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Vivid imagery is a literary technique that effective writers use. It means to include all of the senses when describing something in a piece of writing. These senses are seeing, hearing, tasting,...

Latest answer posted May 2, 2016 1:45 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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The American Civil War (1861–1865) became inevitable when the South opened fire on Fort Sumter in 1861. By 1861, there were many obvious differences between the North and South. For example, the...

Latest answer posted December 13, 2019 8:19 am UTC

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In many ways, the Treaty of Versailles was meant to be a punishment for Germany. In 1921, Germany was required to pay 6.6 billion British pounds in reparations. At the time, Germany was unable to...

Latest answer posted October 2, 2018 7:08 pm UTC

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The development of agriculture in the Americas were very important for the development of Pre-Columbian civilizations. Agriculture allowed farmers to use genetics to select the best crops for their...

Latest answer posted August 27, 2018 7:28 pm UTC

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This is, of course, a matter of personal opinion. My own view is that the US was justified if you look at things from the perspective of Americans in the 1800s. However, if you look at things...

Latest answer posted September 23, 2015 12:28 am UTC

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Many people would say that there are no positive effects of imperialism. But if I had to say what good imperialism can do, I would say Imperialism can be positive for the imperial power. This...

Latest answer posted November 29, 2010 10:30 pm UTC

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The biggest similarity between the Bill of Rights and the Magna Carta is that they both place certain formal constraints on the power of the central government. The Magna Carta came about due to...

Latest answer posted August 4, 2019 6:07 am UTC

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The similarity between the methods that Cavour and Bismarck used in their attempts to unify their respective nations can be summed up in their employment of the concepts of realpolitik, war, and...

Latest answer posted December 1, 2019 2:48 am UTC

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The distinction between a "society with slaves" and a "slave society" was first made by scholars of the ancient world. When it was adapted to the context of the Atlantic World, historians like Ira...

Latest answer posted October 20, 2017 1:21 pm UTC

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Differences in World War II allied strategies for Europe and the Pacific: In the Pacific, because of the long distance from allied bases to Japanese targets, and because of the ocean separating...

Latest answer posted April 3, 2010 5:15 am UTC

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There are countless ways in which geography affects people. It is a key factor in influencing the way of life of people in a given region. Local resources determine the food people eat which in...

Latest answer posted October 12, 2019 1:07 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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Communism was established in stages between 1918 and 1924. Lenin originally wanted to achieve his aims in one go, dismantling the entire structure of the state from within. But circumstances were...

Latest answer posted October 15, 2018 6:06 am UTC

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Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered his "I Have a Dream" speech on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C. on August 28, 1963. This speech occurred less than three months before the...

Latest answer posted June 2, 2016 4:51 am UTC

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The Hippies influenced the culture of the 1960s by pushing it towards less traditional ways. By challenging the traditional values that had been passed down, the Hippies changed the culture of the...

Latest answer posted August 3, 2011 7:51 am UTC

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England's King Henry VIII is best known for two things: His many wives and his decision to execute several of them. His decision to suppress the Roman Catholic Church, establishing the Church of...

Latest answer posted June 15, 2011 1:09 am UTC

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The Divine Right of Kings is part of the Chain of Being in which the Elizabethans placed great credence. Were a king killed, there would be much turmoil since regicide upset the Chain of Being. For...

Latest answer posted October 5, 2013 5:31 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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The Nika Rebellion, or rather the Nika Riots as it is more often called, started off as a disagreement over chariot racing. However, this was no ordinary sports-related hooliganism. In the sixth...

Latest answer posted September 24, 2019 12:57 pm UTC

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The Shame of Cities is a book written by Lincoln Steffens in 1904. Lincoln Steffens was an American investigative journalist and a leading muckraker of the Progressive Era. Steffens’s book reports...

Latest answer posted March 9, 2020 8:54 pm UTC

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In his 1889 essay "The Gospel of Wealth," Andrew Carnegie made clear his thoughts about philanthropy. He states that "one of the serious obstacles to the improvement of our race is indiscriminate...

Latest answer posted December 2, 2018 8:26 pm UTC

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The growth of the Sunbelt affected American life in several ways. One impact was in politics. As more and more people moved to the South and to the West, these regions had their representation...

Latest answer posted June 12, 2016 7:18 pm UTC

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Obviously, conservative groups viewed the New Deal as a massive violation of property rights as well as an unwarranted intrusion into business. Business leaders objected in particular to...

