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    Appeasement was the name given to the policy taken by France and Britain toward Adolf Hitler's regime during the late 1930s in the period right before WWII. Both Britain and France believed that if...

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    Joan of Arc was a woman of faith, filled with conviction that so compelled her to take action in a culture and time of a seemingly unending, generational war. She was born in 1412 during The...

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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,...

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    Indulgences were a theological principle of forgiveness and punishment in the Catholic Church. In its original form, an Indulgence was a way of escaping punishment in the afterlife for one's sins....

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    The case of Fletcher v Peck (1810) culminated in a landmark decision by the United States Supreme Court. For the first time ever, the Court ruled that a state law was unconstitutional. This was a...

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    Julius Caesar's most famous accomplishments were on the battlefield. He successfully invaded Gaul, present-day France and Belgium. This is important because the tribes there attacked Rome....

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    Roughly 88 percent of the entire world's population lives in the Northern Hemisphere. Half of this 88 percent live above the 27 degree line, and the main contributors to this population difference...

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    Alexander the Great's main impact on Eastern civilization was that, by conquering the Persian Empire, he introduced Greek civilization and culture into east Asia (and the other way around). Greek...

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    Hammurabi’s Code is one of the oldest comprehensive set of laws governing ancient society. King Hammurabi ruled Babylon from 1792–1750 BCE and expanded the smaller city-state into a...

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    The Tennessee Valley Authority, or TVA, was one of a number of agencies set up by President Roosevelt under the New Deal to help tackle the chronic economic problems of the Great Depression. More...

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    Although the Assyrians and Sumerians both lived in ancient Mesopotamia, they are not the same. The Sumerians lived in southern Mesopotamia beginning around 4000 BCE and were one of the first...

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    Great Britain was successful in industrializing for many reasons. Geography and geology played a major part in their success. Britain was fortunate enough to be sitting on large coal deposits...

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    The Federalist Party was one of the first political parties when the United States began. The War of 1812 brought about the end of the Federalist Party. When the War of 1812 began, most of the...

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    The Declaration of Independence was written in the neoclassical/Age of Reason period in history. This period of time was defined by the movement toward the belief that people were rational beings...

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    Thank you for asking this question; it made my day. This has become a pretty common conspiracy theory across certain sectors of the internet! Unfortunately, I think the only people who could know...

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    Propaganda can be defined as information of a biased or misleading nature. Over the twelve-year course of the Third Reich, it proved to be a potent weapon in the hands of the Nazi regime. As with...

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    Immigration significantly changed the population and politics of the United States. Many of the immigrants who came to the United States were young people seeking to leave their home countries in...

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    Martin Luther is considered one of the fathers of the Reformation. Luther nailed 95 theses to the Wittenberg Castle Church in 1517 as a way of stating what was wrong with the Catholic Church. He...

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    Today, we tend to think of religious buildings as places for congregational worship. However, that's not how the Greeks looked upon their temples. For the Greeks, temples were sacred places in...

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    The French and Indian War was one of a string of costly wars between the British and French. Each war expanded the scope of the conflict and involved more logistical challenges. Britain claimed...

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    The two kingdoms are very similar, as they existed during some of the same time period. They also were close in location. However, the Kush lived to the south of the Egyptians near the base of some...

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    The establishment of the Jamestown settlement was motivated primarily by economic factors. The early seventeenth century was a period of rapid imperial expansion by European powers, and the English...

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    The Europeans attempted to reach China starting in the 15th century and the Portugese succeeded in 1512. The main effects of European influence that have been recorded was the increase of...

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    The Atlantic world, which has been discussed and studied by scholars, such as Paul Gilroy, and historians, such as Douglas Egerton, encompasses both the New World—North and South America—as...

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    In January 1941, President Roosevelt gave a speech in which he outlined four freedoms that all people should have. These freedoms included freedom of speech and expression, freedom to worship G-d...

