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The Importance of Fur Trading in the New World
The expansion of America was not solely due to alliances and creating of colonies. It was spurned by the fur trappers that led to the settlement of the New World.
The Indian Revolt of 1857 Hit Britain Hard
The British Empire had problems over the years with colonies. One was the American Revolution where a small group of colonists were able to defeat an Empire that was supposedly undefeatable. Almost a hundred years later, India followed the colonists path but in a more bloody process.
The Indifference of Nazi Killers
Any discussion of the Holocaust involves the Germans, specifically the Nazis. The evil that draped these men and women are described in various degrees by all who write and speak of the atrocities they committed. The words Elie Wiesel used to describe them speak louder than any thunder clap ever cou
The Influence of Quakers on American History
The Quakers are known for their peaceful stances, but what most do not realize is that they have done so much more for America. They have influenced the political, educational, social, and economic areas of the entire country.
The Influence of the Seven Years' War
One of the most wide-spread influential colonial wars was the Seven Years War which touched every colony and set the stage for the American Revolution. Known as the French and Indian War in the colonies where it spilled over, it created many of the colonial leaders.
The Influences of the Persian Empire
The Persian Empire was mighty and powerful, yet few can remember much about them as the Romans and Greeks dominate Western Civilization history conversations. But their influence more than likely effects your everyday life.
The Internet and Plagiarism
Plagiarism is not something to be taken lightly. Many people have been caught stealing other people’s ideas and thoughts. This is nothing new. What is new is the fact that plagiarism is becoming easier. The Internet has been the accomplice.
The Iron Curtain Speech
Though World War II had ended, a new war had begun with the establishment of the "Iron Curtain". The following is a speech made by Winston Churchill made in 1946 where the phrase "Iron Curtain" was first used.
The Italian Renaissance - A Book Review
Most of the attention during the Renaissance period can be found in Italy where culture exploded and took the world by storm. Peter Burke dives into the society and culture of this most fascinating period in his book, The Italian Renaissance: Culture and Society in Italy.
The Knights Templar - A Secret Society?
When it comes to secret societies, or at least societies that are full of legend and myth, the Knights Templar are one of the highest ranking. If it wasn’t a legend before, entertainment makes it one. But what is the truth about the Knights Templar? Are they really what we think they were?
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