Latest answer posted February 20, 2012 11:40 am UTC

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People in both the North and the South didn’t like parts of the Compromise of 1850. The Compromise of 1850 allowed California to join the country as a free state. That wasn’t popular in the South....

Latest answer posted December 12, 2015 7:26 pm UTC

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I would argue that the Framers of the Constitution devoted so much of the Constitution to the legislative branch because they wanted it to be the dominant branch of government. They wanted this...

Latest answer posted December 21, 2015 6:34 pm UTC

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It is important to view the differences in context with regards to the events that took place in the different revolutions and the revolutionaries involved. The Latin American Revolution should be...

Latest answer posted February 4, 2016 10:53 am UTC

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The purpose of the armed forces, in the United States, is to protect the nation's citizens and territory from threats. While this is usually defensive in nature, meaning reactionary (i.e. the...

Latest answer posted October 20, 2011 7:07 am UTC

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The Aristocratic Revolt is a significant event in the history of the French Revolution because it was the final straw for the common people in France, and it signified the end of attempts at...

Latest answer posted September 30, 2019 5:48 pm 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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He's essentially saying that freedom has to be fought for. It will be not be given to us by those in power and authority; we need to take it for ourselves. Yes, as human beings we're all free and...

Latest answer posted October 30, 2017 10:50 am UTC

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A modern city is a city that is able to support a large population concentrated in a limited space. In order for a modern city to function well, it needs several elements. A well-functioning modern...

Latest answer posted March 7, 2019 3:39 pm 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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As with almost any book in publishing history, there will be variants for page numbers of specific sections, chapters, quotes, etc. Many books have more than one edition, with each edition...

Latest answer posted October 15, 2017 10:30 pm UTC

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The Assyrians were a Semitic group of people who lived in Northern Mesopotamia near the rivers Tigris and Euphrates. They ruled various great empires during their time. The Assyrian empire is...

Latest answer posted December 11, 2017 5:42 pm UTC

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Propaganda and censorship are two different entities, but the goal of both is to distort the truth. Both are used by the powerful as forms of control. They are employed either to reinforce existing...

Latest answer posted September 6, 2018 2:45 pm UTC

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Rene Descartes was an early 17th century mathematician, scientist, and philosopher. He is regarded as the father of modern philosophy because he refused to base his ideas on the conclusions of past...

Latest answer posted July 2, 2019 4:48 pm UTC

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It is easy for us to think of the negative aspects of an absolute monarchy. We live in a democratic country and so we have been told ever since we were young why monarchy is bad and democracy is...

Latest answer posted March 30, 2016 8:01 pm UTC

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The Progressive Movement was very diverse, sometimes pulling in opposite directions. I would argue, however, that it was largely successful. Progressives did not completely remake the social order,...

Latest answer posted March 19, 2016 3:04 pm UTC

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A parliamentary form of government, such as in the UK, is similar to the US Congress in the sense that it's based on the idea of having elected or appointed representatives who pass laws and...

Latest answer posted September 19, 2018 10:02 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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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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Cuneiform is the method of writing developed in the valleys of the Tigris and Euphrates Rivers, the area that became known as Mesopotamia. It had the advantages of any form of written language. It...

Latest answer posted May 12, 2018 2:07 am UTC

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A typical understanding of the Mongols--especially Mongols during the era of Genghis Khan (Ghengis the Chief or Ruler)--stems from reports written by eyewitnesses or contemporaneous historians...

Latest answer posted January 31, 2014 9:46 pm UTC

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The three main factors leading to the start of the Italian Renaissance are: 1) Government; 2) Banking; and 3) Intellectual Development. The Proto-Renaissance period between 1200 and 1400 A.D. marks...

Latest answer posted February 3, 2018 2:52 am UTC

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Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. penned this letter in response to criticism he received from eight white clergymen for his peaceful protests in Birmingham, Alabama. He makes many claims in the lengthy...

Latest answer posted September 15, 2019 4:29 pm UTC

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The main reason for the South's dislike of Lincoln was the widespread belief that he planned to abolish slavery. Ironically, Lincoln planned nothing of the kind; he simply wanted to prevent the...

Latest answer posted April 8, 2019 9:20 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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As other answers have indicated, most state governments have been established on the same model as the federal government, with power balanced between the executive, legislative, and judiciary...

Latest answer posted February 16, 2020 7:29 pm UTC

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Even allowing for the period in which he explored and conquered large tracts of current-day Mexico—in effect, installing European imperialism and causing the brutal devastation of indigenous tribes...

Latest answer posted September 20, 2017 8:59 pm UTC

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