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The previously suggested questions are wonderful ideas that you may wish to include when interviewing someone who experienced the indignities of apartheid. If you have not experienced systemic...

Latest answer posted October 5, 2018 3:56 am UTC

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The Bantu Education Act of 1953 legalized aspects of the South African apartheid system, particularly segregated educational systems. Many "tribal" schools, denied proper financial support from the...

Latest answer posted September 18, 2018 12:47 pm UTC

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The Group Areas Act (GAA) of 1950 was a series of three acts passed by the Parliament of South Africa as part of the country’s system of Apartheid (a policy of segregation and discrimination based...

Latest answer posted July 17, 2019 4:39 am UTC

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The Elizabethan age is seen as a golden age because it was a long period of peace and prosperity in England in which the economy grew and the arts flourished. After a period of civil war, called...

Latest answer posted January 15, 2021 11:09 am UTC

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Imperialism is the domination of a land and its people by an external power. It is the antithesis of self-determination. It is closely tied to colonialism, although scholars often distinguish...

Latest answer posted October 10, 2019 3:21 pm UTC

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The Separate Amenities Act of 1953 codified much of apartheid into South African law. It made it legal to exclude people from public spaces and to create separate facilities that did not need to be...

Latest answer posted July 10, 2019 4:15 pm UTC

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Martin Luther King, Jr. had a dream that all people would be judged on who each person was as a person and not on the color of that person’s skin. He dreamed we would follow the ideas in the...

Latest answer posted December 15, 2015 4:35 am UTC

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There are two essential points to consider when thinking about the advantages and disadvantages of freedom. The first is that freedom is a continuum, not an absolute. If you think about the degree...

Latest answer posted October 6, 2019 11:40 am UTC

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The three organs of government are legislative, judicial, and executive. Also known as the three branches, they provide a system of checks and balances to make sure that there is a separation of...

Latest answer posted September 7, 2019 10:37 am UTC

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The Separate Amenities Act, also commonly called the Reservation of Separate Amendment Act, was passed into law by royal assent on October 5th, 1953, and enforcement began four days later on...

Latest answer posted September 1, 2019 10:55 pm UTC

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The Mesopotamian economy was based on bartering—that is, trading goods and services for other goods and services. Bartering was necessary for people in Mesopotamia to get the resources they lacked....

Latest answer posted September 19, 2017 12:48 am UTC

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Ancient Greece is well known for its emphasis on physical education. In his writings, Plato expressed the need for physical education and survival skills, particularly for the mentors and leaders...

Latest answer posted July 1, 2019 2:58 pm UTC

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The Byzantine Empire was the significant remnant of the Roman Empire that survived in southeastern Europe for a thousand years after the official fall of Rome in 476 CE. As noted, a key difference...

Latest answer posted December 15, 2020 1:24 pm UTC

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The United Nations (UN) has had a long and somewhat controversial history. Its supporters laud its accomplishments. Its detractors, including the United States, have sometimes excoriated it....

Latest answer posted August 10, 2019 8:24 pm UTC

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Renaissance art completely revitalized the entire concept of art in Europe. It branched out beyond the merely religious purpose of medieval artwork. It reflected a new humanist philosophy, and it...

Latest answer posted May 29, 2018 10:20 pm UTC

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Over the centuries, Latin directly and indirectly influenced the development of the English language, primarily by adding words to the English lexicon. Latin was the language of the Catholic...

Latest answer posted January 19, 2021 4:50 pm UTC

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Like the laws of today, Hammurabi's Code lays out specific punishments for specific crimes. This is meant to create equity in the way that punishments are meted out. Both the Babylonians and...

Latest answer posted November 8, 2019 12:23 pm UTC

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As the other educators have noted, the purpose of putting coins over the eyes of the dead was to pay passage across the Styx River. The very first reference to this practice comes from the work of...

Latest answer posted September 9, 2019 7:51 am UTC

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There are a number of effects of imperialism on our world today. Let me detail a few of these effects for you. Firstly, you might want to mention that it is thanks to imperialism that there are...

Latest answer posted February 16, 2021 10:54 am UTC

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Primarily, the Renaissance began in Italy because this was the home of ancient Rome. The Renaissance was inspired by humanism, the rediscovery of ancient Western learning. During this period, many...

Latest answer posted September 8, 2018 10:24 am UTC

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The British Crown and British Parliament officially took over India in 1858 after the Sepoy Mutiny of 1857. Before that time, the British East India Company controlled much of the Indian...

Latest answer posted February 23, 2020 10:03 pm UTC

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The period in which the universities arose is often termed the "twelfth-century Renaissance." This period was marked by a rise of trade, especially in the Hanseatic League in Northern Europe and...

Latest answer posted December 20, 2016 1:47 pm UTC

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The Wheel of Fortune was a medieval concept with its antecedents in Roman mythology. The Roman goddess Fortuna was characterized as having a Rota Fortunae (wheel of fortune) or a ship's rudder in...

Latest answer posted March 11, 2019 1:52 pm UTC

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On a broader level, industrialization had caused much of the competition and push to colonize places in Africa, particularly Kenya, where the British had been administering land for years prior to...

Latest answer posted March 18, 2021 10:42 am UTC

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The policy of apartheid, or the separation of whites and blacks, had long been in practical effect in South Africa before the Reservation of Separate Amenities Act became law on October 9, 1953,...

