NOTIONS Iron Curtain Iron Curtain was the name of the non-physical boundary dividing Europe into two separate areas after World War II until 1991 (when the Soviet Union collapsed and the Cold War ended, although some speculate that it’s still going on). One area was the west which consisted of NATO members and militarily neutral […]
Notions Civil Rights Movements Civil Rights Movements were struggles for social justice throughout the 1950s and 1960s for blacks to gain equal rights under the law of the United States. Slavery was abolished long ago but this didn’t stop the continuing discrimination against black people. The whites couldn’t quite accept that the people that had […]
Notions Group 1 Discovery of gold and gold mining The first documented commercial discovery of gold happened in 1799 when a 52-year-old male named Conrad Reed found a 17-pound yellow “rock”. He used it as a bulky doorstep until 1802 when a jeweller identified the rock and asked how much did Conrad Reed want for […]
Notions Different developments in the North and South In the 1850s the main differences in developments were about economy and labour. Southern states were widely using slaves and their economy depended largely on agriculture. One of their biggest export products was cotton. Northern states had gone through industrialization and were practising free labour. Northern states […]
Notions The origin and essence of the conflict between England and the colony KEYWORDS: Seven Years’ War, treasury empty, taxes, the Brits “protected” the colonies, unnerving situation, persecution, Townshend Act, fierce resistance. The Brits had waged a Seven Years’ War with France over the colonies. Eventually, they won, though the war left the British treasury […]
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