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    Apartheid had an impact on the world. Apartheid was a system in place in South Africa from about 1950 until the early to mid-1990s. It was a system that kept blacks and whites separate from each...

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    Studying history is very important. There is so much a person can learn by studying history. One approach to studying history successfully is a philosophical approach. History teaches us about the...

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    While the state governments of the South are largely blamed for the promotion of slavery, the US government as a federal institution was also heavily involved, largely using legislation to support...

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    The Cariboo Gold Rush occurred in British Columbia, Canada from 1860-1863—the same period of time when Canada's neighbor to the south (United States) was entrenched in a brutal Civil War. This...

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    Unmarried middle-class women had been entering the workforce in larger numbers in the years before World War II, and of course the war itself created a massive demand for labor that women stepped...

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    Though several countries in Asia have passed reforms to outlaw slavery, it is still very much a modern problem due to illegal slavery and human trafficking activities. Because of this, slavery has...

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    The Galveston Hurricane hit the city of Galveston, Texas on September 8, 1900. At that time, Galveston was a growing port city with about 40,000 residents. It had survived other storms before, but...

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    The Cariboo Gold Rush started in what is now British Columbia in the 1860s (though gold was first discovered in 1858). This gold rush followed the earlier gold rush in the Fraser Canyon of 1858....

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    Spain did not leave the Caribbean untouched during the Age of Exploration or thereafter. In fact, Christopher Columbus first claimed Caribbean islands, including Cuba and Puerto Rico, for Spain. As...

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    Jefferson was very widely read in French Enlightenment thought, and like many Americans, he especially admired Voltaire. He kept a bust of Voltaire at Monticello, and had many of his works in his...

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    The main period of slavery in the United States occurred between the early 17th century through the Civil War and the Emancipation Proclamation in 1863. Of course, some illegal slavery was still...

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    The Enigma machine was a type of rotor ciphering machine used by the Nazis during World War II. Nazi military leaders communicated secret messages using Enigma code. The Nazi use of the Enigma...

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    Sumerian civilization in present-day Iraq was one of the first societies in the world to create a social class system. At the top of the social hierarchy was the ruling family. Each city-state...

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    Early in her adulthood, Mary Wollstonecraft established a short-lived school for girls, however, it was her passionate beliefs about the rights and equality of women that formed her ideas on...

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    At the start of World War 1, Britain controlled India as part of the British Empire. Most of the people of India wanted independence, and protests toward this end had already gone on for awhile,...

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    The answer to this question is largely a matter of opinion. It is very difficult to tell, 500 years later, why Europeans went out to explore. This is partly because the evidence from history is...

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    According to Anderson, feudalism arose in Eastern Europe for mainly economic reasons, without the intermediary step of what he calls "antiquity" (which included slavery and the development of urban...

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    Elizabeth I of England (1533-1603) was called a "virgin" queen because she never married, despite her advisors urging her to do so to forge international alliances. However, there is evidence that...

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    Bread lines were lines on which people waited to receive free bread, usually given out by a church or other religious institution or a charity. Bread lines and soup kitchens were common during the...

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    Slavery is a very complicated subject with many layers. Perhaps you can concentrate on one aspect of slavery, such as the Middle Passage, which was the journey slaves took from Africa to the New...

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    One advantage of Jamestown was that its location was far enough up the James River that it was easily defended from attack from Spanish ships. Spanish attacks had ravaged English settlements...

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    Rousseau's social contract theory was an important concept for Enlightenment philosophy. The social contract is the idea that government is a necessary evil because individuals in nature act...

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    We can explain this apparent paradox by simply observing that, for the most part, neither Separatist Pilgrims nor Puritans shared our modern concept of religious freedom. What they were after when...

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    Slavery is an incredibly broad topic. Assuming that your screenplay or script will be focused on slavery in America, you may want to select an aspect of it to focus on. Slaves were brought to the...

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    During the Civil War, the South experienced the most military success in the East. There are some reasons for this. One factor had to deal with the overconfidence of people in the North. In the...

