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    Was The Ending of White Minority Rule Achieved Only by Nelson Mandela?

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    One example of the separations he put in place was the Prohibition of Mixed Marriages Act (1949), which banned couples of different races marrying. This would have also split up many couples and families who were already together just based on their ethnicity. Nelson Mandela, born 1918, was a South African black man who studied law and fought against apartheid. Earlier in his life, Mandela protested against segregation using peaceful methods. For example, he became a 'volunteer in chief' for the ANC, a group which tried to get the rights for non-whites.

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    Why did the discoveries of the Renaissance make little practical difference to medical treatment in the period c1500-c1700?

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    William Harvey focused on the distribution of blood around the body. He discovered that blood flows only one way around the body, and that blood is reused and not constantly produced by the liver as Galen had suggested. He used many complex diagrams which when combined with the invention of the printing press - became quickly distributed throughout the world in the form of a book entitled 'An anatomical account of the motion of the heart and blood in animals'.

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  3. Why the Spanish Armada lost.

    The Spanish declared a surprise war on England , however , they were defeated for the following reasons : Firstly , the English had an upper hand in any dog fights or skirmishes . This is due to the fact that , although the Spanish fleets overwhelmed the opposition in numbers ( 130 war ships to a total of around 60 ) , the English ships were smaller , faster and much easier to control .This meant they could fire against the opposition , using fast , concise cannons with all the same size cannon ball , and manoeuvre themselves out of sight , before the Spanish could retaliate .

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  4. Why did a war begin on the Plains between the Natives and the Whites?

    Another example of a long term cause was the railways and wagons trails. When th train was built, dividing the land, the Natives had to change certain traditions. They could not follow Buffalo, and to move onto land which previously used to be home or sacred. The Whites would shoot the Buffalo, only because they could, and thus weakening their "abilities" to survive without them. After the Whites had reduced the Buffalo population from several hundred thousands to only 200, the Native Americans could no longer survive to their fittest and had to surrender.

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  5. Resistance to Slavery.

    slave owners * Injuring plantation animals Active Resistance Passive Resistance Poisoning their masters Working slowly Arson -setting fire to the slave owner's house Pretending to be mad Rebelling and taking weapons to fight the slave owners Running away Injuring plantation animals Arson -setting fire to the slave owner's house Poisoning your master's food Hanging yourself to avoid punishment Purposely misunderstanding your master's order Faking/pretending to have an illness 2.

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  6. Factors leading to the French Revolution.

    The first and second estate people are france have advandage and third estate people didn't. The advantage is the first and second estate is that they don't pay tax and the third estate have to pay it. They also are the members of the society who hold high postions like officers in the army. This caused great discontent within the third estate. Some facts about the third estate people * Peasants were forced to do Milatary services. * Peasants couldn't hunt or fish on nobles estate. * Peasants had to pay tax to the lord, the king and the church.

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  7. Transatlantic Slave Trade - Disadvantages and Advantages

    The materials they harvested such as sugar, tobacco, cotton, rice....etc. were then shipped back to Europe on a homeward journey. The trade was supported by different people for different reasons. For example, the British supported this trading system, as some felt that it distinguished it from other countries as a great trading nation. Many were unwilling to give the trade to their rivals- the French.

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  8. The Colonization of Latin America

    First of all, this would help prove that Latin America wasn't so completely isolated even before Columbus came and that Europe wasn't the first continent. Knowing that some Latin America countries were affected by China before Columbus came can help us realize China's technological power. Also this would help us find the countries influences. Now that we made a good base for our research we can talk about the initial actions that led to the colonization of Meso America, South America, and the Caribbean.

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  9. Was the Industrial Revolution a good thing or a bad thing for the people of Britain?

    There were many different kinds of jobs during the industrial revolution depending on how lucky you were very few children got employed in a trade, the less lucky ones worked on farms or helped with spinning cloth. When the new types of work came about and the industries got bigger there were more jobs for children to do as there were many more factories and workplaces for them to earn money. Factory and mine owners became rich but the workers became very poor as they were paid low wages, and lived in unhealthy, overcrowded conditions.

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  10. Globalisation of Diseases. Early diseases spread from Asia to Europe like the bubonic plague, influenza of various types and similar infectious diseases.

    * By direct contact This happens when for instances towels are shared * And by Vector This happens when insects carry the disease and pass it to other species. Because of modern transportation, a lot of diseases are spread. For instance the West nile virus in 1999, where mosquitos transported in a plane and travelled all the way to New York where they were released.

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  11. What were the main results of the break from Rome?

    One result of Henry's break from Rome was his relationship with Spain and France. As they were both Catholic countries the Pope encouraged Francis I of France and Charles V of Spain to declare war on Henry as an enemy of the Church. In 1535 Henry gave Thomas Cromwell, his chief adviser Chancellor of the Exchequer, Kings Secretary, Lord Privy Seal and Vicar General, more powers which meant that he could get involved in the Church's affairs. In 1536 Thomas Cromwell began closing all the Catholic Monasteries, selling off the land to greedy local land owners.

