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- King George Iii - 811 words
King George III England has never produced a ruler quite like King George III. Often called the mad king. George III is one of the most interesting figures in history. One of the most active rulers in his time, George III, despite his disabilities, has seen England and America through the French Indian war, and the American Revolution. Unlike his grandfather George II, George III actively participated in the running of Great Britain. Government was one of his great passions in life. He owed much of his involvement in politics to his mother, Princess Augusta of Saxe-Gotha, who raised him to be an active king, a ruling power, rather than a head figure. Be a King, George! his mother said. Never ...
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- A Tale Of Two Cities Charles Dickens 18121870 - 1,809 words
A Tale of Two Cities Charles Dickens (1812-1870) A Tale of Two Cities Charles Dickens (1812-1870) Type of Work: Historical fiction Setting London and Paris during the French Revolution (1789-1799) Principal Characters Dr. Manette, a French physician, wrongfully imprisoned for 18 years Lucie Manette, his daughter Charles Darnay, a former French aristocrat who has repudiated his title and left France to live in England Jarvis Lorry, the able representative of Tellson & Co., a banking house Sydney Carton, a law clerk Madame Defarge, a French peasant and longtime revolutionary Story Overveiw (In the year 1775, King George III sat on the throne of England, preoccupied with his rebellious colo ...
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- American Revolution - 3,384 words
American Revolution In the aftermath of the French and Indian War, Britain needed a new imperial design, but the situation in America was anything but favorable to change. Long accustomed to a large measure of independence, the colonies were demanding more, not less, freedom, particularly now that the French menace had been eliminated. To put a new system into effect, and to tighten control, Parliament had to contend with colonists trained in self-government and impatient with interference. One of the first things that British attempted was the organization of the interior. The conquest of Canada and of the Ohio Valley necessitated policies that would not alienate the French and Indian inhab ...
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- American Revolution - 3,394 words
... s for the first time in the 150 year old history of the British colonies in America, the Americans will pay tax not to their own local legislatures in America, but directly to England. Under the Stamp Act, all printed materials are taxed, including; newspapers, pamphlets, bills, legal documents, licenses, almanacs, dice and playing cards. The American colonists quickly unite in opposition, led by the most influential segments of colonial society - lawyers, publishers, land owners, ship builders and merchants - who are most affected by the Act, which is scheduled to go into effect on November 1. 1765 - Also in March, the Quartering Act requires colonists to house British troops and supply ...
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- American Revolution - 1,375 words
American Revolution American Revolution A revolutionary is someone that is not eager or does not feel the need to be a revolutionary. That is what the colonists were when they established their lives in America. The British were proud to be English and not French or Dutch. They looked up to the king and used English things. They respected Britain. For them there was no need to be a revolutionary. They didn't want to fight the power of the government. The Colonists really respected the king and all his power. He was an all mighty god to them. The king was the ruler of their lives. An example of this was when Benjamin Rush sat on the throne of King George III. He feels high and powerfull sitti ...
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- Benedict Arnold - 1,750 words
... ake Champlain) Arnold did not care whether the men were unskilled or half-naked, he was desperate. (Lake Champlain) Washington approved Arnolds needs, he sent the boats up north. Arnold sailed the boats on the Richelieu River, which was near a British preparation site. (Lake Champlain) Arnold ordered his men to fire the cannons to let the British know they were there. (Lake Champlain) Although Arnold lost the Lake Champlain battle, he never gave up. He alone created a far reaching "victory" for his country. (Lake Champlain) In 1776, Benedict Arnold was associated with a number of different summer battles. (B Arnold) These battles were involving any kinds of war, they were legal matters. ...
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- Bill Of Rights - 221 words
Bill Of Rights The Bill of Righs was written for the American people for two reasons. The first was to pacify the Anti-Federalist's fears of an overwhelmingly powerful central government provided by the Constitution and the second was, in fact, to protect the freedoms secured by the Americans after their war for independence. Once the Constitution had been proposed for ratification two societal factions immediately rose up the Federalists and the Anti-Federalists. The Federalists were for the ratification of the new central government proposed by the Constitution while the Anitfederalists were against it. One of the key reasons for this opposition was the absense of a Bill of Rights in the C ...
