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  • Abigail Smith Adams

    Abigail Smith Adams

    Abigail Smith Adams Abigail Smith Adams was born in November 11, 1744 at Weymouth Massachusetts. She was part of a family with great prestige in the colony. Abigail was an intelligent woman, but like all women of her time she lacked formal education. She was married to John Adams in 1764. They lived in a farm in Boston. She was a well-read woman and a keen observer of colonial life. Her and her husband carried

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    Submitted: December 12, 2009 By: Andrew
  • Abolitionist Differences

    Abolitionist Differences

    In their passages, Garrison and Douglass took an abolitionist stance towards the subject of slavery, whereas Fitzhugh defended slavery and listed why, in some ways, it was better than free labor. As a result, there seems to be very little agreement between the two sides on the subject of slavery. Both Garrison and Douglass speak out against the injustices of slavery, and try to arouse the abolitionist spirit in the people. Garrison referred to the

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    Submitted: December 9, 2009 By: Mike
  • Abolitionists

    Abolitionists

    Abolitionists Strategies of Sojourner Truth, Harriet Tubman, and John Brown Abolitionist Movement was a reform movement during the 18th and 19th centuries. Often called the antislavery movement, it sought to end the enslavement of Africans and people of African descent in Europe, the Americas, and Africa itself. It also aimed to end the Atlantic slave trade carried out in the Atlantic Ocean between Africa, Europe, and the Americas. Many people participated in trying to end

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    Submitted: December 18, 2009 By: Kevin
  • Aboriginal Dreamtime

    Aboriginal Dreamtime

    Aboriginal Dreamtime The Aboriginal Dreamtime is that part of aboriginal culture which explains the origins and culture of the land and its people.Aborigines have the longest continuous cultural history of any group of people on Earth, dating back 65,000 years. Dreamtime is Aboriginal Religion andCulture.The Dreamtime contains many parts. It is the story of things that have happened, how the universe came to be, how human beings were created and how the Creator intended for

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    Submitted: April 4, 2010 By: Mike
  • Aboriginal Group: Iroquoian

    Aboriginal Group: Iroquoian

    Aboriginal Group: Iroquoian The Iroquoian nation of Canada lies in the regions of Lake Huron, Lake Erie and Lake Ontario, reaching up to the south of the St. Lawrence River. They made their living by use of their moderate climate and good soils to grow corn, beans and squash, acting as a primarily a hunter-gatherer society. Iroquoian communities were characterized by the longhouse, which was six metres wide and sometimes over thirty metres long.

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    Submitted: November 27, 2009 By: Vika
  • Abortion - Country's Most Controversial Topic

    Abortion - Country's Most Controversial Topic

    Abortion has been one of this country's most controversial topic on hand. But if one sees the constitutional infringement to women by the restriction of abortion, the torment to the unwanted child and the anguish society has to sustain,then this topic would not be so debatable. Too many people do not see the cause and effect of not being able to have abortions. All human beings are given some inalienable right guaranteed by the Constitution.

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    Submitted: February 21, 2010 By: Janna
  • Abortion and Teenage Pregnancy

    Abortion and Teenage Pregnancy

    ABORTION AND TEENAGE PREGNANCY In 1973 the U.S. Supreme Court issued an unprecedented ruling. Abortion, it said, is virtually a private matter for the woman to decide. "This right of privacy . . . is broad enough to encompass a woman's decision whether or not to terminate her pregnancy" (Roe v. Wade, slip opinion, pp. 37-38). Beginning in the fourth month of pregnancy, the Court held, the state could impose some health restrictions on

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    Submitted: December 13, 2009 By: Tasha
  • Abortion, Society and Gender

    Abortion, Society and Gender

    Abortion, Society, and Gender Abortion is arguably the most controversial topic in all the issues revolving around reproduction. Women of all different races, classes, and religions have been practicing abortion since before the colonial era in America. The laws pertaining to abortion have changed many times, adding and removing discrepancies and stipulations throughout many years, and still to this day. The views of abortion in society during different time periods have also changed and adapted.

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    Submitted: February 17, 2010 By: Venidikt
  • About Georgia

    About Georgia

    Georgia was admitted as a state in 1788 and was one of the Confederate States of America. It was once primarily a farm state, producing large amounts of cotton, but has since become a major manufacturing and service industry state. Georgia is named for George II of England. It is bordered by Tennessee, South Carolina, Alabama, North Carolina, and Florida. The population of the state is estimated at about 8,186,453. Caucasian people make up

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    Submitted: April 20, 2010 By: Yan
  • Abraham Lincoin

    Abraham Lincoin

    Abraham Lincoln was born Sunday, February 12, 1809, in a log cabin near Hodgenville, He was the son of Thomas and Nancy and he was named for his paternal grandfather. Thomas Lincoln was a carpenter and farmer. Both of Abraham's parents were members of a Baptist congregation which had separated from another church due to opposition to slavery. As Abraham grew up, he loved to read and preferred learning to working in the fields. This

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    Submitted: February 4, 2010 By: Tommy
  • Abraham Lincol and Kennedy

