History Essays

Free essays on U.S. history and other history

  • THE OPIUM WARS OF CHINA
    By: Inaan Damaraju Tuesday May 9, 2016 Mrs. Linda Doolittle The Opium Wars of 1839 to 1842 and 1856 to 1860 marked a new stage in China’s affiliation with the West. China’s military failures in these wars forced its rulers to sign treaties opening a great number of ports to foreign trade. The restrictions enforced under the Canton system were nullified. Opium, despite imperial restrictions, now became a regular item of trade. As opium choked the Chinese market, its price dropped, and local cons
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  • DBQ Essay
    As in early modern society, during the 1500s-1700s, women were known to stay in the house, look after their kids, and weren’t allowed to have any experience in education. Most women’s attitudes towards the men’s opinion was poor, and unsatisfied. Most men during early modern society suggests that women should stay home and look after the kids that was their role. Men, however, excluded them from reading the bible. As most men say that women must be silent and aren’t allowed to speak during chur
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  • 100 Years: America’s Triumphant Arrival
    Everett Ziegenfuss Mr. Venezia AP US History February 1, 2016 1876. One-hundred years ago, America broke from the Britain’s grasp, and haven’t looked back. The United States began as a country run by white, property holding males, and within 100 years, voting rights were extended to freedmen. The economy barely held afloat by miniscule industry and simple farming to an international economic force. Thirteen measly colonies cowering in fear behind the rolling Appalachian Mountains to a vast natio
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  • The Real Housewives of Elysian Fields
    Sarah Cherry Professor Suzanne Carlton ENC1102 18 May 2016 Is being in a relationship the key to happiness and should marriage be a women’s ultimate life goal? The play A Streetcar Named Desire by Tennessee Williams presents a penetrating look into the way the attitudes of American women and their dependence on men define them. This dependence can place them in situations that eventually lead to their unhappiness and disenchantment. Blanche and Stella both see men as their means to happiness and
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  • What Are The Effects of Poverty in Africa?
    Done by Student No ………………. Submitted to ……………….. Academic year 2014/2015 Introduction: For a lot of years, the whole countries in the entire world have been witnessing an increment in progress and development. Based on what was released by the United Nation Population Fund in 2008, the world has a large number of urban societies and communities than the rural ones. It is expected that between two thousand and seven and two thousand and fifty, the number of people in the whole world would increa
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  • Cady Stanton Critique
    One may find Lois W. Banner’s biography, Elizabeth Cady Stanton: A Radical for Women’s Rights an enjoyable read, as long as the subject and topic interests them. The author, Banner, observes Stanton\'s role as an activist in the women\'s rights and suffrage movements, as well as Stanton\'s personal and professional relationships and successfully ties it all back to her upbringing and why Stanton is considered such a radical of her time period. A reader can appreciate the structured flow of the b
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  • Andrew Jackson Critique
    Without prior knowledge of American History or politics, James C. Curtis’ biography, Andrew Jackson and the Search for Vindication may be a difficult read for some audiences. While the basis of the book is to inform of the events leading up to the birth, followed by childhood, adult life and career of Andrew Jackson; one may also be surprised to have a better understanding of the emotional man who was the United States’ seventh president. Below are both a negative and positive critique of the Cu
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  • Setting
    The first and most prominent setting is the segregation of the villages. Since this story takes place in a time where segregation was a very big issue, the villages that Gaines paints in the readers mind is where the whites lived and where the blacks lived. The white people lived in big houses with nice lawns and a well looked after landscape. The first and most prominent setting is the segregation of the villages. Since this story takes place in a time where segregation was a very big issue, th
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  • The dynasty of china
    China was divided for long periods of its history, with different regions being ruled by different groups. In fact there was not a single dynasty ruling an entire China. The Chinese had many dynasties. Most of them did not live very long, but there were a few that did live an extremely long time. To name few of them are the Han Dynasty, the Tang Dynasty, and the Ming Dynasty were the strongest and most powerful as compared to the rest. Including also are the Yuan “barbarian dynasty” which too br
