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What Was the Atlantic Charter?

The Atlantic Charter was a joint statement released by the United States and Britain on August 14, 1941 after a meeting by Winston Churchill and Franklin D. Roosevelt in Newfoundland. The charter contained a declaration of the goals Britain and the U.S. had for the...

What is Child Labor?

Child labor is any work where children are employed and deprived from their childhood. Child labor often harms children physically, mentally or emotionally and keeps them from school.  Any full-time employment of under aged children count as child labor....

Who Was Susan B. Anthony?

Susan Brownell Anthony is best known for her involvement with the women’s suffrage movement. She was very committed to social equality and also petitioned against slavery and alcohol and partnered up with Elizabeth Cady Santon to fight for women’s rights...
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What was the Night of the Long Knives?

Also called “Operation Hummingbird” or the “Rohm-Putch,” the Night of the Long Knives was an event during which Hitler’ SS troops committed a series of political murders to rid Hitler from possible political threats. These murders of the...

What was the Dred Scott Decision?

The Dred Scott decision, also known as the legal case of Dred Scott v. John F.A. Stanford, is considered by historians as the U.S. Supreme Court’s single worst decision ever. Background Dred Scott, a slave owned by the Emerson family, moved with the family from...

What is The Tennis Court Oath

The Tennis Court Oath was a pledge that was signed in the early days of the French Revolution and was an important revolutionary act that displayed the belief that political authority came from the nation’s people and not from the monarchy. Why the Peculiar...
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Why Was the Storming of the Bastille Important?

Why was the storming of the Bastille important? On 14 July 1789, when the Bastille in Paris, France was stormed it only housed seven old prisoners, none of which were politically important. There were even plans to close down the prison because it was so costly to...
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Was Robin Hood Real?

The English folk tales about Robin Hood, a popular figure who robbed the rich to give to the poor along with his merry men have entertained and inspired many throughout the ages, but was this character actually based on a real, historical person? A common Name...

How did Mussolini Die?

Benito Amilcare Andrea Mussolini died on April 28, 1945 at 61 years of age, by tyrannicide in front of a firing squad. This Italian politician used to rule Italy as Prime Minister, obeying the constitution until 1925 when he denied democracy and became a dictator....

How did Christopher Columbus Die?

Christopher Columbus, the first European to discover the Americas after the Vikings colonized parts of Newfoundland and Greenland, died not knowing that he had discovered a whole new continent. He also did not die during one of his sea voyage adventures, but fairly...
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