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  • 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: November 22, 2009 By: Venidikt
  • Civil War

    Civil War

    Early registration for Wikimania 2008 is now open. American Civil War From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia • Ten things you may not know about Wikipedia •Jump to: navigation, search American Civil War Top left: Rosecrans at Stones River, Tennessee; top right: Confederate prisoners at Gettysburg; bottom: Battle of Fort Hindman, Arkansas Date April 12, 1861 – April 9, 1865 Location Principally in the Southern United States Result Union victory; Reconstruction; slavery abolished Belligerents United States

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    Essay Length: 4,873 Words / 20 Pages
    Submitted: November 22, 2009 By: Jessica
  • Southern Women in the Civil War

    Southern Women in the Civil War

    Women during the Civil War were forced into life-style changes which they had never dreamed they would have to endure. No one was spared from the devastations of the war, and many lives were changed forever. Women in the south were forced to take on the responsibilities of their husbands, carrying on the daily responsibilities of the farm or plantation. They maintained their homes and families while husbands and sons fought and died for their

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    Submitted: November 22, 2009 By: Venidikt
  • War of 1812

    War of 1812

    Oliver Hazard Perry- oversaw the construction of a small fleet. He led the forces in the Battle of Lake Erie. Battle of Lake Erie- was led by Captain Oliver Hazard Perry. Lasted 3+ hours and both sides suffered heavy casualties. British surrendered. Battle of the Thames- US troops led by General Harrison charged into British defenses. Indians suffered heavy casualties. Indian forces retreated. This broke British power in the Northwest and secures the Canadian border.

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    Submitted: November 22, 2009 By: Tommy
  • The War in Iraq

    The War in Iraq

    The war in Iraq People have lost sight of the war in Iraq. They have forgotten about September 11, 2001. The day that Islamic terrorists hi-jacked three airplanes and used two of them as missiles to destroy the World Trade Center. The third was heading to Washington, D.C. but was foiled and crashed in a field in Pennsylvania. Saddam Hussein the cruel and hated dictator of Iraq praised the al-Qaeda for the attack. On September

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    Submitted: November 22, 2009 By: Kevin
  • Edward the Third and Hundred Hears War

    Edward the Third and Hundred Hears War

    Edward the Third and Hundred Hears War April 09, 2008 INTRODUCTION The Hundred Years' War was fought for 116 years during the years 1337 to 1453 between the British and the French for the throne of France. The throne had fallen vacant after the lineage of the Capetian French kings fell vacant. The main contenders for the throne were the Plantagenet from England and the Valois from France. It was during the reign of King

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    Submitted: November 22, 2009 By: Top
  • The Cold War Climate and the Domino Effect

    The Cold War Climate and the Domino Effect

    The Cold War Climate and the Domino Theory During World War II, the U.S. and the Soviet Union (Russia and its member states) - the U.S.S.R. - were allies against Germany and Japan. They won the war together. But the two countries had very different ideas on governing. The U.S. believed in the right of people to elect their leaders and live freely; the U.S.S.R. believed in limited freedom and a strong, dominant central government.

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    Submitted: November 22, 2009 By: Jon
  • Vietnam War

    Vietnam War

    The Vietnam War The Vietnam War was the longest war in America's history of involvement. Twenty years of hell, land mines, cross-fire, and death. Vietnam was divided by the Geneva Accord. The north being communist run by Ho Chi Minh. The south being anti-Communist run by Ngo Dinh Diem. Before Vietnam was separated, it was run by France. France had ruled most of Indochina since the late 1800s. The Vietnamese were unhappy with the way

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    Submitted: November 22, 2009 By: Max
  • Reasons for the Cold War

    Reasons for the Cold War

    The Cold War With the aim of preventing East Germans from seeking asylum in the West, the East German government in 1961 began constructing a system of concrete and barbed-wire barriers between East and West Berlin. This Berlin Wall endured for nearly thirty years, a symbol not only of the division of Germany but of the larger conflict between the Communist and non-Communist worlds. The Wall ceased to be a barrier when East Germany ended