Latest answer posted September 20, 2019 5:53 pm UTC

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Traditionally, Christopher Columbus has been seen as a hero because of his role as an explorer, facing harsh conditions and the unknown as he made his famous voyage. He wanted to forge a western...

Latest answer posted October 5, 2019 11:49 pm UTC

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As the old adage goes "those who forgot the past are doomed to repeat it." Studying history not only helps us to recall the events that have passed before us, but it gives us great insight into...

Latest answer posted May 11, 2019 1:09 pm UTC

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In some respects, one could attribute the eventual decline and fall of the Byzantine Empire to the Sack of Constantinople in 1204, when a large army of Crusaders entered the Byzantine capital and...

Latest answer posted January 24, 2021 12:31 pm UTC

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The Berlin Conference of 1884–1885 formalized the ongoing "Scramble for Africa." Since the 1870s, European powers like France, Germany, Belgium, and the United Kingdom had been exploring and...

Latest answer posted December 22, 2018 7:45 pm UTC

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To a large degree, it is not vitally important that historians research the past, and particularly not some parts of the past. The practical point of historical research is to help us understand...

Latest answer posted May 18, 2013 2:17 pm UTC

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Florence was one of the primary cities in Italy during the Renaissance because of it prominence in banking and commerce, its leadership in the patronage of the arts, and its participation in the...

Latest answer posted February 1, 2021 2:52 pm UTC

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Most houses used to be built with cellars. A cellar was dark and cool, and food could be kept there so it wouldn't spoil. People also canned fruits and vegetables, and preserved meats in barrels...

Latest answer posted August 20, 2011 6:37 am UTC

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The Treaty of Versailles catapulted Hitler into power by cementing Germany's hatred for other European nations and encouraging them to defy the treaty's requirements. The issue with the Treaty of...

Latest answer posted November 14, 2019 2:19 pm UTC

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One lasting effect of the Cold War is the proliferation of competing centers of power on the world stage. The end of the Cold War meant the end of an era not just in terms of the standoff between...

Latest answer posted May 12, 2021 5:51 pm UTC

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Historicism is a process that examines the impact of local factors on regional developments. In the development of Historicism there has come to be two distinct "types" of Historicist thought: old...

Latest answer posted March 26, 2009 10:19 pm UTC

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There are many more differences between school in the colonial period and the modern era than there are similarities. Schools taught different things in different ways to different people. The...

Latest answer posted March 13, 2015 9:13 pm UTC

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Like John Locke, whom he openly admired, Voltaire believed that the purpose of government was to protect the liberties of the people. Religious liberty, freedom of the press, and the abolition of...

Latest answer posted October 29, 2018 5:00 am UTC

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On October 31, 2017, people all over the world celebrated the 500th Anniversary of Martin Luther nailing his 95 Theses on a cathedral door in Wittenberg, Germany. Martin Luther was a Catholic monk;...

Latest answer posted July 9, 2018 8:08 pm UTC

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Social reform is a general term that is used to describe movements organized by members of a community who aim to create change in their society. These changes often relate to justice and ways that...

Latest answer posted February 13, 2019 7:32 pm UTC

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The short answer is that the triumph of the Bolshevik revolutionaries inside Russia led to the end of the Russian involvement in the war. When the communists took over in 1917, they decided that...

Latest answer posted June 27, 2019 3:52 pm UTC

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The quote is as follows: "We must accept finite disappointment but never lose infinite hope." It means that, in the short term, we may not achieve our goals, but, if those goals are noble, we will...

Latest answer posted January 12, 2018 2:18 am UTC

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There were many reasons for the decline of drama after Shakespeare's time period, but one of the biggest reasons was the absence of patronage by the crown. When Shakespeare first began as a...

Latest answer posted January 19, 2021 2:49 pm UTC

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Just about every public amenity you can think of was segregated under the notorious Jim Crow laws. Schools, restaurants, water fountains—they were all used to separate people on racial grounds....

Latest answer posted August 13, 2018 8:29 am UTC

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The England Revolution—also known as the Glorious Revolution—is sometimes called a bloodless revolution. While the transition of power in England was largely void of the fighting and loss of life...

Latest answer posted April 11, 2016 1:09 pm UTC

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As other educators have clarified in detail the causal relationship between industrialization and economic colonialism, let’s start by looking at the distinction you make about the question of...

Latest answer posted February 4, 2021 4:50 pm UTC

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Leonardo da Vinci is primarily famous as a Renaissance artist. He is especially remembered for two works of art: Mona Lisa and The Last Supper. However, he is also important as an overall genius,...

Latest answer posted October 22, 2017 11:54 am UTC

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Printing has played a critical role in the evolution of society across centuries, and with that in mind, much of the modern world has been shaped under its influence. The invention of printing...

Latest answer posted March 26, 2021 7:59 pm UTC

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The Copernican Revolution made lasting impacts on the worldview of Western civilization that last to this day. At first, it challenged the view that Earth, and by extension humans, are at the...

Latest answer posted July 17, 2020 6:42 pm UTC

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The Roman Empire emerged after the assassination of Caesar in 44 BC. After Caesar's, death, there were years of civil war. Finally, in 27 BC, Augustus became Caesar's successor and the emperor of...

Latest answer posted July 19, 2019 9:37 am UTC

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Like all ancient laws, the laws contained within the Code of Hammurabi were written by men largely for the benefit of men. As such, women were placed in a subordinate position, lacking in the...

Latest answer posted February 7, 2021 11:08 am UTC

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