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  • Civil War Dbq

    Civil War Dbq

    The Civil War is widely believed to be the necessary evil our country had to go through in order to come to a common understanding and abolishment of slavery. Yet the slavery had existed in our lands since before our country was even established, so what made us examine it closer so as to see that its nullification was required? Between the years of 1850 to 1861, our countryЎЇs eyes were turned toward slavery

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    Submitted: November 12, 2009 By: Janna
  • War on Cocaine

    War on Cocaine

    "The potential supply of drugs is virtually unlimited; trafficking routes and points of entry into the U.S. are multitudinous; and once destroyed laboratories, drug shipments, planes, money, chemicals, and other trafficking assets can be replaced easily." Robert L. Clawson and Rensselaer W. Lee give their readers insight into cocaine trafficking, the effects of cocaine on the Andes, and what has been done to lower the amount of cocaine produced and exported. Together the authors paint

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    Submitted: November 12, 2009 By: Mikki
  • World War II

    World War II

    World War II, or the Second World War, was a global military conflict, the joining of what had initially been two separate conflicts. The first began in Asia in 1937 as the Second Sino-Japanese War; the other began in Europe in 1939 with the German invasion of Poland. This global conflict split the majority of the world's nations into two opposing military alliances: the Allies and the Axis powers. It involved the mobilization of over

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    Submitted: November 12, 2009 By: Mike
  • Advantages Between North and South in Civil War

    Advantages Between North and South in Civil War

    The Civil War began in the year 1861 and ended four years later. The end result was the Union becoming victorious in 1865. There are many advantages and disadvantages that both sides faced during the war, which ultimately contributed to the final outcome. The advantages and disadvantages that each side faced shared many similarities, but the Northern advantages ultimately outweighed the Southern’s. These advantages thus contributed to the North winning the Civil War. The

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    Essay Length: 891 Words / 4 Pages
    Submitted: November 13, 2009 By: Max
  • Civil War Dbq

    Civil War Dbq

    It is often observed and agreed upon that the North, known as the Union, won the civil battle against the Confederacy, the Southern states that seceded from the Union. The period of reconstruction had its advantages and disadvantages to both sides. Though the South had more change, no side was the true winner of the reconstruction. Due to military, economic, social and political reasons, the North won the Civil war. When the war started in

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    Essay Length: 814 Words / 4 Pages
    Submitted: November 13, 2009 By: Tommy
  • The Chocolate War

    The Chocolate War

    The Chocolate War is a book written by Robert Cormier. It is about a teenaged boy named Jerry and his life as an individual at an all boys catholic school called Trinity. Every year the school sells chocolates to raise money. Every student is meant to sell fifty boxes, and they all do, except for Jerry. Jerry was forced not to sell the chocolates for 10 days by the Vigils, a school gang. At first

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    Submitted: November 13, 2009 By: Artur
  • The American Drug War – a Conflict Theory Perspective

    The American Drug War – a Conflict Theory Perspective

    In the mid to late 20th Century, the United States has experienced several states of Cultural Revolution. The Civil Rights Movement, the Women’s Movement, the anti-War Movement during the Vietnam era, and the increasing presence of a widespread, politically active and highly vocalized youth counterculture led the United States government to feel that maybe, they were losing control of their population. The white, upper class men, who for centuries had dominated the political realm, began

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    Submitted: November 13, 2009 By: Top
  • Causes of the Revolutionary War

    Causes of the Revolutionary War

    The haphazard and disorganized British rule of the American colonies in the decade prior to the outbreak led to the Revolutionary War. The mismanagement of the colonies, the taxation policies that violated the colonist right’s, the distractions of foreign wars and politics in England and mercantilist policies that benefited the English to a much greater degree then the colonists all show the British incompetence in their rule over the colonies. The policies and distractions were

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    Submitted: November 13, 2009 By: Top
  • Early American Wars

    Early American Wars

    Running head: EARLY AMERICAN WARS Early American Wars Early American Wars When the European continent erupted in conflict in 1914, President Wilson declared America's neutrality. “He proposed an even-handed approach towards all the belligerents that was to be maintained in both "thought and deed.” In August 1914 America was overwhelmingly neutral and determined to stay so. Participation in World War I would represent a fundamental break of foreign policy tradition by the United States of

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    Submitted: November 13, 2009 By: Vika
  • Was World War II Such a Bad Thin?

