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    Scots still had hope that the help would arrive. Tensions between the Scottish government and the English government were rising with the impending death of the last Stuart would end the heir of the Scottish throne, and thus the Act of Security was created in 1703 which granted Scotland free trade with England and reserve the right to settle the crown after the death of the last Stuart . Together England and Scotland were lock in war with the French now but Scotland was hesitant about it, seeing this the English created the Alien Act in 1705 which stated that if Scotland did not help them they would be treated as Aliens. The Scots reluctantly agreed with resulted in the Act of Union in 1707 and Scotland and England uniting to become Great Britain. This gave them more parliament seats in England but was still not a popular idea in Scotland. Jacobites still looking for freedom waited for French help which was delayed several times. In 1712 Scotland petitioned to repeal the Act of Union but failed. In 1714 with the death of the last heir to the Scottish throne the people began to prepare for a rising. Their first attempt failed but the Spanish court decided to aid them, in 1719 the mission failed due to weather. A young prince named Charles Edward planned to attack England and was hinging on France’s help, which he did not receive completely. He did however convince many Scots to pick up their arms and march south gathering more followers as they went. However 132 miles away…

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    William stepped onto the floor. He paused at a bulletin board to read Christian-themed literature, and dates for upcoming Christian Coalition meetings and events. He turned and walked down a hallway lined with whitewashed doors to a single room at the end of the hall. He knocked softly. While he waited, he read from a whiteboard on the door. The whiteboard was headed Resident Assistant, Mary Malfronte - Floor Rules. At the bottom of the list of rules, Mary had written in neat block lettering -…

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    1.The documentary differs from the textbook in the sense that is provides more information about the personal aspect of his life and the flaws that James II made during his reign as the king of England. Also, it gives us an in-depth understanding of what actually lead to the downfall of James II and caused the ‘Glorious revolution’. Dutch conquest of England in year 1688 had profound implications not just England but the entire world. William of Orange who conquered England in 1688 brought in a…

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    conceited and greedy people, the Ridiculous customs or the islands environment is an issue to the author.Although he does regard some of England 's good points he is generally unimpressed with England character, In fact he seem to be more impressed with Scotland then England. Therefore the Venetian author was not thrilled with England. The Author observations did not shine the best light on the English people. He often described them as greedy. For example when he was talking about the…

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    kingdom. When attempting to describe the precise size of the island, he describes how “the Islanders of our day do not care to understand such matters, and I find that writers differ on the subject” (8). To get some kind of a description, he cites Caesar, who conquered and mapped Britain around 50 AD, and Bede, and English monk who lived on the island during the 7th and 8th centuries. The Venetians scholarly pursuit is not an attempt to appear more learned for his colleagues, but an attempt to…

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    Thomas Paine Analysis

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    Where Thomas Paine 's ideas to separate America from Great Britain a last resort to restore a fair constitution for all people regardless of their status in society and ultimately create an ideal government in America? Thomas Paine 's observations in England helped him to develop his argument to encourage American colonists to seek independence from Great Britain. The knowledge Paine gained in England demonstrated his honest stand against England to help Americans come to a crucial decision…

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    Spain, Great Britain and France all had different reasons for exploring and colonizing the New World, however many of the same consequences occurred from their actions. Spain continued their search for gold, as well as for slaves in the New World, which was later named America. Great Britain, although joining later in the century began to explore America as a result of social unrest due to inflation within Britain. France was also experiencing social unrest within the country in the form of…

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    John Milton Identity

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    In turn, we continue to ask the question of “what or who is considered foreign?” in context to the country of our origin. The great English poet John Milton, known for his great epic poem Paradise Lost, asked himself these questions as he set out to write a series of poems and works that would help him pin them down. However, what is considered “simple” and “obvious” to modern readers of Milton was not so “simple” and “obvious” to him. To us, the boundaries between countries are neatly set…

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    superficial appearance of being right”(Paine). Paine is describing how the colonist overlook what's right and lose sight of it. He wants America to go back to being right. This made the colonist understand how and why it was important to become a new nation. He goes on to say, “Why is it that we hesitate? From Britain we can expect nothing but ruin. If she is admitted to the government of America again, this continent will not be worth living in.”(Paine). Paine is asking why the colonist aren’t…

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    Topiary Gardens

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    Hopley’s article centered on the art of topiary through history, which interested me as a plant-enthusiast and hopeful botanist. I also wondered why people decided that geometrically shaped plants had artistic appeal. Through this article Hopley intended to explain the history while proving the purpose and value of topiary gardens in Great Britain. This review will summarize and critique Hopley’s argument that topiary gardens have great value and will never die off as an art form. This…

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