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? 2

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 Haitian Revolution: The Slave Revolt Timeline in the Fight for Independence

The Haitian Revolution: The Slave Revolt Timeline in the Fight for Independence 3

The end of the 18th century was a period of great change around the world.  By 1776, Britain’s colonies in America — fueled by revolutionary rhetoric and Enlightenment thought that challenged the existing ideas about government and power — revolted and overthrew what many considered to be the most powerful nation in the world. And …

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League of Nations

League of Nations

For the two decades of its effective existence, the League of Nations was a favored subject of academic research. International lawyers, historians, and political scientists across the globe scrutinized and debated every aspect of its working; leading American scholars of the period—among them James Shotwell, Quincy Wright, and Raymond Leslie Buell—devoted much of their lives …

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