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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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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 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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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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In order to answer this question, it's important to understand that Great Britain's presence in India was broken into two eras. At the end of the 17th century, Queen Elizabeth I granted the rights...

Latest answer posted June 6, 2019 3:19 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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The primary goal of the Crusades was to recapture the Holy Land from the Muslims. The Holy Land referred to Palestine (the region of Western Asia where Israel had been located), and Christians...

Latest answer posted May 7, 2016 5:39 pm UTC

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The Big Four of the Paris Peace Conference were Woodrow Wilson of the United States, David Lloyd George of Britain, Georges Clemenceau of France, and Vittorio Orlando of Italy. These four met in...

Latest answer posted May 21, 2020 1:01 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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The three main Axis powers were Germany, Japan, and Italy. These countries worked as an alliance throughout most of World War II. Initially, Germany was the only country of the three to fight in...

Latest answer posted October 23, 2016 5:44 am UTC

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The major similarity between these two revolutions is that they were both waged against an unpopular autocracy. The Russian Revolution was meant to overthrow the monarchy while the Mexican...

Latest answer posted April 15, 2012 6:26 pm UTC

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German traders have been involved in trade with West African peoples in the area that later became Cameroon since the late 1860s. The British presence dominated along the coast, but in the early...

Latest answer posted January 14, 2018 2:33 am 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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Towns and cities grew during and after the Industrial Revolution as people sought to live closer to their factory work. People often lived in cramped conditions to be closer to their jobs. These...

Latest answer posted June 21, 2020 11:54 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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Colonization was driven by a variety of different motivating factors. For this answer, I will be largely focusing on the so-called Golden Age of Imperialism, mainly associated with the nineteenth...

Latest answer posted November 9, 2019 6:08 am UTC

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King Henry VIII did not just make changes to the church, he started one of his own. He broke away from the Catholic Church and founded the Church of England, also known as the Anglican Church. In...

Latest answer posted February 19, 2019 4:37 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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Even though the Spanish initially established the encomienda system with good intentions such as protection of the natives as well as the spread of Christianity and education, the system eventually...

Latest answer posted August 10, 2015 1:18 pm UTC

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Hitler had always said he would tear up the Versailles Treaty, as he believed it to be unjust to Germany. Once he'd achieved power, he wasted little time in fulfilling his long-standing promise....

Latest answer posted May 29, 2018 11:34 am 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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European colonial borders contributed to post-colonial conflict because they were basically arbitrarily drawn—or drawn in a way that prioritized the interests of Europeans—without considering the...

Latest answer posted May 11, 2019 2:17 pm UTC

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I don't want to be too picky, but Caesar was not an emperor (Rome wasn't an Empire, but rather a Republic while he was alive). For about a month before his assassination, he was the officially...

Latest answer posted October 7, 2017 8:02 pm UTC

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Henry VIII fundamentally changed the nature of religion in England by breaking free of the Catholic Church. This established the groundwork for England to become a Protestant country. Despite the...

Latest answer posted November 7, 2019 9:41 am UTC

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Karl Marx was an important figure during the industrial revolution in his anti-capitalist analysis of industrialization. Marx developed and published anti-capitalist literature that details how...

Latest answer posted November 23, 2019 5:23 pm UTC

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Juliet discovers that Romeo is a Montague in act 1, scene 5. She has just had a conversation with him and is infatuated. After their talk, she asks the nurse to find out his name and says something...

Latest answer posted June 16, 2018 6:04 am UTC

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Indoctrination is an essential element in any totalitarian regime. The reigning ideology must be absorbed by as many as people as possible in order to consolidate the power of the state. And the...

Latest answer posted April 26, 2018 8:32 am UTC

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Both the Renaissance and the Protestant Reformation were social and cultural movements that took place primarily in Western Europe but also had a broader influence. Their religious bases were in...

Latest answer posted June 28, 2019 9:58 pm 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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The Treaty of Versailles had several negative impacts on Germany. One negative impact was Germany had to pay reparations to the Allies. The $33 billion in reparations crippled the German economy...

Latest answer posted March 10, 2016 12:34 pm UTC

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The phrase "not of an age, but for all time" was not written by William Shakespeare but was, in fact, the words of Ben Johnson. They appeared in Johnson's introduction to the First Folio, the first...

Latest answer posted December 18, 2015 2:25 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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Maximilien Robespierre is best known as the leader of the bloody Reign of Terror during French Revolution. While his name might be synonymous with power-hungriness, blood-thirstiness, and possibly...

Latest answer posted May 19, 2020 11:43 pm UTC

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Martin Luther has an impact on our lives today. One impact is that the Bible is printed in many languages. The Roman Catholic Church only allowed the Bible to be printed in Latin. By printing the...

Latest answer posted January 2, 2018 3:21 pm UTC

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During the Roman Republic, although men and women both had the rights of citizenship, only men could vote. Who they were permitted to vote for depended on social class. Patrician men voted for...

Latest answer posted January 22, 2019 8:19 pm UTC

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The Compromise of 1877 had a major effect on the former slaves. There was a dispute over electoral votes in the election of 1876. The South agreed to let the Republican candidate, Rutherford B....

Latest answer posted January 3, 2016 5:40 pm UTC

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Constantinople was an ideal location for the capital of the Byzantine Empire and it allowed for the wealth and extravagances of the Roman Empire to endure for a thousand years after the fall of the...

Latest answer posted May 5, 2016 3:13 pm UTC

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Otto Von Bismarck was forced to resign on March 18th, 1890. His resignation was demanded by the new Emperor of Germany, Wilhelm II. Von Bismarck and the Emperor clashed over many things which led...

Latest answer posted January 7, 2015 7:52 pm UTC

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In the fifth century, the Roman Catholic Church filled the void in power caused by the collapse of the Roman Empire. In the place of the Roman emperor, the pope became the new religious and...

Latest answer posted March 20, 2020 6:24 pm 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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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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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 is a saying, famous in the American lexicon, that states "behind every great man was a great woman." Historians are in almost complete agreement that Justinian, the Byzantine Emporer from...

Latest answer posted November 19, 2015 3:18 pm UTC

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The 16th century was a time of religious, social, political, and scientific turmoil, so the art reflected these conflicts. Baroque is the style that developed during this period; the name...

Latest answer posted January 7, 2009 8:49 am UTC

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In many ways, Manifest Destiny and territorial expansion during this period did more to sow division in the United States than it did to unite it. There were Americans who felt that territorial...

Latest answer posted December 18, 2020 9:21 pm 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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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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The steel plow was an important invention for farmers in the United States. It had several effects on our country. As people moved west of the Mississippi River, more land was being farmed....

Latest answer posted February 4, 2016 9:49 pm UTC

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The most significant political achievements of Benito Mussolini include his successful creation of the Fascist Party in Italy and his rise to dictator. Benito Mussolini, the eldest of three...

Latest answer posted February 12, 2018 8:23 am 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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