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The Life and Mission of David Livingstone
David Livingstone was a missionary to Africa. He was born on March 19, 1813 in Blantyre, Lanark shire, Scotland. Livingstone’s family was Scottish and was an environment of personal piety, poverty, and hard work. They were also a family of zeal for education and a sense of mission. His father’s family is from Ulva. His moth...
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A Biography of the Explorer Jacques Cartier
Have you ever wondered how Canada was found, and who found it? The answer is, Jacques Cartier (1491-1557). Jacques Cartier was an explorer that sailed for France. He made three voyages in total, to Newfound land (nowadays Canada), each of them with a different story and a different purpose. His voyages include finding goods...
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The Contributions of Georges Couthon of the Mountain and Jacques-Pierre Brissot of the Girondists During the French Revolution
The French Revolution started in 1789 and lasted until 1799 and resulted in not only the abolition of the French monarchy, but societal change based on liberal ideas from the Enlightenment. There were many political parties including the Girondists, the Mountain, and the Sans Culottes. Two important people from the French R...
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The Mindset During the Enlightenment Period
The Enlightenment spread vastly throughout Europe in a surprisingly quick and efficient process. The Enlightenment was the idea that all knowledge should be spread far and wide. This idea succeeded in expanding many of the Individuals’ knowledge all throughout the world. Not only entire cultural groups but also individual...
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The Black Death and Its Effects on 14th Century Eurasia
For the peoples of 14th century Eurasia, their world was thriving with no fear of any kind of damage to the incline of their societies. However, with no warning, the Black Death struck leaving possibly up to 200 million people dead. This plague, in some ways, has a mixed legacy. Even though the Black Death was horrifying an...
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A Study on the Reasons of European Integration
Thesis: There are three main reasons of European Integration such as the consolidation of countries after the Second World War, economic and political benefits for united countries and the creation of a space without internal borders. European creation For the current European Union took a long time for unification and...
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The Effects and Consequences of Colonialism and Decolonization
Colonialism and Decolonization Colonialism, or taking political control over another country, dates all the way back to Europe’s takeover of the New World in the 15th to the 17th centuries. A secondary colonialism concerning the takeover in parts Africa and Asia occurred largely in the 19th century. Its original appeal was...
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The Spanish and British Exploration and Colonization of the New World
Spanish and British Colonization Upon thinking about the New World, the typical American recalls sporadic elementary facts about Christopher Columbus, the West Indies, and the United States’ original thirteen colonies. In other words, the main focus of the primary education in America is strictly American history as it rel...
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The Influence of Christianity on Culture in the Renaissance Times
http://www.conradschmitt.com/images/service/xlarge/59.jpg During the Renaissance, Christianity was integral to European culture. As in today, the life of Christ was essential in Christian teachings. Artists emphasized the humanity of Christ and their perspective is seen in visual images that demonstrates birth and death....
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A History of the Black Death, One of the Biggest Catastrophies
The Black Death Introduction The black death is one of the most devastating phenomena to ever have existed in history. It resulted in the approximate death of 200 million people in the European and Asian regions. Consequently, the plague, as it is often commonly referred, has been the subject of substantial scrutiny. Howe...
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Aestheticism and the History of the Aesthetic Movement
The term "Aesthetic Movement" refers to the introduction of principles
that emphasized art in the production of furniture, metalwork, ceramics,
stained glass, textiles, wallpapers, and books. One important channel for
its widespread popularity was the Philadelphia Centennial Exposition of
1876. There, in numerous displays,...
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The Life, Works, and Death of Robert Louis Stevenson
Robert Louis Stevenson Biography Robert Louis Stevenson was born on November 13, 1850 in Edinburgh, Scotland. His name wasn’t always that, though. By birth, he was Robert Lewis Stevenson. His middle name was later changed from “Lewis” to “Louis”. Stevenson came from a good family, but was somewhat rebellious and went aga...
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The Political, Social, and Economic Conditions That Sparked the French Revolution
The French Revolution of 1789 had many long-range causes. Political, social, and economic conditions in France contributed to the discontent felt by many French people-especially those of the third estate. The ideas of the intellectuals of the Enlightenment brought new views to government and society. The American Revolutio...
