Tag Archives: American History

The Consequences of the Great Depression

Though the U.S. economy had gone into depression six months earlier, the Great Depression may be said to have begun with a catastrophic collapse of stock-market prices on the New York Stock Exchange in October 1929. During the next three … Continue reading

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Civil War Soldiers: Letter home

“Chattanooga July 27th, 1864 My dear wife, You will perceive from the heading of this that I am at Chattanooga. I obtained the position I have been seeking so long and am now with the Judge Advocate on Gen. Thomas’ … Continue reading

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Charles II: Accidental Architect of Empire?

It can be argued that Charles II was the real architect of the British Empire. Though perhaps, he wasn’t an intentional one

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Cold War: A Level Bibliography

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Cold War : Notes

The immediate and tangible causes of the cold war begin with World War Two itself. On July 25, 1945, two months after Germany had surrendered, the Big Three — Winston Churchill, Joseph Stalin and Harry Truman — met at POTSDAM … Continue reading

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Puritanism: The Shaping of America

As part of the iconography and symbology by which a sense of the American past is constructed, the entry of the Puritans into 17th century New England has been interpreted and re-interpreted as a shaping force of what has been … Continue reading

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Puritanism: The roots of Americanism?

Early in the 17th century some Puritan groups separated from the Church of England. Among these were the Pilgrims, who in 1620 founded Plymouth Colony. Ten years later, under the auspices of the Massachusetts Bay Company, the first major Puritan … Continue reading

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The Black Experience of Vietnam

In 1970, after spending two years in the sweltering jungles of Vietnam, Army Specialist 5th Class Andrew Boone came home. He arrived with a hip wound and the horrors of war heavy on his soul. It was no grand return: … Continue reading

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KS3 Civil War project

Key Questions for your assignment 1. What was the American Civil War and what were its main causes? Write an introduction to the war. Note its Date, location and background. Find out the major cause but think about other possible … Continue reading

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Gender and Civil Rights

The non-violent demonstrations against racial segregation that took place in Birmingham, Alabama, in 1963 represent one of the major events in the history of the civil rights movement in the United States. Organised by Revd Martin Luther King Jr’s Southern … Continue reading

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