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  • 12 History Terms

    12 History Terms

    1. Vasco de Gama (1416-1524): In 1498 Vasco De Gama traveled to India in search for profit and trade. He was a Portuguese explorer, one of the most successful in the European Age of Discovery and the commander of the first ships to sail directly from Europe to India. In 1524 he became the Governor of Portuguese India under the title of Viceroy. 2. Hernan Cortes: In 1519, Hernando Cortés (1485-1547), along with around five

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    Submitted: May 10, 2010 By: sam
  • 1300 A.D.

    1300 A.D.

    1300 AD There really was not much of a personal hygiene in the 1300s. People would bath and stuff in any body of water available to them such as ponds, rivers, or streams. There really was not much emphasis on bathing often. Most people wore woolen clothing, with undergarments made of linen. Brighter colors, better materials, and a longer jacket length were usually signs of greater wealth. The clothing of the aristocracy and wealthy merchants

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    Submitted: November 8, 2009 By: Max
  • 16th Century Voyages

    16th Century Voyages

    Voyages of Discovery The initial voyages that took place in the late fifteenth century and early sixteenth century are the most important events to understanding the modern world. Although humans had been migrating to different areas since they could walk, it was these voyages that opened up the entire world to all people. Trade, globalization, intermingling of races, science, technology, religion, and people discovering new lands are all a product of these initial voyages. Christopher

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    Submitted: January 1, 2010 By: Monika
  • 17th Centry Teater

    17th Centry Teater

    The 17th Century gave life to an array of cultural and educational advances. This was known as the renaissance. Renaissance, a word meaning rebirth of knowledge and culture, is the ideal word to explain the occurrences of the time period of 1400-1700. In this range of time, subjects such as science, math, and literature made an amazing and strong comeback. These topics became immensely important to society and the culture of this time. In the

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    Submitted: November 26, 2009 By: Tasha
  • 1837 Rebellion

    1837 Rebellion

    The Rebellion of 1837 was a battle between the habitants of Upper and Lower Canada and the Canadian government. More importantly it was a battle for righteousness between the French and the English. The habitants believed the problem with the government was the structure in Canada. All of Canada's power was derived from the Governor, the Executive Council and Legislative Council. British government appointed the two councils. The other chamber of legislature was the Legislative

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    Submitted: November 18, 2009 By: Vika
  • 1890's Cuban Revolution

    1890's Cuban Revolution

    The makeup of Cuba in the late nineteenth century is much the same as it is today. Nearly 66% of the population are white and of Spanish descent. About 22% are of mixed racial heritage, and 12% of the populace is black. Cuba lies to the south of the United States, and is most easily accessible by boat from the Florida region. It is this naval quality that encompasses the island. During the Ten Years

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    Submitted: January 26, 2010 By: Kevin
  • 1890-1938: The Early Years

    1890-1938: The Early Years

    1890-1938: The early years IBM was incorporated in the state of New York on June 15, 1911 as the Computing-Tabulating-Recording Company. But its origins can be traced back to 1890, during the height of the Industrial Revolution, when the United States was experiencing waves of immigration. The U.S. Census Bureau knew its traditional methods of counting would not be adequate for measuring the population, so it sponsored a contest to find a more efficient means

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    Submitted: January 15, 2010 By: Yan
  • 1898 Cuban Revolution

    1898 Cuban Revolution

    1890's Cuban Revolution The makeup of Cuba in the late nineteenth century is much the same as it is today. Nearly 66% of the population are white and of Spanish descent. About 22% are of mixed racial heritage, and 12% of the populace is black. Cuba lies to the south of the United States, and is most easily accessible by boat from the Florida region. It is this naval quality that encompasses the island. During

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    Submitted: March 16, 2009 By: Wendy
  • 18th Century

    18th Century

    The Eighteenth Century During the 18th century, Louis XV became the King of France at age 5. A new style, Rococo, was introduced which created a more slender and delicate appearance with an asymmetrical balance. Also, during this period of time France was involved in many wars which caused the country to go into debt. Louis XV died in 1774 who was known to be the most hated king. His grandson, Louis XVI became king.

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    Submitted: March 7, 2010 By: Monika
  • 18th Century European Enlightenment

    18th Century European Enlightenment

    The Enlightenment is a name given by historians to an intellectual movement that was predominant in the Western world during the 18th century. Strongly influenced by the rise of modern science and by the aftermath of the long religious conflict that followed the Reformation, the thinkers of the Enlightenment (called philosophes in France) were committed to secular views based on reason or human understanding only, which they hoped would provide a basis for beneficial changes

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    Submitted: February 18, 2010 By: Mikki
  • 1920's Flappers - Good Role Models?

    1920's Flappers - Good Role Models?

