Adam Ruins Everything - The Disturbing History of the Pilgrims | truTV

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    While history books teach of the Pilgrims industrious Plymouth Colony, how it was actually settled might come as a surprise.
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Mr BuddahDiamond
Mr BuddahDiamond

The reason that the Pilgrims were unprepared to start a colony was because they planned to go to Jamestown and help there instead of building a place from scratch

5 days ago
Isaiah Longie
Isaiah Longie

Love this show.

5 days ago
Lazare Maghlakelidze
Lazare Maghlakelidze

Am I the only one who noticed Jerry voice from Rick and Morty

6 days ago
oudam heng
oudam heng

How do you know it?

7 days ago
Bill Ionaireben
Bill Ionaireben

They re-buried the body, Adam should consider respecting grave sites to be a superstition; "Adam Ruins Sanctity of Grave Sites"

8 days ago
EK. 1
EK. 1

The people were dead already!!! Who cares if the pilgrims moved in??

11 days ago
Usman Shahid
Usman Shahid

Wait, is that Jerry from Rick & Morty?

12 days ago
Canadien Dragons
Canadien Dragons

I think it's hilarious that you havw to ruin it because in Germany where we don't actually learn any American history we know luke 90% of what you said XD

12 days ago
godonlyknows13
godonlyknows13

So people who would go on to purposefully wipe out as many of the natives asthey could... also happened to grave rob the natives' dead ancestors... and I'm supposed to what? Be surprised? lol.

14 days ago
KennedyEbony
KennedyEbony

It ended so quickly! D:

15 days ago
Tiffany Phillips
Tiffany Phillips

Wait... Corn doesn't digest & they buried their poo back thennnnnnnnnnooooooommmmmggggg!!!!

16 days ago
gabi delany
gabi delany

So what exactly is disturbing about this?

17 days ago
Some Random Person
Some Random Person

Am I mistaken, or is the voice at the beginning of the video the voice of Jerry (Rick and Morty)?

18 days ago
Nobody Knows
Nobody Knows

Pilgrims dig up bodies and it's horrible. Archeologists do it and its fine.

19 days ago
C R
C R

They didn't mention that the villagers were wiped out by Eurasian diseases. Europeans tried settling there before a deadly epidemic swept through "New England" and were pushed out back into the sea every time. They also don't teach us that "Squanto" was a slave in Spain and made his way back only to find his homeland ravaged by European disease. He probably learned to speak English from his kidnappers who sold him in a Spanish slave-market. Read Charles Mann's "1491".

19 days ago
awesome_gamer
awesome_gamer

The storyteller sounds like jerry from from rick and morty

20 days ago
Sib Pro Quo
Sib Pro Quo

Making it sound a lot worse than it really is. Logically, why would you fell a bunch of trees and then build a town when you can use a plot of land that has already been cleared and has also been abandoned to boot. The natives couldn't live there because of disease, of which the pilgrims were probably used to. What is the problem with using that land? They dug up corn and beans, which is bad because? You can use them to grow more. Does adam know that beans and corn kernals are seeds? Why is the assumption that they ate it right there and then?

21 day ago
Kyrillos Guirguis
Kyrillos Guirguis

Why is this show using secondary sources for their information? There is no way "Lies My Teacher Told me" is a primary source.

21 day ago
Frederick Alfredo Cabral
Frederick Alfredo Cabral

Anglo-Americans they still are the same.

21 day ago
MrAcarine
MrAcarine

I can't get outraged that they ate the crops, if the Indians were all dead. Robbing graves is bad, but it doesn't rank very high among history's crimes. I wish that was the worst thing Anglo-Americans did.

22 days ago
Reuben Savona-Holmes
Reuben Savona-Holmes

Is Jerry Smith the guy Adam is talking to?

23 days ago
always ferda
always ferda

Is that the voice of jerry from Rick and morty?

24 days ago
David Abbatematteo
David Abbatematteo

I don't like this show anymore.

24 days ago
Blake Simms
Blake Simms

they also ate the corpses

27 days ago
DMario Isajurk
DMario Isajurk

Gonna leave out the cannibalism?

28 days ago
Camille geier
Camille geier

What else could they do they had no resources

29 days ago
Dat estonian gamer
Dat estonian gamer

Goddamnit Francis not again

29 days ago
Snoopy The Dog
Snoopy The Dog

Guess what...This is what it said in my text 📚 book.

29 days ago
Forest Trump
Forest Trump

abandoned village: * exists* pilgrims: "It's free real estate"

29 days ago
Biodeamon
Biodeamon

you forgot about the part where they ended up poisoning themselves from eating too much corn yeah corn is poisonous if you eat only corn

29 days ago
ANTonio
ANTonio

0:35 **bass boost: 99999**

Month ago
Oneoftheskull
Oneoftheskull

This was literally the LEAST disturbing thing them colonizers did. Trust.

Month ago
Mopeyhornet
Mopeyhornet

Demonize the settlers nice

Month ago
chuggajr
chuggajr

TBH if I’m dead and I got gold and stuff buried with me, I wouldn’t even be that mad if some dudes stole it. I don’t have a use for it anymore.

