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  • Battle of Bull Run

    Battle of Bull Run

    In Virginia the first battle of the Civil War was fought, near Manassas, Virginia railroad junction, after which the battle is called (or First Bull Run, named after the flowing stream on the battlefield, if of the Union point of view). The armies in this first battle were not prodigious

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  • Battle of Cold Harbor

    Battle of Cold Harbor

    Battle of Cold Harbor Heavy artillery was the sound early this morning, at 4:30 A.M. on June 3, 1864, near Cold Harbor, Virginia. Rebel defenders, well protected in their trenches, held their fire until the Union soldiers were within lethal range. Fifty thousand blue uniformed soldiers left their trenches and

    Essay Length: 299 Words / 2 Pages
  • Battle of Hastings Recruiting

    Battle of Hastings Recruiting

    October 14th of the year 1066 two armies faced each other near the town of Hastings. 10,000 Norman troops under the command of William of Normandy faced 8,000 Anglo-Saxon soldiers led by Harold the current king of England. Geoffrey Parker, Cambridge Illustrated History of Warfare (Cambridge: 1995), pp. 82-3. Harold's

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  • Battle of Jutland

    Battle of Jutland

    The Battle of Jutland Considered by most to be the greatest naval fleet battle during World War I, the Battle of Jutland was the largest and last full-blown conflict between massive fleets consisting of battle cruisers, dreadnoughts, and destroyers. Despite the fact that Jutland changed nothing strategically within the war,

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  • Battle of Lexington

    Battle of Lexington

    The American Revolution was a tough time for America and the people who fought it. Many wars were fought and many people died, but throughout the whole events moments of inspiration were evident. One such time was in the Battle of Lexington which took place on April 19th, 1775 and

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  • Battle of Midway

    Battle of Midway

    The Battle of Midway was fought just a month after the Battle of the Coral Sea and took place between June 4th - 6th, 1942 . The battle was a plan devised by the Japanese to try and draw the American carrier fleet into a trap. With the remaining American

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  • Battle of Olustee

    Battle of Olustee

    When people think of the American Civil War, they, more often then not, have no idea that it was fought in Florida. Instead, they think of the Civil War as being fought in Virginia, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Georgia, and the Carolina's. The Battle of Olustee was pretty much the turning point

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  • Battle of the Bulge

    Battle of the Bulge

    Miracle in Disguise The date was December 16, 1944 and the temperature that particular day, was well below freezing. The 106th infantry division of the United States Army was marching through the heavily forested Ardennes Mountains of Belgium on this day, unknowingly into the bloodiest battle the US would see

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  • Battle of the Somme

    Battle of the Somme

    The Battle of the Somme was planned as a joint French and British operation. The idea originally came from the French Commander-in-Chief, Joseph Joffre and was accepted by General Sir Douglas Haig, the British Expeditionary Force (BEF) commander, despite his preference for a large attack in Flanders. Although Joffre was

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  • Battle of the Somme

    Battle of the Somme

    The aim of this report is to give an overview of the battle of the Somme, and judge the extent to which it can be seen as a success or failure for the allies. The main part will describe the aims and the hidden intensions of the allies. It will

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  • Battle of Vimy Ridge

    Battle of Vimy Ridge

    As a Canadian, I view my country as that of a peacekeeping nation, which is openly shared around the world. For this, I find it very ironic that the turning point in our country's march to distinct nationhood was actually achieved during a bloody battle in World War I, infamously

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  • Battle of Vincennes

    Battle of Vincennes

    The feminist movement was one of the most important social movements of the 19th and 20th centuries. Feminist issues range from access to employment, education, child-care, contraception, and abortion, to equality in the workplace, changing family roles, redress for sexual harassment in the workplace, and the need for equal political

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  • Battle of Waterloo

    Battle of Waterloo

    The Battle of Waterloo, fought on June 18, 1815, was Napoleon Bonaparte's last battle. His defeat led swiftly to his final overthrow as ruler of France. After his exile to Elba, he had reinstalled himself on the throne of France for a Hundred Days. During this time, the forces of

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  • Bay of Pigs - Was the United States Jusified?

    Bay of Pigs - Was the United States Jusified?

    BAY OF PIGS WAS THE UNITED STATES JUSIFIED? In my research I find that United States involvement in the Bay of Pigs Invasion was important and necessary. The reasoning behind the invasion was to protect the Western hemisphere from the onset of communism. The way the invasion was handled and

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  • Bay of Pigs Invasion

    Bay of Pigs Invasion

    Emily Steadman June 7, 2005 History Bay of Pigs Invasion In Cube on April 17, 1961, the United States was supposed to be apart of a missile attack. Many people were killed during this time and the whole thing became a complete failure. A week before the actual bombing was

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  • Bayezid I

    Bayezid I

    Bayezid I- (r.1389-1402) Ottoman ruler who started to besiege Constantinople in 1395. The Europeans saw him as a new threat to Christendom, and Hungary's king led English, French, German, and Balkan knights in a crusade against the Turks. He defeated them at Nicopolis, and moved their capital from Bursa to

