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The History of Freedom - Throughout history freedom has had many different meanings and definitions; based on race, gender, and ethnicity. According to the dictionary freedom means the state of being free or at liberty rather than in confinement or under physical restraint (“freedom” def. 1). Freedom may seem like something given to everyone however it was something workers had to fight for. Not everyone believed that workers’ rights needed to be changed, which led to a long battle between workers, employers and the government....   [tags: History ]
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History Culminating Assignment: Four Events in History - Vimy Ridge 1900s The Battle of Vimy Ridge is Canada’s most celebrated battle of World War I. Canada claimed victory on German forces on April 9, 1917. The battle was lead by Arthur Currie, the first Canadian to be promoted to the rank of General. Because of him and other factors, the battle was successful. He had planned and strategized for months beforehand so that every soldier knew exactly what his job was when the time came to attack. It only took a few hours until more German prisoners, land and guns were taken than in the first two years of the war....   [tags: history,] 548 words
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The Social System of History - Among the most famous breaks in social composure in American history is the 1938 broadcast of The War of the Worlds, a radio program based on the H.G. Wells novel of the same name. Despite at least four announcements made during the program that the performance was a work of fiction, the public panicked as they listened to what they firmly believed to be a factual broadcast of an actual Martian invasion. Almost since the moment the panic occurred, historians have put forward theories incorporating this event into our social history....   [tags: History]
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Events in Canadian History - Before a person is well recognized in society, they need to go though a lot of trouble, discrimination, and change to get there. No one judges them by their individual merit. This also applies to countries. The government of a country is always trying to get themselves in a higher position around the globe. This is done so they are well established for their good qualities. Canada is also a name in the list of such nations. Recognition was really hard for Canada to get because of the fact that it is one of the younger countries....   [tags: history] 1937 words
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A History of Japan - Japans history dates back almost 53,000 years and is filled with interesting and fascinating events. Most of Japans actions have left the major world powers in the world stunned. The base of this amazing country is astonishing just by itself. The base is a bunch of active and large under water volcanoes. Japans uniqueness from the rest of the world ranges from its culture to its very interesting history to the change in government every few hundred years and their trading dilemma with petroleum and their assortment of fish that they export....   [tags: Japn, history, ] 1458 words
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The History of Computers - 
I will present a brief history of the computer since it is prominent in society. 

The twentieth century was a time of invention and innovation. More specifically, there were major advances in computer technology as electricity developed. The invention of the computer originated from the reliance on electrical based machines that stemmed from a dependence upon mechanical devices. The stepping stones for computers originated in the early 1900’s, but computer advancement occurred most prominently from the 1930’s to the 1950’s....   [tags: History, Computers, ] 857 words
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The History of Syphilis - Throughout the ages, while the origins to this day continue to be debated, the strength and potency of the disease have rarely been in question. Syphilis, while not viewed as a huge threat due to a decreased number of cases in the mid-late 1990s, needs to be taken more seriously by the public because it is more dangerous than many realize, especially because it is extremely contagious, it is extremely elegant in the symptoms it produces, it has played a larger part in history than many would think, and there is a certain stigma which surrounds the disease, which in turn pushes individuals away from receiving the necessary testing....   [tags: Medicine, History]
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The History of Slavery - Slavery has a lot of effects on African Americans today. History of slavery is marked for civil rights. Indeed, slavery began with civilization. With farming’s development, war could be taken as slavery. Slavery that lives in Western go back 10,000 years to Mesopotamia. Today, most of them move to Iraq, where a male slave had to focus on cultivation. Female slaves were as sexual services for white people also their masters at that time, having freedom only when their masters died. In South American countries, during the period from late 19th and early 20th centuries, requirement for making the labor to be more focused harvesting of rubber, expansion and slavery in Latin America and somewhere...   [tags: american history] 567 words
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The History of Sausage - The word sausage is derived from the Latin word salsus meaning salted. The making and producing of sausage was started well over two thousand years ago. Some of the basic ways to make sausages are very old and the industry is always adapting to new ways to produce the sausages, because as time goes on, things have to change. The sausage was always part of man’s diet. They say that the first mentioned sausage was found in the Greek play the Orya, also known as the sausage. This play was written about 500 B.C....   [tags: Food History]
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The History of Cameras - Believe it or not, there was once a time when cameras didn’t exist. The technology that today we take for granted, was once the most greatest and inspiring invention ever made. Before the camera, the only way people were able to have a personal photograph of themselves done was to hire a professional painter to paint them while they posed for hours at a time. It was a tedious task but one that had to be done, and at the time it was the only way a person could have something to show for how they looked in the past....   [tags: cameras, history, ] 1398 words
