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  • Opium War

    Opium War

    The Opium War was a war fought by two countries Great Britain and china in 1839. The war was fought over the drug opium which was used by the Chinese for hundreds of year to relieve pain. opium is a habit forming narcotic made from the poppy plant. In the late 1700's the British was smuggling the drug into China for non-medical use. The navies of the two countries mostly fought the battles of the

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    Submitted: March 17, 2009 By: David
  • War of 1812

    War of 1812

    The War of 1812 was a war between Britain and the United States fought primarily in Upper Canada. It had many causes, few which involved British North America. The results of the war include the fact that there was no clear winner or loser among them. The only real losers in the situation were the Natives in the region. They were driven out of their lands and customs. None of the borders was changed by

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    Submitted: March 18, 2009 By: David
  • Veitnam War

    Veitnam War

    Vietnam War When most people hear the words Vietnam, what does it make them think about? The main answer most people come up with is death, or policing actions of the United States. The Vietnam War wasn't about death it was about the French Colonial Rule of South Vietnam. "The Vietnam War was the legacy of Frances failure to suppress nationalist forces in Indochina as it struggled to restore its colonial dominion after World War

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    Submitted: March 19, 2009 By: Edward
  • Causes of World War I

    Causes of World War I

    The First World War had many causes; the historians probably have not yet discovered and discussed all of them so there might be more causes than what we know now. The spark of the Great War was the assassination of the Archduke Francis Ferdinand, heir to the throne of Austria-Hungary, and his wife by a Serbian nationalist on the morning of June 28, 1914, while traveling in a motorcade through Sarajevo, the capital city of

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    Submitted: March 19, 2009 By: Edward
  • Causes of World War one

    Causes of World War one

    Causes of World War One A. Economic Imperialism at home and abroad - In one generation Africa - direct possession (1902: only Liberia, founded by former American slaves remains independent) Asia and Near East: economic and diplomatic pressure Economic concessions and extra-territorial privileges: Ottoman Empire - most vulnerable; China - most vulnerable; Japan - modernizing rapidly; India - firmly in British hands; Importance to Europe: keeps fat on European economy; colonial rule a reproach to

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    Submitted: March 22, 2009 By: Top
  • Causes of the Civil War

    Causes of the Civil War

    Rhys Arnott The American Civil War is one of the most significant and controversial periods in American history. The Civil War was caused by mounting conflicting pressures, principles, and prejudices, fueled by differences and pride, and set into motion by unlikely set of political events. At the root of all of the problems was the establishment of slavery, which had been introduced into North America in early colonial times. The American Revolution had been fought

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    Submitted: March 22, 2009 By: Top
  • The Difference Between an Act of Terror and an Act of War

    The Difference Between an Act of Terror and an Act of War

    Notwithstanding media headlines and President Clinton, who called the bombing of USS Cole an act of terror, what happened on Thursday in Aden to a U.S. Navy destroyer was not a terrorist act; it was an act of war. Terrorism is the killing of innocent civilians for a host of possible reasons. Soldiers and sailors going about their business and following lawful orders are innocent as individuals, but this is no guarantor, legally or morally,

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    Submitted: March 22, 2009 By: Top
  • Vietnam War and Lbj

    Vietnam War and Lbj

    To many, the 1960's could definitely be considered one of the most controversial decades of this century. It was a time in which many mistakes were made evolving around the Vietnam War which resulted in the immense suffering of two nations. The war had many casualties; along with the death of soldiers and civilians, LBJ's presidency and the 'Great Society' also were killed by the war. The US's fear of the domino theory led them

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    Submitted: March 22, 2009 By: Top
  • Vietnam War

    Vietnam War

    Vietnam War Encarta Encyclopedia defines the Vietnam War as a military struggle fought in Vietnam from 1959 to 19, involving the North Vietnamese and the National Liberation Front (NLF) in conflict with United States forces and the South Vietnamese army. The Vietnam War was the longest and most unpopular war in which Americans ever fought. From 1946 until 1954, the Vietnamese had struggled for their independence from France during the First Indochina War. At the