    Abraham Lincol and Kennedy

    Abraham Lincoln and JFK were two very different men. Lincoln was known as “honest Abe”, where Kennedy had his scandals. Both presidents had different views and presidential styles, even their looks were opposite. Aside from their differences, however, Lincoln and Kennedy have some eerie similarities and many coincidences involving the men’s assassinations. Abraham Lincoln was born in a log cabin on February 12, 1809 in Hardin County, Kentucky. Much of his childhood was a struggle;

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    Submitted: November 9, 2009 By: Tommy
  • Abraham Lincoln

    Abraham Lincoln

    "Abraham Lincoln, the sixteenth president of the United States, was born on February 12, 1809 in Hodgenville, Harden County, Kentucky". He was the son of Thomas and Nancy Hanks Lincoln. When Lincoln was 9 years of old his family and him moved to Indiana. As Lincoln grew up he loved to read and learn how to work in the fields. Lincoln's father was the exact opposite, and because of this it pushed their relationship apart.

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    Submitted: December 16, 2009 By: Steve
  • Abraham Lincoln

    Abraham Lincoln

    Abraham Lincoln Abraham Lincoln was born on February 12, 1809 in a log cabin in Hardin Kentucky. His father Thomas Lincoln was a carpenter and farmer who was always very poor. Both of his parents were members of a Baptist congregation which had split from another church because of its views against slavery. This is where Abe first developed his own opposition to slavery. When Abe was nine the family moved to Spencer, Indiana, and

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    Submitted: December 20, 2009 By: Mike
  • Abraham Lincoln

    Abraham Lincoln

    Abraham Lincoln viewed slavery in the idea that "Slavery is a moral, social and political evil,” (necessary evil) and felt it was more important to ensure the preservation of the union as stated in his inaugural speech. However, during his years Lincoln faced a lot of pressure by abolitionists and radical Republicans in congress to issue an Emancipation Proclamation to free slaves. He also dealt with the issue of whether to let Negros fight

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    Submitted: January 20, 2010 By: Jessica
  • Abraham Lincoln

    Abraham Lincoln

    Abraham Lincoln When people sit back and reminisce about the United States being one of the most prominent nations, they generally do not think that without one of the greatest presidents in the history of the United States, there could be chaos and uncivilized conditions. Without this president, our great nation could have been divided into two, the United States of America, and the Confederate States of America. Slavery, one of the most terrible forms

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    Submitted: February 4, 2010 By: Wendy
  • Abraham Lincoln

    Abraham Lincoln

    Abraham Lincoln Before being able to evaluate Lincoln as a president and a war leader you need to evaluate him and understand him as a person. This gives you a greater insight into his psyche and helps you to infer the reasoning behind the courses of action he decided to take. Abraham Lincoln was born on February 12, 1809, on his father’s large but “Barren” farm near Hogdenville Kenucky. Growing up on his father’s

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    Submitted: February 5, 2010 By: Victor
  • Abraham Lincoln

    Abraham Lincoln

    Abraham Lincoln's effectiveness as president of the United States was so great that in all these years, and those before his time, no president has ever come close to equaling his achievements. Lincoln is known as a humble, honest man whose presidency irrevocably altered our society. He took office in a time of turmoil for our growing nation. During his administration he fought and won the bloodiest war in our history. Lincoln also passed through

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    Submitted: February 5, 2010 By: Artur
  • Abraham Lincoln

    Abraham Lincoln

    Abraham Lincoln (February 12, 1809 – April 15, 1865) was the sixteenth President of the United States, serving from March 4, 1861 until his assassination. As an outspoken opponent of the expansion of slavery in the United States,[1][2] Lincoln won the Republican Party nomination in 1860 and was elected president later that year. During his term, he helped preserve the United States by leading the defeat of the secessionist Confederate States of America in the

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    Submitted: February 27, 2010 By: Fatih
  • Abraham Lincoln

    Abraham Lincoln

    Abraham Lincoln was committed to ending slavery as well as preserving the Union. In his first year in office, President Abraham Lincoln had stubbornly rejected the idea of abolishing slavery. But by 1862 he recognized that the best path to preserving the Union was by freeing the slaves. The Emancipation Proclamation played a central role in achieving this goal. It was the most revolutionary pronouncement ever signed by an American president, impacting four million black

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    Submitted: March 6, 2010 By: Anna
  • Abraham Lincoln

    Abraham Lincoln

    Abraham Lincoln, the 16th president of the United States, guided his country through the most devastating experience in its national history--the CIVIL WAR. He is considered by many historians to have been the greatest American president. Early Life Lincoln was born on Feb. 12, 1809, in a log cabin in Hardin (now Larue) County, Ky. Indians had killed his grandfather, Lincoln wrote, "when he was laboring to open a farm in the forest" in 1786;

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    Submitted: April 10, 2010 By: Venidikt
  • Abraham Lincoln

