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Century – 1800s refers to the years from 1800 to 1899. The Napoleonic Wars (1803-1815) and the invention of the electric battery by Alessandro Volta were two significant occurrences that influenced history during that specific period.
It depends what part of the 1800's you want to know about. Early baseball was simply a modified game of cricket which used four bases. The "New York Game" was one of the earliest forms of modern baseball. In the "New York Game" A complete "inning" where all nine players had batted was called a "hand…
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Augusta became the capital in 1832.
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Children were dressed like little adults and, in fact, treated like adults in that they were (in the lower classes) expected to go to work as early as 5 or 6. They were probably more serious than our children; working in a dangerous factory will knock lots of foolishness out of a child. There was no…
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I know that in England 1800's that the rich went to Vaulhk Gardens in E ngland to have masked balls or for other things to other people's homes. In England 1800's people went to VAUXHALL Gardens. There they had fire works and masked balls. It wasn't the most respectable place. During the season ma…
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%FOLLOWUPS% This may not be relevant, but spirit mediums were popular. They would "contact spirits" but they were just fakes. The rich, however, didn't seem to know that. There are examples of this in A Great and Terrible Beauty by Libba Bray and in The Shadow in the North by Philip Pullman
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In 1830-32 when a majority of the Tories tried to block reform Britain seems to have come quite close to civil war. The Tories backed the continuation of **privilege** and weren't particularly bothered about its abuse.The demands for reform were wide-ranging but came to crystallize round the issue o…
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One of the best places to find the information you seek is at your local library. Then, you might shop at some of the bookstores that sell a variety of books, including books on United States History, and Maritime History.
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The East- West trade route connecting China to Britain (British). Acapulco-Philiphines-Spice Trade Route (Dutch).
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They were mostly dirt roads with fire lit lamps on them. Hope this helps!
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Morally, slavery was wrong. Economically speaking, there was a bit of an incentive for Northerners who had to pay employees to oppose slavery.
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18th Century American EconomyIt was an agricultural economy. In the South it was based on slave labor. Industry was still small, many producers were still craft based, ie. the local smith. Trade with England was important and English capital was very important to develop industry.18th century Americ…
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During the early nineteenth century there was a vast migration from the country into cities. This migration led to major problems in cities such as waste-management. It also helped to create urban slums. In addition to the migration from the American countryside, there were also waves of immigrants …
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Answer I guess that they would have had the responsibility for the running of the house and the raising of the children. Wealthy people would have had maids and these women might have had more of a social life If they were free settlers, they might help with the farming (if the family was not we…
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Answer They had to possess extreme confidence and mastery skills, because it was not easy to be a cowboy. Cowboys in the 19th century, and even today, had to be jacks of all trades. The skills required are far too numerous to list, but here are some examples. Cowboys needed to have basic woodwo…
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Hitler got more confident as the allies kept backing down.  Another AnswerI'm not sure Nazi "policies" could ever be called "cautious." In foreign policy terms, the Nazis were unendingly aggressive, with a long list of bloodless coups. The Rhineland; the Sudetenland, followed by Bohemia/Moravi…
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I just called an Antique Gun Dealer in KY today who said it would be anywhere from $125.00 to $300.00.....Said it was probably manufactured in Belgium back anywhere from 1870 to 1900. Back then Belgium was the "low cost" manufacturing hub, similar to China today. Additionally, they wood make them th…
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Answer 19th century factories were often powered by mills that used the running water of a river. This is part of the reason many industrial towns were built on rivers. They were also powered by coal.
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no they didn't they had oil filled lamps hanging from a metal pole back in the 1800's.  Gas lighting was introduced to parts of London in 1812. Electric street lighting started to be introduced from about 1880 onwards.As early as December 1877 arc lamps were used to light a construction site i…
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Well, I know that there were horse drawn carriages, and if you are doing a project or something and want to get in depth then the average pay for a 14-16 hour day was $1.75, and they had to stand all day and didn't get any breaks. There was no time for meals. In 1889 drivers went on strike and won a…
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well i only know one dance and it is called the Virginia reel they danced it many times at a ball but they had many others try watching pride and prejudice or go on youtube looke up dance clases perhaps :)
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Answer This is a very broad question. Cowboys basically originated in Mexico. For American history of cowboys I would start by checking with the Bill Cody museum site. It also depends on when in the 1800's that you are interested in. Since until the mid-point of the century most states wes…
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The simplest answer would be "Profit." The U.S. Congress said that "the Native Americans stand as guardians to the treasure vaults of this nation." They were referring to the lands held by the Native Americans, to the west of the land that the U.S. owned. Western expansion was for the sole purpose …
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They Wanted a better life so they moved to New York Which was named after the Duke Of York....