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    Submitted: March 22, 2009 By: Top
  • King Philip's War

    King Philip's War

    King Philip's War was a disturbing war fought in America in 16, almost certainly as a result of the early contact between the English Colonists and the Native Americans. The Natives were, and had always been fighting for their freedom and land, as well as their culture unharmed. Though the Natives had their own religious beliefs, the Colonists felt that they were the greater man, and that God would play a part by remaining on

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    Submitted: March 23, 2009 By: Top
  • The Vietnam War

    The Vietnam War

    The Vietnam War Vietnam was a long and vigorous war because it consisted of two sides that wanted different things. The main reason why North Vietnam was fighting South Vietnam was because the North wanted to spread communism. The south did not want that so they called the U.S. for help. I do not agree with the U.S. joining the Vietnam War for many reasons. First, it was not our war so we should not

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    Submitted: March 23, 2009 By: Top
  • Weapons of the Civil War: Why Did the North Win?

    Weapons of the Civil War: Why Did the North Win?

    Battles have been fought since the dawn of time. Weapons have gradually become more technological and sophisticated each and every time. People learn from their mistakes, as did the Indians in the late 1700s, as well as the Confederate troops from the Civil War. The Union was victorious in this war for freedom, and to this day, the north is more the heart of the country's economy. Weapons have been around from the Neanderthals

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    Submitted: March 23, 2009 By: Top
  • The Us Entering World War II

    The Us Entering World War II

    The U.S. Entering World War II "A date that will live in infamy," (Snyder 33) was what President Franklin Delano Roosevelt called December 7, 1941. It was a calm Sunday morning at Pearl Harbor on the island of Oahu. Then two U.S. soldiers saw an oscilloscope signal on their mobile radars. They immediately called this in to their commanding officer but he told them to ignore it because the base was expecting a squadron of

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    Submitted: March 23, 2009 By: Top
  • War

    War

    ZAMBOANGA, Philippines (AP) - Philippine forces launched attacks on three southern islands in an effort to wipe out the guerrillas who held a U.S. couple hostage for more than a year, military officers said Sunday. The assaults, which started Saturday after one of the Americans and a Philippine captive died in a rescue attempt, are aimed at the top three commanders of the Islamic militant group Abu Sayyaf, said Philippine Maj. Gen. Ernesto Carolina. Martin

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    Submitted: March 23, 2009 By: Top
  • Vietnam War

    Vietnam War

    France occupied all of Vietnam by 1884. Independence was declared after World War II, but the French continued to rule until 1954 when communist forces under Ho Chi Minh, who took control over the north, defeated them. Eisenhower's advisers believed that Ho Chi Minh's powerful communist-nationalist appeal might set off a geographical chain reaction. As Ho Chi Minh's government established itself in North Vietnam, Eisenhower supported a noncommunist government in South Vietnam and ordered covert

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    Submitted: April 10, 2009 By: Janna
  • World War 2

    World War 2

    The Country Comes Together "Yesterday, December 7, 1941-a date that will live in infamy- the United States of America was suddenly and deliberately attacked by naval and air forces of the Empire of Japan." When the United States was attacked by the Japanese on December 7, 1941 we were a third rate military power. By the end of the war in 1945 we were producing more weapons and firepower than the rest of the world

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    Submitted: April 12, 2009 By: Janna
  • How Did World War one Change American Society?

    How Did World War one Change American Society?

