri Lonk

    Cheri LonkPred 3 dnevi

    Except Joe Biden couldn’t tell if Trump was Lincoln or the other way around

  83. Connor Sloan

    Connor SloanPred 4 dnevi

    I fucking wish. Lincoln was an actual lefty.

  84. Some b0t

    Some b0tPred 4 dnevi

    "Never Gonna Give You Up" We're no strangers to love You know the rules and so do I A full commitment's what I'm thinking of You wouldn't get this from any other guy I just wanna tell you how I'm feeling Gotta make you understand Never gonna give you up Never gonna let you down Never gonna run around and desert you Never gonna make you cry Never gonna say goodbye Never gonna tell a lie and hurt you We've known each other for so long Your heart's been aching, but You're too shy to say it Inside, we both know what's been going on We know the game and we're gonna play it And if you ask me how I'm feeling Don't tell me you're too blind to see Never gonna give you up Never gonna let you down Never gonna run around and desert you Never gonna make you cry Never gonna say goodbye Never gonna tell a lie and hurt you Never gonna give you up Never gonna let you down Never gonna run around and desert you Never gonna make you cry Never gonna say goodbye Never gonna tell a lie and hurt you (Ooh, give you up) (Ooh, give you up) Never gonna give, never gonna give (Give you up) Never gonna give, never gonna give (Give you up) We've known each other for so long Your heart's been aching, but You're too shy to say it Inside, we both know what's been going on We know the game and we're gonna play it I just wanna tell you how I'm feeling Gotta make you understand Never gonna give you up Never gonna let you down Never gonna run around and desert you Never gonna make you cry Never gonna say goodbye Never gonna tell a lie and hurt you Never gonna give you up Never gonna let you down Never gonna run around and desert you Never gonna make you cry Never gonna say goodbye Never gonna tell a lie and hurt you Never gonna give you up Never gonna let you down Never gonna run around and desert you Never gonna make you cry Never gonna say goodbye Never gonna tell a lie and hurt you

  85. Hyper lagacy

    Hyper lagacyPred 4 dnevi

    They say don’t mess with Lee but if you mess with grant when he’s drunk your gonna have to have at least two thirds of the country on your side to even make him use .000000000001 percent of his power

  86. Chii Anne

    Chii AnnePred 4 dnevi

    Fun fact there was a bts poster in it

  87. Fredo Santana

    Fredo SantanaPred 4 dnevi

    abe died a real nigga, and for that he wins my respect,

  88. The Trash Bandit

    The Trash BanditPred 4 dnevi

    Guys good thing the North won the battle of Gettysburg or else someone would’ve taken that one guys beans.

  89. Ian Sullivan

    Ian SullivanPred 5 dnevi

    Lol the confederate loop calendrt

  90. Hunter Simpson

    Hunter SimpsonPred 5 dnevi

    Funny thing is for everyone here lee actually didn’t join the confederacy because of slavery and he actually didn’t really support the successions but he joined the confederacy because Virginia (his home state) left the union

  91. NorAisah Abdul Samad

    NorAisah Abdul SamadPred 5 dnevi

    Forum Weapon: 4:01-4:03

  92. Eddie Eddie

    Eddie EddiePred 5 dnevi

    "Left Virginia" 😂

  93. Ardi Pahlawan

    Ardi PahlawanPred 5 dnevi

    are there somebody tell me the name of song 22:12

  94. NorAisah Abdul Samad

    NorAisah Abdul SamadPred 5 dnevi

    Forum Weapon: 11:35-11:36

  95. robzimmermann78

    robzimmermann78Pred 5 dnevi

    John Wilkes Booth is probably the most hated man in US history

  96. Baby Sonic GT

    Baby Sonic GTPred 5 dnevi

    20:12 anyone notice the burnside dude is at the play too at the bottom

  97. Southern Pride

    Southern PridePred 5 dnevi

    I hate this shit now where you don’t get the full extent of history. Everything has to be watered down because its either true or ‘offensive’. People need this knowledge so stuff will never be forgotten. Some people don’t even know who Hitler was..

  98. Southern Pride

    Southern PridePred 2 dnevi

    @Phone Charger Obviously. And thats why I like it.

  99. Phone Charger

    Phone ChargerPred 2 dnevi

    It's called "Oversimplified". It's how his videos work

  100. Southern Pride

    Southern PridePred 5 dnevi

    @Void Phenomenon Umm what? I’m talking about what they don’t teach. And yes, some of it is to offensive or it is the truth.

  101. Connor Sloan

    Connor SloanPred 5 dnevi

    @Void Phenomenon Yeah, anyone who's willing to put "back the blue" is toxic af. Like don't they know all jobs matter?

  102. Void Phenomenon

    Void PhenomenonPred 5 dnevi

    What are you talking about, I don’t think any sane human would want to see such horrific behavior and actions. Also, your profile picture and username kinda backs up your toxic self.