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  • Us history
    In general, the colonials and British were in constant disagreement with each other, the British wanted to impose its laws and taxes on the colonials even though they were miles apart. The colonials began to wanted separate itself from under British rule and become more independent. In 1763, the British King name George Greenville Prime Minster because Greenville shared the prevailing opinion within Britain that the colonies should be compelled to pay a part of the cost of defending and administ
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  • Hana Brady Essay (WWII Holocaust Auschwitz victim)
    Hana Brady Essay Hana Brady lived in Czechoslovakia, upstairs from the family business. She had a thirteen year old brother, George, a mother who smiled and laughed a lot, and whom was loved by everyone, and a father who was a soccer player, an actor, and a firefighter. The Bradys lived a very happy life, the children had a pet dog, places to explore, an no troubles. Then, Nazis invaded Czechoslovakia. Privileges disappeared one after another. Hana and George were not allowed to go to school, b
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  • Gothic cathedrals
    Between the years 117 and 1144, a new cathedral style arose that proved important to the Medieval World Gothic. The creator of this new style, Abbot Suger, achieved both spiritual and political goals through his work. The unique style of the Gothic cathedral grew popular and spread throughout Medieval Europe. However, most importantly, the Gothic cathedrals made concrete the religious philosophy that the spiritual ruled a material world. Abbot Suger became the originator of the Gothic design for
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  • Assassination of Julius Caesar
    Document Reaction Paper 2 Plutarch: The Assassination of Julius Caesar, from Marcus Brutus (experts) Though historians were shocked that Julius Caesar was taken took in such a gruesome way, Caesar himself was just as shocked. His head turned and eyes were surprised to see that one of his loyal friends was not so loyal anymore. After being stabbed by members of the Senate, one by one, dictator, Julius Caesar chocked his last words as he died in shock that his good friend Marcus Brutus was part of
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  • King Richard I
    essay in progress...will update when complete. King Richard I was a noble king whom was a Crusader that fought for his Religion more than his own Country. He was loved by many of his people. His reputation as a leader and warrior earned him the title of King Richard I, the Lionheart . Richard I was crowned King of England at the age of 30 years old and his rule began on July 6th 1189. Richard was born on September 8, 1157, in Oxford England. Born to King Henry II and Eleanor of Aquitaine, he was
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  • The Reconstruction Act
    After the Civil war, not only were families torn apart, but the government, the economy and the north and south were torn apart also. Abraham Lincoln, Andrew Johnson, and Congress all came up with their own plan for the reconstruction of America. Although they all had very good ideas there were some flaws in their plans. There are many important factors to take into consideration, including, the debt, the broken relationships between the north and south and whether or not the south had ever succ
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  • Emancipation Proclamation
    The Emancipation Proclamation On September 22,1862 President Abraham Lincoln first issued the preliminary Emancipation Proclamation. This document stated that slaves would be free with some exceptions. Earlier at a July 22, 1862, cabinet meeting, the president announced that he had decided to declare the emancipation of Southern slaves. The enlistment of 29,000 blacks in the Union army of the civil war forced Lincoln to make that important decision. Then on New Year\'s Day, January 1,1863, he d
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  • William Bradford
    The leadership strengths and weaknesses of John Smith evoked a profound effect on the Jamestown colony. The fact that Smith actually arrived in the colony as a common prisoner and was able to achieve the leadership role that he gained is amazing. His creativity and knowledge in certain areas actually saved the colonists from attack and starvation in the early days. Some of the rules he enforced as a leader were actually instrumental in saving the colony. His skill in dealing with the natives all
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  • The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano
    Olaudah Equiano (c. 1745 – 31 March 1797),[3] known in his lifetime as Gustavus Vassa (/ˈvæsə/),[4] was a prominent African in London, a freed slave who supported the British movement to end the slave trade. His autobiography, published in 1789 and attracting wide attention, was considered highly influential in gaining passage of the Slave Trade Act 1807, which ended the African trade for Britain and its colonies. Since the late 20th century, there has been some debate on his origins,
