The Mason-Dixon Line: What Is It? Where is it? Why is it Important?

The Mason-Dixon Line: What Is It? Where is it? Why is it Important? 1

The British men in the business of colonizing the North American continent were so sure they “owned whatever land they land on” (yes, that’s from Pocahontas), they established new colonies by simply drawing lines on a map.  Then, everyone living in the now-claimed territory, became a part of an English colony.  And of all the lines …

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The American Civil War: Causes, Dates, and People

The American Civil War: Causes, Dates, and People 3

Less than one hundred years after declaring independence from the British and becoming a nation, the United States of America was ripped to shreds by its bloodiest conflict ever: The American Civil War. Some 620,000 men lost their lives fighting for both sides, although there’s a reason to believe this number may have been closer …

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US History Timeline: The Dates of America’s Journey

US History Timeline: The Dates of America's Journey 4

When compared to other powerful nations such as France, Spain, and the United Kingdom, the history of the United States, which starts in the 17th century, is relatively short. However, as a nation virtually created out of thin air, and as one of the first to be based on republican ideals, US history is rich …

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Ancient Sparta: The History of the Spartans

Ancient Sparta: The History of the Spartans 5

Ancient Sparta is one of the most well-known cities in Classical Greece. Known for its highly-skilled warriors, elitist society, and its reverence for stoicism, people today still look to the Spartans as model citizens in an idealist ancient society. Yet, as is often the case, many of the perceptions we have of Ancient Sparta are …

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The Peloponnesian War: Athens vs. Sparta

The Peloponnesian War: Athens vs. Sparta 6

Monumental advances in math, science, philosophy, government, literature, and art have made the Ancient Greeks the envy of world’s past and present. The Greeks gave us democracy, the scientific method, geometry, and so many more building blocks of civilization that it’s hard to imagine where we would be without them. However, images of Ancient Greece …

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