    Was World War II Such a Bad Thin?

    Was World War II such a bad thin? The vast majority of Americans supported World War II (WWII) after Pearl Harbor was bombed, recognizing a fascist threat to Western democracy. WWII was a good war. It had the ability to unite America. They united against Nazism and fascism. But even a good War has its bad times. If you look behind what you think happened at what really happened in WWII it becomes clear that

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    Submitted: November 13, 2009 By: Artur
  • Vietnam War

    Vietnam War

    The Vietnam War was the military struggle fought in Vietnam between 1959 to 19, between the North Vietnamese and the National Liberation Front (NLF) in conflict with the United States and South Vietnamese army. The Vietnam War is one of the most important events in the 1960s because not only did it cause so many lives lost, but also a huge uproar of controversy with anti-war protestors. The Vietnam War was the second phase of

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    Submitted: November 13, 2009 By: Jack
  • Smoking War

    Smoking War

    The war on smoking has existed for decades. With the advent of more tenacious laws prohibiting smoking in public locations, and most recently Minnesota's historic tobacco settlement, many actions against "Big Tobacco" have become more successful. Anti-smoking campaigns have become more confrontational, directly targeting tobacco companies in an effort to expose its manipulative and illegal marketing tactics. On the surface, last November's $206 billion settlement agreement between the tobacco companies and 46 states looks like

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    Submitted: November 13, 2009 By: Mike
  • How Was Propaganda Used During World War I?

    How Was Propaganda Used During World War I?

    Amanda Guididas How was propaganda used during World War I? Propaganda was used in many countries during World War I. Most of the propaganda used were posters persuading eligible men to join their respective countries’ military. Propaganda was also used to empower women back at home to help with the war effort, and also to persuade people to buy war bonds for the militaries’ needs. The posters used during this time are still famous today.

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    Submitted: November 14, 2009 By: Venidikt
  • Why Did the Cold War Develop from 45-47?

    Why Did the Cold War Develop from 45-47?

    No issue in twentieth-century American history has aroused more debate than the question of the origins of the Cold War. Some have claimed that Soviet duplicity and expansionism created the international tensions, while others have proposed that American provocations and imperial ambitions were at least equally to blame. Most historians agree both the United States and the Soviet Union contributed to the atmosphere of hostility and suspicions that quickly clouded the peace. At the heart

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    Submitted: November 14, 2009 By: Mike
  • Balancing War and Peace

    Balancing War and Peace

    Balancing War and Peace The most controversial topic is, arguably, war. Every person has an opinion on whether his country, or even other countries, should wage a war. Talk shows devote a large amount of discussion to this debate. Should Israel declare war on the Palestinians is the current hot topic. People will even argue about whether a war should have even been waged, such as the current United States-Iraq conflict. It is interesting to

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    Submitted: November 14, 2009 By: regina
  • Characteristics of War in the Iliad

    Characteristics of War in the Iliad

    Wars are often complex in nature and are fought for diverse reasons. In the Iliad, powerful gods, great nations, and heroic people all fight for different reasons. Each has private motivations to fight the war. These private motivations are of special interest, because they help define the consequences and outcomes of the war. The universal war of the gods, social war of the Greeks and Trojans, and the war for Achilles' honor are private motivations

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    Submitted: November 14, 2009 By: Kevin
  • Civil War Weapons and Amunition

    Civil War Weapons and Amunition

    Gene Mcaward Western Studies Ralph Waldo Emerson 5/24/04 Quotes: 1. "Cities and coaches shall never impose on me again; for, behold every solitary dream of mine is rushing to fulfillment. That fancy I had, and hesitated to utter because you would laugh. " -Ralph Waldo Emerson 2. "What! will you give up the immense advantages reaped from the division of labor, and set every man to make his own shoes, bureau, knife, wagon, sails, and

