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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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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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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 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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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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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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Buying on margin helped bring about the Great Depression because it helped to cause Black Tuesday when the stock market crashed. Buying on margin is the practice of buying stock without paying the...

Latest answer posted May 14, 2015 2:39 am UTC

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While the Jacksonian reformers and the Gilded Age reformers came from two different time periods (the 1830s and 1870–1900, respectively), they shared the perspectives that society had become...

Latest answer posted February 3, 2021 6:26 pm 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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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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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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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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Broadly speaking, the "Great Rebellion" (known at the time as the "Sepoy Rebellion" because it was led by "sepoys," or Bengal soldiers serving under the British) was caused by the sense that the...

Latest answer posted November 15, 2017 3:20 am 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 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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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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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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In order to understand what Martin Luther King, Jr. is saying with this quote from his “I Have a Dream” speech, you will need to read the rest of the paragraph that starts with the quote....

Latest answer posted April 4, 2016 11:06 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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The Silk Road and Indian Ocean trading routes were similar in that they both served the purpose of moving luxury goods from East Asia to the markets of the Mediterranean and Europe via the Middle...

Latest answer posted December 27, 2019 7:02 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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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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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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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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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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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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Rosa Parks is a hero because she bravely took a stand for civil rights when it was dangerous to do so. Living in Montgomery, Alabama, she worked as a secretary at the local chapter of the National...

Latest answer posted March 25, 2018 12:36 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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The colonists came to America: to build a better economic life for themselves and to have religious freedom. I will focus on the second reason and how it played out in the decision of the Mayflower...

Latest answer posted October 9, 2019 12:35 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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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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The purchase of Alaska was called Seward's Folly because it was considered to have been a mistake. The U.S. Secretary of State at the time, William H. Seward, arranged the deal for the United...

Latest answer posted October 28, 2018 2:38 am UTC

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Thomas Jefferson had several views regarding the economy. He believed the federal government should play a very limited role in the lives of the American people. This included having a limited...

Latest answer posted February 3, 2018 8:13 pm 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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One similarity between the two systems is that they both tend to look at individual human beings primarily as economic units. For Marx, as with all Communists, each individual was defined by the...

Latest answer posted January 18, 2018 8:11 am UTC

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Yes, Alexander Hamilton and the Federalists did generally support the idea of a loose interpretation or construction of the Constitution. They differed from the Democratic-Republicans, led by...

Latest answer posted April 5, 2016 10:31 pm UTC

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Louis XIV is significant for radicially altering the balance of power in French politics: centralizing power in the monarchy and establishing a system of patronage and despotism that survived until...

Latest answer posted November 6, 2019 2:41 pm UTC

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Constantinople was founded by Constantine to serve as a new imperial capital for the Roman Empire, and it would remain one of the great cities in Europe across the Middle Ages, long after the...

Latest answer posted November 12, 2019 7:19 pm UTC

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The minister represents the process of signing the League of Nations covenant, which was developed in the Paris Peace Conference in 1919 after World War I and signed by many world powers in 1920....

Latest answer posted January 10, 2017 2:12 pm UTC

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The imperial powers who dominated the developing world left their languages there. People all over the world speak such languages as English or French due to the colonial powers that ruled those...

Latest answer posted June 18, 2018 12:15 pm UTC

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The invention of the printing press had a huge impact on the past and continues to impact our lives today. Printing allowed ideas to curiculate quickly and cheaply. Oringinally, the printing...

Latest answer posted February 21, 2012 3:24 am UTC

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The Constitution has survived for so long largely for two reasons. First and foremost, it is incredibly difficult to amend. As a previous educator has pointed out, the Constitution has only been...

Latest answer posted December 6, 2019 12:00 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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India's Gupta and Maurya Empires did indeed have many similarities. Besides trivial similarities, such as both being founded by someone named Chandragupta and occupying similar territories, both...

Latest answer posted March 14, 2018 3:41 pm UTC

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Both the Roman Republic and Roman Empire had periods of instability which ultimately caused their demise. Interestingly, each lasted for almost the same amount of time, so it would be difficult to...

Latest answer posted September 18, 2011 11:04 pm 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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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 Embargo Act of 1807 was largely Jefferson's response to the British impressment of American seamen on the high seas. The act stopped all trade between the U.S. and Europe and also prohibited...

Latest answer posted November 8, 2010 10:54 am UTC

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Sparta, known for its military power, was generally in conflict with Athens, Corinth, and Thebes. During the existence of the Peloponnesian League (c. 505 to 365 BCE), Sparta formed an alliance...

Latest answer posted March 22, 2017 11:27 am UTC

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Alexander the Great had many accomplishments that made his title of “The Great” a deserving one. His empire covered about 3,000 miles and he was able to establish this empire over a thirteen year...

Latest answer posted September 25, 2016 3:10 am UTC

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