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  • History
    “Abraham Lincoln was shot on the evening of April 14, 1865, as he sat in the presidential box at Ford's Theatre in Washington, D.C., watching a performance of the play Our American Cousin. The...

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  • History
    Since the beginning of World War I in 1914, the United States, under President Woodrow Wilson, had maintained strict neutrality, other than providing material assistance to the Allies. Even in May...

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  • History
    Paper tapes, used as information storage for control purposes were first employed in the 1720s by Basile Bouchon and Jean-Baptiste Falcon to control looms. By changing tapes, one could quickly...

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  • History
    "i have a dream" is a 17-minute public speech by Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered on August 28, 1963, in which he called for racial equality and an end to discrimination. during the March on...

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  • History
    The Industrial Revolution was a long process of economic change in the United States, lasting well over a century. There are more advantages and disadvantages than are listed here, but let me...

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  • History
    It both helps to develop thinking skills and gives meaningful material/knowledge with which to think. I like posts 1 and 4 above.

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  • History
    I'm unsure if you are asking what the American flag stands for literally or figuratively.Literally, the thirteen stripes on the flag represent the thirteen original colonies. The fifty stars...

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  • History
    The primary advantage that the North had over the South was manufacturing capability. The North had already had an industrial revolution and had the ability to produce better weapons and more...

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  • History
    When the Stock Market crashed on October 29,1929 people referred to it as Black Tuesday, this was the beginning of the Great Depression.

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  • Bible
    This is a Biblical allusion to an incident where Jesus healed a maniac who ranted and raved as an animal, cut himself with stones and lived among tombs. When Jesus asked "Who are you?",...

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  • History
    The term "Camelot" was applied to the presidency of John F. Kennedy (1917–1963) by his wife, Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy (1929–1994). Camelot refers to the seat of the court of the legendary...

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  • History
    That is interesting question, and there no specific one answer to it. The biggest difference between the older generation and the newer one is techonology and how we communicate. The newer...

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  • History
    Short answer is: Cause= America had placed an embargo on Japan due to their increasing power and taking over most of the South Pacific islands. Japan was wanting to increase its oil for its war...

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  • History
    The Declaration of Independence was written in order to clarify and justify the actions of The Second Continental Congress, which was to assume the powers of an offical government. The colonists'...

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  • History
    In the late fourteenth century (that means the late 1300's), a movement of literature, art, and philosophy began in Europe. This movement brought us such people as Michelangelo, Da Vinci, Raphael,...

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  • History
    Steve Wozniak invented the first personal computer.

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  • History
    The Cold War really did not start with any one event. It was sort of a natural consequence of the Russian Revolution of 1917 and World War II. The Cold War started mainly because the United States...

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  • History
    This depends on what level you are talking about this -- why he said he wanted to kill Jews or what his "real" reasons were. What Hitler talked about was the idea that Jews were a kind of subhuman...

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  • History
    I would just like to add that black segregation was already much prevalent when the Civil Rights movement began; that's why there were "designated" seats for blacks in buses. This was the result of...

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  • History
    It was not an instantaneous process. Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation got the ball rolling. Then the 13th Amendment was passed, outlawing slavery. That was a big step forward, but it took...

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  • History
    Nelson Mandela (1918– ) was initially tried and sentenced to prison for encouraging black South Africans to go on strike and for illegally leaving South Africa. For most of his life Mandela...

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  • History
    The social contract is the concept that human beings have made an agreement with their government, whereby the government and the people have distinct roles and responsibilities. The theory is...

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  • History
    Four American presidents have been assassinated (killed by a sudden and secret attack) while in office: Abraham Lincoln in 1865; James Garfield in 1881; William McKinley in 1901; and John F....

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  • History
    Frederick Douglass was an incredibly talented writer and orator who escaped slavery and brought the issue of slavery to the attention of people in the 1840s, 50s, and 60s. He grew up as a slave in...

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  • History
    This is simply a struggle between empires, the only two empires still remaining after World War II. It just so happened that these two empires had completely different and competing systems of...

