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Having colonies helped England in a number of ways. Most importantly, they were used to provide the crops, goods, and raw materials that Britons needed. For example, the American colonies provided...

Latest answer posted June 21, 2017 6:41 pm UTC

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Originally, and to a large extent still, history was written by the victor and openly told a story flattering to the powerful and those who had won. A successful warrior became a godlike hero. As...

Latest answer posted October 11, 2018 1:18 pm UTC

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The feudal system wasn't originally something absolutely uniform and codified, but rather a series of adaptations to life in the Latin west after the fall of Rome. The main classes in feudal...

Latest answer posted December 18, 2015 9:39 am UTC

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Revolutions refer to critical turning points in human history. (Consider, for example, the impact of the Neolithic Revolution, which entailed the discovery of agriculture.) In this respect, the...

Latest answer posted December 13, 2019 6:04 am UTC

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Slavery was not a personal issue to most Northerners. They knew about slavery, but did not have an emotional opinion. For any issue to become a movement, people must have their feelings engaged....

Latest answer posted September 18, 2015 12:23 pm UTC

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There were, of course, many kinds of weapons available. We can only talk in generalities here. The state of the art at that point for rifles was the repeating, bolt-action rifle using smokeless...

Latest answer posted March 2, 2012 6:21 am UTC

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The major reason that industry did not take off in the South was slavery. By the time that industry arose in the rest of the US, slavery was so entrenched in the South that industry could not take...

Latest answer posted January 2, 2011 10:37 am UTC

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In early colonial times, all the current New England states were just one political entity known as the Dominion of New England. Only through acts of Parliament over the years did each colony...

Latest answer posted January 21, 2010 9:41 pm UTC

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Presidents Truman and Eisenhower both had similar approaches to the Cold War overall. They both favored a policy of containment as first spelled out in the Truman Doctrine. Truman feared that if...

Latest answer posted July 30, 2019 1:26 pm UTC

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The Khilafat or "caliphate" movement of 1919 to 1924 was a political and religious movement among Muslims in the British colony of India. The goal of the movement was to preserve the Ottoman...

Latest answer posted May 16, 2018 3:02 pm UTC

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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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Martin Luther disagreed with the Roman Catholic Church's sale of indulgences to finance the construction of St. Peter's Basilica. Indulgences--as marketed by Johann Tetzel, the indulgence preacher...

Latest answer posted November 25, 2015 3:25 am UTC

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Undoubtedly, the German decision to resume unrestricted submarine warfare proved disastrous. The entry of the United States into the conflict provided the physical resources and manpower that...

Latest answer posted August 9, 2015 1:25 am UTC

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The effect of British settlement on Australia's indigenous people was much the same as the effect of white settlement on the Native Americans. The native population was decimated by disease and by...

Latest answer posted February 17, 2010 10:34 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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Saladin is often considered to be the greatest Muslim commander of the Crusades because he was able to reclaim Jerusalem from the Europeans. This was no easy accomplishment. The Crusaders had...

Latest answer posted May 24, 2018 1:47 pm UTC

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Louis XIV wanted to increase his power. To do this, he knew he had to undermine the independence of his top aristocrats, who lived far away on their own estates. They lived like mini-kings, ruling...

Latest answer posted September 12, 2018 12:05 pm UTC

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In March 1933, an announcer on CBS radio, Robert Trout, told the American people “the president wants to come into your home and sit at your fireside for a little fireside chat.” Over the 12 years,...

Latest answer posted December 10, 2018 6:12 pm UTC

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The printing press was important to early explorers in that it helped to generate interest in further exploration. Travel books were quite popular once more people learned to read; before this...

Latest answer posted October 21, 2017 3:08 pm UTC

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Colonizers benefited immensely from imperialism. In many circumstances, the colonies served as a source of raw materials to feed the growing industrial capacities of the home countries. Many...

Latest answer posted April 2, 2020 2:57 am UTC

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The tradition of placing anything at all on a grave (let alone flowers) goes back as far as the practice of burying the dead, whether that be inhumation or cremation of a whole body. In ancient...

Latest answer posted January 12, 2010 12:44 am 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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Franklin Roosevelt promised to alleviate the pain caused by the Great Depression. During his campaign he claimed to have answers to the financial crisis but wisely did not share these, as he did...

Latest answer posted May 22, 2018 9:08 pm UTC

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Slaves of the Americas could, in rare cases, be granted their freedom, but this was entirely at the discretion of their owners. Convicts shipped to Australia, on the other hand, would automatically...

Latest answer posted June 5, 2020 5:55 pm UTC

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Note that Afro-Eurasia consists of three different continents: Africa, Europe, and Asia. Thus, to answer the question, think about the power and influence of women within societies located on each...

