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Jackson's Surprise Run for the White House
The change of politics could be heard loud and clear in 1824 as support for Andrew Jackson stretched far and wide across the nation. His support was the reason Calhoun’s Republication nomination never went through.
Jacksonian America a Glimpse Toward the Civil War
It was the nullification crisis that gave fuel to the “affronted southern-rights extremists” that could be found in South Carolina and beyond. Since the birth of America, many decisions came down to a North versus South mentality as each section had its own special interests.
Japan and China's Relationship
Even before World War II, there was tension between Japan and China. After the war, that tension only accelerated. First there was the trouble regarding Japanese occupation of China as in the Nanking Massacre. With that in the past, Japan and China found themselves on opposite sides of the Cold War.
Japan's Recovery After WWI to Economic Power
How did Japan recover from World War II and rise to become an economic world power? It all could be summed up in one word, determination, but I do not think that will fly as an answer. So let me expand on that.
Japanâ€™s Struggle with the Past for the Future
Since the West made its presence known in the East rapid changes have come upon the ancient land. With it has come the need to re-identify itself. This has come to mean for Japan a struggle in balancing nationalist pride and facing the mistakes of the past.
Jesuits and Their Secret Society
The Jesuits were founded in the early period of the Renaissance and quickly rose in number and power. It did not take long before they became the object of wrath and rumors. The Jesuits became one of the earliest rumored secret societies in history.
Jews as Nazi Scapegoats
Most people blame others for their woes. Such was the situation of the Jews under Nazi Germany. The economy was bad; Germany needed to be proud of something. Who was dragging them down? Their eyes turned to the Jew.
John Cabot - Another Successful Failure
John Cabot was an explorer who set out to find one thing but discovered so much more.
Key Events in African History - Book Review
What all do you know about African history? Sadly, the answer is typically very little. Yet, so much of our own history is influenced by the large continent.
King Leopold the Poster Child
The battle for Africa became more than just a battle on paper or on a distant map. It spread out from Europe to upturn a continent and create problems that would last for generations. The worst influence of all was that of King Leopold II of Belgium.
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