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    The transcontinental railroad impacted the United States in many ways. The building of the transcontinental railroad allowed people to travel quicker and more easily to the western regions of our...

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    According to David Howard-Pitney, author of Martin Luther King, Jr., Malcolm X, and the Civil Rights Struggle of the 1950s and 1960s, King and Malcolm X were moving towards an appreciation of each...

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    The Southern colonies were largely founded for profit. For example, Jamestown was founded to make a profit for its founders, and after a brief "starving time," the colony turned to growing tobacco...

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    There were several ways that the Constitution was different from the Articles of Confederation. The Articles of Confederation was created to have a weak federal government. For example, the federal...

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    In regard to foreign policy, yes; domestically, not so much. Wilson's legacy is highly regarded in Western Europe (there is an avenue named after him in Paris), due to his Fourteen Points—a plan...

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    Trains and railroads dramatically changed life in America. They allowed for faster, safer travel all over the country. They were more reliable than wagon trains, as these trains could bog down in...

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    The New Deal was the name given to President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s programs to try to help deal with the effects of the Great Depression. When President Roosevelt got elected, the American...

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    One important quotation from Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., is that "darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that." In other words,...

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    The Civil War was based upon strong ideological and political differences during the 19th century. Abraham Lincoln was the Republican president that led the way to changing America. Lincoln...

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    The first reason is that the Framers feared mob rule—they did not think that the American people could govern themselves directly, as they would be swayed by their passions and would only put the...

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    The title "Postwar: A History of Europe since 1945" refers to the history of European nations after World War II (1939–1945). The war in Europe ended with German surrender in May of 1945. The...

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    According to historian Frederick Jackson Turner's so-called "Turner Thesis," the frontier played a critical role in furthering American democracy. As the frontier was absent of established churches...

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    Predestination is a religious concept that is most closely associated with the Calvinists in the aftermath of the Protestant Reformation. In the early 16th century, Martin Luther campaigned against...

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    President Lincoln’s second inaugural address showed that his views had changed from when he gave his first inaugural address. When President Lincoln first took office, our country was splitting...

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    Women were impacted by the New Deal. Eleanor Roosevelt was a great advocate for women being included in the various New Deal programs. She received thousands of letters highlighting the suffering...

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    In the Declaration of Independence, Jefferson was trying to make the rational argument for American self-rule as well as convince those who were undecided on the issue that the time for...

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    World War I led to the start of World War II. When World War I ended, the United States wanted to have a peace treaty that wouldn’t be harsh on Germany. However, Great Britain, France, and Italy...

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    There are advantages of American imperialism. One advantage is that it allowed our nation to grow. By establishing colonies, we were able to get raw materials from the places we colonized. We paid...

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    When World War I started, the United States did not enter the war. There were reasons for this. Americans were strongly divided about our involvement in World War I. There were many people of...

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    After the fall of Western Rome in 476 CE, Europe lacked a strong empire to unite the people. Instead, there were many smaller groups and tribes, such as the Franks, who ruled over their respective...

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    There were several effects of WWII on the United States, and I will summarize them below in terms of social and economic changes. Economic Changes The biggest impact of WWII on the United States...

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    When looking at our government’s response to the Great Depression, we need to look at what President Hoover and President Roosevelt did. When the Great Depression began, the prevailing attitude...

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    Africa was impacted by the Cold War. Much like other parts of the world, the communists and "non-communists" tried to get control over lands in Africa. There were some nations that sided with the...

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    The Assyrian Empire existed from the 14th to 11th century BC. They first conquered Mesopotamia after the Akkadians fell and again after the fall of the Babylonian Empire. Their empire stretched...

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    Both Booker T. Washington (1856-1915) and W.E.B. Du Bois (1868-1963) were African American leaders interested in advancing African American rights. Washington, who worked at the Tuskegee Institute,...

