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Western civilization refers to the civilization that came into the western countries after spreading from Middle East. Its history runs back to the ages when the hunting and gathering societies underwent transformation and started practicing agriculture. From Middle East, this spread to Europe and enhanced great growth in its cities....

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Between the times of Jesus and Constantine (early 300’s) Christians were prone to unjust persecutions by the Romans. The paper outlines the major reasons for such treatment as well as accusations brought against early Christians. Both state and local authorities of the Roman Empire heavily persecuted Christians either sporadically or...

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Also known as the French and Indian War, the Seven Years War lasted from 1756 until 1763. Ultimately the British ousted the French from North American and proclaimed their dominance in the New World, but the price of this victory came with a very high tag. Also, it should be...

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The Madison Debates, held at the Constitutional Convention in June of 1787, highlighted the Virginia and New Jersey plans. These plans, which provided propositions for the future of the United States government, shared both similarities and differences. The Virginia plan contained propositions put forth by Randolph, while the New Jersey...

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England made the decision to colonize North America for a multitude of reasons. There was the competition with Spain to become a world power, the opportunity to import raw materials their nation did not possess and the markets to sell their products in. Also, there was the rise of the...

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The Cahokia mound located in Illinois was most likely home to the North American continent’s first real city. The land area of the Cahokia city is estimated to have been approximately 4000 acres, 2000 of which are protected as a national historic site today, making it the largest archaeological site...

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Even when the Umayyads came into power, Mecca was still considered to be the holy city for the Islamic faith, although the ruling clan chose to operate in Damascus within the confines of Syria. The Umayyad dynasty was characterized by caliphs whose intent was to create a bureaucracy that would...

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James Buchanan has been labeled the wrong person in the wrong job at precisely the wrong time. His inability to deal with the United States’ secession crisis was, in large part, the product of an overly conciliatory attempt to make both sides happy. His failure in so important a role...

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The Jamaica Letter is Simon Bolivar’s reply to a letter to a gentleman of Jamaica. By writing the letter, Bolivar seeks to respond to concerns and questions raised in a letter by the Gentleman of Jamaica. Bolivar admits being in a state of conflict regarding having to provide answers to...

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The following essay takes a look at the ideas of old and new imperialism. Under new imperialism, Europe invaded and colonized Africa and Asia (as well as numerous other geographic regions). Thus, it is important to understand why exactly this was possible in the conditions of new imperialism and not...

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Africa and other colonized territories and countries face some challenges and conditions today. Most of these circumstances prevailing in Africa are an accurate reflection of their colonial past. These conditions are rooted in their colonial history, and they reflect what their colonies used to do. The so-called imperialism by 1800...

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Thanksgiving is the holiday set aside for all Americans to celebrate their blessings. This holiday has a rich and storied history that affects everything from how the holiday came to be a holiday to how it is celebrated today. It has its roots firmly planted in the beginning of American...

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With the Seneca Falls Convention of 1848, the issue of women's suffrage was discussed in a public setting of significance, thus indicating that women's suffrage was closer than it ever had been historically in the United States to becoming a reality. From yet another perspective, however, as Dr. Kuhlman argues,...

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The Roman Empire in the West collapsed in the late 14th century after an estimated 500 year ruling the world as a the greatest superpower. According to historians, the collapse was due to several factors ranging from the crippling taxation, military failures to natural disasters and climate change. Other historians...

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My Interview Subject The interview subject I chose for this oral history interview was my aunt, who lives in South London, England. I conducted the interview via Skype. The subject matter of the interview is: going to the cinema before the changes in movie-going were ushered in by home video...

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Perhaps no event from colonial America is as infamous as the Salem Witch trials, a dark event which took place in the small Puritan village of Salem, Massachusetts from February 1692 to May of the 1693. The event was well documented, and it is possible today to read first hand...

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Rosa Parks was born Rosa Louise McCauley in Tuskegee, Alabama, on February 4, 1913. When she was 11, her family moved to Montgomery, where she attended high school through the Alabama State Teachers’ College for Negroes. She dropped out of school at the age of 16 to care for her...

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The women’s suffrage movement advocated for equal rights of all women as citizens of the United States of America. Sparked by the abolitionist movement, women’s suffrage incited attention from political leaders all over the world. Dr. Kuhlman and Dr. Woodworth-Ney provide educational insight into the movement and the effects that...

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How, according to Douglass, do masters make their slaves comply with slavery? Frederick Douglass puts forward strong arguments for the connection between the lack of knowledge and obedience of slaves. Speaking from experience, he argues that it is essential for masters to keep their slaves ignorant in order to make...

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Many experts note that Confucianism is seen as a system that intended to regulate philosophical and social order, being something beyond important than the religion. Primarily, it aimed to regulate the value system of an average citizen of China, set the cultural and the religious foundations and only then transcend...

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The United States Constitution and the Bill of Rights are two of the most important documents in the world. These documents were truly visionary at the time of their creation. The world had not seen a government that clearly was for the people and by the people before these documents....

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A recently reconstructed golden breastplate along with five hundred other artifacts have been displayed at Pernik Regional Museum of History in Bulgaria. All these items, mostly jewels and adornments, were found during archaeological excavations near Dren and Delyan, towns in Radomir Municipality in Pernik District. The huge stone necropolis discovered...

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Had I been born in Thebes during the time period near 2000 BC, I would have certainly experienced a vastly different life. Situated on the Nile, this ancient city relied heavily on the opportunities presented by the waterway, and I would have likely been made quite aware of the river's...

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During colonization in the US, farmers held slaves, mostly black people or people of mixed races, to provide labour in their plantations. The slaves were treated as personal property by their masters, and, as such, had no rights and freedom. The colonists, however, believed in natural unalienable rights and freedoms,...

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1. The Tea Act was a British law that taxed American colonists on the purchase of tea. The colonists were upset because they were being taxed, although all of the money gained from the tax went directly to Britain and did not help Americans in any way. The colonists claimed...

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