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10 Facts About Jane Austen

Jane Austen

Jane Austen is known for her comedic works depicting young women in England during the 1800’s. Her works continue to be popular over 100 years after her death. 1. Jane Austen wrote 6 books. Her books include: “Emma”, “Mansfield Park”, “Persuasion”, “Pride and Prejudice”, “Northanger Abbey” and “Sense and Sensibility”. Jane Austen began a seventh […]

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10 Surprising Facts about the Great Wall of China

Great Wall of China Tower

The Great Wall of China is an amazing landmark. You may have seen a picture of the wall, but do you really know about it? Here we examine some surprising things you may not know about the Great Wall. 1. What is the Great Wall of China? The Great Wall of China is a huge […]

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10 Facts You May Not Know About the Montgomery Bus Boycott

Rosa Parks Bus

You have probably heard of Rosa Parks. What you may not know is that her arrest was just the start of a year-long event that involved all the busses in the city where she was arrested. The Montgomery bus boycott is an important event in the Civil Rights movement, and should be examined from start […]

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10 Facts about the Freedom Riders

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The Freedom Riders were a very brave group participating in the Civil Rights Movement in 1961. They were fighting to desegregate busses, which in theory should already have happened. The practice, however, was very different. 1. What are Freedom Riders? The Freedom Riders are not specific people, but rather a group. It is a term […]

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10 Fun Facts about the French and Indian War

The Death of General Wolfe, 1770

The French and Indian war is a very important war in early American History, before the United States were formed. The war is often misunderstood, and many people have facts about the war wrong. Here, we take a closer look at what really happened. 1. Who was fighting? The French and Indian War does not […]

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10 Facts About the Fall of Communism

Romanian Revolution 1989

1. Definition of Communism The basis for communism is the universal ownership of all property and goods, resulting in the equality both socially and economically of everyone in the community. Communism also preaches that each man works for himself and is not controlled by the business owner, so the worker shares in the profits. 2. […]

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