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American History

The Native Northeast: Iroquois and Wendat Confederacies

March 15, 2021

The St. Lawrence Lowlands and Great Lakes-Riverine areas was a diverse and vast region of the Native Northeast. Two of the confederacies, the Iroquois and Wendat, had a lot in common, from language and agricultural practices to foodways, gender roles, and homes, and they also engaged in trade with one another. But, all was not peaceful and there were increasing hostilities. […]

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American History

Historical Injustices in the United States

March 11, 2021

The primary groups mistreated in the United States include African-Americans, Mexican-Americans, Latinos, Native Americans, Asians and sexual minorities. The Supreme Court has tried to put an end to these mistreatments and injustices. […]

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American History

The Civil Rights Movement against Racial Segregation

March 11, 2021

Racism and segregation played a significant role in the history of the United States. Many people, especially African-Americans suffered during that era. The civil rights movement helped remove such ills from the American society. […]

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American History

Checks and Controls on America’s Surveillance System

March 4, 2021

In recent years, as we have seen the notion of trusting our educated platonic guardians no longer suffices. The result was the creation of a system of oversight and audit that we have been in the process of fine tuning ever since the 1970s. […]

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American History

American Surveillance: Abuses and Excesses in Cold War-era

March 4, 2021

Through the means of investigative journalism and official committees, we now know a lot about surveillance in America, in particular, the abusive side of it. In part shocking, these examples also probably give us an insight into the reason for having such widespread surveillance system in the first place. […]

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American History

The Early Life and Success of Benjamin Franklin

March 3, 2021

Benjamin Franklin had worked harder throughout his life to make himself into an object of honor, especially considering how low was the rung of the ladder on which he had been born. By 1740s, he had become a gentleman in the American society. […]

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American History

Montaup: A Search for Common Ground in the Native Northeast

March 1, 2021

While war was endemic in the Northeast during the 17th century, the views from Montaup and other regions suggest that it wasn’t inevitable. The actions taken by the Native people, such as Massasoit and Metacom, show us that the story of war is not the only story in need of telling. […]

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