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History

The Silk Road was a trade route of immense importance and influence. It managed to connect large territories, and became an important step of the world towards globalization. The process of the route's development was a gradual one. It was primarily instilled by the spread of various empires including the...

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The Civil Rights movement in the United States has been one of the most transformative eras in the nation’s history; its effects have been tremendously influential for African-Americans, as well as all the citizens in the country. Many people think that the Civil Rights movement began with the 1954 Supreme...

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The Maya Murals of Bonampak was an extraordinary piece of art found in the Late Maya Court. Historians believe that the painting was created in the later years of the 8th century, in the rainforest of Chiapas, Mexico. Mary Miller, a lecturer at Yale, has written the literature, "The Spectacle...

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Introduction The Maya refer to the ancient people who built an ancient civilization across much of Central America which grew to its prime during the Classical Period, as well as a contemporary people who can be found scattered across the world. The Maya civilization was never cohesive but they were...

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Civilizations have been in existence in different parts of the world where they undertook various activities that defined their uniqueness. The Maya is one of the civilizations that rose in the 2600 BC to become prominent in 250 BC. This civilization built itself based on inventions from others like Olmec...

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Germany’s last major offensive of World War II, the offensive in the Ardennes, or what has become known colloquially as the “Battle of the bulge” was Germany’s final gamble to try and defeat the armies in the west and thereby force either their outright surrender or at minimum an armistice...

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President Franklin Delano Roosevelt has been the subject of debate in many respects, especially his response to the Holocaust. Two distinct camps emerge in this debate, with one side of the opinion that the American President abandoned the Jewish people, while others commend him as the one responsible for preventing...

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The purpose of this documentary show was to celebrate the 50th anniversary of John F. Kenndy's assassination and to propose that the Secret Service agent George Hickey accidentally fired the shot that killed JFK instead of hitting the would-be assassin, Lee Harvey Oswald (Vagnes 5). Overall, it is an interesting...

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George E. Merrick has become a rather famous historical figure in the real estate development community for his contributions to the field in the United States during the 1920’s. Merrick became responsible for the planning and construction of the entire city of Coral Gables, Florida in Miami-Dade County, a city...

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