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Throughout history, there have been many interesting civilizations that have helped to shape the world as we understand it today. These civilizations have distinct cultures that are worth examining, and while many of the traditions held by these cultures have fallen to the wayside, some have remained in order to...

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Retrospect, in some cases, serves to clarify historical issues and occurences, or further obfuscate their impact on contemporary history. Such is the case regarding the Civil Rights Movement, between the 1950s and 1960s in the United States. In The Origins of the Civil Rights Movement – Black Communities Organizing for...

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Situated in Wiltshire, United Kingdom, Stonehenge is a fascinating and mysterious monument that has been capturing the special attention of archeologists and cosmologists from all over the world for many centuries. First of all, Stonehenge has been found to date back to the Neolithic and Bronze Age, as it was...

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In October 1947, the US Congress Un-American Activities Committee (HUAC), made the claim that: "Communists had infiltrated Hollywood in order to pour Marxist ideas into the minds of the American public." They summoned a hearing in Washington, D.C., in order to carry out an in depth investigation into the entertainment...

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According to the archaeologists, the Snakes or Kaanul used both force and diplomacy in the creation of alliance which was integral to defeating the powerful kingdom of Tikal. It is imperative to understand that the Snake kings were under the Tikal kings which implied that they were serving them. It...

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From the evidence that the Mayans left behind it is apparent that they were once a great and powerful civilization. They left behind great monuments and buildings amidst complex cities. The archeological evidence suggests that they had a complex society that included trade with other cultures and the development of...

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The history of Latin America refers to the Spanish and Portuguese speaking countries in the Americas and usually covers the small islands within these territories. These may include countries and islands like Belize, Guyana, Haiti and Suriname. The history of these countries and the islands is contained in the library...

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Sharecropping is a concept that arose immediately after the American cold war in 1865. The Cold War saw the declaration of freedom of every man and the emancipation of slaves. As a result, the white southerners remained with their big farms without labor, while the fee black men were poor...

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In her article “Engaging Jefferson: Blacks and the Founding Father,” Annette Gordon-Reed argues that Jefferson can be considered a father figure to black Americans given his relationship with Sally Hemings, an enslaved woman at his plantation, which resulted in several offsprings. Even though Jefferson was known to assert the superiority...

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Black death or what was referred to as the plague or bubonic plague, spread across Egypt and China, finding its way to Europe between 1346 and 1353. Europe was hit the hardest as it was just recovering from war and famine (Whipps, 2008). It was transferred to people from fleas...

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In C.L.R. James’ The Black Jacobins, the Haitian/San Domingo Revolution of 1791-1803 is studied. James analyzes this revolution and its progress through an economic perspective, rather than through a racial perspective. Through entwining the events of the French Revolution and the Haitian Revolution, James successfully relates the two events and...

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Rose O’Neale Greenhow, also known as Rebel Rose, was a Confederate spy during the United States Civil War. Since she moved in important political circles during that time period, she was able to gather quite a bit of information to help the Confederacy. In fact, she was so instrumental in...

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The summer of 1871 was one of the driest on record, with only 2.5 inches of rain between July 3 and October 9 (Rayfield). Chicago had already had several major fired in the downtown that year. The day before the great fire, a planning mill had caught on fire, burning...

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Temujin was born in Mongolia circa 1162. At his death in 1227, Genghis Khan had created the largest world empire before British rule. One school of thought posits that it was Khan’s ruthlessness and cruelty that made him so successful at conquering his enemies. Yet, with each invasion, Khan increased...

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Virginia was among the first thirteen colonies that the English settled in 1607. The colonialists set up Jameson town on the bank of River James, which would later be home to George Washington and other American presidents. Between 1775 and 1783, Virginia played a critical role in the American Revolution...

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Due to the Mongols attack on Eastern and Central Europe in the late 1230s, and failure of the Polish and Hungarians to stop the invasions, Pope Innocent IV sent a letter to Mongol to convince them to cease with the attacks. Among other contents of the letter included expressing his...

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The Japanese treatment of POWs in WWII was brutal. For example, when the Allied (American and Filipino) forces surrendered at Bataan, they were forced to march 65 miles from the Bataan Peninsula in the south to San Fernando in the north. The men were not given enough, if any, food...

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The presented essay is aimed at comparing the works of two contemporaries lived in the 18th century, namely Jefferson and Equiano. The essay juxtaposes the views of the authors on the questions of race and attitude of white people and people of color towards the racial inequality that existed at...

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The Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor in December of 1941 was one of the most influential military strikes in world history. The surprise attack brought the United States, an ally to Great Britain, into World War II and subsequently signified a key turning point in the war. To this day,...

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The Atlantic Revolutions involved the radical wave in the late 18th Century and the early 19th Century in various parts of the American Continents. The countries involved recorded various instances of independent revolutions, which had different theories and outcomes. For instance, Jose Maria Morelos expressed his struggle for the liberation...

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Texas provides a fascinating representation of slavery in the greater United States. It almost acts as a condensed version of the practice as an entity throughout the entire country. It contained both urban and rural environments, within which slaves behaved differently depending on their circumstances and masters. What is clear...

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Effects of partisan elections on Texas' judicial branch versus an appointed judiciary The judicial branch in Texas composes of the court system and legal agencies. Since Texas becoming a state in 1845, judges have been appointed by the governor with the consent from the Senate. In 1876 all that changed...

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Both the Preface to the First Frame of Government for Pennsylvania, and the Ordinance and Constitution of the Virginia Company outline the guiding philosophical and organization structure of each state government, but the Pennsylvania document focuses much more on the philosophy to consider in the government structure, while the Virginia...

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1. What words or ideas that Kennedy advanced that especially stood out for you? Why? One significant element of the speech that was particularly distinctive was the way in which Kennedy situated space exploration within the cannon of other technological advancements such as the wheel, the printing press, the steam...

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It is apparent that the Great Depression became the epoch that greatly changed a vast array of industries and production. The newspapers and printed press were not an exception, being under the dramatic influence of the fluctuating economy of that time. It is evident that the changing horizons and opportunities...

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