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    French West Africa existed from 1895 to 1959 and included the areas of modern-day Senegal, Togo, Dahomey, Côte d’Ivoire (the Ivory Coast), Mali, Niger, Guinea, and Mauritania. In the fifteenth...

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    Canada’s progress to independent nation can be defined by the following key events: Charlottetown Conference (1867) The conference was organized by three maritime colonies (Novia Scotia, New...

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    According to figures from Australia’s Best City, based on the 2011 Australian census, 80% of Australians reside in a coastal strip from Cairns all the way down to Adelaide. This large percentage...

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    While destroying property or threatening tax collectors were methods used by the Sons of Liberty, a much more common and popular method of protesting British taxation was boycotting. By wearing...

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    There were several reasons why the Declaration of Independence was written. One reason was to inform the world that the colonists were declaring their independence from Great Britain, and they were...

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    Hammurabi was the sixth king of the Amorite First Dynasty of Babylon. He reigned from 1792 BCE to 1750 BCE. He inherited the throne from his father who was called Sin-Muballit. Under Hammurabi’s...

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    In canto 3, as Dante and Virgil approach the gates of Hell, Dante asks Virgil what the inscription above the gates means. It says, "Abandon hope, all ye who enter here." Dante is understandably...

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    Most imperial powers in the 19th and early 20th century employed several levels of of colonial administration, and the benchmark tended to be the numbers and the level of involvement of the settler...

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    The 13th Amendment to the United States Constitution states as follows: Section 1. Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been...

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    I am going to answer this question based on the assumption that you mean William Tecumseh Sherman, Union general during the Civil War. Sherman was one of the most prominent generals of the Western...

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    The chief advantage of incumbency is that of name recognition. An incumbent running for re-election no longer has to go through the long, arduous, expensive business of trying to establish their...

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    Initially tasked with exploring the Louisiana Purchase and scouting for a "northwest passage" to the Pacific Ocean, the US Army Captain Meriwether Lewis and Lieutenant William Clark led a "Corps of...

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    Since the Norman invasion in 1066, or perhaps the Viking attack on Lindisfarne in 793, the British peoples have relied on world trade via the oceans. William the Conqueror and his Norman nobles led...

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    The first line in the document repeats verbatim the most famous sentence in America's Declaration of Independence: "all men are created equal." The document then goes on to describe how the French...

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    There are many points of comparison between these two movements. Both were nationally prominent and historically significant flowerings of African American culture. Both emerged in predominately...

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    There are four main river valley civilizations that changed the path of human existence; these developing regions are referred to as "the cradles of civilization." The four river civilizations are...

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    George Washington was a large plantation owner in Virginia who later became one of the most famous generals of the American Revolution and the first president of the United States. Washington's...

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    People who supported the mercantile system wanted to have some government regulation of the economy. Mercantilists wanted the government to pass laws that favored the business owners and protected...

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    The main positive effect of World War II was that the Allied powers won and the totalitarian regimes in Japan, Germany, and Italy were stopped. Another positive effect was that World War II...

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    The most famous decision Thomas Paine made was his decision to write Common Sense. This book brought him fame in the American colonies when he claimed that the Americans were destined to win the...

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    The League of Nations was formed after World War I in order to promote world peace. If there was a dispute between nations, the League of Nations had three options. The first option was to have...

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    Though African slaves outnumbered their captors by a large margin on slave ships, there are many factors to consider as to why they were unsuccessful in capturing the ships. First, the Africans...

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    WWI was largely driven through military alliances. Before WWI, there had been wars in the Balkans for generations. The region had a legacy of assassination attempts and bloody palace coups. The...

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    The Directory was a five-man committee that took power in France after the fall of Robespierre. Its immediate aim was to restore some semblance of order to a country wracked by the widespread chaos...

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    The American colonies and the British colonies in the Caribbean had a major influence on the Triangular Trade. American and Caribbean sugar plantations made the rum that was needed on shipping...

