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I. Introduction A. Attention Grabber - 74,026,895 people attended baseball games in person in 2013, with hundreds of millions more watching on television during the course of the year. B. It is clear that baseball is a popular sport in the United States, and though it might have been replaced...

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The first known full-time fire department in Western civilization was established in Rome approximately 2000 years ago. The Roman Emperor Augustus is given credit for initiating a corps of firefighting vigilantes in 24 BC (The History of Firefighting.) At that time, the rules for monitoring and preventing fires were established....

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American life in the 20th century was bursting with activity. Some decades were teeming with progress and innovation, while others were beleaguered by constant war and devastating tragedy. Named “the American Century”, the 20th century was a time of upheaval and revelation for the United States, with globally significant political...

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Throughout America’s history, there have been several devastating incidents that have changed our perception of the built environment. This paper is a summary and critical analysis of four books that describe these incidents and their effects. Triangle: The Fire that Changed America In March of 1911, a fire broke out...

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Ten Years on a Plantation since the War was located on the internet at the archives managed by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill named “Documenting the American South” (http://docsouth.unc.edu/index.html). As a book written by Frances Butler Leigh (1838-1910), it is a chronicle of the author’s experience after...

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In many regards, race relations did not change during World War II, with those of African American descent being kept in the more menial tasks and jobs, and not being allowed greater responsibility. Race relations did not change in large part following World War II, with many of the veterans...

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Thucydides' Melian Dialogue is a seminal example of what can be termed to be a realist view of history. This is a view that focuses on specific material questions and interests, rather than attempting to think about history in terms of moral values and other overarching universal concepts. This paper...

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American Political And Territorial Expansion was dramatic, and perhaps more importantly, it was no accident. The country expanded its borders and its political influence over the course of nearly one hundred years in the late nineteenth century and the early part of the twentieth century. The expansion was the result...

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When one looks that the US Constitution today, it is easy to think that the document was passed down by the gods and agreed upon by all people within the American political reality. The truth is that this is not the case. In truth, the Constitution was something that only...

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Early promoters of aviation were constantly searching for practical purposes for using the airplane. In 1910, the first practical demonstration of air cargo occurred when a department store shipped a bolt of silk by air from Dayton to Columbus Ohio (Air Freight.) Newspaper reports emphasized the fact that this mode...

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David Walker’s appeal was steered towards unity. Walker was more concerned about unity and equality within the American society. Walker’s appeal was complemented by Jefferson; the two were united in opposing open discrimination which led slavery within the society. Walker and Jefferson were concern with the establishment of a society...

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The writing by DiLorenzo extensively explains the nature of internal improvement projects in the 18 and 19 centuries. DiLorenzo discusses the issues that the state governments faced when carrying out internal improvement projects. The paper provides an opinion on DiLorenzo writing on internal projects and agrees that Internal Improvement projects...

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Evidence of beer making dates as far back as ancient Egypt (2009-1998 BC) and the days of Sophocles (450 BCE). While beer remained as one of the most popular drinks during the Middle Ages, it mainly remained a home-making activity until about the late 14th and early 15th centuries. At...

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Saudi Arabia, the birthplace of Islam, is one of the most important powers in the Middle East. The country makes up about 80% of the Arabian Peninsula, and shares borders with 8 countries – Jordan, Iraq, Kuwait, Bahrain, Qatar, the United Arab Emirates, Oman, and Yemen. Traditionally, Saudi Arabia has...

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During the early colonial era, the Spanish and Portuguese were making a strong impact in the South Americas, and this was reflected in their access to the silver ore that can be found all over parts of Peru, Nicaragua and other nations (Mohide 66). The Spanish and Portuguese silver trade...

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Agriculture has consistently changed over time in part because of increased understanding and in part because technology has continued to improve. Where one used to require an ox to till a farm, now there are tractors and combines that can do a great deal of the work. In addition to...

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Introduction The reconstruction era, progressive era, and the civil rights movement are some of the most important historical periods in the history of the United States. They are similar in that they help in the abolishment of certain inequalities that threatened to destroy the United States. They are also different...

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Sir Arthur Evans and Heinrich Schliemann were each famous for major archeological discoveries—Evans for the “Minoan palace” at Knossos in Crete (Eller 75), and Schliemann for “discovering” Homer’s city of Troy (Korfmann). However, many questions surround both discoveries, and when examining the lives of these adventurers, it becomes apparent that...

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In retrospect, it seems that an unlikely and enormous phase was taking hold of American society in the 1950s. The nation had emerged victorious from a great war, and American prestige was at its highest. With this prestige came a reinforcing of traditionally American values, and a sense that the...

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The slave trade in Africans to the “New World” was a central wealth driver in the Americas that was propelled by the investment of bankers from a variety of locales including the banking centers of New York and London. The immense amount of capital funneled into the enterprise of enslaving...

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Blood and Steel – Engineering an Empire is a program that analyzes and explains the way Britain used technology, innovation, and vision to become one powerful nation. The foundation of the British Empire was built on ego, bloodshed and a powerful drive for conquest. The young British Empire under the...

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Slavery in the Americas represents one of the most brutal and hateful periods in history. To say it was only a massive holocaust would be a drastic and discourteous understatement. The reason is because physical enslavement was only part of the terrible treatment endured by several hundred-million African slaves over...

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Genocide is a calamitous aspect of politics and of life in itself. There are many reasons that a genocide can occur, but cultural differences can often be seen as the most likely factor in the development of a genocide. One of the most atrocious human rights transgressions in the modern...

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18th century France was a turbulent time, both politically and socially. The country was on the cusp of a revolution, which eventuated in 1789, when peasants captured the royal family who were summarily executed. Money played no small part in these cataclysmic events, and it affected every person living in...

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Between 1941 and 1945, the Nazi regime sought to wipe out all European Jews. The Nazi regime’s policy towards the Jews saw it murder at least six million of them in what the world came to know as the Holocaust. Given that, after the end of the First World War,...

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