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  • Beal-Art History

    Beal-Art History

    Favorite Monument in Beal There were many monuments in "Roadside Religion in Search of the Sacred, the Strange and the Substance of Faith" that I became interested in. The monument that I enjoyed reading about the most was the Precious Moments Inspiration Park. This monument was mainly a chapel filled

    Essay Length: 284 Words / 2 Pages
  • Bearbaiting


    When one gets home from school, one normally finds one's self sitting in front of a television set, clicking a remote, a surfing through the many various types of cable channels. Imagine life without television, radio, or internet. In the medieval era, electricity had not been invented, let alone television

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  • Beauty in Ancient Egypt: Cosmetics and Jewelry

    Beauty in Ancient Egypt: Cosmetics and Jewelry

    Beauty in Ancient Egypt: Cosmetics and Jewelry Ancient Egypt has been regarded as being one of the most advanced cultures throughout history. The Egyptians came up with many great inventions that today are still in use. But most of all, they were very vain in their appearance. They were known

    Essay Length: 1,462 Words / 6 Pages
  • Becoming Madame Mao Reaction Paper

    Becoming Madame Mao Reaction Paper

    Becoming Madame Mao Anchee Min: 337 pages 1. In the beginning of Becoming Madame Mao by Anchee Min, the story is told of a girl by the name of Yunhe. The first story from our heroine is when her mother is binding her feet. She refuses and later is applauded

    Essay Length: 1,088 Words / 5 Pages
  • Beginning of Agriculture

    Beginning of Agriculture

    Agriculture The beginning of agriculture with the domestication and farming of wild plants of wide success and earliest prominence occurred in the Mediterranean habitat of the Fertile Crescent. Early crops of the Fertile Crescent included barley, emmer wheat, einkorn wheat, peas, lentil, chickpeas, flax, and muskmelon. This change from hunter-gatherer

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  • Beginning of Civil War

    Beginning of Civil War

    The Compromise of 1850 only lasted for a few years. People continued to move west, in search of land, prosperity, and a new life. With them, were slave owners, who wanted the same as everyone else. This heated the debate even further. Another disruption was the new fugitive slave law.

    Essay Length: 450 Words / 2 Pages
  • Beginnings of Ancient Civilizations

    Beginnings of Ancient Civilizations

    In ancient times there were many ancient civilizations. But they all had one thing in common. This one thing was access to water. Whether it is a river or an ocean. The water did many things for these ancient civilizations. Some ancient civilizations that relied on a water source are,

    Essay Length: 282 Words / 2 Pages
  • Behind the Battles: Causes of Disease

    Behind the Battles: Causes of Disease

    Behind the Battles: Causes of Disease When studying Civil War history, attention is often given to battles, generals and the politics of the war. Beneath all of these matters was something much different. Diseases of all forms doomed soldiers of both the North and the South. Disease claimed the lives

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  • Being a Centrist

    Being a Centrist

    Few people know their own political beliefs. Although this sounds strange I truly believe it, considering the varying political opinions that are constantly being thrown at us from the television, the news, the radio, magazines, our families, and even the president. So much influence makes it hard to maintain personal

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  • Belize Guatemala Territory Dispute

    Belize Guatemala Territory Dispute

    British lumberjacks set up settlements in the eventual Belize. The Spanish granted them the territory. When war broke out in Europe there was an attack which was repulsed. Over the next 20 years the British had grown into the assigned area and some unsettled areas of South America establishing the

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  • Bell Rock Lighthouse

    Bell Rock Lighthouse

    Bell Rock Lighthouse Off the east coast of Scotland stands a lighthouse created by Robert Stevenson. In 1800 a 30 year old man Robert Stevenson had an idea to put a lighthouse on "Bell Rock". Bell Rock got its name because many years before monks put a bell on the

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  • Ben & Jerry's Joy Gang

    Ben & Jerry's Joy Gang

    Ben & Jerry's Joy Gang History: The Ben & Jerry's Joy Gang was started in 1987 in response to the increasing demands upon our employees. Our first Joy activities included pizza and 15 minute massages for our manufacturing employees who were working 12 hour marathon shifts. Jerry suggested that we

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  • Ben Carson

    Ben Carson

    Vol. 19, No. 33 June 8, 2000 Commencement 2000 Ben Carson tells of his journey from poverty Benjamin S. Carson went from an angry street fighter in Detroit to become director of pediatric neurosurgery at Johns Hopkins Hospital. Carson, who attributes his escape from the poverty of his youth to

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  • Ben Franklin

    Ben Franklin

    Ben Franklin Ben Franklin became famous for being a scientist, an inventor, a statesman, a printer, a philosopher, and a librarian. Today, we honor Ben Franklin as one of the men who founded America and as one of America's greatest citizens. Benjamin Franklin was born in Boston on January 17,

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