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  • War of 1812

    War of 1812

    The War of 1812 The United States of America began to see the effects of Anglo-French War by the early 1800's. This European quarrel began affecting the United States shipping industry. Britain and France were violating neutral shipping rights of American merchants. They thought of America as weak due to inadequate time the nation had to develop. These violations were the first and primary provoking factors that led to war with Britain. There was reason

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    Submitted: February 16, 2009 By: Vika
  • 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: February 16, 2009 By: Fatih
  • Saddam's War

    Saddam's War

    Word Count: 1814 Persian Gulf War-the Feat of the Western Countries Essay submitted by Unknown On August 2nd, 1990 Iraqi military forces invaded and occupied the small Arab state of Kuwait. The order was given by Iraqi dictatorial president Saddam Hussein. His aim was apparently to take control Kuwait's oil reserves (despite its small size Kuwait is a huge oil producer; it has about 10 per cent of the world's oil reserves ). Iraq accused

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    Submitted: February 16, 2009 By: Fatih
  • Causes of the Civil War

    Causes of the Civil War

    CAUSE OF THE CIVIL WAR In 1860, the world's greatest nation was locked in Civil War. The war divided the country between the North and South. There were many factors that caused this war, but the main ones were the different interpretations of the Constitution by the North and South, the Kansas-Nebraska Act, and the arrival of Lincoln in office. These factors were very crucial in the bringing upon of the destruction of the Union.

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    Submitted: February 16, 2009 By: Fatih
  • Casue of the Civil War

    Casue of the Civil War

    In 1850, a document called the Fugitive Slave Act was passed. Primarily, this document dealt with the reclaiming of runaway slaves. This law allowed southerners to call upon the federal government to capture runaway slaves who had fled the South and may be living in the North. The Fugitive Slave Act and the laws that went with it only caused controversy in the North. This split the North and South. In reaction to this, some

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    Submitted: February 16, 2009 By: Tommy
  • Cold War

    Cold War

    The Cold War is the term used to describe the intense rivalry between the United States and its allies and the Union of Soviet Socialists Republics and its allies. The Soviet Union and its allies were refereed to as the Eastern Bloc and the United States and its allies were referred to as the Western Bloc. The Cold War period lasted from the mid-1940's until the late 1980's. During this period international politics were shaped

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    Submitted: February 16, 2009 By: Tommy
  • War of 1812

    War of 1812

    UNITED STATES MARINE CORPS DETAILED OUTLINE THE WAR OF 1812 1. INTRODUCTION: Video of the War of 1812 or the Patriot (2 Min) 2. OVERVIEW: The purpose of this period of instruction is to familiarize you with The War of 1812. To do this we will cover the start of the War of 1812 and significant names and events. This period of instruction is in relation to Marine Corps history. 3. INTRODUCE LEARNING OBJECTIVES: a.

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    Submitted: February 16, 2009 By: Tommy
  • The Persian Gulf War

    The Persian Gulf War

    The Persian Gulf War The war in the Persian Gulf was a war of religious favor, cruel leadership, and greed. Desert Storm or more commonly known ass The Golf War was the same type of war that had accrued in this area for many years except for one fact. In Operation Desert Storm, it was a mix of sophisticated technology and the combined leadership and cooperation from the coalition that was used to end the

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    Submitted: February 17, 2009 By: Mikki
  • 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: February 17, 2009 By: Mikki
  • Vietnam War

    Vietnam War

    Vietnam War The Vietnam War was truly one of the most uncommon wars ever fought. This conflict was so hostile and ironic, that the official beginning and end could never be identified, or pinpointed. Likewise, the enemies and the allies looked exactly alike. This turmoil made everyone in the war confused, because "anyone" could be a friend by day, and foe by night. Additionally, what made the war so difficult was the tactics used by

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    Submitted: February 17, 2009 By: Mikki
  • War of 1812

    War of 1812

    The War of 1812 The war of 1812, supposedly fought over neutral trading rights, was a very peculiar conflict indeed. Britain's trade restrictions, one of the main causes, were removed two days before the war started; the New Englanders, for whom the war was supposedly fought, opposed it; the most decisive battle, at New Orleans, was fought after the war ended. During the Napoleonic wars, Britain and France had disrupted US shipping, confiscated American goods,

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    Submitted: February 17, 2009 By: Wendy
  • Cause of American Revolutionary War

    Cause of American Revolutionary War

    The American Revolutionary War was caused from the political issues between the "mother country", Great Britain, and its "children", the American colonies. Most of the Americans initially didn't want to completely separate from England but wanted to compromise and regain the rights that Parliament had taken away. England made war unavoidable with its unwillingness to negotiate, heavy taxation of the colonists that violated their rights, and strict trading policies. The English hardly every interfered

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    Submitted: February 17, 2009 By: Wendy
  • Vietnam War

    Vietnam War

    Choices Tim O'Brien was drafted to the Vietnam War. He didn't want to go to the war. So he went to the northern woods in the northern Minnesota. He had to make a choice whether to go to the war or not to go to the war. After spending six days with guy Elroy he decides to go. Tim O'Brien went to the war for the wrong reasons. He didn't even think that there should

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    Submitted: February 17, 2009 By: Wendy
  • King Philip's War: An Exercise in Failure

    King Philip's War: An Exercise in Failure

    American History 19 October 2001 King Philip's War: An Exercise In Failure In 16, the Algonquian Indians rose up in fury against the Puritan Colonists, sparking a violent conflict that engulfed all of Southern New England. From this conflict ensued the most merciless and blood stricken war in American history, tearing flesh from the Puritan doctrine, revealing deep down the bright and incisive fact that anger and violence brings man to a Godless level when

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    Submitted: February 17, 2009 By: Wendy
  • War and Suffering

    War and Suffering

    You have discovered one of the most comprehensive on-line collections of speech texts of contemporary American History. Here you can read the speeches and backgrounds of many of the most influential and poignant speakers of the recorded age. To help put each speaker in historical context, we have also provided a brief timeline of historical events. To learn about the speaker and what he or she was talking about, click on the background link. To

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    Submitted: February 17, 2009 By: Wendy
  • War of 1812 Pointless?