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    Essay Length: 1,264 Words / 6 Pages
    Submitted: November 22, 2009 By: Victor
  • War

    War

    War War is a major issue no matter where you go. Whether you are in America or in France there is always talk about war. Arguments are found in newspapers, magazines, and on television. Anti-war opinions run as high as pro-war opinions and often people are divided by their view on the subject. Justice often is compromised because of these arguments while feelings are often put to the test. Some say war separates a nation

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    Submitted: November 22, 2009 By: Top
  • . There Has Been a Nuclear War. You Are one of the Few Surviving People on Earth. Describe Ur Situation. What Kind of New World Would You Try to Build?

    . There Has Been a Nuclear War. You Are one of the Few Surviving People on Earth. Describe Ur Situation. What Kind of New World Would You Try to Build?

    Nuclear war is something that we have all heard about. It seems to be overdramatized in movies. But perhaps the movies are right. Maybe we are on the brink of a chasm so dark and ominous that it drowns out all faith and light. A nuclear holocaust occurring would wipe out all of civilization as we know it. We would be essentially thrown into a dark age. Never in the history of the world has

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    Submitted: November 22, 2009 By: Monika
  • Silent War Machine

    Silent War Machine

    Silent War Machine Since the beginning of man, people have been fighting for what they want. Tom Clancy shows that through his main character, Marko Ramius, who was doing everything he could to save his crew from the grip of Communism. In Clancy’s novel The Hunt for Red October, Clancy depicts that what someone will do to fight for their freedom. Tom Clancy was born on April 12th 1947 in Baltimore, Maryland. He and his

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    Submitted: November 22, 2009 By: Anna
  • America and the War on Drugs

    America and the War on Drugs

    Sarah Urbanek May 6, 2000 Perhaps Americans take what they have for granted and forget that there are other countries with problems. Why does America care about what is happening in other countries like Columbia, when they have their own problems with drugs? The Untied States of America has a rather large drug trafficking problem but compared to Columbia it is fairly small. To help Columbia solve their problem the U.S. senate has decided to

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    Submitted: November 23, 2009 By: Mikki
  • Russian Opposition to the War in Iraq

    Russian Opposition to the War in Iraq

    Introduction The events of September 11 2001 were major events in the world. The United States ruled by George W. Bush decided to take revenge and launched what would be known as the war on terror. Russia has also declared the struggle against international terrorism as one of its top foreign policy priorities. Just one month after the collapse of the twin towers, the United States attacks Afghanistan to remove al-Qaeda forces and oust the

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    Submitted: November 23, 2009 By: Tommy
  • World War 2 & Star Wars

    World War 2 & Star Wars

    In the movie, written by George Lucas, Episode IV - A New Hope. There are many mythical, religious and spiritual symbols portrayed. The Jedi's believe in the Force, which is a religion of which they abide. The Force is the backbone of the Jedis and they turn to this when in trouble. The opposite of the Force is the "Dark Side of the Force." The Dark Side is lead by and evil Jedi named Darth

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    Submitted: November 23, 2009 By: Top
  • The Peloponnesian War

    The Peloponnesian War

    The Peloponnesian war was fought between the Athenians and the Spartans in the fifth century. The war was fought on both land and sea; the Spartans on land and the Athenians on sea. The Athenians had the stronger navy and the Spartans the stronger army. Additionally, the Athenians were better prepared financially than their enemies. However, what determined the winner of the war had far less to do with military superiority as it had to

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    Submitted: November 23, 2009 By: Janna
  • New World Order of Politics & Religion: The War on Terror and The Neo-Christian Crusade

    New World Order of Politics & Religion: The War on Terror and The Neo-Christian Crusade

    New World Order of Politics & Religion: The war on terror and the Neo-Christian Crusade. On March 6, 1991 George Herbert Walker Bush, then President of the United States in a speech before the U.S. Congress, uttered the words "new world order". This revelation spoken by Bush created controversy and speculation. The occasion for the congressional address was to speak concerning the Persian Gulf War that expelled Saddam Hussein's Army from Kuwait. Bush said," Now,