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The History of Turkey - Throughout history, the middle east has often been the focus of news reporters. A middle eastern country that has not been exempt from this, is Turkey. Turkey has not only been a focus, but it also has had a very long, complicated history. The history of turkey is a very long and detailed one. Turkey was originally settled by groups of farmers probably thousands of years ago. Today, historians call these people the Hittites. During their time, the Hittites were ruled by kings, and had their high officials buried in shaft tombs....   [tags: turkish history, middle eastern history] 1585 words
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History of the History of Jean Paul Marat - As an English speaking college student with only a basic, conversational understanding of French, finding historical information specifically on Jean-Paul Marat has been rather difficult. Nearly every work printed in English that could be located on this intriguing man is printed in a collection of short biographies about famous figures of the French Revolution and so, naturally focuses primarily on his part in the Revolution and less on himself specifically, with what books there are about him alone being written by the same two scholars: Louis R Gottschalk, Ph.D....   [tags: history of France, French Revolution]
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The History of The Swastika - The swastika is usually associated with the Nazis but do people really know the different meanings behind the swastika. It has been used and given multiple meanings and multiple names. It has also been used in many religions and is still being used by some today. The Nazis were not the only ones who used this symbol. The swastika has a unique history, with a symbolic meaning that has evolved by its religious, Nazi, Aryan, and modern use. The swastika is one of the earliest known used symbols with a unique history....   [tags: german history, nazis]
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The History of the Rise - In 1808, Thomas Clarkson published his two-volume text, The History of the Rise, Progress and Accomplishment of the Abolition of the African Slave Trade by the British Parliament, after the prolonged campaign to abolish the slave trade in the British Empire. Within this text, Clarkson inserted his own map of the path to abolition, consisting of the efforts by prominent intellectuals, politicians, and religious organizations. This essay will argue that Clarkson’s map neglects the informal abolition activities that coincided with the official abolition campaign both within and outside the map’s timeframe; it in fact ends twenty years before the passage of abolition legislation in 1807....   [tags: American History, Slavery, Clarkson] 2565 words
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The History of the Violin - The invention of violin was recorded first in Europe during the Medieval ages. This instrument must have developed from the gambs family popular in the 15th century. The clear picture of violin as it is known today came into existence in the 16th century during the Renaissance period. The instrument like others developed steadily with time to a point when it was able to satisfy new ideas of sound. The same style that was used during the old musical periods is still in use today besides a few technical advancements (The History of the Violin....   [tags: music history, medieval ages]
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The History of Slavery - Slavery was not just one of the saddest parts of the US history, but the ugliest. In 1619 the world came to laziness and slavery took place. What really pushed the world into the devastating result of slavery. As if the world had a scarcity of choices. But had the heart to open up to random wars over land and stupidity. And discrimination. Well the terrifying history of the US led to just about all world Hatred and struggle. As well on in Life, people adapt to their surroundings, and sure enough some people are used to the population of African Americans and feel as if they are just the same....   [tags: American History, Hate, slaves]
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The History of Songwriting - Music sets the mood for many of the events and celebrations of our lives. From happy to sad, people rely on songs to set their mood. That is why songwriting is a popular form of expression for many people. Songwriters often write very personal emotional songs but they may also write songs for plays, movies, and commercials. Songwriting can be a lucrative career if a song takes off in popularity or it may just be a hobby, however one thing remains constant, music is one of the most important expressions of imagination....   [tags: Sheetmusic, World Music History]
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The History of Calculus - An article written by Simon Harding and Paul Scott titled “The History of Calculus” explains the very beginnings and evolutions of calculus. Harding and Scott begin their article by explaining how important calculus is to almost every field, claiming that “…in any field you could name, calculus… can be found,” (Harding, 1976). I agree with this statement completely, and can even support it with examples of its uses in various fields like engineering, medicine, management, and retail. All of these utilize calculus in some way, shape, or form, even if it is a minute....   [tags: history of mathematics, article]
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The History of Kodak - Introduction The History of Kodak The Eastman Kodak Company was established in the 1880’s as a film business, set on establishing its brand name in the marketplace through customer-focused advertising and growth through research and development and low cost mass production. The founder, George Eastman, described Kodak’s competitive philosophy by commenting that “nothing is more important than the value of our name and the quality it stands for. We must make quality our fighting argument” (Gavetti, Henderson & Giorgi, 2005)....   [tags: business growth, photography, history]