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  12. Many of the ideas that were introduced during the Enlightenment were incorporated into the Declaration of Independence. These ideas changed colonists attitudes towards Great Britain in an opposing way.

    One philosopher was John Locke who believed in the idea of Natural Rights. These rights belonged to all people at birth which was life, liberty, and property. The colonists understood their rights and what they actually deserved. The Enlightenment also affected the type of government in Great Britain. Before the Enlightenment occurred, Great Britain was ruled by a monarchy. The king in Great Britain was put into power by the church. Hence, the king of Great Britain only had to focus on pleasing the colonists. Before the Enlightenment took place, people were loyal to the king and the church.

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  13. Francisco Pizarro was known as the man who conquered all of the Incan Empire. Pizarro was born on March 16, 1478 and died on June 26, 1541

    His parents never were married. He was raised by his grandparents and his brothers. Pizarro lived in Spain's poorest region. Francisco Pizarro never attended school. He never learned how the read or write. He couldn't do a chore or a small job that required an education. He was a pig herder for more than fourteen years. After pig herding, he move to the West Indies and there he lived with father's brother, which is now Hattie. Panama City was founded by Francisco and his crew, which included another famous explorer, his first mate, Vasco Nu�ez de Balboa, on his very first expedition.

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  14. Did the Christian Church hinder medical development?

    If anyone was caught performing dissection were punished immediately; if they had performed dissection they would have learned more about the human body and also how to cure different disease. They also did not carry out any research by themselves, if they added onto Galen's work they would have been able to know how to cure other diseases and illnesses. Galen unfortunately didn't know how to cure every disease; so when there was an unknown disease the church did not know how to treat the patient.

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  15. Does the Great Reform Act deserve its title?

    Before 1832, there was a huge need for reform because the situation had been unchanged since the 1680's. Due to the change in the population and economy of Britain because of the Industrial Revolution the constituencies had become very unequal. The vast majority of people didn't have a vote, only 1 in 20 adult males could vote before the reform. Voting was done publicly, there were no secret ballots and a lot of voting was rigged or people had been bribed. The Great Reform Act changed who was allowed to vote. Before the reform, a man had to have a property worth �20 to be able to vote.

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  16. Why did Hitler order an attack on Stalingrad, yet fail to capture it?

    If Stalingrad was taken, then the two important trade routes would belong to the Nazis. Seeing as Hitler needed to invade the Caucasus to provide the German army with oil, it would be incredibly foolish to leave a major city behind you. They could build together a strong army and attack from the rear. Also, taking Stalingrad would boost the Nazis morale and have a psychological blow on the Russians due to Stalingrad being named after Stalin - the leader of Russia at the time and the main mover behind Communism, which the fascist Nazis hated.

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  17. Slave trade story. I thrashed around to try and break free but a white man appears and put metal chains around my hands and ankles. I was then roughly pulled to my feet.

    I look around astonished, shocked that people from our own tribes could allow this. We arrived at the coast, I was appalled at what I saw. I looked round and saw people thrown in cages with horrible scratches all down their backs and on their legs as well. I stopped to look at some one getting whipped horribly over his back, I suddenly experienced the pain he was going through as I was hit on the back of the legs by a whip.

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  18. Life in the 1920s in Melbourne was much different than the years before. There were drastic changes in Melbourne and also the world.

    Some of the teams that played were Collingwood, Carlton, Geelong, Essendon, South Melbourne, Richmond, St Kilda, Fitzroy and Melbourne. In the 1920's Richmond won the Grand Final that year, Collingwood were the runners up that year. Collingwood lost by 17 points to a crowd of 53,908. The best player during this time was Roy Cazaly; George Bayliss was the leading goal scorer in 1920. Cinemas in Melbourne during the 1920s were in black and white. There was also no sound that was made by the actors.

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  19. Was Ancient Egypt Scientific or Supernatural in its medical beliefs and practices?

    Due to advances in writing the Egyptian's were able to write on papyrus (an early form of paper) and so were able to record medical ideas and theories. This allowed Egyptian Medicine to scientifically advance as the details of illnesses and treatments were able to be recorded and stored for further use. Due to the religious ritual of embalmment (removing vital organs such as heart and brain for afterlife preservation) the Ancient Egyptians had a basic comprehension of the location of the body's major organs but knew very little about their functions as they believed organs shouldn't be dissected.

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  20. Describe Law and Order in the late 19th Century

    There was very little hygiene. Sewage ran through the streets, and cesspits often overflowed and infected the drinking water. As a result of the poor hygiene and overcrowding, diseases like TB and cholera killed many people every year. Because of the poor living conditions in East London, many people drank heavily as the only way to escape their hard depressing lives. The streets of Whitechapel were like a maze, they were overcrowded, poorly lit, and very difficult to get lost in. Also, the pollution from factories filled the streets. Sometimes the smog got so bad; you couldn't see your hand in front of your face.

