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    Beginning in his hometown of Tudela, Benjamin set out to record as many jewish settlements as he could find and hear about. He left Tudela between 1159 and 1163 and returned in 1172/1173. During this time he visited many places listing them all in his travel diary known today as The Itinerary on Benjamin of Tudela. What is left of his itinerary today is nothing more than the town name, the distance to the town, the prominent Rabbis and scholars of the town, and the occasional description of his journey. When traveling through a large town such as Rome or Constantinople he might describe the town and its people in more detail, but this is a rare occurrence. These were pivotal times for all three of the abrahamic religions. It seems as if Benjamin could see the emerging power struggle between cross and crescent and that Judaism was going to be caught in the middle of this struggle. His journey then becomes a proactive attempt to show that judaism was just as widespread as christianity and Islam. When setting out to travel the know world he left home deliberately with the goal of identifying as many Jewish settlements as possible. His cataloging of as many jewish settlements and their leaders as he could was an act of necessity to show that though Judaism was not a religious superpower he was not going to…

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    region. Each civilization was brought together in some way, whether it was their beliefs or keeping balance in society. In a way trade ties together the different societies that developed independently in their political, social, and cultural ideas. Trading was very useful for everyone, for it is the main reason cities prospered. Travelers who were interested in trade revealed how extensive trade networks were. Trading in the Middle East had resulted in new religion and the introduction to new…

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    Benjamin Franklin believed that every person can become more wealthy, healthy, and wise through hard work and self discipline. I believe in his belief because it doesn’t matter how difficult or easy it is to accomplish a goal; at the end of the day, what counts is the satisfaction of the work and experience a person puts into it. Franklin didn’t favor luck or opportunities, but instead became successful through hard work. Franklin was many things such as an author, inventor, scientist, and a…

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    George Washington was a strong fighter with good battle strategies. He specifically helped the Patriots win the American Revolution by assisting in the defeat the British at the Battle of Yorktown with the help the French army, and by simply being the commander of the Patriot Continental Army. Without George Washington as commander, the Continental Army would not have been successful in defeating the British. Benjamin Franklin proposed many great ideas about separating from England during the…

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    Doug. Common Sense Powerpoint. Woodbury. 16. Print. “Small islands, not capable of protecting themselves, are the proper objects for kingdoms to take under their care; but there is something absurd, in supposing a continent to be perpetually governed by an island” (Thomas Paine). Paine, Thomas. Common Sense. Charlottesville, Va.: U of Virginia Library, 1993. Print. “WILLIAM THE CONQUEROR WAS A FRENCHMEN LANDING WITH AN ARMED FORCE AND ESTABLISHING HIMSELF KING OF ENGLAND AGAINST THE CONSENT OF…

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    Franklin’s body (History.com 4). Franklin will soon after invent the most important necessity people will need for typical daily life. Benjamin Franklin was born on January 17, 1706 in colonial Boston (History.com 2). Josiah Franklin, his father, was a full time soap/candle maker. Franklin’s dad was married twice and had 17 children, him being the eighth…

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    Enlightenment was impeccable because it triggered that shift in mind and that desire to obtain freedom; to build a righteous nation without the oppression of the British Empire. It not only defined the American Revolution, but it defined hundreds of years of political affairs and decisions because nowadays American presidents still take their decisions based on the dogmatic and philosophical ideals of the Enlightenment. We are still able to see the effects of the Enlightenment and the colossal…

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    The ‘American dream’ is an often debated term- generally believed to encourage entrepreneurship, tolerance and liberty. While debated, the mark of a country’s intentions can be seen in whom they respect or whom they deem to be important or relevant. Colonial America struggled to adhere to their desire for freedom. What seemed a black and white definition was in actuality only favorable to a select few. As in Europe, the rich white men were at ease and power, whilst the lower classes had…

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    face of the United States. Some used their strength and power, but these two individuals helped change the United States with their education. The knowledge that Benjamin Franklin and Fredrick Douglas have is much respected. It is the reason why their names are still being used today. These men changed the world for the people they stand up for. Benjamin Franklin helped the Colonials to gain independence from Britain. Fredrick Douglas help identify the wrongs in slavery and helped give the ideas…

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    When Paine was thirteen he worked with his father as a stay maker, but he later worked as a tax collector. As a stay maker, he hunted smugglers, collected liquor and tobacco taxes. In 1760, Thomas Paine’s wife, child, and business as a stay maker died. In 1774, two years after publishing “The Case of the Officers of Excise,” he got fired from the excise office, but soon met Benjamin Franklin convincing him to move to America. Thomas Paine arrived in America on November 30, 1774, where he helped…

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