Slavery was a popular theme throughout the United States’s history, many of the Founding Fathers being slave owners, and promoting the slave trade further. Overtime, treatment over the African-Americans got worse and more cruel. This didn’t go ignored, as the cause for abolishing slavery came around and spread in the 1800’s.
Before the abolition, slaves were treated very harshly, even harsher those who attempted to escape. Plantation owners influenced the Fugitive Slave Act, which made it so any escapee slave would return to his master if he were apprehended. The Compromise of 1850 made this act stronger.
Slavery continued, and the treatment of the slaves have been documented. The topic of slavery eventually became hot, inspiring many debates in the mid-1800’s. Slavery still legally continued, until it’s official abolishment in 1864 by the Thirteenth Amendment.
James Madison was one of the Founding Fathers, and served as 4th president of the United States. He was born and raised in the colony of Virginia, and he also spent most of his adult life there as well.
He had 12 siblings, and happened to be the oldest one out of them all. However, most of his siblings died before they could even turn 8. He had fairly poor health throughout his life, standing at 5’4″ and only weighing 100 pounds, earning him the title of the smallest United States president in history. Continue reading
The revolution was only getting worse as time went by. Hundreds of lives were taken, and the number of casualties were increasing as days went by. Something had to be done. Something that would satisfy them. Something that would make them stop. Napoleon Bonaparte knew. If no one were to do anything about it, then he shall.
Napoleon was a talented general at the time, for he studied military tactics in his younger years, enrolling in France’s military school when he was 15. He graduated said school, with the rank of second lieutenant in the artillery. After graduating, his family was forced to flee due to the growing French revolution. Continue reading
John Quincy Adams was the 6th president of the United States. He was born in Massachusetts in 1767 to John and Abigail Adams. Quincy’s education was a very odd case, as he did not go to school, but studied under his cousin and his father’s law clerk.
When he was just 11 years old, Quincy attended his father on his trips around Europe. This proved to be beneficial on Quincy’s end, Continue reading
The 7 Years War took place between the dates of 1750-1760, and was a war between France and Britain. There were several skirmishes prior to the war, but it was only declared in 1756.
When the war was declared, Britain made heavy military preparations, such as allying with other countries. Despite this, the British wished to avoid a massive war, and this wish was crushed when the French managed to capture an island the British had conquered almost immediately after the war was declared. Continue reading
Europe, alongside many continents, has had a lot of changes to it as time went on, and a lot of history to go alongside that. However, Europe as a continent didn’t start organizing until 500 AD.
After the Roman Empire fell, city-states started to organize, making Europe divide into rather country-like regions. Despite this, the continent was still pretty undivided and undeveloped, due to no really boundaries being established.
Africa has been described as the most geographically diverse continent on Earth. Almost every climate is present, such as deserts, plains, jungles, forests, lakes, and mountains. The only climate that isn’t present is frozen tundra, however, due to the multiple climates otherwise, it has been described as very diverse.
The continent is infamous for the Nile River, the world’s largest river which runs through many old civilizations. Continue reading