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Did The Western World Do Enoug

"When they came for the gypsies, I did not speak, for I am not a gypsy. When they came for the Jews, I did not speak, because I wasn’t a Jew. When they came for the Catholics, I did not speak, for I am not a And when they came for me, there was no one left to speak." -On the Wall at the Holocaust ...

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Hitler - The Life Story

At half past six on the evening of April 20th, 1889 a child was born in the small town of Branau, Austria. The name of the child was Adolf Hitler. He was the son a Customs official Alois Hitler, and his third wife Klara. As a young boy Adolf attendated church regulary and sang in the local choir. ...

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The Titanic

Weighing over forty-six thousand tons, over one hundred feet tall, eight hundred eighty-three feet long, and ninety-two feet wide. She was the largest moving object ever made by man. Press called her the “unsinkable.” She was . Her accommodations were the most modern and luxurious on any ocean, ...

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History Of Portugal

Under King Emanuel, Portuguese power reached its height. From 1497 to 1499 Vasco da Gama made the first voyage to India following the route discovered by Dias, and inaugurated a lucrative trade in spices and other luxuries between Europe and South Asia. Led by Afonso de Albuquerque, the Portuguese ...

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Argentina

is a federal republic in southern South America on the border of Bolivia and Paraguay; on the east by Brazil, Uruguay, and the Atlantic Ocean; on the south by the Atlantic Ocean and Chile; and on the west by Chile. The country is the biggest country on the south side and is triangular in shape, ...

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Puritans Vs. Anti-puritans

City on a hill: A new nation is born The city on a hill idea was first taught by the puritans that came from Europe, that wanted America to be a shining example to all the world. It was to be a place built on new rules and new ideas. Overall, it was supposed to be a nation that rose above all the ...

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The American Revolution

The 13 American colonies revolted against their British rulers in 1775. The war began on April 19, when British soldiers fired on the Minutemen of Lexington, Mass. The fighting ended with the surrender of the British at Yorktown on Oct. 19, 1781. In 1783 Great Britain signed a formal treaty ...

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Kingdom Of Benin

Benin was an influential city-state in northwest Africa generally from the 15th to 17th century. It was founded by the Edo or Bini people in the 13th century, and by the early 14th century a royal court was in place. It was always ruled by a powerful king who was usually a former war leader. ...

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Korean War 3

Post WWII the cold war began and many problems came about. U.S. officials, concerned over Soviet pressures against Iran and Turkey, interpreted a 1946 speech by Stalin as declaring ideological war against the West. In 1947 the president proposed the Truman Doctrine, which had two objectives: to ...

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Historical Relations Between T

he Metis Nation & Canada The origin of the Metis Nation is rooted in the historical fabric of Canada. It was in the Canadian Northwest that they evolved into a new and distinct Aboriginal Nation. The mixed-blood offspring of French fur traders from the North West Company or Scottish and English ...

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Adorno And Horkhiemers Dialect

‘Myth is already enlightenment; and enlightenment reverts to mythology’ (Dialectic of Enlightenment XVI) Adorno and Horkheimer’s obscure and nihilistic text Dialectic of Enlightenment (DoE) is an attempt to answer the question ‘why mankind, instead of entering a truly human ...

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The Constitution

A case for the connection of America's colonial and revolutionary religious and political experiences to the basic principles of can be readily made. One point in favor of this conclusion is the fact that most Americans at that time had little beside their experiences on which to base their ...

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Aphrodite

According to the ancient Greeks, was a beautiful, youthful goddess, associated with the attributes of love and life (Schefold 15). Between the 6th century B.C. and the 1st century A.D., she was frequently used as a subject matter in Greek and Hellenistic art. During that period, goddesses ...

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Explanation Of The Holocaust In Freud's "Civilization And Its Discontents"

Each individual member of society is governed by certain rules that serve to restrict their behavior. An example of one of these societal rules forced upon the individual is the belief that murdering another human being is wrong. We know that this act is wrong because of strict prison sentences ...

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Annexation Of The 50th State

John L. Stevens came to the island of Oahu in September 1889, acting as the U.S. Minister to Hawaii. While his mission in Hawaii was not clearly stated, his political actions on the islands clearly showed that Stevens thought that the annexation of Hawaii was proper and inevitable. Stevens held ...

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Columbine

School violence, is an issue that is hard to deal with. There are things that may be done to decrease it but it does not seem like it will ever go away. Parents send their children to school to learn, to have fun, to pass notes, and to meet new people, not to be shot at and never have the chance ...

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The Great Purge Of Russia By Stalin

There are many people in Russia who don’t agree with Stalin or any of his policies. This upset the leader and he wanted to crush this opposition the only way he knew how-- terror. The program of terror he began was called “The Great Purge”. He even formed a secret police. These actions spread ...

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Explaining The Three Parts Of

Throughout the first part of the declaration, Jefferson was writing of people’s natural rights. It was based upon the ideas of John Locke. He believed in life, liberty, and property. Locke felt as if the government did not protect Or submit the natural (or Jefferson referred to them as ...

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The Holocaust, An Injustice And Tragedy

The Holocaust was not just an event. It was a process that continued for over a decade and involved millions of people. It was the effort of Adolf Hitler and the Nazi Party in Germany to exterminate the Jews and other people that they considered to be inferior. As a result about 12,000,000 ...

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Labor And Unions In America

The Industrial Revolution was dawning in the United States. At Lowell, Massachusetts, the construction of a big cotton mill began in 1821. It was the first of several that would be built there in the next 10 years. The machinery to spin and weave cotton into cloth would be driven by water power. ...

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Hitler

Adolf was a German political and government leader and one of the 20th century most powerful dictators. Making anti-Semitism a keystone of his propaganda and policies, he built up the Nazi party into a mass movement. Once in power, he converted Germany into a fully militarized society and ...

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Babe Ruth 2

Babe Ruth is an American hero. He transformed baseball from a sport, to a national pastime when it needed it the most. Coming off of the wake of the Black Socks scandal, baseball was headed downhill. It had a bad reputation, and interest was waning. The dead-ball era was dragging on, and there ...

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Roman History

In Rome when you died it was very important that you were buried properly and the correct procedure was followed. If something didn’t go right the funeral would start again. The Romans believed in life after death, and the souls of the dead could help the living or make life hard for them. To ...

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Amish Culture

The past five weeks in my life have really had an impact on me. In such a short period of time, I have become more aware of the different cultures that exist around the world today. We tend to think that our way of life is the only way there is, or at least the only right way. It is really very ...

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Harappa

The Indus Valley civilization flourished around the year 2500B.C., in the western part of southern Asia, in what is now Pakistan and western India. In addition it is referred to as the n Civilization after the first city that was discovered, . Eventually, the n Civilization completely vanished ...

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