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    The arguments were different based on where the militia was located. In the South, after Banastre Tarleton executed Americans, and the British army promised freedom to any slave who assisted their...

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    The Declaration of the Rights of Man and Citizen was written in 1789 by the National Assembly in France during the French Revolution. This document was intended to give the people of France certain...

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    The transcontinental railroad furthered the growth of the Industrial Revolution. Industries had been expanding as Americans moved westward toward the Mississippi River. Once people moved beyond the...

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    Strictly speaking, the events of October 1917 constituted an insurrection rather than a revolution. Since February, Russia had been ruled by a dual power arrangement consisting of a predominantly...

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    The best benefit that the patriots received from Spain and France during the Revolutionary War was the fact that the Americans were not having to fight alone. With Spain and France having the...

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    Special interest groups have many ways to accomplish their agendas. They can organize mass support for and only choose to support candidates for office who support their agendas. They can also...

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    By alliance systems, I am assuming you mean those that led to World War I. Austria-Hungary and Germany signed an alliance system because Austria-Hungary feared an attack by Russia. Russia signed an...

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    Andrew Jackson believed that the Indians should not have the same rights as United States citizens and observed that States had already established jurisdiction over lands that previously belonged...

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    Jane Addams—founder of Hull House, a settlement house for poor, newly arrived European immigrants, and co-founded with fellow reformer Ellen Gates Starr in 1889—was a major figure of the...

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    The Renaissance was essentially a cultural movement which sought to revive ancient models of pagan learning. Central to the Renaissance was the idea of the Renaissance Man, an archetypal individual...

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    Viking expansion helped make the Russian state. In 860 a Rus Viking chieftain named Rurik from Sweden came and conquered the region around Novgorod. He found warring Slavic tribes, whom he...

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    There have been several great waves of urbanization and industrialization. In western Europe, Britain, Canada, and the United States, these were typical of the nineteenth century. In much of the...

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    The United States was paying attention to the aggression of Germany, Italy, and Japan before it became officially involved in World War II in 1941. Germany persecuted Jews through the Nuremberg...

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    Many factories were constructed in New England in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries, beginning with Slater's Mill in Pawtucket, Rhode Island in 1793. The first reason why New...

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    The effects of a war are numerous and often particular to individuals. So, in the space provided here, we can only talk about ways in which people were generally impacted. For women, particularly...

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    The Jamestown colony was first and foremost a mercantile enterprise. The stated aims of the company were to find and develop the region’s natural resources—gold, silver, and precious gems...

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    Nativists, as they were called, were profoundly hostile to immigration. They thought that immigrants constituted a threat to the way of life they valued and cherished. To them, immigrants were...

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    Douglass's purpose in writing and delivering the speech was to illustrate that black people did not have any cause to rejoice in the anniversary of America's independence from Britain when they had...

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    The Salem Witch Trials were a time of mass hysteria. People in Salem were finding witches everywhere and accusing their neighbors of being witches. This mass hysteria finally burned itself out...

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    Russia and Western Europe are quite different. Russia has traditionally been Eastern Orthodox in religion because of missionaries from Constantinople. Because of these close ties to...

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    World War 1 lasted for approximately four years, starting around July 1914 and ending in November 1918. World War 2 lasted for approximately six years, starting around 1939 and ending in 1945....

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    Ghana is a West African country that is found along the gulf of Guinea and the Atlantic Ocean. It neighbors the Ivory Coast, Burkina Faso and Togo. It has a population of over 25 million and covers...

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    Da Gama set out from Portugal and sailed around the southern tip of Africa, the Cape of Good Hope. Da Gama reached Calicut, India where he traded with local Hindus whom he mistook for Christians....

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    When the Founding Fathers wrote our Constitution, they created a system of checks and balances to ensure that no branch of government became too powerful. They also gave each branch of government a...

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    Homesteading is a contemporary term used to describe a mode of living, usually in a rural location, that involves self-sufficiency and sustainability. Some homesteaders like to live "off the grid"...

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