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The Design of Washington, D.C.
Washington, D.C. has thousands of visitors a year. The beauty of it reflects the spirit of the country. But who has thought of how the city was developed and who was the genius behind it? Join me as we take a fresh look at the capital city.
The Development of the American Postal System
Benjamin Franklin might have made a huge impact on the United States postal system, but he was not the founder. The postal system actually began thousands of years earlier.
The Evolution of Athenian Democracy
The democracy of Athens did not occur overnight but developed through many types of government. The democracy that we know today traveled from monarchy through oligarchy, through tyrants and eventually made its way to the classical form of Athenian democracy.
The False Dmitrii Phenomenon
The false Dmitriiís gave Russia the chance to acquire a purity it had lost through corruption and intrigue.
The Founding of Jamestown
The first successful English settlement in the New World taught the newcomers some harsh lessons. Only with these lessons would a new country emerge.
The Fourteen Points Speech
It was almost at the end of World War I, The Great War, that President Wilson came before Congress. He had done his best to keep America out of the war, but it was out of his hands. With this speech he listed 14 points that he hoped would be used to create a better and more peaceful world.
The French and Indian War
The French and Indian War was a major factor in shaping America and changing the powers of Europe.
The Fundamental Effect of the Black Death
When the Black Death reached its climax and swept through Europe, it left no area of society untouched: effects were everywhere including cities, rural areas, every social structure, and religious and non-religious areas. Nothing was protected from the deadly disease that bombed the Middle Ages.
The Gracchi Murders
Rome was expanding and taking over the Mediterranean basin. With these conquests, new problems arose for the Roman Republic. As the leaders tried to adjust to the expanded Republic, they also found themselves faced with problems rising up within the government.
The Grand Union Flag
Most of us would say that a version of the current flag sewed by Betsy Ross was the first flag of the colonies. Would you be surprised to learn that it was not? There was one other flag that united the colonies first - The Grand Union Flag.
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