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    Manifest Destiny was the nineteenth-century concept that the United States had the right and "destiny" to expand its borders to encompass everything west to the Pacific. The phrase, first used by...

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    The Romans became involved in the Punic Wars after they intervened during a 264 B.C. dispute between the city of Syracuse (who had allegiance to Carthage) and Messina (who Rome supported). Thought...

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    Let me finish the question: The speech "Communists in the State Department" by Senator Joe McCarthy was delivered at a time when the Soviet Union was America's main rival in the world; you want...

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    It is certainly possible to argue (though not everyone would agree) that losing WWII was a blessing in disguise for Japan. Because Japan lost WWII, and because of the Cold War, Japan was more able...

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    Saddam Hussein was a former dictator in the Middle Eastern country of Iraq. Born to a poor family, he joined the Ba’ath Party at a young age after failing to finish high school. Hussein went on...

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    The biggest agricultural difference between the Upper and the Lower South was that the states of the Lower South were heavily engaged in the production of cotton as a cash crop. Especially in the...

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    The Berlin Airlift began on June 24, 1948, when the Soviets, who occupied East Berlin, blockaded the western part of the city, which was occupied by the Americans, the French, and the British. For...

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    First, the Iron Curtain was not really a "curtain" at all, but it was a term used by Winston Churchill in a 1946 speech in order to describe Soviet-controlled Eastern Europe. Britain, the United...

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    There are a number of reasons why the Battle of Gettysburg can be (and usually is) seen as a major turning point in the Civil War. First, we can say that it was a turning point because it removed...

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    The causes of the Civil Rights Movement were many and varied. In part, the movement gained speed after World War II, in which many African-Americans participated as soldiers or as factory workers...

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    There were some similarities and some differences between slaves and indentured servants. One similarity is that both groups had to work for another person. As a result, their owners determined how...

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    The French and Russian revolutions both had multiple causes, economic, social and ideological. Although they were separated in time by over a century, they actually occurred in relatively similar...

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    The biggest negative effect of the Columbian Exchange was the introduction of European diseases to the Americas. Diseases like typhus, measles, plague, and especially smallpox devastated Native...

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    The answer to this is, to some extent, a matter of opinion or of how you define success. The New Deal did not end the Great Depression. If this is the definition of success, it did not succeed....

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    The Great Depression affected the elderly significantly. As the economy dropped, the elderly were in a very precarious position. Companies were not looking to hire older workers. Thus, it was...

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    If West Berlin had been left on its own, it would quickly have fallen to the communists. West Berlin was isolated inside of East Germany and could never have held out. The question, then, is what...

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    Joseph Smith founded the Mormon Church, often called the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, in 1830 in Fayette, New York. The Mormons were looking for converts and a place to worship in...

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    The Civil War accomplished a few things. There was a great deal of discussion about slavery in our country prior to the Civil War. Some people wanted to keep slavery in existence. Other people want...

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    John F. Kennedy, the 35th president of the United States, died on November 22, 1963. Kennedy was traveling through Texas with his wife and children on a two-day, five-city tour intended to unite...

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    The Indus Civilization (also referred to as the Indus Valley Civilization) was active on the Indian subcontinent from roughly 2500–1700 bce, according to the Encyclopædia Britannica. The Indus...

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    There were several events in the 1850s that drove the North and the South further apart. One of those events was the Dred Scott decision issued by the Supreme Court in 1857. Dred Scott was a slave....

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    Stephen Austin, an empresario, founded the first Anglo colony in Spanish Texas in 1821, the year Mexico became independent from Spain. Austin is generally known as "the Father of Texas." In 1820,...

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    The story of this leak is quite fascinating, and actually led to an enduring misconception in most Americans' understanding of history to this day.On October 26, 1962, Nikita Khrushchev of the USSR...

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    Thomas Jefferson’s election in 1800 can be called the “Revolution of 1800” because it was the first time in America’s short history that power passed from one political party to the other....

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