H8 L75 – Civil War Generals

The generals of the civil war are all interesting, and they each have a different story.  Many of them have corresponding parts of the story, like the Mexican-American War, and West Point Military academy.  One of the things they do not have in common is their names, which, in order, are Ulysses S. Grant, Robert […]

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H8 L70 – Civil War

The American Civil War was the bloodiest in U.S. history by a figure of about 20000 more lives lost.  And think about it – all those lives lost were American.  No foreign blood was shed in this war, it was all one country fighting itself.   From the starting battle of Fort Sumter, to the bloody […]

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H8 L65 – Kansas-Nebraska Act & John Brown’s Rebellion

          The two biggest things that influenced the start of the civil war was a compromise about the heated topic of slavery, and then the rebellion of John Brown, a staunch anti-slavery advocate.            The Kansas-Nebraska Act, written by Henry Clay and Stephen Douglas,  allowed for popular sovereignty in the Kansas and Nebraska areas, which […]

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H8 L60 – California Gold Rush

         Thousands of people, all individual, coincidentally decided to all go westward, towards the exact same spot… what exactly was their motivation, their drive to leave the family to charge westwards?       The answer to that question is greed… and gold.            The California Gold rush was a result of the Mexican-American War, as the Treaty […]

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H8 L50 – Inventions of the 1800s

   There were many new inventions in the 1800s, including the steam hammer, the steam engine, steam boat, the battery, the arc lamp, electromagnet, and many, many more.     Each of these things contributed to the store of knowledge that the country already had, but only a few fit the two main requirements of the […]

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