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    the Spa Field riots, Derbyshire rising and Peterloo massacre. A year after the end of the wars with France, demonstrations were being planned for reform; this was due to the fact that businesses had to close down after the war since there was no longer a demand for war material, this left many unemployed. C R Fay argues that Peterloo massacre was a result of inefficient police and the conditions the lower class people worked in – including shopkeepers and manufacturers; this suggests that it was not due to the influence of the French revolution but rather the troops. This suggests that people were influenced by the French revolution to a small extent as they wanted better political leaders who they could vote for. The aim of the meeting at St Peter’s Field was to “listen to speeches demanding parliamentary reform”. From this it is evident that the French revolution did not influence much violence since the aim of this meeting was to keep it as a non-violent event; however, the meeting ended in violence which was largely due to the attempt to break up the meeting. The English radical writer William Hone and cartoonist George Cruikshank released “A Slap At Slop” to show the problems in the constitution; the news sheet was published in 1921 to highlight the “abuses of the political office” and how the constitution was failing to look after its citizens. Hone was a reformer and he released this news sheet criticising the Peterloo massacre as it was a non-violent protest which…

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    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…

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    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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    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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    depicted in many ways but altered throughout the years because of the argument “Is it appropriate for the ninth-grade textbook?” The battle of Nanjing was depicted as: a battle, a massacre, rape and an invasion. Through research, the answer that has arose is that it should be depicted as a massacre, it’s school appropriate and follows the facts. “Over a period of six weeks, Imperial Japanese Army forces brutally murdered hundreds of thousands of people–including both soldiers and civilians–in…

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    Last Night, March 5, 1770, 5 colonists were either brutally murdered, or killed to contain the crowd. Were the soldiers guilty of manslaughter, or rightfully killing? Restraining the colonists, or trigger-happy? Or the bigger question; Guilty or Innocent? The answer to that question is innocent.The soldiers are innocent of murder because the colonists were armed, dangerous, and angry at new taxes imposed on them. Theodore Bliss has proof that the soldiers were innocent. He stated that the…

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    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 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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    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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    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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