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- Causes Of The American Revolution - 1,484 words
Causes Of The American Revolution CHAPTER 2, Q1: What are the decisive events and arguments that produced the American Revolution? It was the best of times, it was the worst of times (Charles Dickens). This best describes the Americas in the 1700s. The settlers went through the best of times from obtaining religious freedom, to becoming prosperous merchants, and finally to establishing a more democratic government. However, it was the worst of times in the sense that the settlers in the Americas were taken advantage of my their mother country, England. The hatred of being under anothers control was one of the main reasons that led to the American Revolution. In the 1600s, England began to co ...
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- China History - 1,343 words
China History Prior to the 1800's, and before foreign influence, China was a powerful country, and had been ruled by many different dynasties starting with the Hsia dynasty in the second millenium B.C. to the Ching dynasty ending in 1911. (A Short History of China, pp. 12, 166.) Although dynasties had changed and several dynasties had been foreign, the Manchus (Ching dynasty) were the last foreign people to rule over China. The Manchus kept their own language and ethnic identity but maintained political order and military organization and thus insinuated themselves into China and gained the cooperation of the elite, the traditional educated gentry, who were the leading families in the commun ...
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- Colonial Acts - 568 words
Colonial Acts 1773 The Tea Act. This law was passed after the Townshend Act was repealed. It started when the British heard about the colonies corresponding with one another. The Parliament decided to open a new law, the Tea Act. The Tea Act gave all the American trade to the East India Company. This angered the colonist because it put shippers and merchants out of business. Even thought now, the tea would be cheaper, they still taxes the colonists. The colonists soon retaliated by one night some colonists organized themselves. They went aboard the ships in Boston dressed like Indians and destroyed all the chests of tea on the ship. This helped lead to the revolutionary war because now the c ...
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- Light And The Glory - 1,317 words
Light And The Glory The Light and the Glory The United States Constitution has been the bedrock for the longest lasting government in all history. Why is it that our constitution still exists after more than two hundred years? Is it the incredible minds of those that framed it, or is it something else? In 1620, the Pilgrims departed from Holland and set out for America. Ten years later, they were followed by the Puritans. The Puritans and the Pilgrims experienced incredible hardships, which forced their reliance on God. There was little to eat, and shelter was no more than an uninsulated log cabin. As new generations grew up, they began to learn how to grow and harvest crops, which supplied ...
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- Paul Revere - 864 words
Paul Revere Paul Revere was an American patriot who, in 1775, carried news to Lexington of the approach of the British. He warned the patriot leaders, Samuel Adams and Johh Hancock of their danger and called the citizens of the countryside to arms. This was the inspirations of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow's poem "Paul Revere's Ride". (Martin 266-267) In 1175, King George III instructed General Thomas Gage, the British commander in chief in Massachusetts, to enforce order among the rebellious colonist. Gage then orders Lieutenant Colonel Francis Smith to move to Concord with a detachment of 700 men. Once there they were to destroy supplies and arrest Adams and Hancock for Treason. On the evenin ...
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- Solar System Planets - 1,292 words
... is the fifth planet and is the most massive of all the planets in this solar system. " Its mass represents more than two-thirds of the total mass of all the planets, or 318 times the mass of the Earth. Jupiter's magnetic field is 14 times stronger than Earth's. This magnetic field is responsible for the huge belts of trapped charged particles that circle the planet out to a distance of 10 million km. The atmosphere of Jupiter is made up of water, ammonia, methane and carbon. Scientists feel that there are three different layers of clouds. The wind activity on Jupiter is volatile, and moves in jet streams parallel to the equator. The weather on Jupiter is still very hard for scientists t ...
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- The Writing Of The Constitution - 264 words
The Writing of the Constitution On July 2, 1776, John Adams, Benjamin Franklin, Robert Livingston, Roger Sherman, and Thomas Jefferson finished the final draft of their Declaration of Independence. Two days later, on July 4, delegates from the Continental Congress passed the declaration unanimously. The declaration contained a basic but integral principle which is important even today, and justified the independence movement for the newly formed United States of America. The preamble to the declaration established a small but vital principle that "whenever any form of government becomes destructive...it is the right of the people to alter or abolish it." This principle has continued to be si ...
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