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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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The video begins by explaining the multitude of nationalities that made up the Austro-Hungarian empire. The royalty was based on heredity and the financial acquirement of territories creating a substantial difference in recourses among the nationalities. Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria began to recognize that in order to protect the...

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The Cold War began between the United States and Russia as World War II winded down. Though the two countries fought side-by-side in the war, tension still built between the powerful countries. Americans were wary of Stalin, and his questionable intentions. The power-hungry leader was set on expanding his dominion,...

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The term “Cold War” elicits different thoughts in individuals. These are likely to be different for those who lived through the experience and those who have only read about it. I interviewed three individuals to obtain their experiences with the cold war. These individuals are a great aunt, Sarah, my...

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How were Causes of War Related to Imperialism? The New Imperialism was a way for imperialist nations to take territory in regions of Asia, Africa, and abroad, where they saw precious resources, including in the form of human capital, that could be owned and possessed for personal consumption. In the...

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Indian continent could be regarded as ‘mother India’ as it was the cradle for a huge part of non-African population of the Earth, as over seventy thousands years ago people walked out of the African continent through Arabian territories to find the Indian sub-continent. The land welcoming the first Indians...

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While Christopher Columbus has been credited with the discovery of America in many United States grammar school lessons, Native Americans inhabited the land first. Unfortunately, Native Americans were displaced from their homeland when Europeans settled into America. In the early 19th century, many Native American tribes, such as the Cherokees,...

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History tends to idealize American interventionism, painting the picture of America as brave, bold liberators, who are always acting according to the proper moral constructs. This has been true recently, of course, but it has also been true in wars that took place over the last few centuries. Various ways,...

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Markets played an essential role in the Colonial Spanish America. Barter trade was among the activities that were taking place most of the time. People used to exchange some products for other, and this played an essential role thus generating market basis. According to the history, the markets developed mostly...

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The US Civil War was fought from 1861 to 1865. The American Civil war was also referred to as War Between the States. The war resulted in over 618,000 casualties in total. The causes of the war are associated to tension that built up early in the American history. There...

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The period from the end of the nineteenth to the beginning of the twentieth centuries in America was not just the time of revolutionary changes in social and political spheres but also the era of industrialization. The Second Technological Revolution was signified by the rapid development of mechanization, increase in...

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In the absence of inns, paths, signs and other navigational cues, determining the intended course and finding one’s position could be an intractable problem. Trigonometry is a branch of mathematics that is used in the study and use of angles and length in relation to various points on a plane...

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Primo Levi's Survival in Auschwitz was only one of his efforts to recount the events of the Holocaust in an honest and sensitive way without distorting facts and meanings due to his own subjective memories. In his book, originally called Is This a Man?, Levi used literary devices and poetry...

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Based on Pope Urban II's original agenda, the Crusades were at least partially successful. Most importantly to Western Europe, the holy city of Jerusalem was taken from the Muslims after several years' effort (and untold expense in lives, property and men). This in turn established an unprecedented element, that of...

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When studying World History, there are three ancient societies that are necessary to analyze. They are the seat of development through ancient times, and have given long-standing principles such as political influence and rights of the individual. These principles still exist in society today. The three societies that will be...

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1. What four factors led to the economic boom in the 12th and 13th century? Provide specific examples of these factors in your discussion. The agricultural revolution was a major factor, as it transformed society and allowed people to settle into places rather than living a nomadic, hunter-gatherer existence. People...

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The History Channel episode of Engineering an Empire featuring Great Britain traces engineering development in the British Isles from the time of William the Conqueror up to the 19th century. All of these inventions helped Britain reach its global apex where the “sun never sets on the British Empire.” William...

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Travelling westward in 1850 according to many accounts of various travelers including Louis and Clark, George Gibbs, Vincent Geiger, and Wakeman Bryarly, describe a treacherous yet exciting experience that later molded the current landscape of the Westward expansion of the U.S. The terrain westward of the Mississippi is a combination...

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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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