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  • Civil Liberties: The Boston Massacre

    liberties were not in the picture for the government or the individuals. In this point in history, the thirteen colonies had settled in America, and the British parliament decided to inflict new taxes and rules to these colonist to try and pay for the war that just ended. The Boston Massacre was a result of mistreatment to the colonist by British parliament. When it comes to the topic of the Boston Massacre, most of us will readily agree that…

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  • Olaudah Equiano Book Report

    Olaudah Equiano: The Interesting Narrative and Other Writings is an autobiography about an African American man, Olaudah Equiano, who tells of his story as a slave. The story is not pleasant, nor enjoyable, and by that I mean slavery is not a pretty sight. It’s not something people like to talk about, and I would imagine it is especially hard to write an autobiography about it. In the Preface, Equiano provides a note to the reader stating that he has been accused of lying about his birthplace.…

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  • Gandhi And Fanon: A Comparative Analysis

    means and ends do not necessarily justify each other. Since Gandhi disapproves of brute force as a means to take over a country, he does not agree with using brute force as a way to fight back. Otherwise, the Indian people would get exactly what the British people get, which is against humanity and not at all desirable. However, Fanon takes on the idea of “a tooth for a tooth”, and claimed that since the colonizers establish their superiority through violence, we will regain our equality through…

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  • British Imperialism Analysis

    The Economic History of India Under Early British Rule, by an Indian, Romesh Dutt (doc 3). Britain helped them establish civil laws, teachings, and proper cultural views. The positive effects of imperialism began through the means of a central communication and transportation and the immense amount of bridges and railways built by British engineers. J.A.R. Marriott 's book, The English in India, 1932 (doc 4).Irrigation a big part of Indian…

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  • Net Neutrality In The Declaration Of Independence

    On August second, 1776, fifty-six men signed a piece of paper that would change the course of the nation’s history; The Declaration of Independence. One of the most famous signatures on the Declaration of Independence is the one belonging to John Hancock, as it was more predominant than the others, as it was larger and so drew the eyes of the population as the threat of war loomed over the colonies. Those who courageously signed the document were knowingly putting their lives and the lives of…

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  • Analysis Of Pauline Maier's From Resistance To Revolution

    From Resistance to Revolution, by Pauline Maier is an analysis of the ideological evolution of American radicals from 1765 to 1776. Maier primarily focuses her study on those who were leaders in opposition to the Stamp Act of 1765 leading up to independence from Britain, and how their instruction over protestors were very much in line with real Whig thought of the 17th and 18th century. She claims that with this knowledge of previous exposure to the rules and tradition of English…

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  • Death On The Rock Documentary Analysis

    “Death on the rock”, edited by Robert Bolton, discussing the shootings of three IRA members in Gibraltar. The documentary goes into detail about the events leading up to the shooting, asking questions about the legality of the actions taken by the British government and the SAS. The documentary uncovers their own pieces of evidence and tries to put together a more thorough picture of the events, compared to the one given by the state. To get a more thorough understanding of this episode and its…

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  • John Brown Argumentative Essay

    Fighting against mistreatment of people is a great cause; however, it must be done in the correct way. John Brown decided to take a violent stand point when it came to ending slavery, which could be seen as his uprising or his downfall. His plan to free slaves and start a revolution was not a new concept, but his overall plan was a unique one. Whether it was killing families in Mississippi, or killing slave owners in Virginia John Brown felt violence was the only way to get his point across.…

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  • Spencer's Theory Of American Imperialism

    The late nineteenth century is known as “The Age of Imperialism”. This was a time that many major world powers, including the United States, sought to expand their territorial possessions. The idea of American imperialism was very popular, perhaps because U.S. citizens felt that America was exceptional compared to other countries, mainly because of its special mission to spread freedom and democracy worldwide. In order to accomplish this, America would need to exert its economic, military, and…

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  • The British Raj: The Effect Of The British Rule In India

    The British Raj was the colonial and official rule of the British Empire in India between 1858 and 1947. The British rule had started unofficial when the East India Company ruled large parts of India with its private armies, exercising military power and assuming administrative functions. Company rule in India began effectively in 1757 and lasted till 1858 when, following the Indian Rebellion (1857), the Government of India Act 1858 led to the British Crown assuming direct control of India in…

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