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    Submitted: November 23, 2009 By: Victor
  • The War in the Pacific and East Asia: Japan on the offensive - 1941-42

    The War in the Pacific and East Asia: Japan on the offensive - 1941-42

    THE WAR IN THE PACIFIC AND EAST ASIA: JAPAN ON THE OFFENSIVE: 1941-42 When the nations of Western Europe became embroiled in World War II, Japan began to expand into the Southeast Asian colonies of the European powers. After the United States retaliated with economic sanctions, Japan planned a concerted attack on the American naval base at Pearl Harbour, Hawaii, and other Pacific and Asian targets. For a time Japan was master of the central

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    Submitted: November 23, 2009 By: Anna
  • World War II

    World War II

    World War II began I 1941 for the United States when Japan bombed Pearl Harbor. World War II had already been raging for years before the United States entered it. Adolf Hitler in Germany, Benito Mussolini in Italy, and the seizure of Manchuria by Japan where big factors for the beginning of war II. The Axis powers stood against the Allied powers by the end of World War II. Germany, Italy, and Japan stood together

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    Submitted: November 24, 2009 By: Mike
  • Covert War: Nature Vs. Culture in the Last of the Mohicans

    Covert War: Nature Vs. Culture in the Last of the Mohicans

    In James Fenimore Cooper’s The Last of the Mohicans, a superficial reading might depict the novel as the story of a battle between societies. Yet there is an underlying depiction of a far more vast conflict. From the beginning of the novel, the reader is guided by descriptions of the struggle between the two entities. Cooper writes, “there was no recess of the woods so dark, nor any secret place so lovely, that it

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    Submitted: November 24, 2009 By: Mike
  • The Chocolate War

    The Chocolate War

    The Chocolate War By: Robert Comier Jerry Renault is not the best-liked kid in his school. He barely had any respect, even though he is the quarterback for his school's football team. In the beginning Jerry had lots of friends. But no one knew what is in store for Jerry. Jerry had no idea how his life is about to change. It is a tradition at Trinity to have a yearly chocolate sale. It is

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    Submitted: November 24, 2009 By: Mike
  • Star Wars Pop Culture Icon

    Star Wars Pop Culture Icon

    American popular culture has always been a market for sales. Everything that is and has made pop culture what it is in America has been built through commercialization. The ability to sell the main product and then the countless other revenue items that go with that product define American culture. Today in the United States a person would be hard-pressed to fined a movie showing in theaters that does not have a soundtrack out, t-shirt

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    Submitted: November 24, 2009 By: regina
  • It’s Not Just Another War

    It’s Not Just Another War

    “It is well that war is so terrible, lest we should grow too fond of it,” said the famous American general, Robert E. Lee during the American Civil War. The United States has found herself in war once again, and the nation is torn on whether or not to support President George W. Bush in his unilateral attack on Iraq. The country is full of veterans of the Vietnam Conflict and the Gulf War and

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    Submitted: November 25, 2009 By: Artur
  • Advantages of the Civil War

    Advantages of the Civil War

    Advantages in the Civil War No war has killed as many American men as the Civil War. This is because it was a war between ourselves. Leading up to the war were disagreements about slavery and Presidents and other things like that. The South on one side, and the North on the other. When Lincoln was elected, who the North wanted as President but the South didn’t, all hell broke loose. The South attacked northern

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    Essay Length: 398 Words / 2 Pages
    Submitted: November 25, 2009 By: Janna
  • French and Indian War Dbq Essay

    French and Indian War Dbq Essay

    DBQ ESSAY (ROUGH DRAFT, but a good idea starter!!) The French and Indian War altered the political, economic, and ideological relations between Britain and its American Colonies in a way in which ultimately led to the American Revolution. The colonists had grown farther from Britain and didn’t enjoy the British soldiers coming into North America. The colonists had to use their money during the French and Indian War. These factors had weakened an already distant

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    Submitted: November 25, 2009 By: Wendy

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