Latest answer posted October 16, 2020 6:06 pm UTC

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Spain enjoyed a virtual monopoly on the New World trade for several decades before other European nations began to try and take over parts of the Columbian Exchange. First, other countries began...

Latest answer posted October 30, 2012 3:55 am 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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Mahatma Gandhi drew inspiration from beliefs in both Hinduism and Jainism (via his devout mother); these included vegetarianism and the ahimsa, “do no harm,” concept. He was also influenced by...

Latest answer posted March 31, 2019 9:25 pm UTC

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There were numerous groups in the 1960s who initiated activist movements, including those for disability rights and the rights of queer people (the Stonewall Uprising occurred outside of a New York...

Latest answer posted April 6, 2020 8:41 pm UTC

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Aerial warfare was still in its infancy in WWI, the airplane having been invented only fourteen years prior to the start of the war. One of the greatest disadvantages to fighter airplanes was the...

Latest answer posted October 31, 2018 9:44 pm UTC

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There were many countries that had colonies in Africa in 1914. Countries wanted colonies for various reasons. These included economic reasons that revolved around obtaining resources and developing...

Latest answer posted January 3, 2016 9:28 pm UTC

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I'm not sure if the question is asking about modern day Greece or ancient Greece. Obviously the geography between the two time periods won't be different, but geographic difficulties that ancient...

Latest answer posted September 23, 2016 1:54 pm UTC

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During much of the 1920s, agricultural productivity rose in the United States, many homes installed electricity for the first time, people had jobs, and the economy boomed. In these "roaring...

Latest answer posted March 9, 2016 4:28 pm UTC

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Fundamentally, all revolutions are about social and/or political transformation, a trait they all share in common. By definition, a revolution cannot be launched to maintain or preserve the status...

Latest answer posted March 29, 2019 4:30 pm UTC

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The Morant Bay Rebellion in Jamaica had a number of consequences in the history of the island nation. The immediate impact was that nearly 800 protesters were killed by troops or execution after...

Latest answer posted January 23, 2016 9:13 pm UTC

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Henry VIII ruled England in the early sixteenth century. When he realized that his first wife, Catherine of Aragon, would never give him a male heir, he petitioned the Catholic Church for a...

Latest answer posted December 15, 2017 6:23 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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The answer here needs to provide accurate insights regarding European perspectives and a sound scientific or archaeological basis for Jewish claims to the land labeled "Palestine" by the Romans who...

Latest answer posted January 13, 2014 12:06 am UTC

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Florence Nightingale is famous for changing the way nurses were perceived during her time, raising the standards for nursing, and educating nurses. First of all, when she arrived in Turkey in 1854...

Latest answer posted January 15, 2018 5:55 pm UTC

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World War I was shocking in the extent of the death and destruction it caused. This was the first war to use a lot of new deadly technology. Airplanes, machine guns, submarines, poison gas, and...

Latest answer posted June 22, 2020 11:41 pm UTC

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Though the social ills of these periods, particularly the discrimination that African Americans suffered, are evident, all three periods also mark instances in which African Americans made notable...

Latest answer posted April 23, 2020 11:57 pm UTC

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The primary factor in this situation was economic. Rapid industrialization in the North created manufacturing centers throughout New England and the Northern colonies. This, in turn, provided more...

Latest answer posted February 28, 2019 3:42 pm UTC

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The Byzantine Empire was the core of western civilization and it continued to nurture Christianity after the fall of Rome. The beginning of the fall of Constantinople, the capitol of the Byzantine...

Latest answer posted April 10, 2016 6:16 am UTC

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Rome was important in the Renaissance for two reasons. First and foremost, ancient Roman learning provided the impetus for new developments in science, art, architecture, and political theory, to...

Latest answer posted June 28, 2019 11:30 am UTC

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As a young man, Augustus Caesar displayed much pluck when he accompanied his great-uncle Julius on his campaign to Spain. In fact, Julius Caesar was so impressed with Augustus, who was known at the...

Latest answer posted September 6, 2013 7:10 am UTC

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You would be hard pressed to find a negative adjective that does not describe Josef Stalin and his reign of terror in the Soviet Union. For this reason, the obvious answer is yes, Josef Stalin was...

Latest answer posted January 8, 2016 5:02 am UTC

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During the war, the United States was allied with Russia because Russia was fighting Germany. By the end of the war, it was obvious that Russia was going to expand to fill the power void left by a...

Latest answer posted August 15, 2011 6:06 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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The impact of European exploration on American civilizations cannot be understated. In fact, the history of American civilization can broadly be divided into events prior to 1492 and Columbus's...

Latest answer posted September 28, 2018 2:36 pm UTC

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The four factors of production were important to the Industrial Revolution because they are the fundamentals of industry. In other words, each of the factors refers to a specific requirement for...

Latest answer posted February 6, 2018 5:19 pm UTC

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