    Abraham Lincoln

    Abraham Lincoln once said, “I claim not to have controlled events, but confess plainly that events have controlled me” (“Letter to Albert G. Hodges” 281 as qtd. in R.J. Norton 1). In accordance with his quote, when President Lincoln issued the unprecedented Emancipation Proclamation on January 1, 1863, Lincoln freed slaves in the Southern states, but he and his actions were being controlled by Civil War. The Civil War was fought between 1861 and 1865

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    Submitted: June 10, 2010 By: Jack
  • Abraham Lincoln Brings the End to Slavery

    Abraham Lincoln Brings the End to Slavery

    Akshita Bajaj CLU3MO-C Mr. Nirwal Feb 29, 2016 Abraham Lincoln Brings the End to Slavery Abraham Lincoln has made an incredible reputation for himself by ending slavery in America. Lincoln was the 16th president of The United States of America and he significantly impacted laws that were held in the early revolutionary America. Abraham Lincoln brought the emancipation of slaves. Prior to Lincoln's successful election as president, several southern states seceded from The United States.

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    Submitted: February 15, 2018 By: Akshita Bajaj
  • Abraham Lincoln's Assassination

    Abraham Lincoln's Assassination

    Abraham Lincoln’s assassination was a malevolent ending to an already bitter and spiteful event in American history, the Civil War. John Wilkes Booth and his group of co-conspirators developed plans in the late summer of 1864 to only kidnap the President and take him the Confederate capital of Richmond and hold him in return for Confederate prisoners of war. Booth’s group of conspirators: Samuel Arnold, Michael O’Laughlen, John Surratt, Lewis Paine, George Atzerodt, David Herold,

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    Submitted: December 19, 2009 By: Anna
  • Abraham Lincoln: Abolitionist?

    Abraham Lincoln: Abolitionist?

    Abraham Lincoln is considered a hero for freeing slaves with his Emancipation Proclamation, yet if you were to take a long, hard look at Honest Abe, you would find that his reputation is quite skewed in relation to his true character. Considered the ultimate Abolitionist and a defender of enslaved blacks, Lincoln didn’t hold truly strong anti-slavery beliefs, and can actually be considered a racist and bigot by today’s standards. To judge Lincoln by today’s

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    Submitted: December 28, 2009 By: Janna
  • Abraham Lincoln: The Man Behind The Myth

    Abraham Lincoln: The Man Behind The Myth

    Abraham Lincoln: The Man Behind the Myth Brittany Marroquнn Abraham Lincoln is by far our most revered president in the history of the United States. He had a strong moral vision of where his country must go to preserve and enlarge the rights of all her people, but he was also a good man with a strong sense of character and a great discipline in the art of law; and he sought to continue

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    Submitted: March 11, 2010 By: Top
  • Abraham Lincoln: The Man Who Changed History

    Abraham Lincoln: The Man Who Changed History

    ABRAHAM LINCOLN: THE MAN WHO CHANGED HISTORY I remember that day in Illinois, it was very dark and cold. We moved many times when I was young. This time we were in Macon, Illinois. It was hard for me as boy, my mother died. Now I had a step mom. She was never going to take the place of my mother, but I saw her as my own. Growing up poor was very hard for

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    Submitted: January 16, 2010 By: Jon
  • Abraham Lincoln’s Second Inaugural Address

    Abraham Lincoln’s Second Inaugural Address

    Abraham Lincoln’s Second Inaugural Address As I read the lines carefully of Lincoln’s Second Inaugural Address, I wonder how a man who is elected for his second term as president with over 54% of the popular vote, and in turn, compose such an eloquent address can be assassinated little more than a month later. In reading other commentaries concerning this address it seems to me that everyone concurs that this address is one of the

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    Submitted: January 3, 2010 By: Top
  • Abraham Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs

    Abraham Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs

    Born April 1, 1908 Abraham Maslow was the son of uneducated Jewish immigrants. Being uneducated themselves, his parents pushed him hard to have success in academics (Boeree). This was hard on a young boy and he became very lonely. Choosing books as his refuge he became interested in higher education. He began this education at the City College of New York studying law (Boeree). After three semesters at CCNY he transferred to Cornell and then

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    Submitted: January 3, 2010 By: Mikki
  • Abrham Lincoln: Biggot?

    Abrham Lincoln: Biggot?

    Abraham Lincoln named the “Great Emancipator” in actuality was the exact opposite. Having humble beginnings from the western and southern perspective, Lincoln claimed to be a common man; however he reluctantly wanted to give the rights of the common man to blacks. Beginning his policies in the Illinois legislature Lincoln supported the idea of liberating blacks and sending them to Africa, and not giving them free rights in the United States of America. Hofstadter would

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    Submitted: November 14, 2009 By: Kevin
  • Abu the King

    Abu the King

    Abu was King of England, King of Scots, and King of Ireland from 6 February 1085 to 11 December 2007. He was the last Roman Muslim monarch to reign over the Kingdoms of England, Scotland, and Ireland. Many of his subjects distrusted his religious policies and autocratic tendencies, leading a group of them to depose him in the Glorious Revolution in 1688. He was replaced not by his Roman Muslim son, Abu The II, but

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    Submitted: November 10, 2009 By: Top

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