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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
    It is important to study history so one may learn about past human behavior that is relevant to the intellectual growth and development of an individual. Studying the events of the past give us an...

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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...

    Asked by Scott Locklear on via web

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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
    The slave trade had many effects on Africa. Most of them were, of course, negative, though we can argue that the slave trade was positive for some African states at least in the short term. One...

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  • Declaration of Independence
    The most important ideas in the Declaration are found early in the document. In that part of the document, Jefferson is spelling out the theory that allowed the colonists to claim that they had...

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  • History
    The Declaration of Independence draws heavily on the ideas of Enlightenment thinkers such as John Locke. Much of what Jefferson wrote in the Declaration comes direct from Locke’s ideas about...

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  • History
    As you say, the Declaration of Independence has these 4 parts. The first part is the declaration of natural rights. It says that people have these rights by the fact that they are human. These...

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  • American Revolution
    The French and Indian War changed this relationship by making it a great deal worse. In fact, the war can be said to have led to the revolution. First, the war took the French out of North...

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  • History
    The Enlightenment was a major influence on the political ideas of the colonists who pushed for independence from Great Britain. One of the major ideas of the Enlightenment is that people should be...

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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
    The Roman Catholic Church played an important role in practically every area of life during the Middle Ages. Let us examine three different ways in which it did so. First, the Roman Catholic...

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  • Native Americans
    European settlement in the New World had a number of impacts on Native Americans. Mainly, though, settlement pushed Native Americans off their lands. It led to them either dying or being forced...

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  • Declaration of Independence
    One of the rhetorical techniques that Jefferson uses in the Declaration of Independence is repetition. This is used to great effect in the body of the document, as he is listing the grievances that...

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  • History
    Democrats vs. Whigs: Democrats believed that government should leave business alone, neither helping nor hindering it. This philosophy is known as laissez faire. This way the people would not be...

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  • American Revolution
    There were many ways in which the colonists protested against British actions between 1763 and 1775. The most important of these were violent protests and economic protests. Some American protests...

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  • History
    Shays’s Rebellion was a rebellion among farmers in Massachusetts that began in 1786. The rebellion is important because it is seen as one of the major factors that led to the writing of the new...

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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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  • Imperialism
    The previous educator discussed reasons for American imperialism, but there is another, larger scale imperial effort that involves Africa. Let's take a look at the Scramble for Africa. If we look...

    Asked by jeffreycarew on via web

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  • Civil War (1861–65)
    The Civil War greatly improved the economy of the North but harmed the economy of the South. The Civil War disrupted the Southern economy badly. First of all, it freed the slaves, thus removing...

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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
    The Crusades tended to have two major consequences effecting the social, political and economic life of Europe. The Crusades helped end feudalism in Western Europe and brought about the conditions...

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  • History
    The American colonies chose to declare independence from Great Britain for many reasons. They believed the British were treating the colonists unfairly. The British passed many tax laws that...

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  • American Revolution
    The primary reason the colonists revolted was that they believed--correctly--that they had been denied their rights as Englishmen. There is some argument that after the French and Indian War,...

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  • History
    The League of Nations had proud aims but was doomed because it was based on the Treaty of Versailles which most nations signed but disliked. It hoped to aid disarmamnet so stopping wars therefore...

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  • History
    We can generally say that there were four main causes of the American Revolution. These causes mostly came into being after the French and Indian War. It was only after this war that relations...

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  • History
    The British featured some distinct strategies in seeking to win the Revolutionary War. For the most part, these strategies were rooted in the idea that there was no real way that the Colonists...

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  • Declaration of Independence
    According to the Declaration of Independence, the government gets its power to govern from the people that it governs. As the Declaration says, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving...

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  • American Revolution
    The basic cause of the growth of conflict was the tension between the British need for revenues and the American desire for autonomy. Before the French and Indian War, the American colonies had...

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  • Great Depression and New Deal
    During the Great Depression, the role of the federal government changed tremendously. Before the Depression hit, the federal government did little or nothing to help people financially. This was...

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  • History
    Both Malcolm X and Martin Luther King Jr were civil rights leaders in the 1960s. Both of them wanted to improve the status of black people in the United States. Outside of that, there was very...

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  • History
    The "discovery" of the New World by Christopher Columbus changed the history of the world completely. This is not to say that Columbus himself was that important -- he was just the first European...

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  • History
    A number of factors contributed to Britain's role as the birthplace of the European Industrial Revolution: Large deposits of iron and coal near the surface provided the raw materials which would...

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  • Bill of Rights
    Both of these bills of rights are meant to ensure that there are certain rights that are retained by the people and upon which the government cannot infringe. However, the American Bill of Rights...

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  • History
    The political structure in the New England colonies was different at different times in colonial history. There were also multiple levels of government. At the lowest level, New England government...

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  • History
    I would say that President Washington faced several challenging elements in being the first President of the new nation. One challenge came from the national debt. Fighting and for and gaining...

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  • History
    The above answer is only partially correct. Napoleon was indeed in need of funds to prosecute his ongoing wars with Britain and other European powers, and the sale of land to the United States did...

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  • History
    The French and Indian War was fought between the two greatest powers on earth. The British and French had been rivals for a very long time in Europe. By 1754, the rivalry had followed them to...

    Asked by eagermind127 on via web

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  • Roman Empire
    Before the "fall" of the Western Roman Empire, there were two major differences between the two halves of the empire. First, the West was a Latin civilization. In that part of the empire, Latin...

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  • History
    During the state conventions that considered whether to adopt the Constitution that had been written in the Philadelphia Convention, Federalists were for the adoption of the Constitution while...

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  • History
    In thinking about the impact of geography on Greek life, we must think about three aspects of that geography. The three most important aspects of Greek geography were the mountains that split...

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  • History
    This is, of course, a matter of opinion. I would argue that the colonists were justified in their rebellion, but that it is not really correct to say that England's actions were particularly...

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  • History
    Thomas Paine was an American author who wrote largely political documents about the American Revolution. He strongly protested British taxation. He wrote the pamphlet Common Sense to encourage...

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  • History
    Historians generally discuss the ways in which the Chesapeake colonies and the New England colonies were different. These differences are said to have created completely different societies whose...

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  • History
    The primary positive effect of the Columbian exchange was increased food supply and nutrients to the populations of both areas. Europe probably benefited more than the Americas with the...

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  • History
    Justinian ruled the Eastern Roman Empire from 527 to 565. It was in his time that the Eastern Roman Empire turned into the Byzantine Empire. Among Justinian's major accomplishments were: He...

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  • History
    The first paragraph of the Declaration of Independence does not have a major significance. It is simply an introductory paragraph telling what the purpose of the document is. The first paragraph...

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  • History
    There is some debate as to the actual location of his landing, although he named the place "San Salvador," meaning "blessed Savior." Best evidence is that he landed on present day Waitling Island...

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  • History
    The original settlers went to Jamestown for different reasons, though the primary mission of the settlement was to provide a source of wealth (hopefully gold and silver) and to establish an English...

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  • History
    When considering two very different movements like the Great Awakening and the Enlightenment, it is interesting to look at one individual who was affected by both movements: Jonathan Edwards....

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