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Your questions answered! This section of the blog is dedicated to answering questions from you, the reader.


What is the 13th Amendment?

The 13th Amendment is a large milestone in the history of African-Americans. This amendment to the U.S. constitution abolishes slavery and any service done involuntarily (except by court order as a punishment for a crime.) When Was the 13th Amendment Added to the Constitution? It took about a year and…

What Was the Declaration of Sentiments?

The Declaration of Sentiments was read by Elizabeth Cady Stanton and signed by 32 men and 68 women during the first ever women's rights convention in America that was organized by women. The conference took place in Seneca Falls New York in July, 1848 and was organized by Stanton and…

Jackie Robinson Facts

Jackie Robinson played an important role in the end of racial segregation in American sports. When he became the first black player to in the major baseball leagues by signing with Brooklyn Dodgers, he broke a very important, unwritten color barrier in the sports world. He was a brilliant player,…

industrial revolution working conditions

Industrial Revolution Working Conditions

Industrial Revolution working conditions were extremely dangerous for many reasons, namely the underdeveloped technology that was prone to breaking and even fires, and the lack of safety protocol. But it was dangerous particularly for reasons of economics: owners were under no regulations and did not have a financial reason to…

When Was Israel Founded?

David Ben-Gurion, head of the Jewish Agency declared the State of Israel to be established on May 14, 1948. The new state was recognized by the U.S. and large amounts of Jews started migrating to Israel from the Muslim Countries and Europe. Today, 42% of the world’s Jewish population live…

What Was the Reformation?

The Reformation was a movement that in the 16th century that was a cultural, intellectual and political upheaval that changed Catholic Europe and caused the establishment of protestant churches. Reformers like Henry VII, John Calvin and Martin Luther all questioned the pope’s authority and the Catholic Church’s way of defining…

How did the Korean War End?

The Korean War was fought between North and South Korea, between 25 June 1950 and 27 July 1953. The United Nations, with the U.S. at its lead was aligned with the South, while China fought on the North's side, with help from the Soviet Union. The war started because of…

Is Russia Communist Today?

With its national identity linked to communism for nearly a century, and its weak foundations of democracy in the 21st century, many wonder: Is Russia communist? The answer is no, Russia can no longer be seen as a communist country. The communist Soviet Union ended on December 26, 1991. Communist…

Direct Democracy Definition

Direct democracy is also often called "pure democracy" and involves having the citizens as individuals vote on issues instead of elected representatives. Representative democracy is however more common worldwide. Examples of Direct Democracy Ancient Athens is an example of direct democracy where the people themselves voted on major matters. Every…

What Was the Schlieffen Plan?

The Schlieffen plan was a battle plan that was proposed by Alfred, graf (count) von Schlieffen in 1905, which suggested that Germany could win a quick Franco-German war while fending of Russia. Helmuth von Moltke, Schlieffen's successor, decided to implement this plan during World War I, but heavily modified it,…

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