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Women’s Suffrage Movement

groups and two main national bodies – the Suffragists (NUWSS) and the Suffragettes (WSPU). How far the women’s suffrage movement was responsible for women being granted the vote needs to be judged against other important factors such as the First World War, political changes and changes in other countries. By 1914, there 56 different groups of women’s suffrage with 300,000 members. The Suffragists (NUWSS) by 1910 had over 21,000 members. It consisted of mainly middle class and liberal links, but...

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Woodrow Wilson and the Presidency

from the tariff and would continue on this trend for many years. Next, Woodrow Wilson was determined to conquer the Bankers. The old banking system had been greatly outgrown by economic expansion. The country's banking was still under the old Civil War National Banking Act which revealed many glaring defects. In the Panic of 1907, many flaws of the banking system, including the inelasticity of the currency, were overwhelmingly obvious. Wilson was determined to fix these problems. In June of 1913...

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Chemical Warfare

system and internal organs, they should be described as blistering and tissue-injuring agents. Mustard agents were produced for the first time in 1822 but the harmful effects were not discovered until 1860. Mustard agents were first used as during World War 1 and caused lung and eye injuries to a very large number of soldiers. Many of them still suffered pain thirty - forty years after they had been exposed. Symptoms: In the form of gas or liquid, a mustard agent attacks the skin, eyes, lungs and...

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World War Ii Dbq

The United States had entered World War I against many wishes of the American public, which made the ratification for the peace agreement an even more difficult task. Woodrow Wilson justified American involvement by claiming that an Ally victory would ensure a new world order. The war would be used as an instrument to "make the world safe for democracy". However, many Americans, government officials, and even the Allies did not agree with the progressive ideals that would be enforced to attain...

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Is It Fair to Criticise General Haig as a Donkey Who Led Lions

Is it fair to criticize General Haig as a donkey who led lions? Douglas Haig was a General during World War One. There is much controversy over General Haig’s reputation due to the high level of losses during his battles in command. Many people agree with David Lloyd George’s attitude of Haig and many other British Generals of World War One. They are said to be “donkeys”, incompetents who sent the “lions” (the soldier) into futile bloody battles. Many popular books, films and television programs...

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THE GALIPOLI CAMPAIGN

soldiers. The Gallipoli campaign affected New Zealand and the public of New Zealand in many negative and positive ways, both short and long term. The Great War arose in August 1914 with Germany declaring war on Russia, and then on France. Huge trench lines were present from Switzerland to Belgium. With neither side making large advances, the war had reached a stand still. With British troops incredibly keen to break through the German lines, supreme sea power seemed to be the answer. Winston Churchill...

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Archduke Franz Ferdinand

There were many causes leading up to World War l, but it wasn’t until June 28, 1914 the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand triggered World War l. His assassination took place in Sarajevo, leading Austria to declare war against Serbia. Austria declaring war to Serbia caused Serbia’s allies to declare war on each other, for example France, Russia, and United Kingdom. From all this chaos World War I began. Franz Ferdinand, eldest son of Carl Ludwig, the brother of Emperor Franz Josef, was...

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Newspaper Topics and Study Guide: The Wall Street Journal

(White) Ch.28 (red) Suggested Title: The Wall Street Journal or The London Times Topics to be covered: advancements in shipping, “annihilation of time and space,” effects of chemical dye industry on India, the boom bust cycle of world trade, Britain’s control of world finances by 1900, and improvements in cities. Suggested editorials: written by a textile worker in India, a mayor of a city praising improvements in his city. Suggested Title: Ladies Home Journal Topics to be covered: Victorian...

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Wwi Poetry Analysis

Joey Padon Juana Collegio 2-28-13 Hell Where Youth and Laughter Go During WWI, many citizens were oblivious of the war and its imminent consequences. War poems and literature were the only effective methods to remove the distance and reveal the some of the truth. Siegfried Sassoon wrote “suicide in the trenches” as an anti war poem in the 20th century. Sassoon creates a dark atmosphere for the loss of innocence taken place during WWI in “Suicide in the Trenches” using a three-part structure...

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Nazi Germany Political Divisions

Although initially it seems apparent that the First World War narrowed the existing political divisions in Germany during this period, as the war progressed, the resentment grew, in part because of the huge losses and the economic crisis that hung over the country. Therefore because of this the political divisions increased, and by the end of the war the polarisation of German politics was explicit. Despite the demonstrations against the war held on the 28th and 29th of July in Berlin with crows...

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