The Will of the People

October 4, 2016
1:00pm Central Time
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OVEE is an online interface which allows multiple users to watch videos together and participate in a live chat with panelists. As the 2016 Presidential Election draws near, let's explore the election process in a historical context. Join APT's IQ Learning Network for a special showing of Colonial Williamsburg’s “The Will of the People.” Send in your questions and comments to Dr. Joseph Beatty, Colonial Williamsburg’s Director of Research and Interpretation.

Target Audience: 7th-10th grades

Video Descriptions

The Will of the People: Act 1

Thomas Jefferson arrives to help Danny and Nancy research past elections.

The Will of the People: Act 2

Danny and Nancy learn about negative political campaigning.

The Will of the People: Act 3

Who will win the election of 1800: Thomas Jefferson or Aaron Burr?

45 Minutes minutes


  • Beth R. Stewart

    Beth is Digital Content Producer for Alabama Public Television's IQ Learning Network

  • Violet

  • Kathy Heiman


  • Dr. Joseph Beatty

    Joseph Beatty is director of Research and Interpretive Education at the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation. Dr. Beatty is a historian whose work explores the intersections of slavery, religion, and culture in the British Atlantic world. Prior to coming to the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, he taught courses at the University of Florida and Stetson University. Beatty earned a master’s degree and doctorate in United States History with a concentration in Atlantic History from the University of Florida.

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