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There is currently a debate going on between the town of Vandergrift, PA, and Buffalo, NY, as to which was the first to go live on an electrical grid.
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Here are a few: W.E.B. Dubois (activist) Frederick Douglass (abolitionist, politican, activist) B.K. Bruce (senator) Booker T. Washington (educator) Harriet Tubman (abolitionist, activist) George Washington Carver (scientist)
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The Whippet first appeared in England from carefully selected crosses of small English greyhounds and certain terriers. The "Snap Dog" was a favourite of Welsh coal miners who relied on their pets to capture fresh meat for the dinner table.The breed's distinct advantages in its swiftness, quietness …
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The Homesteaders were faced with many problems. some of these problems were that the land was too hard and dry and therefore the crops wouldn't be properly embedded in the soil and therefore would just blow away in the wind the solution to this was a sod buster or industrial plow that came out with …
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The First Bank of the United States ceased operation in 1811. The Second bank of the United States ceased operation in 1836.
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. Military alliances were made to get back lost territories; countries joined together for mutual military help. In 1882, Germany, Austria, Hungary, and Italy formed the Triple Alliance. A Triple Entente was agreed among France, Great Britain, and Russia in 1907. Their agreements divided Western Eur…
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It was! Except for the fact that the trenches surrounded towns in the Civil War. Rather than out in the middle of nowhere, in WWI. Also, you can't fire as far with Springfield Muskets. I would like to improve the answer as follows. During the Civil War the entrenchment systems have always left, t…
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The Kings and Queens of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland were 1760-1815 George III 1815-1830 George IV 1830-1837 William IV 1837-1901 Victoria
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The 1800s span a long time time. Around 1800 Britain was at war with France, and there was inflation. Moreover, between 1815 (the end of the Napoleonic Wars) and 1899 prices rose by about 30-40%. Please bear in mind that some prices, especially those of essential foodstuffs and medium quality clothe…
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Spies especially women spies helpes influence the out come of the civil war in depth they carried very important information to and from the soldiers without women spies the whole outcome of the war could have changed
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Answer Queen Victoria-1837,first British monarch to live in Buckingham Palace, Thomas Jefferson,1801,first US president to be inaugurated in Washington D.C, William Henry Harrison-1841,first us president to die in office.At 32 days he also had the shortest term in office, Tim Hyer-1841,first reco…
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Life for females in the 1800's was quite restrictive. While the men went to work and did almost whatever they wanted to (fishing, hunting, wearing pants, etc.), women had to do housework and couldn't do the things men could do. Children were dressed like little adults and treated like adults in th…
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It was mostly christian, although in In England there were more active members in non-Anglican churches than the church of England.  Deism. The first three president of USA were supposedly Deists.
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The "industrial Revolution" is generally perceived to have originated in England, in the 1700's. But, the same conditions applied to the U.S. and England. There were two main precursors: 1 - Improved agricultural productivity such as to reduce the number of farm workerrs and thus "free" them, wheth…
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in the early 1800's the children of Australia did a lot of things outdoors for fun. Some of the things were swimming, exploring and playing sports such as baseball and football. Board games was also another fun thing to entertain a child during this time.
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The outcome of the American Civil war was that slavery in the southern states or the confederate states was abolished or made illegal.
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Events of 1885 January* January 4 - The first successful appendectomy is performed by Dr. William W. Grant on Mary Gartside.* January 20 - L.A. Thompson patents the roller coaster.* January 26 - Troops loyal to the Mahdi Muhammad Ahmad conquer KhartoumFebruary* February 5 - King L�opold II of …
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Women often were teachers, nurses, servants, weavers, factory workers, seamstresses or worked on the land. Slowly but surely they started studying at universities and the amount of female doctors, scientists etc increased. There were even some female explorers.