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The History of Euthanasia - Euthanasia has been a part of societies since 5th Century B.C. in ancient Rome and Greece. The concept of euthanasia was considered to be tolerant before the creation of Christianity. Pagan physicians would do both voluntary and involuntary mercy killings. Although the Hippocratic Oath prohibited doctors from giving drugs to kill anybody, not even if asked for, or from suggesting such an action, few ancient Greek or Roman physicians followed the oath. Though there was a wide spread support of voluntary death throughout the Rome and Greek territories....   [tags: The History of Assisted Suicide]
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Does History Matter? - Millions of people have gone great lengths to record every part of the past. We may not know much about the future but we have more than enough information about the past. The knowledge about our past has helped us in many ways. Historians, teachers, doctors, students, lawyers and many more have relied on history books and researches on significant events in history to prove their point. The question why history matters has been asked many times. It has been asked by students, teachers and parents sometimes....   [tags: History] 988 words
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History of the Polygraph - Since the father of lies deceived Eve in the Garden of Eden man has been telling lies and other men have been trying different ways to detect the truth. Some of these ways of detecting the truth were crude but they were the pioneers to today’s polygraph test. A heated dagger placed on the tongue determined the amount of saliva in the speaker's mouth. Supposedly, the more saliva, the greater likelihood the speaker was communicating the truth. The ancient Hindus demanded those accused of lying to chew rice and spit it onto a consecrated leaf for observation....   [tags: Detecting Truth in History]
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The History of Christianity - Christianity Unlike many other religions, Christianity is a religion based on love and penance that will allow you into heaven no matter what your past wrongs or faults are. Most Christian denominations have a minister or pastor who serves as the leader or guide through the rituals and readings learned by the individual. The ultimate goals in these teachings are to be accepted into God’s kingdom by being baptized, devoting your life to God, and admitting that he is your savior. These teachings are based off the original teachings and life of Jesus of Nazareth....   [tags: Jesus Christ, Religious History]
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Re-thinking History: Improving History Textbooks in America - Since introducing his book with the notion that high school students hate history, Loewen (1996) devotes a considerable amount of his work debunking facts and theories taught in history classes in American schools. He appeals to the trust of the readers with his comparisons on what textbooks include and what they omit. He accomplishes this by recounting some sparse facts taught in most textbooks, appealing to the emotions of all former, current and future history students with his empathy on how boring most history textbook....   [tags: History Education, ] 749 words
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History by Heart: Why Empathy Impedes Accuracy - Sources are essential when investigating events of the past. However, narrative texts are forces to be reckoned with, in constructing our own memories pertaining to history. We can be trained to analyze every last drop of a source if we are so driven, but the moment it starts to pull at our heartstrings, we may not be so bold. Instead, we often treat narrative texts as binoculars into the past, guiding our educational journey. Doubts of credibility or accuracy are given backseat status, as these sources tap into our empathetic human nature....   [tags: History]
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The History of the Medieval Chola Dynasty - The history of the medieval Chola dynasty is full of mystery and intrigue. Accounts of assassination and war are intertwined with a history rich in cultural pride, magnificent art and grand temples that convey the period as a prosperous time. From a few scattered tribes the medieval Chola dynasty rose to form a great civilization. As a society with a strong focus on naval and administrative achievements the Cholas affected the history of India. The history of the medieval Chola Dynasty starts several hundred years after the Sangam age when Vijayalaya Chola took control of Thanjavur city in the middle of the ninth century CE (Chandrakumar)....   [tags: Indian History ] 1194 words
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The History and Uses of Casein Plastic - Casein plastic, or ‘milk plastic’, has been used in the Americas for decades, due to its low production costs and accessibility. Casein is defined as, “A white, tasteless, odorless protein precipitated from milk by rennin” (“Casein” 1). and “a slow digesting protein that plays a large role in preventing muscle breakdown” (“Casein Protein“ 1). Not only is casein an important protein that all mammals need to survive, but this vital protein has also been very important throughout recent American and English history....   [tags: History and Uses]
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The History and Religion of the Huichol Culture - Huichols or Wixarika are a group of indigenous people live in the rough and rocky terrain of central Mexico’s Sierra Madre Mountain whose rituals and traditions have endured all the way through the centuries, even in the countenance of absurd unusual. In spite of the efforts to change them to Catholicism follow by the Spanish invasion of Mexico, the Huichols’ immobile live today is quite related to the time as their ancestors lived many centuries ago. Huichols’ religion engages in recreations of central role in their everyday lives....   [tags: world history] 2098 words
