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  • The Peterloo Revolution

    Because of the poor economy of the country, the government created high taxes and tariffs, including the Corn Laws. Eighty million people reunited in Manchester in 1819, blaming the government for the expensive cost of food. At the time, as mentioned, the poor classes didn’t have political representation so they didn’t have a choice, only rich men could vote. During the protest, the military authorities charged into the crowd killing 15 people and injured around 300 - 700. It was called the Peterloo Massacre and it marked one of the defining moments of the nineteenth century. “Peterloo, with its stark evidence of violent repression, was pivotal event in encouraging radical endorsements of the right of armed resistance.” (Gilmartin 1997) This massacre showed population how repressed and censored they were, not being able to protest or have an opinion. After this episode, because of the Industrial Revolution, Britain lived times of prosperity being world’s first industrialised…

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  • The Montreal Massacre Analysis

    School shootings are something that we know about, in Canadian history they are something we aren 't oblivious to. The Montreal Massacre significantly affected Canada in terms of equality, justice and safety. Numerous individuals had differentiating perspectives on the massacre that took place. Many questions were raised: Why did Marc Lépine shoot and murder fourteen women, while leaving the men alive? Why was Lépine yelling "You’re all feminists?", yet shooting at women who guaranteed they…

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  • Olaudah Equiano Fact Or Fiction

    Fact or Fiction: The Effects of Misrepresentation Literature appears in many forms from fiction to non-fiction to memoirs with each providing a different purpose for the intended reader. Often, authors will write their memoirs in order to give the reader new knowledge of events through personal experience rather than to entertain them as a folk tale might. Consequently, those in search of gaining knowledge through personal experience on a particular event will most likely choose to evaluate the…

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  • Summary: The Rape Of Nanking

    The Rape of Nanking The Rape of Nanking was a horrific and brutal massacre. It shows the world’s failure to acknowledge the cruel acts of people who take advantage of their ranks in government, meaning this went on for six weeks, thousands of people were killed, and no other countries even noticed or helped all of those people. is a human rights violation because pretty much all of the human rights were violated especially 3-5. “Article 3: Everyone has the right to life, liberty and security…

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  • Personal Narrative: My Experience At The Museum Of Fine Art

    I followed the historical Freedom Trail to the Old State House built in 1713 and also where the site of the Boston Massacre took place that was just outside the building. It was a vital and key location for the formation of our city where several great Patriots gathered to start what we now have today. Arriving at this historical landmark, I grew interest to want to go inside and learn even more of this beautiful city. I was amazed with how I was able to walk in the same building that John…

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  • The Boston Massacre: A Historical Analysis

    The Boston Massacre shouldn’t have been called a massacre since only a total of five people killed in the event. The word “massacre” indicates the brutal slaughtering of a large numbers of people. The Boston Massacre was more like a riot than a massacre, but it was called a massacre by the use of propaganda. The Boston Massacre Historical Society clarifies that “Paul Revere wasted no time in capitalizing on the Massacre to highlight British tyranny and stir up anti-British sentiment among his…

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  • The Munich Massacre Of 1972: The Olympic Games In Munich

    In the early hours of September 5, 1972, an awful event occurred in the most unimaginable place. The Olympic Games in Munich, dubbed “The Games of Peace and Joy” quickly became known as the “Munich Massacre”. At 4 o’clock in the morning, a group of eight Palestinian terrorists, disguised as athletes, climbed over the fence into the Olympic Village in Munich. Meanwhile, the Olympic team from Israel was asleep in their apartments in 31 Connollystrasse. The terrorists walked straight to 31…

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  • The Role Of Crispus Attucks In The Revolutionary War

    the beginning of a huge revolution. Crispus Attucks played an important role in the American Revolution by his role in the Boston Massacre. On the night of March 5, 1770, Private Hugh White, a guard on duty outside Boston’s customs house,was surrounded by a jeering crowd.He reacted by hitting one of them his musket. The crowd grew larger, and eight redcoats came to rescue White. A redcoat fired into the crowd, possibly by accident, and the people panicked. In the chaos that followed, five men…

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  • 1972 Munich Olympics Case Study

    Olympics became one of the greatest human tragedies in the history of counter terrorism. The paper reviews the principal aspects of the security response to the Munich massacre in 1972. Some of the issues considered include Germany's response to the incident, pre-attack warnings, the level of security preparedness during the Olympics, as well as the role of fusion centers in counter-terrorist operations. The lessons learned from the 1972 Munich Olympics provide effective guidance for the…

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  • Significance Of The Boston Massacre

    One of the most known events in history to happen in Boston . The only event ever to happen like this. The one historical event that earned the title of the incident on king street named by the British personally. The one event where British soldiers were ready too fire and attack while the opposing side the colonists, were prepared to strike and defend their beloved town and keep it the way they intended to have it from the veary begining. The event where you would be terrified imagine it…

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