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Manifest destiny and social Darwinism were used to justify horrible actions toward minority peoples during the 1800s. Manifest destiny was the idea that the US should expand westward, and was used to steal Native American lands. Social Darwinism was the idea that the lighter skinned people were, the…
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Don't forget that they worked a lot longer hours in those days. Much less free time, because there was a lot less automation. And the lack of good forms of light usually meant they went to bed when the sun went down and got up with the sun. They played various games. Music was a big source of entert…
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It was created to abolish slavery and involuntary servitude. It would free the slaves. People don't vote for amendments. They are passed by Congress and the 13, 14th, 15th were passed right after the Civil War in 1867.
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Samuel Morse's telegraph, Elias Howe's sewing machine, Sirus McCormick's mower-reaper, and Robert Fulton's steamboat are just a few. Hope this helps :)
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They were wheat, cotton, Barley and corn corn was the biggest crop along with cotton
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they couldn't get any workers During the span of 1880-1900 farmers began to feel as if their ways of life were being threatened. Farmers felt that a competition with railroads in monopolies and trusts, currency circulation shortage, and the powerful forces of Mother Nature seemed to be putting them…
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They ate the children and took there food and gave it away to homeless green beanrs
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IN the 1800's more immigrants from Ireland and Germany were coming to America. Ireland because of the potatoe famine and Germany because of failed attempts of over-throwing a dictator. More inventions like the telegraph, Morse code, reaper, and new ships made communicating and such faster.
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Workers formed labor unions because they wanted better pay, better working conditions, and benefits for their labor.
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In he late 1800s in the United States, women could not vote. Very few women did paid work unless they were domestic workers, factory workers, or teachers.
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The Serbs gained limited self-government in the Ottoman Empire.
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Answer John Wilkes Booth
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In the United States in the 1800s, many families had five or more children, although infant mortality rates were high. It was far more common then than now for men and women to marry before age twenty.
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some people believe that the bubonic plague originated in the middle east but its true origins began in china
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In the 1800's Danish families dressed for practicality. Women wore skirts and jackets while men wore linen shirts with high collars and tightly fitted riding breeches. Children were dressed in smocks or a trousers with a shirt and jacket.
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people wrote letters to express their views to leading citizenspeople wrote letters to express their views to newspapers
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He had hoped to extend the war and give the Confederacy a chance to win.
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Between 1812 and 1814 the Americans fought war against the British. Many white sticks fought on the side of the white men. They believed that by doing so, the Americans would look at them kindly and leave their land alone. The Red Sticks fought with the British. It w as our hope that the British de…
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The french came to Texas in the 1600s to the 1800s because they were fighting Spain. They knew that if the spanish received the land, they would increase their empire across Texas.
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By walking , horse and carriage and by river boat. Later in the century, railroads were built.
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England in the 1800s were positively Victorian. Victoria was the the Queen at that time. There was no electricity yet. Jack the Ripper was killing working women in the White Chapel district in 1888.So, at a guess, Dangerous.
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The plague started in 1348 and then went away. it came back in 1414 and lasted all the way through 1722. it killed 40,000 out of 46,000 londoners.
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"Sic semper tyrannis" (Latin for 'Thus always to tyrants')
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Night carts The "night cart" man collected human waste from houses every day in the 1920's in NZ.
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Battery, "Modern matches", toy baloon, etc.
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Greek agriculture in the 1800's still made use of mainly primitive methods of farming. However, their wine and grape crops excelled despite less than favorable land. Land reform in the late 1800s redistributed land, making peasants landowners for the first time.
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it helped because it helped Americas growth and America became more independent from other country's there were loads of new inventions invented during this time rebecca jade s and also the blue whales got alot of help because the 1800s were a deadly time for all whales
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The Europeans killed off the Indians with a disease hey already had (the disease was small pox). The American settlers, referred to as Europeans by this guy above me, would use tactics like small pox blankets and quilts, but it was actually highly uncommon due to the lack of chemical suits and lab…
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I found an article which stated that the last civil war "victim" was Pvt. Patrick Conley from New Jersey. I found the article when I googled my name . . . which is the same. Patrick conley
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Classical Era (1750 - 1820) The Classical period has been called the "Golden Age of Music" because it was at this time that the major forms of Classical music were fully developed. The classical era runs roughly from the 1750s into the early decades of the 1820s. The main composers of this era are …
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That's a fairly subjective question. I guess this would be strictly a matter of taste, but some of the great ones would have to be Emily Dickinson, Hilda Doolittle, Gertrude Stein, Edna St. Vincent Millay, Amy Lowell, Marianne Moore, and Elizabeth Bishop.