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    There were several reasons why the colonists revolted against Great Britain. One reason had to deal with taxes. The British Parliament passed two tax laws that upset the colonists. Both the Stamp...

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    Of all of Jefferson's rhetorical techniques in the Declaration of Independence, perhaps the most important and persuasive inclusion is the litany of abuses of King George III of England....

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    Patrick Henry was worried that the Constitution would create an aloof, unresponsive government that would be similar to the one that the colonies had just fought in the Revolutionary War. Patrick...

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    The Declaration of Independence is one of the most important documents in American history. It set out, for the first time, the reasons why the American colonies should break away from Britain and...

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    John Winthrop stated that the Massachusetts Bay Colony would be “a city on top of a hill” and “a beacon to mankind.” John Winthrop believed this colony would be a shining example for the...

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    The American colonies never achieved democratic government. They made great strides towards it and laid the foundation for the democratic republic formed by the United States Constitution, but the...

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    Shays' Rebellion occurred in central and western Massachusetts in 1786 and 1787. The farmers in these areas were upset that they were losing their farms and being put in jail because they...

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    We'll start by addressing the first part of your question. Bacon's Rebellion (1676–1677) Participants: Nathaniel Bacon, Governor Sir William Berkeley, colonists loyal to Bacon, and colonists...

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    Thomas Jefferson wrote the Declaration of Independence in 1776, and in so doing he created a new nation and took humanity one step closer to recognizing the rights of all to participate in...

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    You can answer this question in a number of ways and use different historical sources. You might want to look at chapter 1 of Howard Zinn's People's History of the United States. This chapter...

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    Three major aspects of industrialization in this period include the increase of large factories, the laissez faire policy (literally "let make" in French), and a rise in proletariat - the...

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    The French and Indian War helped pave the way for the American Revolutionary War. After the French and Indian War ended, the British gained a great deal of land from France east of the Mississippi...

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    Wonder Woman was unique in large part because she was a woman. When the vast majority of the superheroes in comics were male, empowering a woman with superhuman capabilities made a liberating...

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    Maize, or corn, is a staple part of the diets of modern Native Americans, as well as in Mexican and other central and South American societies. The systematic cultivation of this plant was one of...

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    The American Revolution was radical for many reasons. First, a group of colonists who many considered to be shopkeepers and farmers were seeking to overthrow the most powerful nation on earth and...

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    There is an old saying: "all roads lead to Rome." At the height of the Roman Empire, this was a simple fact. Because of the location of Rome within Italy—set far back from the coast and without...

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    Religion played a role in shaping American culture between 1607-1754. Many people came to the New World because they were persecuted in Europe for having different religious beliefs than the...

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    The first paragraph of the Declaration of Independence has to do with the ideas of inalienable rights or natural rights, a core idea of the Enlightenment. Inalienable rights, referred to in the...

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    The United States and France were having some difficulties, partly because of the Jay Treaty (which George Washington signed to prevent a war with Great Britain). The Jay Treaty limited France's...

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    Thurgood Marshall, who later became a Supreme Court justice, was the attorney who worked with the NAACP to on the Brown v. The Board of Education of Topeka, Kansas case in the Supreme Court in...

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    The French and Indian War was waged between Britain and France in their various colonies in North America. Both countries were attempting to expand their territories by annexing areas belonging to...

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    Massachusetts Bay Colony was settled by English families searching for religious freedom. They were Calvinists who did not agree with the Church of England's doctrines. They settled as family...

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    European newcomers dramatically changed native cultures and life. Here are five key changes: War. The European newcomers were, in large part, there to conquer. The conquistadors of Spain even had...

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    While the election of 1800 was a closely fought battle, and the presidency of Thomas Jefferson had long-lasting repercussions on the nation, one incident stands out during the actual transfer of...

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    It is not surprising that both Madison and Jefferson were such staunch opponents of the Alien and Sedition Acts. In addition to both being Democratic-Republicans—and therefore naturally hostile...

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