    In the 1920's many women were known as flappers. Flappers were not the best role models for younger girls. They were teenage girls who dared to venture beyond what was known then as forbidden pleasures. "The name "flappers" referred to the sound made by the unbuckled galoshes they wore" (Jennings 115). "Undeterred by the disapproval of adults, the younger generation was setting out to have a good time" (Herald 28). "Flappers were teenage girls who

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    Submitted: December 1, 2008 By: Jessica
  • 1920’s Economics

    1920’s Economics

    Economic growth in the 1920’s was impressive, many Americans would purchase new cars, houses and appliances, many of these were new products that had recently been invented. The other aspect of the economy was mass production on assembly lines; automobile manufacturing skyrocketed in part because of the assembly line, these new techniques and inventions to manufacturing led to more production and lower labor cost. One of the items which would find its way into American

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    Submitted: February 13, 2010 By: Stenly
  • 1930's

    1930's

    During the 1930's American citizens witnessed a breakdown of the Democratic and free enterprise way of life. The government saw that the free enterprise system was failing. The New Deal increased the government's regulation and intervention and the economic system, thus temporarily abandoning the capitalism system and turning toward socialism to find the answer. The answer... the New Deal. Socialism is usually thought of as a form of government that advocates public ownership and public

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    Submitted: March 16, 2009 By: Tommy
  • 1930’s

    1930’s

    During the 1930's American citizens witnessed a breakdown of the Democratic and free enterprise way of life. The government saw that the free enterprise system was failing. The New Deal increased the government's regulation and intervention and the economic system, thus temporarily abandoning the capitalism system and turning toward socialism to find the answer. The answer... the New Deal. Socialism is usually thought of as a form of government that advocates public ownership and public

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    Submitted: February 22, 2010 By: Monika
  • 1936 Nazi Olympics

    1936 Nazi Olympics

    The 1936 Olympics have become a mere footnote in history, remembered mostly for the heroics of Jesse Owens. The events that followed in Germany, namely the Holocaust and World War II overshadowed the Berlin games. However, it is very important to note that a world gathering like the Olympics could take place in a country that was in the process of eliminating an entire race of people. These games were used by the Nazis as

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    Submitted: March 17, 2009 By: Anna
  • 1936 Nazi Olympics

    1936 Nazi Olympics

    The 1936 Olympics have become a mere footnote in history, remembered mostly for the heroics of Jesse Owens. The events that followed in Germany, namely the Holocaust and World War II overshadowed the Berlin games. However, it is very important to note that a world gathering like the Olympics could take place in a country that was in the process of eliminating an entire race of people. These games were used by the Nazis as

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    Submitted: April 27, 2010 By: Tommy
  • 1955 Education and 2005 Education

    1955 Education and 2005 Education

    1955 education and 2005 Education My education and my Grandparent's education have been extremely different. My education has seemed to evolve around everything electronic; most of it has come from books and computers. My Grandpa said most of his education came from work. Grandpa graduated from high school in 1955. My Grandma did not graduate, but she received her G.E.D. in 1956. Grandpa said there wasn't much too his high school education. He said there

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    Submitted: November 11, 2009 By: Victor
  • 1956: Counter-Revolution in Hungary

    1956: Counter-Revolution in Hungary

    1956: Counter-revolution in Hungary. Following the death of Josef Stalin in 1953, the harsh policies he implemented in not only the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics, but also its many satellite nations began to break down. There was a movement to distance all of the socialist nations from Stalin?s sadistic rule. In the Peoples? Republic of Hungary, there was much disillusionment with this Stalinist absolutism (Felkay 50). This disillusionment with the Soviet ideal of socialism

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    Submitted: March 16, 2009 By: Wendy
  • 1960

    1960

    Popular culture did more harm than good in the 1960's because John F. Kennedy became president of the United States. Aged 43 at the time of his election in 1960, he was also the youngest person ever elected to the country's highest office, although he was not the youngest to serve in it. Theodore Roosevelt was not quite 43 when the assassination of President William McKinley in 1901 elevated him to the presidency. Like McKinley,

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    Submitted: February 28, 2010 By: Anna
  • 1960s Mlk and Jfk

    1960s Mlk and Jfk

    MLK: Malcolm X and Stokely Carmichael are two Civil Rights activists That will resort is some type of violence if they don't get their way. ) JFK: Then we need to try and give them what they want without making Other people mad. MLK: Yeah I mean Malcolm X is an extremely violent person. Especially when the KKK killed his Father, that's when it all pretty much began With his retaliation. And then when his

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    Submitted: April 18, 2010 By: Venidikt
  • 1965 Malcolm X

