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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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10 Facts About Albert Einstein


Theoretical physicist and humanitarian, Albert Einstein was born in Germany on March 14, 1879. He died of heart failure in Princeton, New Jersey on April 18, 1955. Although he spoke of himself as a “mathematical ignoramus,” he is known as a genius to the scientific community. 1.  Family Life As an infant, Albert Einstein lived […]

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10 Facts About the Berlin Wall


The German Democratic Republic of East Germany began erecting the Berlin Wall on August 13, 1961. The purpose of the wall was to separate East Berlin from West Berlin and prevented citizens from defecting to West Germany. 1.  Other Names for the Berlin Wall The Berlin Wall is known by many names: Anti-Fascist Protection Rampart […]

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10 Facts About the Declaration of Independence

Declaration of Independence

On July 4, 1776, the Continental Congress signed the Declaration of Independence, declaring the 13 American colonies as independent from Britain. The colonies, which were already at war with Britain, formed a union that became the United States of America. 1.  The Idea of Independence Takes Place Richard Henry Lee, the Virginia delegate to the […]

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