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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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“Bloody Bill” Anderson

William T. Anderson is known as the vilest and most notorious confederate guerrilla leader from the civil war. He was a man who killed, butchered and severed countless union soldiers and their sympathizers. Hence, the name given to him, bloody bill, was due to his contribution in the war. He was known as the most… Continue reading “Bloody Bill” Anderson

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Belle Starr (Wild West Outlaw)

Myra Belle Shirley, famously known as Belle Starr, was born in 1848 near Carthage, Missouri. She was known to be a popular west wild outlaw. She was given the name ‘May’ by most of her family members. May Shirley graduated from Missouri's Carthage Female Academy, an institution founded by her father John Shirley. She also… Continue reading Belle Starr (Wild West Outlaw)

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Wild West Rodeos

Horses neighing, ropes and lassos, and cowboys clad in boots and hats! Boys with accents and loaded pistols, and their shirts tucked smartly in their jeans. Isn’t this the picture that immediately comes to mind with the mention of the Wild West? The Wild West only gets wilder once you get to know how interestingly… Continue reading Wild West Rodeos