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A History of the Change of Church From the Time of Henry VIII to Elizabeth I
Describe how the Church of England changed from the time of Henry VIII to Elizabeth I In 1531 Henry VIII become the head of the Church of England and sought independence from the Catholic Church leadership by the Pope in Rome. Shortly afterwards he divorced his wife Catherine of Aragon following several requests from the...
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An Analysis of the Book of Daniel and the Effect of Greek Imperialism on the Near Eastern People
Book of Daniel Greek imperialism had a very large effect on the Near Eastern people that they governed. One profound example of this is the Hebrews who were under Greek control. The Book of Daniel provides us with some examples of how the Jews were expected to change their lifestyle in order to more conform to Greek ideals...
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A Study of the Factors Contributing to the Failure of the Miner's Strike
Asses the view that the main reason for the failure of the Miners’ strike was the leadership of Arthur Scargill. On the 6 March 1984 the head of the National Coal Board, Ian MacGregor, announced plans to close 20 coal mines, with a loss of 20,000 jobs, cutting production by 4 million tonnes. In response on the 12th Mar...
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The Key Components of the Patronage System by the Lisles
Like all noble families in Tudor England, it was critical for the Lisles to become proficient players in the game of patronage, and despite the challenges that were inherent in living so far from the court, Lord and Lady Lisle proved competent to the task.  One of the key components to the patronage system was the use of ne...
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The Concept and Process of Marriage in the Victorian Era
Courtship and Marriage in the Victorian Era The Victorian Era was during Queen Victoria’s reign from 1837 to 1901 in Britain. During that period social class heavily influenced the people of Britain. According to Merriam Webster’s dictionary, “aestheticism is defined as a doctrine that the principles of beauty are basic to...
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Education and the Schooling of Children During the Elizabethan Times
In Elizabethan times, education was not available to the public like it is now. Wealthy children had more opportunities for an education. They could afford top scholar tutors to teach them at home, which were very expensive. There was no established free “public” system of education for the general population. The quality a...
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The Difficult Task of Building Britain Under the Rule of Charles II
It would be erroneous to suggest that following Charles I’s accession to the throne in 1625, there was a long period of economic despondency which would continue on from his death until the 1650s. Moreover, the serious lack of finances the monarchy and parliament possessed, meant a lack of prosperity that would only escalat...
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The Event That Led to the Start of the French Revolution
There had been significant causes leading to the start of the French Revolution, yet the uneasiness of the people, caused them to finally strike directly against the kingdom. The third estate had stolen guns from the national stores, because King Louis had sent an army to break them up at the tennis courts. Now, people had...
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The Family, Early Childhood, and Works of Winston Churchill
Born to be a soldier, Winston Churchill, one of the most brilliant and dauntless Prime Ministers in British history, swept through the hindrances and misfortune facing his country like a true warlord, but what made this man the hero we know today is his childhood experiences and ventures before his more legendary exploits....
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The Struggles and Survival of Cabeza De Vaca in His Spanish Conquest to the Americas
How Did Cabeza De Vaca Survive? Cabeza De Vaca had many struggles, some of them possibly fatal, but the big question in the end is how did he survive? Cabeza was on a Spanish conquest to the Americas in the search for gold and glory for his nation. When his boat unexpectedly crashed in Florida, him and 250 other men had...
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A History of the Horrors of the Black Death in Europe
The bubonic plague also known as “Black Death” was an epidemic that spread throughout Europe. It was known as the “black death” due to the color of one’s infected skin and tumors. This plague was the worst epidemics in history and it spread from Mongolia to Europe when a Genoese ship arrived at a Sicilian port in 1347. Most...
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The Effects of the Evolution of Agriculture to the Dawn of the Industrial Revolution
Describe the main features of pre-industrial society and explain how gradual change in agriculture led to changes in society at the dawn of the industrial revolution. The Industrial Revolution is considered by some the most significant time in human history. This point can be well argued because before the revolution, th...
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