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A Brief Biography of the Navigator, Christopher Columbus
Christopher Columbus has been a celebrated hero in America for centuries, so much so there is even a holiday celebrating his discovery of America.  Not only is he seen as the person who discovered America by most of the population, he is seen as an Italian American symbol of pride for his accomplishments.  Columbus is viewe...
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The Rebirth and Revision of Art and Architecture During the Renaissance Period
The Renaissance was a period of time in which the ancient artistic and architectural ideals were reborn and revised.  In 15th and 16th century Europe ancient Rome and Greece were seen as icons of all things in all ways, especially art.  Art during this time period showed not only how artistic and possibly even educational i...
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The Origin and History of the Eiffel Tower
When thinking of France, many different images come to mind. Common images include berets, the Louvre, and(of course) the Eiffel Tower. The Eiffel Tower, or La Tour Eiffel in French, is probably the strongest image of France in the minds of Americans. But why is a large metal structure such a prominent symbol of French cult...
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A Comparison of Lin and Qianlong Emperor in China
In the past, China had followed the tributary system and only held diplomatic relations with East Asian countries; They had been the “big brother state” and other East Asian countries had been their “younger siblings”. Except in the late 16th century, European countries had started to want better trade access to China even...
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Account of the Failures of the Bay of Pigs
The purpose of the Bay of Pigs Invasion was to stop the spread of communism in the Americas, but it ended as one of the most embarrassing failures in US history. Before the invasion, Castro overthrew the leader of Cuba and took control of the country in the January of 1959. Some Cubans disliked Castro’s views and methods,...
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An Examination of the Crisis in Egypt
Rich in history and holding power over the fertile Nile Valley, one could only expect Egypt to be flourishing as one of the world’s top economies. Egypt is considered by many to be the birth place of civilization with history dating back to 3200 B.C. Unfortunately, recent history has not been kind to Egypt’s people or its e...
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The Social Causes of the Civil War
Causes of the Civil War The Civil War: A Social Matter By the time Civil War eventually broke out between the North and the South, the states had been preparing for this outbreak for quite a while. Sadly, the United States was setting itself up for war even before it was a country. While the genres of causes for war a...
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The Military Prowess of George Smith Patton
General Patton was one of Word War II's key Ally strategicians and
tacticians. He was the great leader of the armored tank division, and had
the battle intelligence equivalent to the great German tank commander,
Erwin Rommel. Patton was also known for his colorful personality and for
being a bit eccentric at times....
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The Inhumane Working Conditions of Factory Workers during the Gilded Age
At the turn of the 20th century, the Gilded Age arose as an era of major technological advances. Before the Gilded Age, the economy relied heavily on agriculture, but following the advances in technology- specifically the steel industry- large factories and mills began to dominate the economy. With the economy now focused o...
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The Factors Influencing the Maturity of Anne Frank
" 'How can I have changed so much?' 'It was quite a different Anne
who enjoyed that heavenly existence from the Anne who has grown wise within
these walls.'" These are just some of the words that Anne wrote in her
diary, nearly two years after her family went into hiding. But what do they
mean? Anne Frank's life was altere...
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