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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 French and Indian War
The French and Indian War was a major factor in shaping America and changing the powers of Europe.
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 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 False Dmitrii Phenomenon
The false Dmitrii’s gave Russia the chance to acquire a purity it had lost through corruption and intrigue.
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 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 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 Defining Concept of the Renaissance
The defining element of the Renaissance was the humanist movement. It was this single concept that affected every area of the Renaissance society and closed the door on the Middle Ages. Humanism was the essence of the Renaissance.
The Dangers of Revisionism of the Rape of Nanking
Revisionism is changing the world of history. As more sources became available, our vision of history of changes. In fact, “our relationship with history is changing.”
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