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Here are ten. (Not in order) 1. John Brown's raid- October 16, 1859 2. Dred Scott Decision- March 1857 3. Compromise of 1850- September 1850 4. Fugitive Slave Act- Spetember 18, 1850 5. Uncle Tom's Cabin Published- 1852 6. Confederate states of America formed- Februrary 4, 1861 7. Abraham Lin…
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Decolonization/decolonisation in its literal sense means to grant political independence to a country which was previously a colony of one country. In effect, it was the opposite of colonisation. More details can be found at the related link below.
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Slavery, Economy, and States Rights
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Vincent van Gogh's Death Vincent van Gogh was born on March 30, 1853. He shot himself on July 27, 1890 and died 2 days later (July 29). He would have been 37 years old when he died. -GLOWSTICK.
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They would either get chestnut leaves and put it in tea, or they would get potato skins and put it on the wounds or run their hands under cool (not cold water) for 20-30 minutes
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Delaware, Maryland, Kentucky and Missouri, and subsequently, West Virginia. West Virginia was admitted as a state to the Union in June of 1863.
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The Kansas-Nebraska Act, Dred Scott Supreme Court case and The Compromise of 1850 are the three events that led up to the civil war.
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A dollar. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Pfft! Not a dollar! Boy, people are not putting effort in wikianswers these days! A dollar in the 1800s could buy what $33.33 buys today. :) Hoped I helped.
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The 19th century European imperialism was mainly caused by the desperate need of nations to secure their acquired territories and colonies. Also, they needed to strengthen their military forces to defend against possible invasion.
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Germany and Britain.
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John Wilkes Booth, had escaped Washington DC, after murdering President Lincoln. He was at large for almost 12 days before he and his co-conspirator, David Herold, were found sleeping in a tobacco barn, near Port Royal, VA, about 60 miles from Ford's theater. On April 26, 1865, at about 2am, the Uni…
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There are 3 main reasons why people moved west during the 1800s. First it was because of cheap land. In 1862 U.S. Government passed the Homestead Act anyone 160 acres of land who promised to work and improve on the land which gave. Yet life was not easy on the Great Plains;2 out of 3 Homesteaders ga…
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I found no historical data showing anyone died while the Statue of Liberty was built. The Americans built the foundation while the French put the 350 premade pieces together. The first reported death at the statue was in 1929 when a man jumped from one of the windows in the crown.
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The Château Clique (French: Clique du Château) wielded considerable political power in Lower Canada (later Canada East) during the nineteenth century. Most members of the Château Clique were British merchants, which resulted in a relative lack of power for French-Canadians in decision-making. M…
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Mexico owned Texas until 1835
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Assuming that you mean the Black Death, it started with trade flourishing in Asia, but sanitation was not very important then so peasants lived in filth with the rats. But rats were not the cause for the plague... But the fleas on the rats. In the fleas' bite transmitted the infection from one host …
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A century is a time span of a 100 years. Since the dating of the calender after the year of the birth of Jesus Christ, we have been using the word century to denote each 100-year period. So from day 1 of 1 A.D. through 100 A.D. was called the first (1st) century. Counting so, the 19th century means …
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Living conditions for slaves were that they would sleep on unsanded wood boards naked, as well they would be chaned to the ground by their arms and legs.they had to work under the hot sun wich caused diseases. also they where beaten if they didnt do something right or didnt work hard enough.
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Children were dressed like little adults and, in fact, treated like adults in that they were (in the lower classes) expected to go to work as early as 5 or 6. They were probably more serious than our children; working in a dangerous factory will knock lots of foolishness out of a child. There was no…
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He was killed and hung in the middle of the town with his other men that were involved with the murder he had planned
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break from ireland
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To avoid war and famine Many immigrants came to the United Sataes in the 1830s to 1920s for many reasons. One of them was The Political Unrest in Germany. Another was the Irish famines in 1845 and 1880. Also, in 1880, Germany had a Military Draft that many Germans were mad about. There was a HUGE am…
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children were treated badly in the 1950s Most of the children were immigrants, and treated horribly. They had to work 12-14 hours a day and then go to night school. Their working conditions were harsh, and many children got hurt very badly. On top of that they had to learn english, and not to be …
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