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A Brief History of the British Empire - Great Britain, The country who has been in a the center of some history’s biggest moments. A country in which no other dares to challenge , but try to emulate. A country who were first to industrialize and didn't want anybody else to . How did Great Britain become one of the powerful empire in history and what happen to it . The first event that help Britain build this empire was the industrial revolution. Coal was really the start of the revolution....   [tags: European history]
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The History of the Ottoman Empire - We human beings need to sleep to let our body to relax and gain back the energy we are spending during daytime. By the same token, sometimes we sleep to get away from reality and fall into a totally different world that we dream of. Dream is a divine gift to all human beings. We dream, there’s no sleeping without a dream, whether it’s a nightmare or a joyful daydream. Sigmund Freud and Carl Jung define dreams as “an interaction between the unconscious and conscious asserting that the unconscious is the dominant force of the dream and it conveys its own mental activity to the perspective faculty.”[ ] Moreover, most of the time our dreams are just reflections of our subconscious, which are ine...   [tags: World History ]
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The History of Sports and African Americans - The history of sports goes back since ancient times. It has been a useful way for people to explore nature and their environment. Sports include different activities and games such as football, soccer, basketball, and etc. to express their skills and talents. Also, sports are a way to relax and have fun; but are sports all our African Americans rely on. The dream to become future sports stars. The reason why Gates begins his essay with an anecdote is to show and compare how many african-american athletes were at work today and how little the chances of African-Americans becoming athletes are compared to being a lawyer, dentist, or even a doctor....   [tags: History, Sports, ] 506 words
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The History of the Russian Revolution - The Russian Revolution is a widely studied and seemingly well understood time in modern, European history, boasting a vast wealth of texts and information from those of the likes of Robert Service, Simon Sebag Montefiore, Allan Bullock, Robert Conquest and Jonathan Reed, to name a few, but none is so widely sourced and so heavily relied upon than that of the account of Leon Trotsky, his book “History of the Russian Revolution” a somewhat firsthand account of the events leading up to the formation of the Soviet Union....   [tags: Russian History ]
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Wars and Conflicts in American History - War is defined in the Merriam-Webster online dictionary as “1.a. as a state of usually open and declared hostile conflict between states or nations; a period of such armed conflict; 2.a. a state of hostility, conflict, or antagonism; b. a struggle or competition between opposing forces.” War has been a part of this great nation since the beginning. The Seven Years’ War, The Revolutionary War, and The Civil War were some of the bloodiest battles ever fought over the years in the United States. Let’s take a walk through history and look at why these wars were fought, the courses they each took, and the impact they had on the United States today....   [tags: American History]
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Art History in Tourism and Leisure - During the late nineteenth-century, Impressionism was influenced by the tourism industry and industry of leisure. The new en plein-air paintings were introduced to many artists earlier that period. This essay will discuss paintings from Claude Monet and Pierre-Auguste Renoir, looking into some of their paintings and the affection from the uprising industries as mentioned. Social unrest in France was a part of history. Monet’s and Renoir’s paintings served as documentary of the emergence social history, depicting the lifestyle of late nineteenth-century France....   [tags: Art History]
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The History of Richmond Hill, Georgia - Throughout the history of Richmond Hill, the city has experienced everything from failure to success and tragedies to victories. Today, Richmond Hill is a peaceful suburb located in southern Bryan County. Positioned within a 30-minute radius of Savannah, Richmond Hill offers a wonderful convenience to the nearby metropolitan city. This coastal town is home to more than 10,000 people. Richmond Hill’s community has an excellent reputation with great schools and education opportunities and a low crime rate....   [tags: american history] 867 words
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Shaping History: Adolf Hitler - “Through their vision and integrity, passion and perseverance, as well as their willingness to take risks, they challenge beliefs and change the course of people’s lives. Some are born into positions of power, others have leadership thrust upon them, but they all possess the ability to seize opportunities when they arise and the charisma to persuade others to follow where they lead. Covering many different areas of life, Shaping History looks at some of the most renowned, the most notorious and the most unlikely leaders....   [tags: Shaping History, History,] 1545 words
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Historical Periods of Canadian History - Organizing a topic as diverse as Canadian history into periods is challenging. Canadian history spans hundreds of years, covers events from varying points of views, and contains dimensions of culture, theme, and politics. To understand how to organize history logically into periods, it is helpful to refer to Canadian history sources. Two history texts by Bumstead and Silver will be considered. The manner in which they organize Canadian history into logical and comprehensive periods will be taken into account....   [tags: Canadian History ]
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The History of Roman Government - The history of the Roman people can be documented from prehistoric times, to the death of Emperor Constantine the great in 337 A.D. It can be categorized into three major divisions, the monarchy, the Republic, and the Empire. (Starr, The Ancient Romans) Rome during the monarchic years created and developed institutions and trends of great importance for the future life of the Roman people. Trends such as the way family was treated, a concept of private property, social and political institutions, law, and finally religion....   [tags: Ancient History]