Month ago
SoftShellTaako
SoftShellTaako

Hmhm *pushes glasses up face A C T U A L L Y

Month ago
Awesome Tower
Awesome Tower

Tahiti story : - minorities kick and kill westerns - their economy fails -they starve -they call for westerns to come back You can apply this story to any other land of non developped tribes. Plus, claiming an unnamed journal as a pertinent source of information, is not right. Seems this cartoon is just a cartoon after all

Month ago
chris sto
chris sto

Meh, these things are far from the most disturbing things about the Pilgrims. They were more or less run out of England for being seditious ass-hats (who had been at the lead, with Cromwell, of the rebellion that saw the beheading of their lawful monarch). They weren't in search of "religious freedom" as we think of it, but the freedom to impose their religious views on anyone who would put up with it. Any deviation from the party line was dealt with harshly. Colonists homes were subject to search by Pilgrim elders at any time and without warning. Po session of any books besides the very short authorized reading list was punishable by exposure in the stocks, public flogging and sometimes banishment. So you see, they weren't just dicks to Natives.

Month ago
Yajan Basel
Yajan Basel

Educational videos should not promote hate. Disturbing video. Let's hope no other country is infected with these hateful ideas towards the ancestors.

Month ago
Joseph Ang
Joseph Ang

Africa and India still do this today and no one mentions that because that would be racist.

Month ago
Joseph Ang
Joseph Ang

Yeah, lets break down all structures and start from zero. It make 100% sense.

Month ago
BearzuSmash
BearzuSmash

>history

Month ago
Void Divided By Zero
Void Divided By Zero

Look at European art and architecture pre-1492. (Really, Google Renaissance art and architecture to see the level of society Europeans were coming from.) Then look at Native American society circa 1492. The natives were literally a STONE AGE, HUNTER-GATHERER civilization that didn't even have AGRICULTURE, WRITTEN LANGUAGE, or the WHEEL. Lol. Retarded apes.

Month ago
Lisa Tarsavage
Lisa Tarsavage

There's this fantastic live action Squanto movie that they used to show us every year of elementary school about him being taken to England by the British (the reason he could speak English and communicate well with the settlers) and the brutality he faced there. It also shows his return to North America and his horror at the British having taken over the native village Adam talks about, which was once a neighboring tribe to Squanto's own before they all died of disease while he was facing hardships in England (another big shock he got upon his return). Edit: I might be a little off about the exact story, though. Please forgive me; I haven't seen it since fifth grade.

Month ago
SilverWing27
SilverWing27

Seriously? Jeez, messed up.

Month ago
Pancake Army
Pancake Army

Is it weird I was told the same things he said. What I mean is that they built it on a dead tribes village and had crop fields I was told this well not the grave stuff

Month ago
Brimstone Boogie
Brimstone Boogie

0:36 its free real estate

Month ago
Zahari Burgess
Zahari Burgess

stop cursing

Month ago
Avi Hyde
Avi Hyde

I literally find nothing disturbing about that. They're trying to survive and probably wouldn't have if they didn't.

Month ago
Jordan Bean
Jordan Bean

This cracked me up in high school. They would take over village where all the work was already done for them and they STILL DIED.

Month ago
Itshaxerboi
Itshaxerboi

He sounds like jerry

Month ago
sageqwill
sageqwill

Thank you

Month ago
SomeDudeOnline
SomeDudeOnline

I don't think graverobbing is any different than historians? archaeologists? going into and taking everything from the tombs of the ancient egyptians and displaying it in museums.

Month ago
Diego Andrade
Diego Andrade

You make this sound like a bad thing but they had to survive and now America is the greatest nation

Month ago
Fishyfoo
Fishyfoo

Good video, though I think people back then had a different mindset to our soft modern ones, as people would have just accepted death as a nearly daily occurrence.

Month ago
hiddenleafgod
hiddenleafgod

Surprise thanksgiving ain't added with this

Month ago
Taylor Cipher
Taylor Cipher

Btw why is Jerry talking to Adam...?

Month ago
P2D
P2D

Cyril figgis

Month ago
Bari Turpie
Bari Turpie

Is that Jerry... from Rick and Morty?

Month ago
Nickoli Lion
Nickoli Lion

What's disturbing about using an abandoned village?

Month ago
Whittupiggu
Whittupiggu

because they were white

Month ago
BlackRaven1993
BlackRaven1993

So...when are you doing an Adam ruins Religion?

Month ago
Leo Bloom
Leo Bloom

What are they basing early archeology for. The early settlers knew almost nothing of the culture and that's one way to learn

Month ago
Jigsawjoe
Jigsawjoe

Pilgrims did not wear buckles on their hats.....

Month ago
RoaringWall
RoaringWall

Well I knew something related to this, but wasn’t expecting this dark though.

Month ago
Chandler Jong
Chandler Jong

Who hired Jerry from Rick and Morty?

