The Acts of Union

The Acts of Union were two acts of Parliament, which combined England and Scotland as a single united kingdom, Great Britain. The Parliament of England passed the Union with Scotland act in 1706, while the Parliament of Scotland passed the Union with England act in 1707. The two kingdoms had separate governments for much of […]

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Growing Up in the Colonys

Kids in the colonies had different lifestyle and responsibility’s from kids today, but they still had lots in common, like wanting to play games, helping with chores, and learning to grow up. Growing up in the colonies, children were considered “babies” and had very little responsibility until six years old. At that age they were […]

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Tom Sawyer Character Comparison

The characters I will be comparing are as follows. Tom Sawyer, Huckleberry Finn and Aunt Polly. Tom Sawyer is a kid who has all his own ideas and how he wants things to be done, he often gets in trouble, and often gets out of  trouble in funny and imaginative ways. Huckleberry Finn is a […]

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George Whitefield

Jonathan Edwards is wildly accepted as the greatest theologian of the Great Awakening.  However, the position of greatest leader falls upon George Whitefield. In addition to amazing leadership, his strong speaking skills allowed him to preach to thousands at a time and be heard by them all. Whitefield was born in Gloucester, England in 1714. […]

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The 13 Colonies

The 13 Colonies were a series of British settlements on the Atlantic coast of North America between 1607 and 1733. Each colony was self-governed by the people who lived in the respective colonies. The colonies began with Virginia and ended with Georgia. The very first colony was Virginia. It began with the colony of Jamestown […]

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General Oliver Cromwell

Cromwell was a political and military leader in England during the English Civil War. He accomplished much in his lifetime and influenced the government of England for many years. He was instrumental in the overthrow of Charles I. Cromwell was born into a noble family in 1599. He was related to Thomas Cromwell, a close […]

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The Peace of Augsburg

The Protestant Reformation caused a disruption in Europe that was settled by each country in its own way. Spain remained staunchly Catholic, England went Protestant, Italy was Catholic, because of course the Pope lives there. France though, wavered between the two. The situation in the Holy Roman Empire had devolved into a duel between the […]

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Blaise Pascal

Blaise Pascal was a French mathematician, physicist and religious philosopher, who laid the foundation for the modern theory of probabilities. Mathematician Blaise Pascal was born on June 19, 1623, in Clermont Ferrand, France. He was raised by his mother because his father died when he was three. He showed interest in science and mathematics. He wrote […]

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