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What Was the Glorious Revolution?

The Glorious Revolution, which took place in England in 1688, involved overthrowing Kings James II (also called James VII of Scotland) and replacing him with the William III of Orange-Nassau, the Dutch stadtholder and his wife, Mary. This revolution also caused a...

What Did Martin Luther King Do?

Martin Luther King, Jr. was an activist and pastor who promoted and organized non-violent protests. He played a pivotal role in advancing civil rights in America and has won a Nobel Peace Prize for his efforts to fight racial inequality in a non-violent matter. Martin...

Who Discovered Penicillin?

The discovery of penicillin has pioneered the invention of antibiotics that we take for granted today, but is still saving the lives of thousands of people every day. The person rightly credited for its discovery is sir Alexander Fleming, but the story does not stop...
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When was Martin Luther King Born?

Martin Luther King, Jr.’s birth date is January 15, 1929. He was born in Atlanta, Georgia and was known for being a very passionate civil-rights activist, who had a great impact on the relations between races in the U.S. in the 1950s. He played a great role in...

What Was the New Deal?

The “New Deal” got its name from Franklin D. Roosevelt’s statement in 1930 from his election campaign during the Great Depression: “I pledge you, I pledge myself, to a new deal for the America people.” He held true to his promise, and the...

What Was the Magna Carta?

The Magna Carta was the very first form of what we call a constitution today, wherein a formal document, signed by the king, stated that the king had to follow the laws of the land, recognizing that the citizens had rights, too. The Magna Carta was signed by King John...

What was the Potsdam Conference?

The Potsdam Conference, which took place in Potsdam, Germany, took place between July 17 and August 2 1945. It involved the so-called “Big Three”: British Prime Minister Winston Churchill, U.S. President Harry Truman and Soviet leader Joseph Stalin, who...
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Who is the Speaker of the House?

The Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives is the chamber’s presiding officer and is a position that has been filled since 1789 when the U.S. Constitution specified that the House should choose a Speaker. The Speaker doesn’t need to be a House...

Causes of the Great Depression

The Great Depression was an economical crisis that affected the whole world and left 13 million people unemployed. The entire American banking system almost collapsed with over 5,000 banks going out of business. The causes of the Great Depression are still a subject...

When Were U.S. Women Given the Right to Vote?

Although women already started to picket and petition for the right to vote in the 1800s, it literally took 70 years before Congress finally passed the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. The right to vote, also known as woman suffrage, was an important step...
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