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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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The Boston Tea Party triggered the American Revolution because it launched a series of coordinated protests of American colonies against British efforts to increase its political control over New England through taxes and acts restricting self-government. The Boston Tea Party was aimed at showing dissatisfaction with the right of the...

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Lincoln and Johnson were both accused of violating the Constitution. Lincoln, in regard to the Civil War, felt that “violating the U.S. Constitution was required to safe it (the U.S.) as a whole” (American Patriot Network, 1999). Lincoln’s violation was the suspension of habeas corpus in 1861 and 1862, which...

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Joan of Arc – a young French martyr - was one of the most controversial figures of her time. She remains equally controversial today. Hated by the English, who saw her as a heretic and a military rival, she became a hero to the French, whom she led from a...

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Reconstruction Era was the time following the end of the Civil War when the post-war government made attempts to heal the nation and reconcile the conflicting parties. It was supposed to implement a series of political and economic measures to foster recovery and reintegration of the society. It seems the...

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The declaration of Independence by the thirteen States was successful in terms of handling the issues associated with the administration system at the time. While reading the document, it is arguable that it can be regarded as a masterpiece of persuasive writing since the formulators had varying concerns in mind....

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During the Age of Enlightenment, philosophers began to debate “The Jewish Question”. Hannah Arendt suggests that German Enlightenment thinker Gotthold Ephraim Lessing should be credited with advocating the adoption of values such as tolerance. Lessing, she says, argued that the ability to reason was something all humans had in common....

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The Age of Enlightenment, or Age of Reason, produced some of the greatest thinkers in the world. Their works changed the history of the modern world. They challenged the notion of aristocracy and demanded that all men be treated with the same freedoms. They also explored new scientific principles, setting...

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The year 1827 marked a significant turnaround to the issue of slavery in the state of New York (Kruger, 1985). Understandingly, various social ills that are associated with slavery had taken a toll on the American community during the earlier decades. Bearing in mind that slavery was regarded as a...

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The etiology of the U.S. Civil War is of course complex, consisting of a diverse number of causes and events that led to it occurring, from economic reasons to political, from social issues such as slavery to a general world view and conception of what the human being is. Reducing...

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The Pearl Harbor attack was a surprise military strike on United States naval base in Hawaii by the Imperial Japanese Navy that occurred late in 1941 (Tohmatsu and Johnson 112). The attack contributed to the entry of United States into World War II. The original aim of the attack was...

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The poor laws passed around the turn of the 17th century have had a major impact on American policy. In the beginning, these laws were passed with the idea that society had a moral responsibility to take care of people who were in danger. The idea behind these laws, especially...

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Eleanor Roosevelt is known and famous for her time that she served as the longest serving first lady in the United States. She was the wife of President Franklin Roosevelt. Besides being a first lady, Eleanor is remembered for her engagements that made her one of the most influential women...

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The promises of the American constitution, in particular the phrase “that all men are created equal”, rings hollow when compared to the actual situation of various minority groups in the new independent United States. The practice of slavery, the lack of women’s suffrage, and the land appropriation and basic genocide...

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Matthew Perry was in many ways the “founding father” of the United States Navy. His vision went far beyond preparing for combat and the material/logistical build-up of a naval force capable of protecting the new republic’s interests at home and abroad. From the standpoint of infrastructure, Perry laid the groundwork...

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Hiram Bingham III’s life and career can be spilt fairly into four phases. First he was an explorer/archaeologist, scholar, military man, and politician. He was born in 1875 on the island of Hawaii. He was the son Hiram Bingham 11 who was a Protestant missionary to the Kingdom of Hawaii...

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According to Bogart (2014), Elinore Pruitt was born in 1869 within what is today the state of Oklahoma, educated at Pierce Institute, and orphaned by 1893, moved, together with her daughter, to Denver, Colorado soon after the death of her first husband in 1906. There, she eventually worked in housekeeping...

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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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