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    The effects of the Cold War are vast and multidimensional. After the fall of the Soviet Union and of Communist Eastern Europe in the late 1980s and early 1990s, the Soviet Union suffered an...

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    The role of the federal government has changed significantly since the Great Depression began. Prior to the Great Depression, the prevailing attitude was one of laissez-faire. The belief was that...

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    The church was at the crux of people's lives in medieval Europe. People not only attended regular worship services at the church but also marked important events, such as baptisms, confirmations,...

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    The role of the Church during the Middle Ages, also known as the Medieval Period, cannot be overstated. The period of history that spanned from the end of the Roman Empire in the 5th century to...

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    Although President Woodrow Wilson had pledged to keep America out of the war during his presidential campaign in 1916, he quickly changed his mind and asked Congress for a declaration of war on...

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    The Roman Catholic Church provided a sense of relative stability for a chaotic Europe during the Middle Ages. After the end of the Roman Empire, there was little to unify Europeans except for the...

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    The Cold War affected the entire world, not just members of the two nations primarily involved. The United States and the Soviet Union fought a series of proxy wars in the developing world. Both...

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    Booker T. Washington and W.E.B. Du Bois were African American leaders in the late 1800s and the early 1900s. They were both very concerned about the lack of rights that African Americans had. They...

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    President Johnson’s Great Society program reflected the change in how people viewed the government’s role in our society. Beginning with the Great Depression, people began to expect the federal...

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    The Cold War affected the Soviet Union and the United States profoundly. The United States invested trillions of dollars in its defense that could have been used on domestic spending. To this day...

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    In general, France was not hit as hard or as early by the Great Depression as the United States. In part, this was because the great number of deaths of young French men during World War I meant...

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    I will compare and contrast the two leaders—my advice would be to put this information in a Venn diagram, with the commonalities of the two leaders in the middle and their differences in the...

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    No war is inevitable, so no, the Civil War was not inevitable and not the only way the crisis over slavery could have been resolved. Proponents of slavery, for example, could have more readily...

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    The official beginning of WWII was caused by Hitler's invasion of Poland on September 1, 1939. Britain and France issued an ultimatum for Germany to leave—once this ultimatum was ignored, both...

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    The Federal Reserve was unprepared for the depth of the disaster of the stock market crash late in 1929. It was a decentralized institution, split into districts with different governors. Although...

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    In formulating your thesis, you should think about the ways in which the film accurately or inaccurately depicts the experience of the working person (represented by Tom Dobb in the film) during...

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    It is important to offer some clarification. The "incendiary spirit" to which John Calhoun refers is that of abolition, or the fervent movement to end slavery, which was dominant in the New England...

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    Calhoun's fundamental argument in "Slavery: A Positive Good: is that the south must not make any concessions to the abolitionist north to defend the institution of slavery, which is, he writes, "a...

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    The 1890s were a turbulent decade in many countries, but this answer will focus on the United States, which witnessed particularly acute social, political, and economic turmoil. There were many...

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    As Pushaw (2009; see the source below) notes, American Presidents' restrictions on civil liberties during war time or other times of national crisis did not lead to a complete revocation of those...

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    Kennedy's accomplishments were rather limited, but this is mainly due to his term being cut short by an assassination. Kennedy was open to dialogue on civil rights, though he proceeded quite...

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    Methodology is an analysis of the methods used to make inquiries or to do research in a particular field of study. In the field of history, for instance, historiography is the study of methods used...

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    The Founding Fathers certainly did not think that the ordinary citizen had the capacity to be concerned with politics. The Founders actually feared this because they thought that ordinary citizens...

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    Clearly the terrorist attacks of 9/11 had profound effects that we are still trying to come to terms with today. It was a moment as important as it was tragic. But it did not, perhaps, change...

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    Ronald Reagan's strength was in part his communication skills. With his affable demeanor, good looks, and smooth delivery, he was able to convey a likability that appealed to American voters. His...

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