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Important Topics in US History - History is more complicated than simply a list of achievements or failures. Even the meaning of the word “triumph” is subjective, as one person’s achievement may be another person or group’s loss or failure. Traditionally, however, history has largely been written by the victors, giving them the greatest influence on the interpretation of events. For this reason, I think it is necessary that professors uncover narratives that are often untold in order to present a more holistic view. Presenting both failures and successes help to illuminate history and develop the critical thinking that students need to ultimately form their own judgments....   [tags: US History] 1964 words
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The History of Military Demolitions - Since the discovery of gunpowder by the Chinese, the world as we know it has made more efficient and powerful weapons. Throughout the history of warfare from the medieval times to present day, explosives have been used as an Offensive and Defensive weapon. When a castle or army was under siege the attacking army would surround the objective and cut off all supply lines and try to starve the enemy into submission. With the invention of gunpowder it made the siege obsolete. This was empowered by the cannon and other forms of field artillery, which allowed the objective to be overthrown quickly....   [tags: Military History ]
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The History of Veterinary Medicine - The history of veterinary medicine dates back to the earliest of times. Early in time it was not considered a science, but referred to as an art. This was a crude and sometimes barbaric practice. It was not until the ancient Romans that the treatment of animals became more serious. However even then their understanding was still at the very basic level of comprehension, with their entire focus on the maintenance of military horses, which led to the development of farriers. The largest advancement did not come until the 1400's to the 1700's thru the accumulate understanding of anatomy of animals and even people and the development of veterinary science and the founding of the first School of...   [tags: Medical History ]
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History of the Gilded Age - Following the Civil War and Reconstruction, the federal government was looking for a way to get the people motivated; motivated to work again, motivated to have a better life again, and then like an answered prayer we entered the ‘Gilded Age’. The rapid growth from 1865 to 1900 was brought on by the availability of money and resources. With entrepreneurs willing to take a risk with this money and new resources, extraordinary growth arose. Railroads were evolving everywhere and as a result the Steel industry started to rise....   [tags: American History] 605 words
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New Phase in American History - Following the Revolutionary War that lasted from 1776 to 1783, Britain’s thirteen North American colonies entered a period of great uncertainty. Finally free from the constraints of the Old World, the Founding Fathers of the United States were facing the predicament of a small population with limited resources and an unstable frontier. Though it was unclear as to how the colonies would create a New World order, most of the Founding Fathers had agreed upon a single point – that they would avoid the “balance of power” politics that had long reigned in Europe....   [tags: American History] 1190 words
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History of Central African Republic: - History of Central African Republic: The Central African Republic (CAR) is located in the heart of equatorial Africa. The country, with an estimated population of 4.4 million and a landmass of 622,984 sq km , is landlocked, sharing borders with Chad, Sudan, Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), Republic of the Congo, and Cameroon. The country, a former colony of France (formerly known as Ubangi-Shari), gained independence on August 13, 1960. Like most former colonies, CAR was subject to interference in domestic affairs by its former colonizer....   [tags: African History] 1729 words
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Southern Utah Community and History - The formation of Southern Utah is one of fascination. The Virgin River Anasazi were St. George’s earliest residents, occupying the area for over twelve hundred years. They left behind rock art and ruins of their dwellings. There vanishing from the area and leaving behind their dwellings and art is still a mystery to this day. The Paiute people arrived shortly after and have lived there ever since, utilizing the area as a hunting ground for deer, rabbits and other animals. The Paiutes also grew crops along the riverbeds, including corn, wheat and melons....   [tags: American History]
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The History of Iwo Jima - Introduction The island of Iwo Jima is just one of the many islands in the pacific that make up the island chain of Ogasawara. The Ogasawara chain of islands are located approximately 750 miles south of Tokyo. In comparison to most of the other islands in the pacific Iwo Jima is relatively small, in fact it is only four and a half miles long by two and a half miles wide. The geographic layout of Iwo Jima consists of a dormant volcano on the northern side called Mount Suribachi and a flat stretch of land to the south....   [tags: Military History]
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Events in History from 1820-1850 - The period from 1820 to 1850 was a time where several important and diversified events in American history occurred. This period was a period of extreme reform. There were many conflicts during this period in which brought about great change. Such conflicts include the Gibbons vs. Ogden, Erie Canal, American Temperance Society, David Walker’s Appeal, Anti-slavery society, Sack of Lawrence, and the Dred Scott Decision. All of these events had one goal, to make the society a better, improved place for everyone, both in the North and South....   [tags: American History]
