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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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As many other countries in the world, Iran got involved in the World War II due to its territorial closeness to the Persian Gulf. The Gulf, full of oil resourses became a critical point to reach for the British Navy. The Iranian ruler of that time, Reza Shah chose to...

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On July 5, 1861, a significant battle of the Civil War took place near Carthage, Missouri. Colonel Sigel of the Union Army was left to defend against a Confederate charge lead by the Governor of Missouri, Claiborne Fox Jackson, who brought with him the full force of the Missouri State...

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Until 2011 Seal Beach shooting, the California State University Fullerton massacre had remained the worst mass murder in the United States of America. By shooting with a semi-automatic firearm, the incidence caused the death of seven people while two others sustained injuries inside the California State University library on 12th...

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The United States of America is arguably the world's superpower country. The history of the nation's rise to levels of attaining a superpower status stretches back to world war I; an event that changed and shaped global politics and leadership to date. A joint military effort from the USA and...

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Western civilization slowly began along the banks of River Tigris and River Euphrates as well as the rivers in Mesopotamia along the River Nile course in Egypt. (35). The Chinese were responsible for developing many innovations that changed the course of human events (35). Seafaring and exploration became easier and...

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The Anglo-Spanish imperial rivalry during the 16th and 17th centuries were defined by the need for power, the desire for land, and the conquest of the New Land through whatever means were deemed necessary. As the original thirteen colonies began to desire more of the land that was claimed by...

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The five-year plans for the development of the national economy of the Soviet Union, or simply the “five-year plans” were economic plans that assumed the rapid growth of the economy of the Soviet Union. They were developed centrally on a national scale by a specially created state body, the State...

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According to Charles Dew, why did many Southerners believe their states should secede from the Union after Lincoln was elected president in November 1860? In November 1860, Southerners moving to separate themselves from the Union is referred to as “secession winter” and the cause of this has been the subject...

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The rumblings of western expansionism begin with the Louisiana Purchase and then accelerates in the 1830s when President Andrew Jackson instituted his Indian Removal program. Prior to Jackson’s brainchild the majority of Americans lived to the east of the Appalachian Mountains, however a half-century later almost 50 percent of all...

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The Roman Empire succeeded at a higher level than the Athenian Democracy because of a number of reasons, including, but not limited to, superior technology and infrastructure, and a more centralized military. Most people understand that the Greeks had military strength. However, much of that strength was concentrated in Sparta....

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Gaius Octavian (later Caesar Augustus) was only eighteen years old when his great- uncle Julius Caesar, ruler of the Roman world, was assassinated on March 15 (the Ides of March) 44 B.C. As Caesar’s heir, he faced the Liberators (as the assassins were known), defeating them one by one. Brutus...

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Religion’s effect on European history cannot be denied. Religion, particularly the Roman Catholic Church, remained the dominant force in its history for centuries. However, the Protestant Reformation challenged the leadership of the Roman Catholic Church. Because of religion, Europe engaged in a series of religious wars throughout the 16th and...

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