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Saladin & the Unification of the Muslim Front: 1169-1187 CE
Articleby Syed Muhammad Khan

Saladin & the Unification of the Muslim Front: 1169-1187 CE

Saladin (c. 1137 – 1193 CE), the Muslim ruler who crushed the mighty Crusader army at the Horns of Hattin (1187 CE) and re-took Jerusalem after 88 years of Crusader control, was born in a world where the disunity of the Muslims had...
America's First Paper Currency: The History of Money, America
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America's First Paper Currency: The History of Money, America

Where did paper money come from? Despite it seeming like a modern invention, its origins go back to Ancient China. And, despite it now being hard to think of a world without paper money, in 1968, Americans could still redeem their U.S. bills...
The Historical Audacity of the Louisiana Purchase - Judy Walton
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The Historical Audacity of the Louisiana Purchase - Judy Walton

View full lesson: http://ed.ted.com/lessons/the-audacity-behind-the-louisiana-purchase-judy-walton When the French offered up the Louisiana Territory, Thomas Jefferson knew this real estate deal was too good to pass up. How did the President...
Maya Government
Definitionby Maria C. Gomez

Maya Government

Ancient Maya government was formed on the basis that rulers were thought to have been god-like, which to some might suggest one unified state. However, the consensus amongst anthropologists supports that each major Maya city remained its...
Round Coins from Ancient China
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Round Coins from Ancient China

During the Warring States period, some States issued round coins with a round or squared hole in the middle. The inscription usually indicates the weight or value. 6. Coin with weight in jin, Wei State. 7. Coin with value in huo, Qi State...
Debunking the Myth of the Lost Cause: A Lie Embedded in American History - Karen L. Cox
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Debunking the Myth of the Lost Cause: A Lie Embedded in American History - Karen L. Cox

Examine the myth of the Lost Cause: a campaign created by pro-Confederates after the Civil War to promote the lie that they seceded for state's rights. In the 1860’s, 11 southern states withdrew from the United States and formed the Confederacy...
Providence Colony
Definitionby Joshua J. Mark

Providence Colony

Providence Colony (also known as Providence Plantation, modern-day Providence, Rhode Island, USA) was a settlement established in 1636 CE by the Puritan separatist theologian and pastor Roger Williams (l. 1603-1683 CE) after he was banished...
The True Story of Sacajawea - Karen Mensing
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The True Story of Sacajawea - Karen Mensing

View full lesson: http://ed.ted.com/lessons/the-true-story-of-sacajawea-karen-mensing In the early 19th Century CE, a young Agaidika teenager named Sacajawea was enlisted by explorers Meriwether Lewis and William Clark to aid her husband...
The Historic Women's Suffrage March on Washington - Michelle Mehrtens
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The Historic Women's Suffrage March on Washington - Michelle Mehrtens

Explore how the Women’s Suffrage Parade on Washington in 1913 helped women secure the right to vote in the United States through the 19th amendment. On March 3, 1913, after months of strategic planning and controversy, thousands of women...
The Electrifying Speeches of Sojourner Truth - Daina Ramey Berry
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The Electrifying Speeches of Sojourner Truth - Daina Ramey Berry

Get to know the story of Sojourner Truth, a woman born into slavery who became known as a powerful orator and outspoken activist. Isabella Baumfree was born into slavery in late 18th century New York. Fleeing bondage with her youngest...