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History

Fu Yuehua and China’s Democracy Wall Movement

November 23, 2021

Fu Yuehua led a peaceful protest, demanding basic rights such as an end to hunger and oppression. Her silent march forced the Chinese leadership to think over the limits of permissible expression. […]

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History

Deng Xiaoping and the Democracy Wall

November 23, 2021

After having lived in a politically stifling environment for decades, the Democracy Wall was nothing short of revolutionary. It offered people a chance to release pent-up frustrations and express their emotions freely. […]

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American History

The Expansion and Strengthening of the American Army

November 22, 2021

In 1787, what Congress raised and supported was not much better than the Confederation’s version of an army and navy. Only after 1790, when Indians attacked the army regiments, did Congress vote to strengthen the forces. […]

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American History

Timothy Dwight: Secular Means to Sacred Ends

November 21, 2021

Dwight followed an appeasing approach with the students, focusing on academics than on any social hierarchy. He understood that in a republic like America, wooing, not commanding, was the order of the day. […]

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American History

Whiskey Rebellion: Conclusion and Impacts

November 21, 2021

Whiskey Rebels’ connection to Democratic-Republican Society made Washington call militia. However, Findley promised Washington that laws would be obeyed in future, bringing an end to both the Whiskey Rebellion and the Democratic-Republican Societies. […]

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American History

Thomas Jefferson and the Continental Embargo

November 20, 2021

Thomas Jefferson purchased New Orleans, and all of Louisiana province, from Napoleon. The British, eyeing the Mississippi River valley, reacted strongly, embroiling the American shipping trade in the feud. […]

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American History

Thomas Jefferson: The New President

November 20, 2021

While a few Federalists did warm to Jefferson’s charms, he was completely unprepared for all the rumors, scandals and mud-slinging that was soon to come his way. […]

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