    Introduction In 1917 America entered World War one. By doing this America played a grave role in conquering Germany and ushering peace to Europe. However, the Great War also meant that the US would change dramatically through historical issues and changes which resulted in American society. Industries had started to realise that it was not as simple as it was before to abstract the immigrants. As the country developed and became more successful it attracted

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    Submitted: April 13, 2009 By: Janna
  • An Act of War

    An Act of War

    Was September 11, 2001 a direct act of war? There are some that say yes and some that say no. The reason for this disagreement is that for it to be war it has to have some sort of political agenda for the attackers. There are many proposed reasons why terrorists chose to attack the world trade centers. Some think that it was a direct retaliation to Bush's refusal to sign the Kyoto Treaty. Others

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    Submitted: April 13, 2009 By: Janna
  • The Civil War

    The Civil War

    Being a typical and traditional father has always been the role of every father. Every traditional father has a different attitude towards his son, they want their son to see life the rough way, be responsible, and have a very typical attitude towards life. In the story "Powder" written by Tobias Wolff the fathers thoughts are not traditional and typical, like most fathers. The father in the story wants his son to experience life in

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    Submitted: April 13, 2009 By: Janna
  • Civil War

    Civil War

    The first Greek alphabet alpha symbolizes the beginning of an event. Here, of course, we are talking about the beginning of the Civil War. Conventional history claims that the American Civil War started on April 12, 1861 at the bombing of Fort Sumter. Is it true? We CW buffs probably would not quite satisfy with this answer, and we know there were armed hostile incidents happening long before Ft. Sumter, and we shall examine them

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    Submitted: April 13, 2009 By: Janna
  • War on Iraq

    War on Iraq

    Police line streets of Benton Harbor after nights of riots Residents outraged by deadly police chase Wednesday, June 18, 2003 Posted: 8:57 PM EDT (0057 GMT) State and local police make their presence felt Wednesday in Benton Harbor, Michigan. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Story Tools -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- RELATED • Interactive: Benton Harbor riots • Map: Benton Harbor, Michigan -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- • CNN Access: Mayor: Police relationship unkind to citizens VIDEO Bullets, fire and rage on the streets of Benton Harbor,

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    Submitted: April 14, 2009 By: Andrew
  • War on Iraq Article in High School Newspaper

    War on Iraq Article in High School Newspaper

    At 7:12PM on Wednesday, March19, 2003, President Bush authorized a full-scale war on Iraq and the Saddam Hussein led regime by uttering just two simple words. "Let's go," President George W. Bush said to Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfield Wednesday at the close of a nearly four-hour meeting in the Oval Office. The war on Iraq, which has been given the title "Operation: Iraqi Freedom", is the result of months of Hussein's refusal to let United

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    Submitted: July 15, 2009 By: Vika
  • World War 2 and the Cuban Revolution of 1945

    World War 2 and the Cuban Revolution of 1945

    World War 2 And The Cuban Revolution Of 1945 Perhaps Noam Chomsky best summed up the French sentiment toward World War 2 when he said, "History hath triumphed over time, which besides it nothing but eternity hath triumphed over." (Herotodus 92) Although it was not clear in 1940, we now know that World War 2 was actually a monumental conspiracy by the French lower-class in their attempt to distract its citizens from the democracy of

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    Submitted: July 15, 2009 By: Vika
  • End of the Vietnam War and Effects on America

    End of the Vietnam War and Effects on America

    U.S. Withdrawal U.S. President Lyndon Johnson's decision not to seek reelection in 1968 prompted serious negotiations to end the war to began. Between 1968 and 1969, contacts in Paris between North Vietnam and the United States were expanded to include South Vietnam and the NLF. Under the leadership of President Richard M Nixon, the United States changed its tactics to combine U.S. troop withdrawals with intensified bombing and the invasion of Communist sanctuaries in Cambodia

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    Submitted: July 15, 2009 By: Vika
  • The Effects on Civil War

    The Effects on Civil War

    The Civil War had an effect on us. The Civil War was one of the most tragic wars in American history. More Americans died in this war then in all other wars combined. In this war we did not fight against other people, we fought brother against brother and the nation was torn apart. There are many reasons why this war took pace. Fist the nation was come together and then the southern states were

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    Submitted: July 15, 2009 By: Vika

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