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History of Photojournalism - “I have been a witness, and these pictures are my testimony. The events I have recorded should not be forgotten and must not be repeated” (Nachtwey). Photojournalism is the art or practice of communicating news by photographs, especially in magazines. Photojournalism has evolved immensely from the beginning to the present. Photojournalism developed during the Crimean War, submitted to its evolution throughout the course of the Golden Age, and eventually settled on its present-day existence today....   [tags: Photos, Pictures, Journalism, History]
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History of Psychology - Dating back 65000 years, Aborigines have had the longest continuous culture. The Aborigines believed and lived in the ‘Dreamtime’. The ‘dreamtime’ refers to the time when land and humans were created, and when ancestors and spirits came to earth and created everything. Every tribe had their own dreamtime and was passed down through storytelling. The Aborigines connection was either through the Wandjina or the rainbow serpent depending on the tribe. For the Aboriginals the world is sacred and has to be honoured....   [tags: History, Aborigines, Dreamtime] 2251 words
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History of Zimbabwe - Zimbabwe has experienced a rough transition since gaining independence from England in 1970. Since then there has been much political unrest all oriented around one party, the ZANU-PF(Zimbabwe African National Union Patriotic Front) who took over an oppressive white government that was in power following Zimbabwe’s independence. This party has brought Zimbabwe into a state of turmoil with rigged elections, illegal seizure of land, violations of many human rights, inflation, etc… Overall Zimbabwe is in a terrible state despite outside attempts to put an end to the violence due to the Zanu-PF party....   [tags: African History, Apartheid, Colonialism]
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The Effects of the American Industrial Revolution Described in "A People’s History of the United States", "America: A Narrative History" and "A Histor - The mid 19th century is one of the major turnaround in the history of the United States. That is the time when America became an Industrial giant and emerged as one of the powerful countries in the world. Industrial revolution changed the people’s way of living in the whole world especially the United States from hand and home productivity to machine and factory. America rose from rural and agricultural country to an urban-industrial that introduces new technologies. United States has been through a lot of ups and down in spite of its emergence and three books tells the story of the Industrial America in three different perspectives....   [tags: american history] 1169 words
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History: A Dying Field - History: Rejuvenating a Dying Field History is dedicated to those who went before us, so that, upon reflection, we can learn from them, without repeating their mistakes, experiencing or inflicting their pain. This quote, attributed to an anonymous source, showcases the deep understanding that all people should have. Without this direct insight, a generation will be ignorant to the hardships of their past, and will end up in a cycle of failure. This is why history is so vitally important to our society; because we must look back in order to keep moving forward....   [tags: History, Education]
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The History of Nuclear Weapons and Associated Treaties - Cause of Nuclear Weapons: In 1939 just before the start of World War 2 Albert Einstein and several other scientists told the then president of the USA Franklin D. Roosevelt that Nazi Germany was putting efforts into purifying Uranium 235 which could be used to build an atomic bomb. The United States launched the Manhattan Project shortly after this which was committed to research and production that would produce a viable atomic bomb (Purohit V. 2004 Online “The Atom Bomb: A Brief History”). How a Nuclear Fission Bomb works: For a nuclear fission bomb to work the fuel needs to be kept in two subcritical mass chambers to avoid the premature detonation of the bomb....   [tags: american history, world history]
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Pearl Harbor: The Turning Point of History - “Tora. Tora. Tora!,” sounds Japanese pilot Mitsuo Fuchida to the 182 other planes in the massive formation at approximately 7:53 a.m., December 7th, 1941. Suddenly chaos reigns over the Hawian Islands, in and around the naval base known as Pearl Harbor; the outcome: 2402 Americans killed, over 1100 injured, as well as 21 ships of the United States Pacific Fleet being destroyed or damaged. The toll to the Japanese opposition, 29 planes. This single battle would become the one of the most brilliant tactical strokes in military history, crippling America’s warfighting ability for several months on end....   [tags: american history, war history] 861 words
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The Impact of the Petrine Reforms in Russian History - In Russian history, the eighteenth century was characterized by significant changes to the political, economical, social and cultural fabric of Russian life that shifted Muscovite Russia’s isolated position and mindset of the Middle Ages into modernization and westernization. The driving force of reformation is accredited to Peter the Great whose reign (1694 – 1725) ushered in European ideas, models, manners, and philosophies. Willingly accepted or not, government intervention was evident in almost all aspects of life....   [tags: European history, world history] 1758 words
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America's History Of War - This war was one of the major conflicts in history since the fall of Rome. The Seven Years War, or the French and Indian War to the American colonists, was debataIagoble that it was the first true World War. The war was fought around the world; in Europe, North America as well as India, with the conflict mainly due to ongoing hostilities and struggles of absolute rule between Great Britain and France. In 1754, a young George Washington was defeated in western Pennsylvania at Fort Necessity, and from that moment on both France and Great Britain began deploying troops, but not always equally in numbers....   [tags: American History] 1565 words
