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Early Life of George Washington

George Washington is one of the founding fathers of the United States of America, and was the first president of the nation. He was a commander in the American Revolutionary War, and is known as ‘The Father of His Country.’ That being said, George Washington’s life events are debated upon by many historians and fans,… Continue reading Early Life of George Washington

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Manifest Destiny

Originating in the 19th century, Manifest Destiny was a belief that the US was destined to spread throughout the American continents. That this spread was inevitable and therefore justified, at any cost. The idea was that manifesting this inescapable advancement was the duty of all US citizens of the time. The term was originally coined… Continue reading Manifest Destiny

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The California Gold Rush 1849: The Wonder and The Horror

“It was the best of times, it was the worst of times.” This quote by Charles Dickens was meant to describe the upheaval caused by the French Revolution. But it could just as easily have been used to describe the chaos that erupted shortly after a certain carpenter named James Wilson Marshall, from New Jersey, found… Continue reading The California Gold Rush 1849: The Wonder and The Horror