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  • Manhattan Project
    The Manhattan Project Imagine a weapon so powerful that it could literally destroy the world, a weapon that vaporizes anything living thing within its radius. In an effort by the United States, which also involved the United Kingdom and Canada, was a project to design and build the first atomic bomb, the project was code named the “Manhattan Project.” The Manhattan Project was one of the most secretive projects in the history of the United States. It took place during World War II and its purpos
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  • THE TWEED RING
    In the late 1840’s, a man named William Tweed rose to the eyes of the public by being a volunteer fireman. From a shady beginning, Tweed worked his way up slowly and securely. Later that century, he became an elected official for the city council for New York in 1852. In 1854, Tweed was elected into the U.S House of Representatives. Even though he was a rep. in the house, his main concern was local and state concerns. He remained active in Tammany hall which was a powerful democratic organizati
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  • Alzheimer’s
    Alzheimer\'s disease is a neurodegenerative disease which in its most common form occurs in persons over the age of 65 and for about 60 percent of the cases dementia is responsible. Dementia is a broader term for memory loss and cognitive deficits that interfere with daily activities of living. Alzheimer’s is the sixth leading cause of death in the United States. The symptoms are characterized by progressive deterioration of cognitive performance which decreases daily activities and also some n
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  • Anne frank
    During the Nazi occupation of the Netherlands, Anne Frank received a diary as one of her presents on June 12, 1942, her 13th birthday.[7][8] According to the Anne Frank House, the red, checkered autograph book which Anne used as her diary was actually not a surprise, since she had chosen it the day before with her father when perusing a bookstore near her home.[8] She began to write in it on June 14, 1942, two days later,[9][10] On July 5, 1942, Anne¡¬s older sister Margot received an official
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  • Anne frank
    During the Nazi occupation of the Netherlands, Anne Frank received a diary as one of her presents on June 12, 1942, her 13th birthday.[7][8] According to the Anne Frank House, the red, checkered autograph book which Anne used as her diary was actually not a surprise, since she had chosen it the day before with her father when perusing a bookstore near her home.[8] She began to write in it on June 14, 1942, two days later,[9][10] On July 5, 1942, Anne′s older sister Margot received an offi
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  • Celia, A Slave
    The Constitution After the succession from England the colonies attempted to govern themselves as sovereign nations. It was clear that this system established under the Articles of Confederation wasn’t working. In order to unify this new nation the Framers of the new constitution were given the monumental task of creating a new form of government. The Federalist, No. 7. proclaimed “America, if not connected at all or only by the feeble tie of a simple league.. would… be gradually entangled in al
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  • The Kennedy Administration Critique
    President Kennedy was an underrated, mysterious man that not many people knew. He was and still is the youngest man to ever be elected into the presidency and the youngest to die while still fulfilling his duties as Chief Executive. Throughout his term, he was faced with many challenges that he had to fathom, alone and against all American citizens. He dealt with racial discrimination, the Space Race with the Russians, the Cuban Missile Crisis, and the Berlin Wall with great precision, along wit
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  • The Rupture between Britain and its Colonies
    Leading up to America’s independence there is what some historians believe to be the colonists “first major split between Great Britain” (Fowler 2011) which is seen through the reaction to the Stamp Act. The colonist reaction to direct taxes for the first time was not a good one and caused rifts in the colonies General Assemblies and throughout members of Parliament in Great Britain. The colonies sent some of America’s brightest minds to explain to Parliament why they would not pay the Stamp Ac
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  • Christian Crusades
    Richard Arroyo October 24, 2014 In our studies of medieval Europe there was an era of the Christian Crusades. In this essay I will be writing about these Crusades, the letter used to kickoff these crusades involving Pope Urban II and how he convinced Western Europeans to go to war. The promises he made to the many warriors to go march to Jerusalem and battle all in the name of Jesus. I will also include how they were able to occupy Jerusalem and finally how the occupation ended. The Emperor Alex
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  • Death and dickinson
