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Ibn Battuta: Travels in Asia and Africa 1325-1354
Ibn Battuta’s account of his travels to Mecca on pilgrimage is an extremely interesting read describing the Middle East during the European Middle Ages. These descriptions can be found in many European accounts, but this one is seen through the eyes of someone native to the land and the customs.
Stablizing the American Economy After Revolution
In the 1790s, America was still floundering, economically, to find its footing after pulling away from Britain. It would take individual determination and political maneuverings to get American economically stable and strong.
Failure of Articles of Confederation
The Articles of Confederation were created out of fear and were a reflection of “the wariness by the states of a strong central government.”
Role of Newspapers in American 1790s
There was no CNN or Internet to promote political opinions in the 1790s or any time during the American development stage.
American Revolution Inspired Shays Rebellion
The farmers involved in Shays’ Rebellion and other similar gatherings throughout Massachusetts found their inspiration in their leaders of the American Revolution.
Ancient Greece - A Book Review
The study of ancient civilizations can be overwhelming. There is so much information along with strange and exotic names and customs. It takes a well laid out book like Ancient Greece: A Political, Social, and Cultural History to help explain it.
The Beginning of the Reformation in Humanism
The Catholic Church had grown to be the leader in the Christian religion during the Middle Ages and the Renaissance. Yet, its time in the garden of unquestionable power was to end as a new thought arose. Humanism was a tidal wave that hit Europe.
Support for Shays Rebellion in Declaration
The early administration of the federal government under the U.S. Constitution would look back on Shays’ Rebellion as a “healthy and essentially harmless expression of popular discontent by American farmers” which “prompted an excessive and unnecessary military response.”
Daniel Shays did not Seek to Lead a Revolution
Daniel Shays was an American Revolutionary war veteran who was suffering with numerous farmers in his community.he failure of the community’s petition to find relief forced Shays along with his fellow farmers to look for more drastic measures. They turned to the only successful examples they knew.
Debt Helped Lead to Shays Rebellion
The American Revolution was not a decade behind the nation which meant that a new government was not entirely formed. This in turn meant that a new currency was not fully in circulation to handle the situation the new nation found itself in. No money meant no payment of debt.
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