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Was Ulysses S. Grant a Good President?

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For decades after his death in 1885, Ulysses S. Grant earned a reputation for being one of the nation’s worst presidents, consistently ranking in the bottom 10 in historian polls. But in recent years, historians have seen the hero of the civil war again. Popular biographies, like that of Ronald …

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Federalist Papers – HISTORY

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Content Debate on the Constitution The rise of Publius What Federalist Newspapers Said Impact of federalist articles Sources In October 1787, the first in a series of 85 essays arguing for the ratification of the draft Constitution of the United States appeared in the Independent newspaper, under the pseudonym “Publius”. …

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When Did African Americans Get the Right to Vote?

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In the aftermath of the civil war, the United States found itself in unknown territory. With the defeat of Confederation, some 4 million black men, women and children enslaved obtained their freedom, an emancipation which will be formalized by the adoption of the 13th amendment to the Constitution. For black …

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Pandemics That Changed History: Timeline

Pandemics That Changed History: Timeline

Pandemics That Changed History: Timeline In the area of ​​infectious diseases, a pandemic is the worst case. When an epidemic spreads beyond the borders of a country, it is at this point that the disease officially becomes a pandemic. Communicable diseases existed during the hunter-gatherer era, but the transition to …

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7 Momentous Kisses in History

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7 Momentous Kisses in History Despite what the song says, a kiss is not always just a kiss. A kiss can be political, either because it is the first of its kind, or because it is between two heads of state. A kiss can also become emblematic when captured on …

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7 Surprising Facts About St. Patrick’s Day

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7 Surprising Facts About St. Patrick’s Day While St. Patrick’s Day is now associated with the wearing of green, parades (when they are not canceled) and beer, the celebration is steeped in history that dates back more than 1,500 years. The first known celebration took place on March 17, 1631, …

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