    DEATH AND DICKINSON An analysis of death and mortality in Emily Dickinson’s poetry A Death blow is a Life blow to Some Who till they died, did not alive become — Who had they lived, had died but when They died, Vitality begun. (816) - Emily Dickinson Emily Dickinson led one of the most prosaic lives of any great poet. At a time when fellow poet Walt Whitman was ministering to the Civil War wounded and traveling across America—a time when America itself was reeling in the chaos of war, the trage
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  • Emergence of college sports
    The Emergence of Sporting Events The act of playing games and sports has been around for a very long time. Historians take ‘games’, sports were considered games long ago, back to the colonial era. Those games were not like the games we currently participate in. The colonial games were casual and had more loopholes to the game rules. The games were less governed; meaning one could change the game rules without being someone of higher power. If someone explained the name and the game of these colo
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  • A lesson before dying
    It was a strange feeling, holding the rifle. It somehow removed him from everything around him. Without the rifle he had to fit in, to be part of it all, to understand it and use it—the woods, all of it. With the rifle, suddenly, he didn\'t have to know; did not have to be afraid or understand. He didn\'t have to get close to a fool bird to kill it—didn\'t have to know how it would stand if he didn\'t look at it and moved off to the side. The rifle changed him, the minute he picked it up, and he
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  • When China Ruled The Sea
    Book Review For When China Ruled The Seas Introduction When China Ruled The Seas, is a book that provides the reader with many historical facts and ideas about China from as early as The Yi People, in 4,000 B.C., to a temple to Zheng He, that was built in 1795. Although the novel has many points in history, one would agree that it mostly concentrated on the events around the 14th century, to the late 15th century. It is obvious to the reader that China became a world power house due to their tra
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  • Anne frank
    “The Diary of Anne Frank” “The Diary of Anne Frank” was written by Anne Frank during the intense times of the Holocaust. She tells of her deepest thoughts, her wishes, and her dreams. She also describes the terrible happenings that were occurring around her. Even though going through rough times, she still seems like the most up-beat girl a person could find. Anne, just like any other teen, experiences love interests and curious thoughts. She explains of a young boy that lives with them while in
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  • Rozabal
    The Dalai Lama is the leader of the Gelug or "Yellow Hat" branch of Tibetan Buddhism. The name is a combination of the Mongolianword dalai meaning "Ocean" and the Tibetan word བླ་མ ་bla-ma (with a silent "b") meaning "chief" or "high priest".[1] "Lama" is a general term referring to Tibetan Buddhist teachers. In religious terms, the Dalai Lama is believed by his devotees to be the rebirth of a long line of tulkus who are considered to be manifestations of the bodhis
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  • Aztecs
    The Aztecs were a group of Native Americans that dominated Mesoamerica from Mexico and Guatemala to the territories of Salvador and Honduras in the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries for almost one hundred years. This was at the same time as the Inca Empire in Peru. The Aztec empire was made up of the native people who were called the Nahuatl-speakers and the Culhua-Mexico, who had come from the Pacific Northwest and settled in the area which would become the capital of Mexico, Tenochtitlan. The
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  • Test og mongolian history
    1.Зөвийг нь дугуйлна уу. (5 оноо) Колоний эзлэн түрэмгийллийн үe хэзээнээс эхэлсэн бэ? А.1415-1620
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  • Totalitarianism Between the Wars: Germany vs USSR
    Totalitarianism is the act of which the political authority holds power over the people of the state. Germany and The Soviet Union were places that supported this way of dictating their countries. With these ideas of using totalitarianism to lead their countries, we could all see that in the future things don\'t turn out very well. The Soviet Union ended up falling apart and became Russia in the late 1900’s. While in the other hand, Germany resulted in owing tons of debt and losing chunks of ter
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  • Book Review Of Hoplites
    Collected and edited by Victor Davis Hanson, Hoplites: The Classical Greek Battle Experience is a collection of nine scholarly essays specifically about the Hoplite warrior: describing the weapons used, how the identification and retrieval of casualties was conducted, the style of phalanx battle from the perspective of the actual soldier fighting as well as sacrifices and battle rituals. He reveals a new experience to the reader using these works, one that sheds new light on the hoplite warrior.
