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    Villa America Thesis

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    put brother against brother in the hopes of keeping slavery, or getting rid of it forever. Both sides obviously wanted it their way, but only one side would be victorious. The winners, the north, led by Abraham Lincoln, president of the United States wished to move on, and heal the country with the Reconstruction of the south. The loss of slavery in the south left many feeling angry and disgruntled that their way of life was challenged and disrupted forever. Harriet, Elizabeth, Pattie and Emma Steagall one of the first American families to come to Brazil in 1867 Starting in 1865, a large group of southerners decided that the United States was no longer the place for them. These southerners decided to take fate into their own hands and take a page from the early settlers of this country. After the Confederation defeat and the subsequent ratification of the Thirteenth…

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    alongside Hidalgo to wage war against Spain. Hidalgo’s militia was able to win a few sloppy battles, but lack of military training made this success short lived and the militia was soon defeated despite their greater numbers. After Hidalgo’s execution his pupil Morelos took over the revolution, but also failed to declare independence. It wasn 't until Agustín de Iturbide that Mexico was finally able to declare independence from Spain. Unlike other South American countries Mexico’s fight for…

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    A Primeira Missa No Brazil

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    Mass in Brazil) is part of the collection of the Museu Nacional de Belas Artes do Rio de Janeiro, and I had the opportunity to see this work many times during my life. The painting shows the first mass celebrated in Brazilian soil and the event was documented by the Carta de Pero Vaz de Caminha. Pero Vaz de Caminha, the clerk of Pedro Alvares Cabral, recorded his first impressions on the uncovered land in a 27 pages long document. A Primeira Missa no Brasil appears many times in Brazilian…

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    18th Century Brazil

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    rather than their ancestry. One of the outliers in this process was Brazil, who experienced a much different road to independence. Portugal’s settlement of Brazil was different from the beginning, it had been settled slowly and Portugal was nowhere near the force that countries like Spain were at the time. Portugal was limited financially, had a much smaller military presence,…

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    Slavery In Brazil

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    mainly on the political and military history of Brazil. Chapter one, titled The Imperial Experience, discusses the First Empire and the earliest history of independent Brazil. On September 7, 1822 Brazil gained independence from the Portuguese. Following this, Brazil entered its First Empire ruled by Crown Prince Pedro until 1831. After leaving Brazil in shambles, Pedro resigned, leaving his son, Pedro II, in charge. The second chapter, Ascendant Republic, acknowledges the military, revolts, and…

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    Brazil History

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    Multicultural and multiethnic society has been the cornerstone of the Brazilian people since early 20th century. Brazil is best known throughout the world for Carnival. The Friday to the Tuesday before the beginning of lent is when Carnival occurs. The celebration and festivities express during Carnival is a simple expression of Brazil’s rich history, diverse people and customs, systematic government, and political system that immerses itself in world affairs and events that add to the lure…

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    Background In 1923,Emílio Odebrecht founded the Emílio Odebrecht & Cia. company which was responsible for the construction of several buildings during the interwar period in the Northeast of Brazil. Scarcity of raw materials drove Emilio out of the construction business but his son ,Norberto Odebrecht, had the entrepreneur gene and followed in his father’s footsteps, in 1941, creating a company that became the origin of the Odebrecht Group. During the period 1946-1952, a number of construction…

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    Brazil Republic Essay

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    Brazil Republic The name of this country is Brazil. The capital of Brazil is Brasilia. The capital of Brazil used to be Rio De Janeiro. However, Brasilia was a better, more centralized location, so the capital of Brazil was moved to Brasilia.The language most commonly used in Brazil is Portuguese. The reason that they speak Portuguese is because Portugal used to be the country ruling Brazil until the year 1822 when the people living in Brazil decided to start a rebellion. This rebellion was…

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    Portugal Research Paper

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    battle of Corunna in January 1809 but the French were unable to dislodge the British from Portugal. After 3 years of fighting the French were driven out of Portugal in 1811. In 1820 there was a revolution in Portugal. At that time the king was in Brazil. In his absence a group of army officers seized power and a 'constitutional Cortes' was formed to draw up a new constitution. However the new constitution was not popular with everyone. Conservative landowners and the clergy strongly disliked the…

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    eventual independence. (http://Latinamericanstudies.org) The revolt seemed to be successful at first, but the Spanish took back control. (http://www3.gettysburg.edu) Several attempts later Bolivar gained the independence of Venezuela and what is now Columbia. Bolivar was named the first President of the Republic of Great Columbia. He was also known as the “George Washington” of South America. During most of colonial times Brazil was a part of Portugal. Portugal focused mainly on its spice and…

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