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  21. I believe that the Xinhai Revolution did bring a lot of benefits and changes to China. Firstly, the use of monarchy was abolished.

    I believe that the Xinhai Revolution did bring a lot of benefits and changes to China. Firstly, the use of monarchy was abolished. In ancient China, monarchy limited the communication between the Emperor and the citizens. Citizens were hardly able to voice out their opinions or suggestions. Their interests could not be represented either. Also, the Emperor and the bureaucrats decide policies by themselves. There was often unfairness and a lack of transparency in the society.

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  22. What was the final solution?

    Hatrism of the Jews rose to new levels in Germany and Adolf Hitler publicly voiced his hatred of them and blamed them for many of Germany's problems. In Hitler's book Mein Kampf and in the Nazi 25 point programme (1920) he announced his hatred of the Jews and stated that this problem needed to be resolved. Once Hitler became leader of Germany in 1933 he was in a position to implement his anti-Semitic beliefs and in 1935 the Nuremberg laws passed stating that Jews could no longer marry non-Jews and they were no longer citizens but subjects.

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  23. Ancient Egyptian Burial Customs

    Embalming was used. He was wrapped with linen. Sheet of canvas was also used. His insides were in jars evident of the process. 3. His heart was left because it was believed that the heart would be needed from day of judgement in the underworld. 4. Book of the Dead, spell 1: funeral procession Tutankhamun is lying on a deathbed. The sledge is towed by 12 persons of which nine probably are representing the 'The nine friends of the king'.

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  24. Martry Margrets death

    Her husband wasn't a catholic but his brother was a priest. John normally went with the rules. Margaret used to hide priests. Also she helped many people believe in their religion which was a catholic and took them back to the churches secretly. One day Queen Elizabeth found out about this she was very angry. Later on March 10th 1586 she was arrested and was taken to the castle. On 14th of March 1586 she was taken to court in front of the judge but she refused to plead since her only witnesses were her children.

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  25. Kenedy assassination

    Furthermore his wife did confirm that he owned a rifle and said he kept it in the garage. Next, evidence suggests that Kennedy was shot form the sixth floor of the book depository. This was the place that Oswald started to work at only over a month ago before the assassination. At the time of the assassin nobody was on the sixth floor except for Oswald. So who else could it have been? Also, just before Kennedy was shot, when he was driven down the street in Dallas Texas, all of the workers who were with Oswald went out to see Kennedy, however Oswald did not go with them and decided to stay inside the depository.

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Conclusion analysis

Good conclusions usually refer back to the question or title and address it directly - for example by using key words from the title.
How well do you think these conclusions address the title or question? Answering these questions should help you find out.

  1. Do they use key words from the title or question?
  2. Do they answer the question directly?
  3. Can you work out the question or title just by reading the conclusion?
  • William was successful at Hastings because of his leadership of the Normans.(TM) To what extent do you agree?

    "In conclusion, although William was a brilliant leader of the Normans his leadership was not the most important reason the Normans defeated the English at Hastings. It is true that he was a brilliant leader but I think that the most important reason was that the English were completely exhausted from the days of fighting and marching prior to the battle. This factor is the most important because the English were just not ready for another huge battle in the space of a few weeks. The Normans had been ready and rested for months so they had a huge advantage over the exhausted English. The other reasons did play a part in the defeat I think that if the English did not have to fight off Hardrada first, they would have beaten William. The Normans did have the cavalry and Harolds tactics were poor but the cavalry were largely ineffective against the English line until Haralds tactics came into play with his inability to control his men meant that the English came off the hill and so the cavalry found it easy to pick them off. Overall the most important reason was because the English were completely exhausted."

  • In 1815 the possibility of a united Italy was slight(TM) to what extent do you agree with this?

    "From the information I have gathered I conclude that I agree with the statement to a certain extent but not entirely. There are many reasons that the chance of a United Italy are slight and these reasons generally outweigh the arguments that its not. Most of the arguments against the statement also only hinder the arguments for it rather than exclude them completely. However even with this I fell that the way in which many of the states were run, soon enough the people would look to push for a United Italy as it would definitely be in their own personal interests."

  • Apartheid - To what extent did the statement in the novel Cry the Beloved Country,

    "Conclusion The aim of this research is to investigate the reasons for the implementation of Apartheid and to find out the effects of the implementation on the whites and the blacks in South Africa. In the process of investigating the sources, I discovered that some sources were rather one-sided. I also realised that some of the present work, especially the websites, have rather incomplete information on Apartheid, thus allowing my work to further expand on. Apartheid is a discrimination system in which whites are legalised to discriminate against the blacks therefore it is important to study this system to prevent it from appearing around the globe."

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