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    Submitted: November 14, 2009 By: Top
  • Gulf War Vs. Today

    Gulf War Vs. Today

    In the early nineties, the United States’ effort during the Gulf war was primarily centered on regaining and maintaining stability in Kuwait. When Saddam Hussein invaded Kuwait, the United States realized that the best stance for our country to take was with Kuwait’s best interest at hand. Step one in the quest to regain stability within the region began with ousting Saddam Hussein’s Army from the area, and was followed by a barrage of

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    Submitted: November 14, 2009 By: Artur
  • Jacksonian Democracy and the Bank War

    Jacksonian Democracy and the Bank War

    Jacksonian Democracy and the Bank War One of the things that made Andrew Jackson unique and contributed to the style and tone of the new political age was his commitment to the idea of democracy. By democracy, Jackson meant majoritarian rule. “The people are the government”, he said, “administering it by their agents; they are the Government, the sovereign power”. In his message to Congress he announced his creed: “The majority is to govern,” he

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    Submitted: November 14, 2009 By: Kevin
  • A Yankee's Argument of Post-Civil War Reconstruction

    A Yankee's Argument of Post-Civil War Reconstruction

    A Yankee's Argument of post-Civil War Reconstruction After the Civil War was over, the South was in, for the most part, in ruins. Events during the war that made this happen were for example, General Sherman’s troops destroyed 33% of Atlanta by burning trees, houses, and anything else that got in their way. Around 10% of all the white males in the south died in the war. About 4 million slaves were set free. The

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    Submitted: November 14, 2009 By: Kevin
  • Causes of the Civil War

    Causes of the Civil War

    Causes Of The Civil War The South, which was known as the Confederate States of America, seceded from the North, which was also known as the Union, for many different reasons. The reason they wanted to succeed was because there was four decades of great sectional conflict between the two. Between the North and South there were deep economic, social, and political differences. The South wanted to become an independent nation. There were many reasons

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    Submitted: November 14, 2009 By: July
  • Pre Civil War

    Pre Civil War

    As America proceeded to the future as a new nation, many differences and problems erupted throughout the nation dividing territory north, south, and west. Westward expansion, state right and boundaries, new tariffs, abolitionism and slavery, and finally the Dred Scott Decision of the Supreme Court steered up many problems. American territories started to identify themselves and separated culturally, geographically, economically, politically and agriculturally. The north started to industrialize and upheld about 70% of all railroad

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    Submitted: November 14, 2009 By: regina
  • Events Leading to the Civil War

    Events Leading to the Civil War

    The 1850’s were a turbulent time in American history. The North and South were seeing total different views on the issue of slavery. The North saw slavery as immoral and that it was unconstitutional. The south on the other hand saw slavery as their right. The South viewed African Americans as lower human beings which justified slavery. “The 1850’s was a time of attempted compromise when compromise was no longer possible.” This quote best describes

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    Submitted: November 14, 2009 By: Andrew
  • Iraq War: Opinion

    Iraq War: Opinion

    The Iraq War, also known as the Second Gulf War, commenced on the 20th of March, in the year of 2003. It's still going on today. This war is a military engagement encompassing the invasion and occupation of Iraq by a U.S.-led coalition as well as an asymmetrical war between an insurgency and coalition troops as well as the New Iraqi Army. There are some good and bad results from the invasion of Iraq. Controversies

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    Submitted: November 15, 2009 By: Anna
  • Trojan War

    Trojan War

    "There is no historical basis for the Trojan War, the location of Troy is debatable and therefore there is little conclusive evidence to support the Iliad" For years the ancient story of Troy and the epic Trojan War has sparked dispute among archaeologists. Did it really happen? Was there a troy like the one Homer describes? What caused it? Historians are today still trying to prove the existence of troy and the Trojan War. Our

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    Essay Length: 438 Words / 2 Pages
    Submitted: November 15, 2009 By: July

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