Nearly all of us have experienced history classes in school, and some of us are now old enough to watch our own children go through those history lessons themselves. Naturally, you might be asking yourself the question, “why take history lessons in the first place?” Well, in short, to know where to go in the… Continue reading Benefits Of Learning History For Your Child
Ever wanted to learn about medieval times? Well, keep reading to discover more about the Medieval Era and its long and storied history. What Was the Medieval Era? The medieval era, also known as the Middle Ages, was the millennium (one thousand years) from 500 AD to 1500 AD in Europe. In other words, this… Continue reading An Overview Of The Medieval Era
World War One, also called WWI, was a global conflict that lasted from 1914 to 1918 that claimed millions of lives. The main conflict of WWI was between the Central Powers (mainly Germany, Austria-Hungary, and Turkey) against the Allies: France, Russia, Great Britain, Belgium, and more, with the Allies eventually winning. Here’s a summary of… Continue reading A Guide To The Outbreak Of WWI
World War I began in 1914 on the 28th of July, and ended on 11th November, 1918. It ravaged various parts of Europe and was also known as the Great War and the War to End All Wars. The latter name started off as an idealistic slogan but is now used in an ironical way… Continue reading 5 Quick Facts About World War I
The Medieval Times were known for their brutality and landmarked by the famous castles in the Middle Ages. The design and architecture of these castles had been modified with the passage of time, as they were affected by key events in history such as the Crusades and the advent of siege warfare. Caernarvon Castle The… Continue reading 4 Famous Medieval Castles
Malcolm X is one of the most notable figures from the civil rights movement, a 14-year long campaign by African Americans and their allies to end legalized racial discrimination and segregation in the United States. One interesting thing you might have noted about him is his last name ‘X’, and you might wonder if that… Continue reading Why Did Malcolm X Adopt The Last Name ‘X’?
Contrary to popular belief, Charles Darwin was not a brilliant thinker. In his 1986 commencement speech at the Harvard-Westlake School in Los Angeles, biographer Charlie Munger said that he would have suspected Charles Darwin to graduate ranking in the middle of his Harvard class. Again, Harvard biologist E.O. Wilson agreed; he said that Darwin would… Continue reading Understanding The Thought Process Of Charles Darwin
On 22 August 1791, African slaves staged the first revolt against their colonial masters in the then French colony of Saint-Domingue. This resulted in the near thirteen-year long Haitian Revolution, which culminated in the establishment of the sovereign state of Haiti in 1804. The revolution is the largest slave uprising since Spartacus. He was a… Continue reading How Successful Was The Haitian Revolution?
The Mexican-American War was a war fought between the United States and Mexico from April 1846 to February 1848. The conflict started as a result of the Republic of Texas’s annexation by the U.S. in 1845, as well as a dispute over whether Texan territory ended at the Nueces or the Rio Grande River. While… Continue reading How Did The Mexican-American War Affect American Society?
Within government, the separation of powers is essential. The U.S. Federal Government is comprised of three branches: judicial, executive, and legislative. To maximize the effectiveness and efficiency of government, each branch has its appointed powers and roles. The branches of the U.S. government work together to provide a law that its citizens can follow, which… Continue reading Get To Know The Three Branches Of The U.S. Government