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Survey of American History - Over the course of American history many radical movements have forever changed the historical landscape of the United States of America. Since the beginning of American history, radical movements have played an important role in bringing about change in U.S. society and the U.S. relationship with other countries. They have also experienced major failures and defeats. Major concrete achievements and failures of radical movements have been present in changing the mainstream of the society since the end of WWI....   [tags: US History]
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Critical Thinking in History - My enrollment in the History course this semester was due to requirements for my bachelor’s degree in nursing. Rather than feeling that the course took valuable time away from the core curriculum, what I learned has made a lasting impact on how I feel about the world around me and who I am in that world. Those changes are going to impact the way in which I interact with my future patients and conduct myself as a healthcare professional. The format of the course facilitated a deeper understanding of social and cultural concepts and how those concepts can affect and even define a group of people or region to the rest of the world....   [tags: Importance of History]
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History of Mississippi - What is the home state to various NFL Hall of Famers and the King of Rock and Roll. One may think the men are from the Sunshine State or the Peach State. However, these successful men are from the Magnolia State. Mississippi’s rich and interesting history shapes the Magnolia State into what it is today. Before the Mississippi was discovered by Europeans, Native Americans inhabited the land. There were three ethnic groups of Native Americans living in the land which would one day become Mississippi: The Natchez, the Choctaws, and the Chickasaws....   [tags: Native Americans, Europeans, American History]
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Biases and the Role of the Individual in History - All historians have biases and these biases shape the way the write history. Some authors write to promote an ideal while others write to educate the public and authors also differ in what aspects of history they write about. When reading any history text it is important to remember why the author wrote and what was important to them. An author like Jo-Ann Shelton writes history to educate people on the social history of Rome by using letters and inscriptions left from individual people, the authors of the fourth edition of A History of Rome write to educate college students on the political and economic history of Rome while occasionally discussing the culture in a traditional text-book fo...   [tags: History, Shelton, Rome]
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History Is Not An Exact Science - Some define History as science due to its approach on analysing facts and the use of all resources in the aim of finding an answer while others claim it is merely an artistic study of the ages. J.B Bury claimed “History is a science, no more and no less”, in a time just after dramatic changes had been made to the approach of analgising History as he represented many people in the Victorian generation and their want in a more factual basis of history. Throughout the nineteenth century we saw calls from the people for a more accurate understanding of the past....   [tags: History vs Science]
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Review of the BBC History Website - The BBC History website is very eclectic, covering an immense range of history and as a resource, it could be suggested that it is a victim of trying to appeal all levels of historical interest from the academic to the mildly interested. It has been variously described as relevant and fascinating , a useful research tool , catering to the non-specialist whilst including valuable material for the historical researcher . As a site there is an obvious preference given to any historical programming by the BBC be it television or radio and such programming is also available through the iPlayer facility....   [tags: websites, BBC, history, ]
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The History and Symbolism of the Swastika Sign - The History and Symbolism of the Swastika Sign The swastika is a loved and welcomed symbol for many people in the world. The word swastika is derived from the Sanskrit word Su, meaning well, and Asti, meaning to be. It represents life, sun, power, strength, and good luck. The swastika is an equilateral cross with its arms bent at right angles either clockwise or anticlockwise. The ubiquity of the swastika has been explained by three main areas of significance: historical, cultural, and architectural....   [tags: History, Symbol, Swastika]
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A Brief History of the State of Louisiana - Since 1541, Louisiana has been ruled under ten different flags, starting with Hernando de Soto’s flag, a man who claimed the region for Spain (“About Louisiana”). For six weeks after the Civil War had first started, Louisiana had become an independent commonwealth before finally joining the Confederacy. The Louisiana Purchase was negotiated by President Thomas Jefferson, in 1803, in order to get a part of Louisiana in American hands, which was considered essential (“About Louisiana”). Louisiana was a center for trading and finances during most of its early history and it was one of the most prosperous regions in America due to the act that its land was very abundant....   [tags: American history, territory of Orleans]
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History of Prison Reform in the US - When people think of reform movements, they often look for one key sign, and ask one key question of whether that the reform was a success. Did the reform create a lasting change in the way people view the institution that was reformed. All the great reformation movements, from Horace Mann and his education reforms, to Martin Luther, and the Protestant Reformation, to the civil rights movement, all created lasting change in the minds of the average person. One other reform, often overlooked historically is the Prison Reform movement....   [tags: Criminal Justice, History] 2068 words
