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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 American Revolution – Heroes and Villains

The unexpected outcome of The American Revolution was achieved, in part, by the bravery of the American militia and the cooperation of the country’s citizens. General George Washington proved himself one of the greatest military leaders in history, while others made notable contributions to the war. These included: Ethan Allen Allen was given the task… Continue reading The American Revolution – Heroes and Villains

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Thomas Jefferson and the Louisiana Purchase

In 1803, the Louisiana Purchase by the United States for $15 million increased the amount of territory the country owned by 828,000 square miles, doubling its size. The newly acquired land stretched from the Mississippi River in the east to the Rocky Mountains in the west, and from the Gulf of Mexico in the south… Continue reading Thomas Jefferson and the Louisiana Purchase

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The Pony Express – Mail Transport by Horse

Before the telegraph and transcontinental railroad, The Pony Express was used to transport mail across the western United States at unbelievable speeds. The system began its deliveries on April 3, 1860 and covered a route of 1966 miles, passing through eight states. The mail would leave from Missouri and travel through Kansas, Nebraska, Colorado, Wyoming,… Continue reading The Pony Express – Mail Transport by Horse