13AUG 2018
American Revolution Started

American Revolution Started

The British Colonies in North America in 1763 This map by Carington Bowles shows the boundaries of the American colonies in 1763 following the French and Indian Wars. Image courtesy the Library of Congress Click to enlarge The Beginning: The Colonies Protest By 1775, there were thirteen British colonies. They had a population of more than 2, 700, people. Most lived on small farms…

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09AUG 2018
Historical events in the United State

Historical events in the United State

In hindsight, this seems the only way America’s worst moment could end. After some 600, American men had died of wounds, or grossly unsanitary medical practice, Lincoln gave his second inaugural address, the famous “charity for all” speech, on March 4, 1865, one month before his death. There is a photograph of him giving this speech, which also shows John Wilkes Booth standing…

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05AUG 2018
Manhattan West Project

Manhattan West Project

Brookfield Property Partners has bought an office condominium across from its sprawling Manhattan West project with the help of a $35 million loan. The developer paid $69.6 million for the 72, -square-foot condo owned by Planned Parenthood at 424 West 33rd Street between Ninth and 10th Avenues, property records show. Brookfield now has a stake in a building across the street from…

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01AUG 2018
Slaves in the American Revolution

Slaves in the American Revolution

By Esther Pavao It is difficult to shrink something as enormous as slavery into one generalized picture. Some slave-owners ran businesses; some owned plantations. The kind of work a slave did varied from house to house. Field work might consist of plowing, weeding, planting, and tending tobacco, corn, cotton, sugar cane, tomatoes, or other vegetables. Inside work might include cooking…

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28JUL 2018
Positive and negative of the Industrial Revolution

Positive and negative of the Industrial Revolution

Positive Effects Industrialization had many positive effects on society in Europe in the 18th and 19th centuries. The creation of power machines and factories provided many new job opportunities. The new machinery increased production speed of good and gave people the ability to transport raw materials. Industrialization also lead to urbanization. Urbanization is the movement of…

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24JUL 2018
1803 the Louisiana Purchase

1803 the Louisiana Purchase

In one of the largest land transactions in history, France officially transfered the Louisiana Territory to the United States on December 20, 1803. Factors such as control of the port of Louisiana and free navigation of the Mississippi River spurred President Jefferson to broker the purchase. The U.S. gained 828, square miles in the $15 million purchase (about four cents an acre)…

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20JUL 2018
World War Two tanks

World War Two tanks

The Second World War witnessed the introduction of hundreds of cutting-edge and often bizarre weapons, many of which became quite famous. But there were plenty of others that never got the same kind of notoriety. Here are 11 weapons from WWII you probably never knew existed. Before we get started, it’s worth noting that all of the weapons listed here were put into action during…

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16JUL 2018
When was the American Revolutionary War

When was the American Revolutionary War

By William S. Price, Jr. Reprinted with permission from the Tar Heel Junior Historian . Fall 1992. Tar Heel Junior Historian Association, NC Museum of History Trouble Brewing By 1774, the year leading up to the Revolutionary War, trouble was brewing in America. Parliament (England s Congress) had been passing laws placing taxes on the colonists in America. There had been the Sugar…

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12JUL 2018
After 1945

After 1945

Please cite the original source – including the original data source – and this entry on Our World In Data. This entry can be cited as Max Roser (2015) – ‘War and Peace after 1945’. Retrieved from: [Online Resource] There are two reasons to split the presentation this way. Firstly, the availability and quality of data for wars after World War II is much better than for the time…

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