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  • European Settlers In William Bradford's Of Plymouth Plantation

    dogs. The Pilgrims ate venison, fish, quail, corn, and grumpus. In the “Of Plymouth Plantation” they use weapons to defend themselves or to hunt The Indians started to fire arrows at them, so they fired their guns at them. In Balboa, he brings his musket and warns the Spaniards that if they follow then he will use it. Then he hears…

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  • Jemima Emerson's Time Enough For Drums

    Life during war times can be difficult and even heartbreaking. For Jemima Emerson from the novel, Time Enough For Drums, it was hard. But, the war managed to help her build her character. She has become a strong women to have these characteristics. To overcome the statement, Jemima is secretive, brave, and sassy. To begin with, Jemima Emerson has many characteristics to mention and one of them is that she was secretive. She never told her tutor, John Reid that she was not reading…

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  • Advantages Of European Conquest Of The America

    America’s European conquering of the Americas was made possible with the technological advances the Europeans had at the time of arriving in the New World. The Spaniards and Portuguese employed such resources as the use of the steel sword, armor, muskets and cannons against the native’s bows and arrows and wooden clubs. Use of the horse in battle gave the Europeans an advantage over the native’s since they feared the animal. European culture gave them an advantage since they recorded and passed…

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  • Colonial Williamsburg History

    for musket and gunpowder storage in a great location of the city. In its high walls and narrow staircase defense, the gunpowder incident influencing the war outcome with anger, and a lesson to have better guards and spread out weapons, the Magazine exemplifies importance across periods of time. As colonial times did not require preparation for surprise ambushes, the narrow staircase and isolate entrance provided by the Magazine gave the needed protection to safely store gunpowder and muskets.…

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  • Eli Whitney And The Cotton Gin Essay

    Eli Whitney and the Cotton Gin Eli Whitney was born in Westboro, Massachusetts on December 8, 1765. His father owned a farm on which Whitney had a small shop while he was a teenager. During the Revolutionary War, he made nails, which had become hard to find ( After the war, Whitney continued to make items in his shop, which included women hatpins ( He graduated from Yale in 1792 at the age if twenty-seven years old and was considering becoming a lawyer. After…

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  • Battle Of Liberty Analysis

    As close as we were I could barely make out his form as I got the upper hand and smashed my musket into his head. I vaguely recall noting the grey of his uniform and fairly sighed with relief that we were not on the same side. Piteous cries reached my ears as more and more fell around me. The sides were locked in an epic battle. We raged valiantly…

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  • Eli Whitney's Contributions To Invent The Cotton

    Eli Whitney was born in Westboro, Massachusetts on December 8, 1765 and is best known for inventing the cotton gin (“Eli Whitney”, n.d.). Upon graduating from Yale College in 1792, Whitney intended to study law but instead traveled south and ended up on the farm of Mrs. Catherine Greene near Savannah, Georgia (“Cotton Gin and Eli Whitney”, 2010). While staying on Mrs. Greene’s farm, Eli Whitney learned about the difficulty that farmers had cleaning green-seed cotton. To thoroughly clean…

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  • Eli Whitney's Role In The Agricultural Revolution

    The muskets were to be copies of the 1763 French Charleville model, of which the government gave 2 or 3 to each contractor to follow. When Whitney signed the contract he had no machines, no workers nothing. Whitney wrote "I am persuaded that machinery moved by…

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  • The Constitution Cannot Change With Society

    The Constitution should be interpreted literally and cannot change with society. Explain the topic and either agree or disagree with the statement, offering support to the argument. Saying that the constitution should be taken literally and that it cannot change with society is in my opinion unrealistic . When the constitution was written the world was a very different place than it is today so saying that it is to be taken literally and that it cannot change is very unrealistic. The problems…

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  • How Did The Industrial Revolution Changed The Way People Lived

    that changed the way people worked and lived. One of those is the cotton gin. It was invented by Eli Whitney in 1793. It could process 50 pounds of cotton in a day. Eli Whitney did not plan on it encouraging slavery but it did. Eli Whitney also made muskets with interchangeable parts that were…

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