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  • History
    The emergence of the United States as a world superpower helped transform its perception in the world. Europe had been decimated by the war, nations in Asia, Africa, and South America that had...

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  • History
    IN 1837 Samuel F.B. Morse invented the telegraph.

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  • Fiction
    To say that a short story is a story which is short is begging the question. Such a definition does not explain what a story is or what is meant by "short." Edgar Allan Poe offered a thorough...

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  • History
    The U.S. is not truly a democracy, we are a federal republic, specifically we are a democratic federal republic because our officials are elected by all the people. The term federal refers to the...

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  • History
    The Industrial Revolution was a period of technological development that took place in Great Britain from the mid 1700s through the mid 1800s. Eventually spreading through Europe and to the United...

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  • History
    The Internet was created in the late 1960s so that U.S. Department of Defense researchers could share information with one another and with other researchers. The Advanced Research Projects Agency...

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  • History
    This depends to a great extent on what you see as big, medium, or small change. If we are talking about the time up through the writing of the Constitution, I would argue that the social changes...

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  • History
    Because of the enormity and global nature of WW II, minorities were involved in a number of ways. As mentioned, women entered the work force since the men were in uniform. Perhaps the best example...

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  • History
    I've spent half of my life living in the North and half living in the South. As I grew up in the North, I never really thought about Reconstruction and would probably have said that it had...

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  • History
    The goal, of President Lincoln and his supporters, was to rejoin all of the states to the Union and to help rebuild the "South". Lincoln was going to grant amnesty to all that rejoined...

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  • History
    Reconstruction was the period from 1865 - 1877 where the government of the United States tried to put the country together again after the Civil War. In general, historians consider it an...

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  • History
    When you say something is a "city on a hill" it means that it is out there in plain view for everyone to see. The reason that that matters is because that thing in plain view will be an example to...

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  • History
    The term Renaissance, which means "rebirth," refers to a revival of classical Greek and Roman art, literature, philosophy in Europe. The Renaissance began in Italy around A.D. 1350 and spread...

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  • History
    To me, the major reasons that we still need political parties are as follows: They are needed for organizing things in Congress, especially. If there were no political parties, how would Congress...

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  • History
    World War II (1939–45) officially began when Nazi (an abbreviation for the National Socialist German Workers's Party) Germany invaded Poland on September 1, 1939. Germany had already set the...

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  • History
    The Battle of Gettysburg was the largest and most significant of the war. Around 160,000 Americans faced each other over a 3 day period. When it was over, more than 50,000 Americans were dead....

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  • History
    There were several reasons that Lincoln announced and implemented the Emancipation Proclamation at the end of 1862, early 1863. His basic goal was to turn the war from a political focus to a...

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  • History
    Historians generally agree that Reconstruction was a period of extraordinary chages for American society, politics and for the Constitution itself. Yet, very few of these changes proved lasting and...

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  • History
    World War I (1914–18; first called the Great War) came to an end when the balance of power shifted in favor of the Allies (Serbia, France, Great Britain, Italy, Russia, the United States, and...

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  • History
    The United States of America was the first nation on the planet that was born out of the idea that people had the capacity to totally govern themselves. The political philosophies of Locke,...

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  • History
    The ancient Egyptians invented a calendar, originated a form of writing called hieroglyphics, and developed papyrus (paper made from the papyrus plant). Foremost among their achievements, however,...

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  • History
    The Enlightenment, also called the Age of Reason or the Age of Rationalism, was a period during the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries when European philosophers stressed the use of reason as the...

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  • History
    History was primarily changed by the exchange of plants and animals between Europe and the Americas, commonly known as the Columbian Exchange. Tomatoes, Potatoes, and Corn (Maize) previously...

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  • History
    Colonialism is the basis of the concept of mercantilism, which is an imperial idea that suggests that colonies exist for the benefit of the mother country and should be governed accordingly. When...

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  • History
    The first settlers of Jamestown endured the problems of hostile Indians, starvation, and poor leadership and government. Jamestown was the second English Colony in the New World (Roanoke being the...

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