    1965 Malcolm X

    In 1965, there were many beneficial and disrupting events that reshaped the world and its culture. During this time, racial hate crimes were peaking in the sixties; space programs were advancing greatly and the Vietnam War was still raging on. Abstract art set in as Picasso's "Self-Portrait" became popular. The most important thing I learned from this year was that abstractness in art and society leads to disaster. Since abstract arts were flowing, music and

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    Submitted: March 16, 2009 By: Wendy
  • 1970’s

    1970’s

    The 1970’s To understand the 1970’s a person must understand the history, technology, the fashion, and the culture of that decade. To understand the 1970’s a person must one, understand the historic events that took place during the decade. One of them was Apollo 17, the last manned craft to the moon, which brought back two-hundred and fifty samples of rock and soil. Also in the 1970’s Apollo 18 and the USSR’s Soyuz 19 linked

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    Submitted: January 15, 2010 By: Andrew
  • 1980 Us Hockey Team

    1980 Us Hockey Team

    “Do you believe in Miracles” were the words of Al Michaels as the 1980 US Hockey team defeated the unbeatable Soviet Union. The US was a bunch of Amateur hockey player with an average age of 22. In unnerving times in America’s history these hockey players were playing for so much more than a gold metal. This team made huge sacrifices to bring back pride to the US. One game truly changed history. In the

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    Submitted: December 12, 2009 By: Yan
  • 1980s

    1980s

    This report is to inform you on the decade of the 1980s. People's jobs, income, ideas, opinions changed so much from 1980 to 1989. Fewer Americans belonged to labor unions in the 1980s. In 1980 there were nearly 21 million union members; that number had declined to 17 million by 1985. The most important "aspect" of a job for the majority of Americans was a "feeling of accomplishment, beating out high pay by a better

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    Submitted: November 17, 2009 By: Tasha
  • 1980s and Margaret Thatcher

    1980s and Margaret Thatcher

    1980s and Margaret Thatcher The Eighties were a time of great change in all aspects of society. It was a time of money, confidence and greed. The Government had changed in 1976 to the Conservative Party led by Margaret Thatcher, the first woman Prime Minister this country had ever had, and her style of leadership left its mark upon society for a long time. It was a time of economic growth thanks to a stable

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    Submitted: April 21, 2010 By: Tommy
  • 1983 - Civil Rights

    1983 - Civil Rights

    Liability of Individual Agents Under Section 1983 The most serious cause of action is the allegation that TransCor and its agents were deliberately indifferent to Mr. Irons' medical needs. In order to prove this cause of action, Mr. Irons-must prove that: 1. He had a serious medical need, in this case AIDS; 2. The denial of medical care was objectively serious or led to a serious result; 3. The individual defendants acted with a sufficiently

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    Submitted: December 25, 2009 By: Fatih
  • 1984 Vs Brave New World

    1984 Vs Brave New World

    Undoubtedly, the thought of living in, or forming a utopian society has flashed through nearly every person's mind. A few people have even tried to make this ideal dream society a reality. Unfortunately, within the pursuit of these societies the leaders become corrupt and begin to become paranoid with the fear of rebellion. Hundreds of people were murdered during the reigns of Adolph Hitler and Joseph Stalin in what they considered measures to maintain peace

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    Submitted: February 3, 2010 By: Jack
  • 1988 Dbq

    1988 Dbq

    The atomic bomb is the subject of much controversy. The original desire of the United States government when they dropped Little Boy and Fat Man on Hiroshima and Nagasaki was not, in fact, the one more commonly known: that the two nuclear devices dropped upon Hiroshima and Nagasaki were detonated with the intention of bringing an end to the war with Japan, but instead to intimidate the Soviet Union. The fact of Japan's imminent defeat,

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    Submitted: December 4, 2009 By: Mike
  • 19th Century Architecture

    19th Century Architecture

    19th Century architecture is a wide subject only because there were so many beautiful and magnificent buildings built. The Houses of Parliament were built between 1840 to 1865. It was built by Sir Charles Barry in a Gothic Revival style. The buildings cover an area of more than 8 acres and contain 1100 apartments, 100 staircases, and 11 courts. The exterior, in it's Revived Gothic style, s impressive with its three large towers: Victoria Tower

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    Submitted: January 16, 2010 By: Max
  • 19th Century Architecture

    19th Century Architecture

    19th Century Architecture 19th Century architecture is a wide subject only because there were so many beautiful and magnificent buildings built. The Houses of Parliament were built between 1840 to 1865. It was built by Sir Charles Barry in a Gothic Revival style. The buildings cover an area of more than 8 acres and contain 1100 apartments, 100 staircases, and 11 courts. The exterior, in it’s Revived Gothic style, s impressive with its three large

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    Essay Length: 627 Words / 3 Pages
    Submitted: March 17, 2010 By: Tommy

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