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  • George Washington: The Determining Factor for the Americanss Win Over the British

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    George Washington: The Determining Factor for the Americanss Win Over the British George Washington, in my mind, was the largest determining factor in the American’s defeat against the overpowering British reign. His leadership, patience, self-discipline, organizing ability, hard work ethics, faith in the eventual success of the struggling fight for independence, and unwillingness to give up; is what made him a great man for the job to be the leader of the Continental Army (Jones 91). He was without

  • Tragedies of the Holocaust

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    the Piles of Corpses"." Spiegel Online International. Spiegel International, 30 Nov 2006. Web. 18 Nov 2013. http://www.spiegel.de/international/agnes-sassoon-remembers-bergen-belsen-i-can-still-remember-the-piles-of-corpses-a-435884.html "1945: British Troops Liberate Bergen-Belsen." BBC News. BBC News. Web. 15 Nov 2013. http://news.bbc.co.uk/onthisday/hi/dates/stories/april/15/newsid_3557000/3557341.stm Vallentine Mitchell, . N.p.. Web. 13 Nov 2013. http://www.ushmm.org/wlc/en/article.php?ModuleId=10005224

  • The Pros And Cons Of The Revolutionary War

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    the world’s lens during the 1760s, the British empire had a clear and prominent control over the colonies. However, by the mid-1770s the Americans became enraged enough to declare war against the British for independence. Due to Britain’s massive imperial presence around the globe, the British civilians had a strong inclination for a successful outcome. Instead, the colonists pulled a surprising victory from what should have been a swift defeat. While the British had an abundance of advantages, they

  • The Crisis of the British Empire

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    The Crisis of the British Empire Beginning in 1754, two years later the French and Indian war spawned what is known as the Seven Years' War in Europe. Attempting to gain control over the Ohio River fur trade, the North American French colonies in alliance with the American Indians attacked British troops along the western frontier. The war ended in 1763, forcing France and Spain to cede their regions of North America to the British empire (namely, Canada and Florida). This acquisition and the

  • The French and Indian Wars' Impact on America

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    prominence, it was said that the sun never sets on the British Empire. Many were enthralled under its wing of mighty protection and dare a country stand up to Britain and face the consequences. In 1755 the last of the great conflicts between the Britain and France broke out. Although initially proving its superiority, one of the main facets of the British Empire headed for a major transformation. So that is why I say the very of the British triumph over France in the French and Indian War opened

  • Factors of the American Rebellion

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    After the French and Indian War, the relationship between the colonists and the British Parliament began to deteriorate. Many factors influenced the idea of patriotism and these factors eventually resulted in a rebellion by the colonists in 1775. The most important factor that eventually led to this rebellion was the Parliament taxing the colonists. The colonists were enraged by the fact that they were being taxed without being represented in the Parliament and were also furious of the fact that

  • British Generals in the Great War

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    British Generals in the Great War Ever since the first world war the quote 'lions led by donkeys' has been used to describe the British army, and refers to the brave troops as 'lions' that are being led by stupid 'donkey' generals. It came about as much of the public and soldiers opinions stated that the generals were incompetents who led their men to the death regardless of whether the battle they were fighting was a lost cause. The quote originated from the German troops, who respectfully

  • Battle of New Orleans

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    States declared war on Great Britain for several reasons, the primary of which was the impressment of U.S. Sailors on the high seas for use in the British Navy. Once declared, the United States, under President John Madison, took the initiative and conducted a series of attacks into Canada resulting in the burning of government buildings. The British eventually repelled the attacks and took to the offensive striking at America and setting Washington D.C. ablaze in the summer of 1814. By the time

  • Comparing Catholic and Protestant Communities in Northern Ireland

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    part of the U.K. The Home Rule is when a country governs and runs itself, which what the hard line Catholics in Ireland wanted; they wanted this as they believed they were the rightful owners of the Irish land and craved having total power. A British Prime Minister named William Gladstone backed this idea, and helped support it. Protestants felt the people in Ulster needing protecting, and so they formed an Ulster Unionist Council to represent every Unionist. Eventually, in 1912, when the

  • The American Revolution: The Battle of Many

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    The American Revolution is often misinterpreted as being a dispute only between the white British men and the colonial American soldiers. Yet, it is clearly visible that colonial women, African American slaves, and Native Americans also took a part in the quest for American independence. During the war, African American slaves participated in the war in hopes of one day gaining freedom. The Natives Americans at the time tried to maintain a neutral stance, but failed to do so. It was impossible for