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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 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 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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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 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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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 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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The present is built on the past. What happened yesterday affects today and tomorrow. To deny this is foolish. You have to pay attention to the mistakes that have been made before, and the...

Latest answer posted August 3, 2011, 2:13 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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People living in New York during the era of the Thirteen Colonies had different jobs depending on where they lived. Farming was common in rural areas. Farmers harvested crops and cared for cattle...

Latest answer posted October 22, 2016, 9:29 pm (UTC)

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The French and Spanish contrasted significantly in their interactions with the indigenous populations of the Americas. The Spanish focused far more on conquest and settlement; they also imposed the...

Latest answer posted June 7, 2022, 5:16 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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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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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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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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We should first establish what we mean by the Assyrian and Persian Empires, since those names have been used to describe some very different cultures over the course of about 4,000 years. For the...

Latest answer posted November 8, 2019, 5:01 pm (UTC)

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While the Mayans, Olmecs, Incas, and Aztecs are all ancient Mesoamerican civilizations, they were all very different and distinct in their cultures, lifestyles, and accomplishments. Much of this...

Latest answer posted September 24, 2020, 1:35 am (UTC)

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In one of the most famous excerpts from Thucydides's History of the Peloponnesian War, Pericles gives his funeral oration, which amounts to a paean to the State. In Pericles's own words (as given...

Latest answer posted July 6, 2021, 9:27 pm (UTC)

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When considering this point, it is important to remember that senators were originally selected by state legislatures. It was not until the ratification of the 17th Amendment that the electorate...

Latest answer posted March 18, 2020, 1:17 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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The Declaration of Independence is one of the great documents of American history. It sets out, in some detail, a long list of grievances which the American colonists had against the British...

Latest answer posted August 13, 2021, 10:37 am (UTC)

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It is difficult to generalize about the diverse native populations of North and South America, and any generalizations which can be justified involve placing the Aztec and Mayan people,...

Latest answer posted September 13, 2020, 2:59 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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In South Africa, the Reservation of Separate Amenities Act was implemented in 1953 to legalize racially based segregation of numerous facilities throughout the country. This act was a crucial in...

Latest answer posted August 15, 2021, 12:28 am (UTC)

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As with any radical government move, there was backlash and protest to the Separate Amenities Act of 1953. However, one central figure to the protests against Apartheid was Nelson Mandela. It is...

Latest answer posted August 13, 2018, 7:57 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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The Battle of Saratoga was a very significant moment in the Revolutionary War because it showed that the Americans were capable of defeating the British. In turn, this convinced Britain's enemies,...

Latest answer posted February 5, 2021, 11:00 am (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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For nearly five hundred years, the Venetian and the Byzantine empires enjoyed an immensely profitable centuries-long commercial and military alliance that dominated shipping and trade in the...

Latest answer posted September 2, 2020, 9:52 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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Writing was very important in the development of civilization. Civilization is, of course, possible without writing, but writing makes it much easier. It does so because it allows people to keep...

Latest answer posted July 18, 2016, 2:35 pm (UTC)

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Whether the Constitution of the United States represented an improvement upon the earlier Articles of Confederation depended entirely upon one's perspective. As students of American history...

Latest answer posted August 20, 2017, 1:55 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 biggest similarities between hunter-gatherer and agricultural societies have to do with the way that technological innovation transformed existing social and cultural practices, which also...

Latest answer posted September 3, 2020, 3:33 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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Ghana and Mali were both rich and powerful West African empires that thrived on the continent before European colonization. Ghana rose first, benefitting from their rich gold resources and becoming...

Latest answer posted May 15, 2020, 7:43 pm (UTC)

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Thomas Jefferson wanted a federal economy that was "rigorously frugal and simple." He believed in states' rights and envisioned states being able to run their own economies with minimal...

Latest answer posted April 1, 2021, 1:05 pm (UTC)

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The development of agriculture led to the rise of civilizations. People had to stay in one place in order to grow and harvest crops. They also needed buildings in order to store crops. Many...

Latest answer posted February 9, 2020, 8:16 pm (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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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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Hitler tried and failed to seize power in Germany during the Beer Hall Putsch, a short-lived revolt against the German government. Germany suffered from chaotic political and economic conditions...

Latest answer posted April 15, 2020, 12:46 am (UTC)

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The early leader that was most influential in establishing the American political system in the 1790s is an opinion question, so one could argue in favor of any of the men listed. To claim, for...

Latest answer posted May 26, 2022, 12:41 am (UTC)

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Christopher Columbus never did land in what is currently classified as the United States. In fact, reasonable arguments can be made that, despite being credited with its discovery, Christopher...

Latest answer posted October 13, 2015, 2:40 am (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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In many ways, the Triangle Trade was a major contributor to the economic growth of European nations. This is simply because this trans-continental economic arrangement was ultimately designed to...

Latest answer posted March 5, 2020, 10:15 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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The Spanish form of colonization was aggressive and relied on superior military technology, such as guns, to impose its will on a territory. This ruthlessness had a devastating effect on Native...

Latest answer posted September 9, 2020, 12:12 pm (UTC)

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The caste system in India is very complex, but at its most basic level consists of the categorization of all Indians into four groups based on their traditional occupations: Brahmins, Kshatriyas,...

Latest answer posted March 10, 2020, 7:00 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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