  103. Que Tmporta

    Que TmportaPred 5 dnevi

    God bless Abraham Lincoln

  104. JD

    JDPred 5 dnevi

    What is it with Americans and running directly into enemy fire as a military tactic?

  105. wrvnatpoe

    wrvnatpoePred 3 dnevi

    It was just the type of tactics back then they still used old tactics which were made for early muskets

  106. JD

    JDPred 5 dnevi

    @Connor Sloan I mean, it saved my European ass from speaking Germanen but it doesnt seem like good tactics.

  107. Connor Sloan

    Connor SloanPred 5 dnevi

    Cause we scared of no ones shit. What are they gonna do? Shoot us?

  108. Shin An

    Shin AnPred 5 dnevi

    I'm not American but can someone tell me that I'm wrong for saying this : Basically the south disagrees and want out, which is not exactly forbidden. But Lincoln force them back with greater force (while still struggling). Basically this is just an internal war where a force with greater number manage to conquer smaller parties. democracy? And that Lee guy sure is amazing From my perspective, I kinda sympathize the south more than not while the north is a bunch of big bullies. Based on the video, it's not like people on the south really disagrees with their government or anything. And the south is not an aggressor, they just want out but no conquer, while the north do otherwise. This conflict wouldn't really happen if the north just, ignore them, or let them out. Imagine brexit but the EU instead make propaganda, declare England traitors and launch an attack

  109. leviosssa

    leviosssaPred 4 dnevi

    @Shin An actually the very first act of aggression by the south is raiding federal weapon depots all across the south, they fired on sumter with federal weaponry

  110. Shin An

    Shin AnPred 4 dnevi

    @leviosssa oh so democracy is tied to personality now? I guess your school tells something different

  111. Shin An

    Shin AnPred 4 dnevi

    @Connor Sloan ah I guess I'm not american so I don't really know about what the south did before the election outside this video, I see that they've always been bad I guess? and I guess the fort attack trigger all this well sucks on the south I guess. You're right, they're the aggressor and must be crushed. I will always agree to revenge

  112. leviosssa

    leviosssaPred 5 dnevi

    SaLve OwNerS WeRE BuLLieD, WhaT AbOUt dEmOCrAcY ?????????????????

  113. Connor Sloan

    Connor SloanPred 5 dnevi

    That is wrong. Basically the South losses an election and thinks they might lose their slaves. They then attempt to leave the Union and start attacking federal arsenals, forts, and even fired on a US Naval ship. They made every aggressive move in the buildup to the Civil War. It was decided after the war that the US Constitution does not allow for unilateral secession, meaning that before the war the 'right' to secession was dubious at best. And in no way, shape, or form, gave the states the ability to just leave and start attacking federal property they had no right to. You shouldn't sympathize with the South. They started a war killing almost a million people just so they could try and keep their slaves. We know that's why they tried to secede because they literally wrote it down. The South was the aggressor, again, they attacked the Union fort they had no right to claim. And that analogy is just bad. It'd be more like if there was an EU base within the borders of the UK and a month after they seceded they started bombing the fort. That would be an aggressive move by the UK, no? And it's also different because the EU has expressed language about leaving the EU. The US Constitution doesn't have that. And Lee is not amazing. He's a POS that is most certainly burning in hell. He almost refused to free the slaves he inherited during the war and got into a legal battle trying to keep them. He thought black people had to go through slavery so they could become civilized. And that slavery was harder on whites than blacks. He wasn't even that great of a general, sure he's probably the reason the CSA lasted as long as it did, but he's also the reason they lost.

  114. Dylon2016

    Dylon2016Pred 5 dnevi

    Remnants of confederate thugs still roam the country in the form of white supremacists and Karens.

  115. Kusum Ghai

    Kusum GhaiPred 5 dnevi

    A fan I am 🇨🇦

  116. nancy gladding

    nancy gladdingPred 5 dnevi

    5 months later: trump vs biden war.

  117. nancy gladding

    nancy gladdingPred 5 dnevi

    After watching this the purpose for the war was for Joseph's B E A N S

  118. Kaile Yuan

    Kaile YuanPred 5 dnevi

    good vids i like them more than infographics show

  119. SM Sanbim Sifat

    SM Sanbim SifatPred 5 dnevi

    10:50 is that a pic of BTS???

  120. The Sedaiv

    The SedaivPred 5 dnevi

    The name of Wilmer's wife was Virginia

  121. NekoIsTrash

    NekoIsTrashPred 5 dnevi

    Not the greatest boy band of all time being in the greatest war of all time

  122. Brandon Greiner

    Brandon GreinerPred 5 dnevi

    its not just the civil war abrahams story

  123. Legendrune

    LegendrunePred 6 dnevi


  124. Andril A Chakraborty

    Andril A ChakrabortyPred 6 dnevi

    I'm not American. But I teared up