    War of 1812 Pointless?

    The War of 1812 proved to be the most serious challenge to face the United States since the country's birth. This ‘Second war of Independence' perhaps changed American history as we know it though. This essay will discuss the causes for this war assessing whether there actually were valid reasons for the United States and Britain going to war or whether the whole 1812 war was just born out of "pointless aggression" The war of

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    Submitted: February 17, 2009 By: Steve
  • Vietnam War

    Vietnam War

    MY VIETNAM HISTORY REPORT In the 1950's, the United States had begun to send troops to Vietnam and during the following 25-year period, the ensuing war would create some of the strongest tensions in US history. Almost 3 million US men and women were sent thousands of miles to fight for what was a questionable cause. In total, it is estimated that over 2 million people on both sides were killed. This site does not

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    Submitted: February 17, 2009 By: Steve
  • Causes and Effects of the Civil War

    Causes and Effects of the Civil War

    Did you know America's bloodiest battle fought on their own soil was the Civil War? The Civil War was fought on American soil between the northern states and the southern states. Many causes provoked the war, which would affect the nation for decades to come. Slavery, the Missouri Compromise, and John Brown's attack on Harpers Ferry, Virginia, were some of the many causes. In turn hundreds of thousands of soldiers died, the South's economy

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    Submitted: February 17, 2009 By: Steve
  • Causes and Effects of the Civil War

    Causes and Effects of the Civil War

    Did you know that in the Civil War, America lost the most men ever? After four years and over 600,000 American lives, the Union (North) prevailed in wearing down and forcing the Confederacy (South) to surrender. Eli Whitney's cotton gin, the Missouri Compromise, and the Dred Scott case contributed greatly to the Civil War. After the Civil War, the Southern economy was devastated with millions of homeless, while the northern economy boomed. Eli Whitney

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    Submitted: February 17, 2009 By: Steve
  • Causes of the Great War

    Causes of the Great War

    Causes of the Great War The impact of the First World War is still with us. In many respects the events of modern Europe are a direct result of what happened during World War I. Adolph Hitler himself was a product of the First World War. World War I also gave Russian communists opportunity to overthrow the government in Russia and proclaim communism. The events that took place in "No Mans Land" definitely had an

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    Submitted: February 17, 2009 By: Steve
  • 2 Accounts of World War 2

    2 Accounts of World War 2

    Matthew Terhune #302899169 1/30/02 Fussell believes that the soldier of world war two, "suffers so deeply from contempt and damage to his selfhood, from absurdity and boredom and chickenshit, that some anodyne is necessary", and that the anodyne of choice was alcohol. I would argue that Fussell is correct, especially regarding the connection between the absurdity of the war and the associated damage to soldiers image of themselves as good and patriotic, and the use

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    Submitted: February 17, 2009 By: Steve
  • Mathew B. Brady: Civil War Photographer

    Mathew B. Brady: Civil War Photographer

    Mathew B. Brady: Civil War Photographer Mathew B. Brady: Civil War Photographer was written by Elizabeth Van Steenwyk. Elizabeth Van Steenwyk has written many good books for young people including: Saddlebag Salesmen, The California Missions, Frederic Remington, The California Gold Rush: West with the Forty-Niners, and Ida B. Wells-Barnett: Woman of Courage. Elizabeth now lives in San Marino, California with her husband. Mathew B. Brady was born somewhere between 1823 and 1824. His early life

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    Submitted: February 18, 2009 By: Jack
  • Saddam, Iraq, and the Gulf War

    Saddam, Iraq, and the Gulf War

    War, justifiable or not, is complete madness. It is hell. No matter what the cause, or what the reason is, war remains mankind's greatest source of tragedy, the plague of mankind, and the plague of this country. Our country has existed for only 200 years, a relatively short time, and already we have been involved in over eleven major wars. Four have been fought this last fifty years. We are a nation of freedom, but

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    Submitted: March 16, 2009 By: Tommy
  • The War in America

    The War in America

    The War in America Vietnam is a small Asian country, 9000 miles away from the United States. Yet America felt that its national interest were threatened strong enough to fight a war over there. Their fear was caused by the spread of communism at that time. The role of communism was extremely important in this conflict. The United States had to enter the war to stop the spread of communism in Asia since the North

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    Submitted: March 16, 2009 By: Wendy
  • War for Independence - Mexico

    War for Independence - Mexico

    War for Independence The war of independence is thought to have been a war of revolution. It is not, it is the breaking of colonial rule. It was based on politics and a separation of powers. In my paper I will go from the start of a rising discontent amongst the indigenous population and how those above them exploit the failures for their own gain in a system where they have always been favored more

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    Submitted: March 17, 2009 By: Anna

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