Month ago
Flame Genie
Flame Genie

Oh no they worked with what they had to survive in a world.

Month ago
Dustin Baltis
Dustin Baltis

Look at the retarded sources they get this crap from

Month ago
Dustin Baltis
Dustin Baltis

This is pathetic

Month ago
Mr. syenstro
Mr. syenstro

man people are parasites

Month ago
Curlyninja Curlyninja
Curlyninja Curlyninja

It’s free real estate

Month ago
Sundude
Sundude

How is this disturbing?

Month ago
just entertainment
just entertainment

Jerry is that you?

Month ago
Travis Ouellette
Travis Ouellette

Plymouth is spelled wrong. In those times it was spelled Plimoth.

Month ago
BrotherGrimm
BrotherGrimm

TV-MA 0w0

Month ago
BmanBman Bman
BmanBman Bman

Why is this show TV-MA!?

Month ago
RoboBot
RoboBot

I like this show but god damn is it so liberal. So settlers saw a abandoned village but was supposed to just be like "nah, let's go start from the beginning with nothing over onto the place with no water or fields." Like wtf

Month ago
Hannah P.
Hannah P.

DAMNIT FRANCIS

Month ago
Pine Tree
Pine Tree

Jerry WTF are you doing go home to Beth and your family

Month ago
Aegis482
Aegis482

I think the last guy was the ancestor of all the regretted facebook posts, and twitter comments :D

Month ago
ZombieMonkey7
ZombieMonkey7

*This* qualifies as disturbing? Bunch of light weights

Month ago
Scooper Skechy
Scooper Skechy

Last part I was dead

Month ago
Scooper Skechy
Scooper Skechy

xpirate16 I'm not i don't know about you though

Month ago
xpirate16
xpirate16

So were the Indians

Month ago
lee newham
lee newham

The Pilgrims didn't really look like that!

Month ago
DieselWorkHorse Techie
DieselWorkHorse Techie

Wait. What's jerry doing here? Is adam's universe one of the infinite multiverses?

Month ago
DaNewb 360
DaNewb 360

1:18 me when the snitch saw something and goes to the teacher

Month ago
Citizen 1
Citizen 1

Ok... basically all farms, roads and cities just popped up out of the ground and white people wandered into them . They were always "just here" but our privilege keeps them maintained by some unseen force.

Month ago
Dustin Baltis
Dustin Baltis

Leftist propaganda

Month ago
Dustin Baltis
Dustin Baltis

Zack Smith you are a cuck

Month ago
Zack Smith
Zack Smith

Dustin Baltis and real history

Month ago
Simply Solus
Simply Solus

A bit misleading as usual... While they could use those dwellings, they were merely temporary homes while real homes were built, and many moved in with other families to minimize the number of houses they built... ...plus, considering the starving and high death rate, digging up the graves and such was kind of a necessity...

Month ago
UrNot GettingMyName
UrNot GettingMyName

Aaaand "Lies My Teacher Told Me" cites "Mourt's Relations" as it's source. http://www.histarch.illinois.edu/plymouth/mourt1.html Oh yeah, the pilgrims also had a choice about when to arrive at Massachuesetts coast. It would have been waaaay smarter if they landed in spring but noooooo. They HAD to arrive in the Fall. ...Idiots.

Month ago
qawamity/Escef
qawamity/Escef

To be fair, the pilgrims' intended destination was Jamestown, Virginia. They were not prepared to start from scratch because they planned on going to an already established colony. The graverobbing... well, if they did it for tools that they didn't have I could understand it, but they took jewelry and such as well, so they don't get a free pass there.

Month ago
Izacc Hippie
Izacc Hippie

Pilgrims didn't talk like that

Month ago
Chloe Peifly
Chloe Peifly

the end was the best

Month ago
Richard Does gaming
Richard Does gaming

Cyril?????

Month ago
DJKJSeph
DJKJSeph

Why would you believe a vetted liar.

Month ago
sonic the hedgehog
sonic the hedgehog

Jeez

Month ago
Nick Schreffler
Nick Schreffler

Ok, so?... They were trying to survive as anyone else would? I fail to see how it's "disturbing".

Month ago
Hoskins2000
Hoskins2000

Well the empty village thing was alright. I mean it was bad but you got to have shelter. But digging up graves. Hell no.

Month ago
max-pain-02 gaming
max-pain-02 gaming

Am I the only person who already knew this? Or is this show running out of ideas? Because I knew most of what this shows says. Imthink tjere running out of ideas and just stating common knowledge

Month ago
GodsReignOfHell
GodsReignOfHell

my teacher told us this in school, then the second time we learned it in school, the teacher (which was a different one) didn't tell us this.

Month ago
BAWP Gaming
BAWP Gaming

0:34 when you find a village In Minecraft

Month ago
Simon Carter
Simon Carter

Not to mention that the settlers probably brought the disease.

Month ago
Alex Schmidt
Alex Schmidt

I’m confused how moving into an abandoned village is wrong?

Month ago

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