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The impact of the American Civil War

The American Civil War was fought within the United States of America, between the North and the South. The states fought for many reasons, one of the most notable factors was slavery which was the main cause of profit generation for the South as slaves were their main labor force, while as the North had… Continue reading The impact of the American Civil War

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American Civil War

The American Civil War was a war that was fought between the Northern and Southern states of the United States of America. It was a war that raged for 4 years between 1861 to 1865. It was 11 Southern states who joined together to create the Confederate States of America, separating from the Union. Reason… Continue reading American Civil War

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The Trials and Tribulations of the Texas Rangers

Founded by Stephen Austin in 1823, the Texas Rangers were still operational more than 50 years later during which their ranks had witnessed their fair share of conflict. We will look at the challenges they faced as they moved well into the 19th century. Government Approved Once the Mexican American War in mid-19th century was… Continue reading The Trials and Tribulations of the Texas Rangers

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The Texas Rangers

The Texas Ranger Division or simply the Texas Rangers as they are commonly known, is a law enforcement agency based in the United States. They carry state wide jurisdiction and operate from their base in the city of Austin. The division is known for its investigative work in a number of crimes, ranging from corruption… Continue reading The Texas Rangers

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The Wild West Fur Trade

One of the most important and oldest industries that was established in North America was fur trade. For over 300 years, the fur trading industry has played an enormous role in developing Canada and the United States. Let’s explore all that fur trade entailed. When It All Began It all started during the 1500s, when… Continue reading The Wild West Fur Trade