“In this short documentary, linguist David Crystal and his son, actor Ben Crystal, look at the differences between English pronunciation now and how it was spoken 400 years ago. They answer the most basic question you probably have right now — How do you know what it sounded like back then? — and they discuss the value of performing Shakespeare’s plays in the original accent…”
Play the video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gPlpphT7n9s
This mesmerizing GIF shows the growth of our great Nation and the expansion that created the 50 states we have today. The map spans from March 4, 1789, when the U.S. Constitution took effect, to August 21, 1959, when Congress admitted Hawaii as the 50th state.