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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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    Did Medicine Improve In the Middle Ages?

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    The Romans had many Gods but their religion had never been truly accepted in Britain and the native people held mainly pagan beliefs. With these beliefs went methods of medicinal treatment that were based on appeasing specific spirits or superstition. When Britain became a Christian nation these beliefs continued and, although the spiritual cures were mostly replaced by prayer, they still had very little effect. The Romans had got much of their knowledge from the Greeks, who came up with many theories about the cause of disease.

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    Describe the problems of living in a newly set up town in the West.

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    It was necessary to appoint town marshals to help keep the law and order. These town marshals often caused as many problems as they solved because they were often renowned gun-fighters. This helped keep criminal behaviour under control. James Butler (Wild Bill) Hickok was hired in 1871 by the citizens of Abeline. He has made his name as a gunfighter in 1865 when he killed Davis Tutt. As town marshal of Abeline he was paid well, $150 per month. He used this money on drinking gambling and he lived with a succession of prostitutes.

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    “Greed and desire for land were the main reason for conflict between Whites and the Native Americans.” Do you agree?

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    This could lead to conflict because of racial misunderstanding. A council ruled the Indian tribes; the chief did not have total power over the actions of his tribe. This was a good system but the whites could not understand this. Between 1825 and 1840 the American Government created the permanent Indian frontier running along the 95th meridian. But broke its promises within eleven years and whites started going across into Native American land, as they thought they had given the Native Americans far too much land, about half of America.

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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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