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History of the Ainu Culture in Japan - Hypothesis The Ainu moved from Hokkaido and northern part of Honshu to farther north, because of war that happened in Japan long time ago. Ainu Culture & Biography Ainu means human in the Ainu language. The Ainu’s history was known from the Jomon period, which is about 1200 CE. There are very few full-blooded Ainu these days. That is because the Ainu had intermarriages with the Japanese people. You can tell that a person is Ainu by their appearance. The Ainu have skin that is lighter than the Japanese, and the Ainu generally have more hair on their bodies....   [tags: japanese, asian history] 1316 words
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The History of Geography in Lithuania - The beginning of the history of geography in Lithuania is reaching as far as the times of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania (12-18th century) and is mostly connected with one of the oldest Universities in Northern Europe - Vilnius University, established in 1579. For this reason geography as a science has deep traditions in Lithuania. One of the most influential organizations to the development of modern geography in the country is the Lithuanian Geographical Society, which was established in 1934 and, despite various turmoil, has managed to survive until today....   [tags: Geography, Science History]
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The History and Identity of Christianity - According to Odia, (2014), Christianity's center of gravity shift from Europe into the global south over the last 100 years has been the most dramatic since the advent of Christianity 2,000 years ago. Quantitatively, Odia also posits that it may also be the largest shift in religious affiliation that has ever occurred, anywhere. Jenkins, (2002), calls it a transforming moment in the history of religion worldwide: the past five centuries has had Christianity inextricably bound up with Europe and European-derived civilizations, particularly North America....   [tags: Theology, Religious History]
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History and Future of Military Drones - What is the future of the military. Many people would argue that drones are the future. Drones have a long history of development tracing back to the America’s Civil War. A large issue that drones had during this time was that they were highly ineffective, this continued until the war in Afghanistan ware started. During the Afghanistan war, the production of the Predator Drone was commissioned. This has been the military’s most successful military asset because of its many different application that the Predator drone has....   [tags: Military, War, History]
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A Brief History of New Orleans - ... It looks like no other place in the United States. The first puzzling impression usually comes from the appearance of the French Quarter near many of the city's hotels. It is more than just a few blocks of houses and cottages standing side-by-side, up against the sidewalk. The size of the district startles even those who have traveled in the rest of the nation. Few visitors are accustomed to such a mess of people moving at all hours of the day and night in the very center of the city. They quickly learn that bars have no closing hour, that the food is spicy, and that the music is taking place almost everywhere....   [tags: History, Geography, French] 564 words
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History and Mechanics of Viking Warfare - Vikings Reign In the earliest years of the Vikings, there was little history recorded due to the polytheistic views that they followed. After the Vikings converted to Christianity, there were eventually written documents created pertaining to their existence. In Viking Warfare, I.P. Stephenson states that the Vikings “first described attack took place in AD 789”(11). The Vikings were also known as Norsemen. They were great storytellers, and that is perhaps how society knows so much about them today....   [tags: World History, Christianity]
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The History of the Christian Church - The fall and decline of the Roman Republic became an act of survival and it destroyed Rome completely. The only way for farmers to survey, would be to make their own fighting equipment and they would struggle everyday, they had nothing. The land would be ugly, not maintain because, they had nothing to maintain it with, and they were poor. The farmers had no choice but to sell their property to the Romans, also know as the Socrates. Also, in 133 B.C the Gracchi brothers were trying to make situation better by relocating farmers in the North Africa, but along the way they were both killed....   [tags: religion, christianity, history] 855 words
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The History of Witches and Witchcraft - What do you think when someone calls someone a witch. What comes to mind. Do you think of the movie, ‘Hocus Pocus’ or do you think of the black pointed hats and the long black, slit ended dresses. What about witchcraft. Does the term “Devil worshiper” ever cross your mind. Do you think of potions and spells. For many, many generations, we have underestimated what the true meaning of a witch and what witchcraft really is. What is the history that hides behind it. Witches and witchcraft have been in our history since the ancient times....   [tags: History of Witchcraft, Black Magic]
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The History of World War II - World War II was the bloodiest global war ever exposed to simple society. It is generally considered to have lasted from 1939 to 1945, although several conflicts in Asia that are commonly linked as contributing factors towards the war had begun earlier than 1939. It concerned the vast majority of the world’s nations, including all of the great powers, finally forming two opposing military alliances: the Allied Powers and the Axis Powers. It was the most widespread war in history with fighting that raged constantly between fifty nations....   [tags: global war, human history]
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