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10 Intriguing Facts About The Medici

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The Medici family was a powerful Italian family that was involved in politics, money and much more.  The Medici was called “The Godfathers of the Renaissance”. They supported artists, ruled cities and were thought to be one of the wealthiest families in Europe during the 14th century.  The family had humble beginnings and went on […]

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Ten Facts About Jamestown Settlement

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Jamestown Settlement was colonized by English settlers on May 14, 1607, becoming the first permanent American settlement. Jamestown, Virginia was settled 13 years prior to Massachusetts, Plymouth Plantation. 1.  Four Ships Set Sail In December of 1606, Admiral Christopher Newport, in charge of the four ships the Susan Constant, Sarah, Godspeed and Discovery set sail […]

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Ten Facts About Amelia Earhart

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Amelia Earhart was born in Atchison, Kansas on July 4, 1897 to Amy and Edwin Earhart. Her greatest ambition was to become the first woman to pilot a plane. Amelia Earhart succeeded in her goal and was the first woman to pilot a plane across the Atlantic Ocean. 1. Early Life Amy and Edwin Earhart […]

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Ten Facts About Pilgrims of Plymouth

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The Pilgrims left England to escape religious oppression, arrest and persecution. They landed in the New World in December of 1620, establishing established a settlement. They named it New Plymouth after the last port they left behind in England. 1.  Historical Background The Puritans, later known as the Pilgrims, were disheartened with the Church of […]

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Ten Facts about Paul Cézanne

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1. His Dad Was Rich Growing up in Aix-en-Provence, Paul Cézanne was born to a wealthy family. His father was a banker, and a very well respected individual in the town, therefore Cézanne never had to worry about funding for his projects or lessons. Cézanne use this opportunity to attend the College Bourbon, where he […]

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Ten Facts About Eleanor Roosevelt

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Eleanor Roosevelt’s influence grew, even after the passing of her husband. She made a name for herself as a champion of the less fortunate and has her place in history as a civil and women’s rights leader. 1. Eleanor Roosevelt was a First Lady who had many firsts. She was the first woman to speak […]

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