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, Timeline, Battles, and People

The American Civil War: Causes, Timeline, Battles, and People 2

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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Emancipation Proclamation: Effects, Impacts, and Outcomes

Emancipation Proclamation: Effects, Impacts, and Outcomes 3

There is one document from the American Civil War that is considered to be one of the most important, valuable and impactful of all documents. That document was known as the Emancipation Proclamation. This executive order was drafted and signed by Abraham Lincoln on January 1st, 1863, during the Civil War. Many people believe that …

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