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  • Native
    Did European Settlement Victimize the Indians? 1. The two articles are debating whether or not European settlers harmed the Indians or killed them off, kicked them off their land. 2. I think there was misunderstanding in agreements between Indians and the settlers. When the settlers started taking more land and spreading their own territory the Native Americans weren’t happy with the way they were treated. 3. After reading the articles the indians had very different idea of who was coming to the
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  • West indian history
    Question: Examine how the sugar revolution altered the development of the Caribbean. The sugar revolution altered the development of the Caribbean in a variety of ways, The sugar revolution has affected the Caribbean drastically as a result of the sugar revolution, there was a labour problem which was caused by the change from Tobacco to Sugar. The manufacturing and Sugar cultivation needed some workers to do manual labour .There were people who tried to get workers like the Spaniards who tried
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  • Comparing F. Douglass and B.T. Washington
    Compare the Different Views of slavery and the solution to overcoming prejudice presented in the two books written by F. Douglass and B.T. Washington. *********************************************************** Equality! During the late 19th century, there were many men begging for equality for all races in America. Many of these people wrote autobiographies, including Booker T. Washington and Frederick Douglass. Although these two men were aiming for the same goal in America, their opinions wer
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  • Enlightenment
    ) Essay Concerning Human Understanding (1690) a) Regarded the human mind of a person as a blank slate. b) Did not believe in intuition or theories of innate conceptions a) Attacked the theory of divine right of Kings. b) Argued that sovereignty did not reside in the state but with the people. 3) Some thoughts concerning education. a) Recommended practical learning to prepare people b) Locke\'s curriculum included conversational learning of foreign languages, especially French, mathematics, histo
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  • Britainr between 1900-1945
    Britain between 1900-1945 Age of suffering, pain, indeed a period of wars: – 2 world wars – but also colonial wars, – Bours war 1899-1902 (in South Africa, between Britain and the Netherlands, because of diamonds mines) Beginning of the Movements for Indian Independence , 1935 Indian Constitution. Period of crisis : 1929: The Wall Street Crash: unemployement, very big crisis. But, the emergence of a fairer society: new rights were recognized. – Women\'s rights: the right to vote in 1928 – The ri
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  • Opium Wars
    The Opium Wars, sometimes called the Anglo-Chinese Wars, were motivated by the European countries desire to make a profit through exploitation of their power over the technologically weaker Qing China. This self-interest is seen in the introduction and promotion of recreational opium to the Chinese by the British, and the Chinese government’s opposition to such widespread abuse of its citizens. It is also seen in the compromises made between both China and Europe which forced Chinese to open up
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  • Alfred!
    Alfred the Great is the only English king ever to achieve that remarkable title. And yet recent scholarship seems determined to prove that he did not perhaps deserve such a title. Though there is little question of Alfred’s military prowess, his contributions to education and scholarship often come under fire. Accusations of incorrect authorship are the most common and are generally used in an effort to show that Alfred was not a special as England would like to think. In fact scholars seem to g
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  • 9/11 attack

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  • Joy Luck CLub
    In Amy Tan\'s novel, The Joy Luck Club, explores the relationships and experiences of four Chinese mothers and four Chinese-American daughters. The difference in upbringing of these women born during the first quarter of this century in China, and their daughters were born in California, is undeniable. From the beginning of the novel, you hear Suyuan Woo telling the story of "The Joy Luck Club,” a group started by some Chinese women during World War II. "We feasted, we laughed, we played games,
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  • Sinking of INS Khukri Book Review
    I. BACKGROUND & INTRODUCTION The book entitled “The Sinking of INS Khukri (Survivors’ Stories)” tells, in part, the story of what really happened in India in 1971 and the tragic and dramatic tale of the sinking of an Indian anti-submarine frigate (INS Khukri) during the 1971 Indo-Pakistan War as unfolded by the survivors and surviving families of the ill-fated Indian warship. First published in 2006 by The Lotus Collection and imprinted by Roli Books Pvt. Ltd. in New Delhi, the book was written
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  • Napoleon III compared to Napoleon Bonaparte
    An Assessment of Whether Napoleon Bonaparte or Louis Napoleon Had More Significant Reforms in France Both Napoleon Bonaparte and his nephew Louis Napoleon Bonaparte were important rulers of France. They ruled with great power and control, they implemented many sweeping reforms and laws that greatly changed the course of French and European life. Napoleon Bonaparte and Louis Napoleon, also referred to as Napoleon III, each directed France through many reforms under their rule. However, the leader
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  • American Romanticism (1820-1900)
    American Romanticism (1820-1900) Background: Romanticism, a term that is associated with imagination and boundlessness, and in critical usage is contrasted with classicism, which is commonly associated with reason and restriction. A romantic attitude may be detected in literature of any period, but as a historical movement it arose in the 18th and 19th centuries in reaction to more rational literary, philosophic, artistic, religious, and economic standards. Since it gathered force gradually in i
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  • The Fifteenth President
    The 15th President : James Buchanan was born in a log cabin on April 23, 1791. His parents, James Buchanan and Elizabeth (Speer) Buchanan were Irish immigrants who had made a successful life for themselves as merchants in rural Pennsylvania. James was the second of eleven children and the oldest boy.(Uher) Always eager to learn, he was privately tutored at home, and then he attended the village academy. He later studied law and graduated from Dickinson College in Carlisle, Pennsylvania. Soon aft
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