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1860 Essay Examples

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Fyodor Mikhaylovich Dostoyevsky and the Publication of the House of the Dead in 1860
Fyodor Mikhaylovich Dostoyevsky was born in Moscow on Nov. 11, 1825. As his father was a former military surgeon, Dostoyevsky grew up in the noble class. He entered the military engineering school at St. Petersburg at age 16. Shortly after graduating, he resigned his commission and devoted all his time to writing. Howeve...
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The Reconstruction Period in the History of the United States
Many people will argue that the social and political changes in the period between 1860 and 1877 culminated in a revolution. This time period, known as the First Reconstruction, made many advances in equality for Blacks in voting, politics, and the use of public facilities. The lawmakers of the time were however unable to m...
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Promotion of America's Industrial Growth from 1860 to 1900
Many important factors helped to promote America's huge industrial growth during the period from 1860 to 1900. Before the blossom of this industrialization, the United States consisted of mostly farms and small towns. The development of factories and urban cities soon changed all of this. The railroad system expanded and ev...
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A History of the Election Campaign of 1860 in the United States
By the election of 1860 profound divisions existed among Americans over the future course of their country, and especially over the South's "peculiar institution," slavery. During the presidency of James K. Polk (1841-1849), the United States had confirmed the annexation of Texas to the Union, negotiated a treaty...
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A Report on the Pony Express
Before 1860 it was virtually impossible to get a letter or other form of correspondence from St. Joseph Missouri to Sacramento California in less than 20 days. 20 days seemed entirely too long for the west coast merchants and bankers to wait for documents from the east. So three men, William Russell, Alexander Majors and Wi...
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What It Entails to Be a Pony Express Rider and How to Become One
On April 3rd, 1860, the Pony Express started. The first rider named Henry Wallace left St. Joseph, Missouri. On April 13th the last rider reached Sacramento, California.
To become a rider you had to be a brave young man, and an orphan, because it was a dangerous job. They had to be very good riders, and able to shoot good....
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A Description of Pistol's Used Since the Middle Ages to the Civil War and Still Used Today
were used since the middle ages to the civil war and are still being used today. Pistol's
The Calvary and officers used pistol's which are effective during close in fighting. Most popular is made by Colt and Remington which are both American companies. The Colt 1860 is a six shot pistol weighed at two pound's eleven ounces...
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An Analysis of Resolving Disputes in the United States During 1820-1860
Resolving disputes threw compromise no longer seemed possible. These dispute took place in the United States during 1820-1860. Some political disputes such as Slavery, political leaders, and successions of states made it hard for compromise.Slavery is one of the main disputes that were not compromised. Northerners thought t...
356 words
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An Analysis of the Business in New York Between 1825 and 1860
For a number of reasons, business enterprise in New York grew by leaps and bounds between 1825 and 1860. New York's growth between the years 1825 and 1860 can be attributed to a number of factors. These include but cannot be limited to the construction of the Erie Canal, the invention of the telegraph, the develope...
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3 pages
An Overview of the United States Expansionism from 1790s to 1860s
United States Expansionism: 1790s- 1860s The major American aspiration during the 1790s through the 1860s was westward expansion. Americans looked to the western lands as an opportunity for large amounts of free land, for growth of industry, and manifest destiny. This hunger for more wealth and property, led Americans conq...
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3 pages
An Introduction to the Political History of Abraham Lincoln
A PICTURE IS WORTH A THOUSAND WORDS A picture is worth a thousand words. During the 1860 election Republican presidential nominee, Abraham Lincoln was hoping this common expression was factual. Lincoln told one supporter, "By the lesson of the past, and the united voice of all discreet friends, I am neither (to) writ...
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4 pages
An Overview of the Industrial Development of New York between the Years of 1825 and 1860
New York's growth between the years 1825 and 1860 can be attributed to a number of factors. These include but cannot be limited to the construction of the Erie Canal, the invention of the telegraph, the developed of the railroads, the establishment of Wall Street and banking, the textile, shipping, agriculture and ne...
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3 pages
The Reasons for the Growth of Business in New York Between Eighteen Twenty Five and Eighteen Sixty
Growth of NYS Business For a number of reasons, business enterprise in New York grew by leaps and bounds between 1825 and 1860. New York's growth between the years 1825 and 1860 can be attributed to a number of factors. These include but cannot be limited to the construction of the Erie Canal, the invention of the telegra...
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3 pages
An Analysis of the Importance of the Period Between 1860 and 1877 in the Development of United States
                  The period between 1860 into 1877, while being extremely important in the development of our nation, was also an intensely revolutionary period of our country’s history in the way that every single act commited during this time was a presedent and in its own way revolutionary itself. This was the first tim...
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