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  • First Smithsonian Building
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    The National Museum of American History opened to the public in January 1964 as the Museum of History and Technology. It was the sixth Smithsonian building on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. The Smithsonian was established in 1846 by an act of Congress as an institution for the 'increase and diffusion of knowledge. ' By the 1850's the organization was called the U.S. National museum and housed in the first Smithsonian building. Smithsonian collections developed both as specimens and as his...
  • Nation's Raw Materials
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    On a cold winter morning a group of colonists stood on the corner of downtown Philadelphia crossroads. With frostbitten noses and wind-burnt cheeks, the frozen crowd awaited anxiously for the newest edition of Benjamin Franklin's newspaper and the current essay of Silence Dogood. The comedy and satire of each month's essay was allowing the colonists a new way of thinking about their lives. Today's story was about a man who justified eating fish, because the fish he ate had eaten a smaller fish. ...
  • New Zealand History
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    Far away, but not long ago Paradise Reforged: A History of the New Zealanders by James Belich 608 pp, Penguin Some snapshots from New Zealand in 2002: public disapproval as Prime Minister Helen Clark welcomes the Queen to Government House wearing trousers; high popularity ratings for a transsexual small-town MP; front-page coverage when a Guardian travel writer declares the country "boring"; heated debate over the plight of asylum-seekers in Australia; 24/7 attention to The Lord of the Rings. Th...
  • Following Definition Of The Nation
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    "In an anthropological spirit, then, I propose the following definition of the nation: it is an imagined political community- and imagined as both inherently limited and sovereign (Anderson 1991). Philippines as a nation was born due to many sequence of events that happened throughout history, but one of the most important ones was the coming of the Spaniards to the islands. In the 1898 the Philippines nation was born out of the decision of the leaders and members of the rebellion. It was an ima...
  • Dr Boorstin's Many Books
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    Dr. Daniel J. Boorstin (1914-) holds many honorable positions and has received numerous awards for his notable work. He is one of America's most eminent historians, the author of more than fifteen books and numerous articles on the history of the United States, as well as a creator of a television show. His editor-wife, Ruth Frankel Boorstin, a Wellesley graduate, has been his close collaborator. Born in Atlanta, Georgia, and raised in Oklahoma, he received his undergraduate degree with highest ...
  • National Print Languages
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    Imagined Communities by Benedict Anderson Chapter one the introduction, Anderson emphasizes the meaning of an imagined community. (pg 6) A community that builds an identity off the belief that others feel the same way they do about their nation. This community understands that they belong to their nation's contingency and therefore having assurance of a common ground with one another. Chapter two discusses how religion and monarchy creditability is questioned with the new changes of time. Religi...
  • History
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    If there can be such an entity as a brief history of England, I hope I am not being too presumptuous in attempting to provide one for the general reader. To compress thousands of years of history into a readable and I hope, entertaining few chapters is a daunting task indeed, but here at Britannia we hope to do just that. We can discover the ancient landscapes, historical monuments, Roman remains, medieval towns, Georgian squares and modern architectural wonders together in a blend of history an...
  • Novel Critiques Concepts Of History
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    Salman Rushdie's novel Midnight's Children employs strategies which engage in an exploration of History, Nationalism and Hybridity. This essay will examine three passages from the novel which demonstrate these issues. Furthermore, it will explore why each passage is a good demonstration of these issues, how these issues apply to India in the novel, and how the novel critiques these concepts. The passage from pages 37-38 effectively demonstrates the concept of history, as it foregrounds elements ...
  • Your National Independence
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    Frederick Douglass (1817-1895) was the best known and most influential African American leader of the 1800's. He was born a slave in Maryland but managed to escape to the North in 1838. He traveled to Massachusetts and settled in New Bedford, working as a laborer to support himself. In 1841, he attended a convention of the Massachusetts Antislavery Society and quickly came to the attention of its members, eventually becoming a leading figure in the New England antislavery movement. In 1845, Doug...
  • Today's World And History
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    History is a broad subject. In fact, it takes up so much time, since the beginning of humanity until the present. Defined in Longman's Dictionary, history is 'all things that happened in the past, especially in the political, social, or economic development of a nation' (Longman's 498). History explains why are things the way they are today, as history adds specific events, inventions or ideas that make a transformation, major or minor. History is almost unlimited, but what it contributes to our...
  • Cultural Differences Of Other Nations
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    History is the testimony to the passing of time. Since the birth of literacy humankind has documented its experiences so that others may benefit from them. Since the colonization of this nation we have documented the victories and defeats alike, though not always correct, they are the building blocks of society. Through the study of Australian history we discover a unique identity it is what makes civilization what it is today. This is also true of other nations and countries around the world, w...
  • Most Significant Individuals In Canadian History
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    Approximately one hundred and thirty five years ago, Canada became a nation. Over this period of time, many individuals have had an impact on the history of Canada and have helped to shape Canada into the great nation it now is. However, four individuals proved to be more influential than the rest. These four individuals, who were most significant to Canadian history, were Sit John A. MacDonald, General Sam Hughes, William Lyon Mackenzie King, and Adolph Hitler. These men proved to be highly con...
  • First Principle Of Nationalism
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    Nationalism has played an important role throughout world history. The quotations below express various views about nationalism. Count Camillo di Cavour expressed the view that Italy should be free of foreign rule and that the Italian states should unite to form a single nation for the peninsula. In 1852 Cavour, the Prime Minister of the kingdom of Sardinia, developed a plan to drive the Austrians out of the territories they controlled in Italy. He signed a secret treaty with Napoleon of France ...

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