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  1. Coursework assignment Jack the ripper

    says that there was only one incision on the body and it cut the windpipe 'completely in two meaning that no force was used'. Source C also says that the appearance of the face was calm meaning there was no force used against the victim and it was a quick kill. Source A states that the murders were a work of a 'demented being' as so much effort was used to kill the victims but the evidence from Source C suggest that the killer had a knowledge of how to kill a person quickly as it says that only one incision was found on the victim and it rendered them dead.

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  2. From the evidence you have studied how useful are the range of building in Saltaire as evidence of Titus Salt's values and beliefs?

    The church itself cost �16 000 to build it. This shows us that Titus Salt's beliefs were that religion is valuable to him and his new town. He wanted to have a caring instinct and followed strict morals. Also if you were a regular member of the church for example went every day then you could get a promotion at the mills. The limitations of the church today portray how impressive it still is in the town. The church is still beautiful and it shine through. Also we can still see Titus Salt's vision clearly even though some parts of the building have faded or have been in need of repair.

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  3. In what ways did black Americans secure improved civil rights in the years 1945-63?

    Truman ended segregation in the Armed Forces in 1948. This came into effect two years later, and the Korean War was the first war where black and white soldiers fought alongside each other. Unfortunately, apart from that, US governments did little to help with civil rights for blacks. In 1950, a seven year old, Linda Brown had to walk one mile to catch a bus to a blacks-only school five miles away. Her father, Oliver Brown tried to enrol her in the whites-only school near their home, but was refused because there was a 'separate but equal' school for black americans.

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  4. Describe the aims, tactics and leaders of the opposition groups to apartheid. What were the similarities and differences between them?

    Mandela later became the first commander in chief of the ANC's guerrilla army, 'Umkhonto we Sizwe' (or 'Spear of the Nation'), or 'MK' for short, which was set up in 1961. He was captured in 1962 after around 17 months on the run as an outlaw, and sentenced to five years in prison. However, evidence found at MK's headquarters at Rivonia caused another trial to be held, for planning acts of terrorism. Mandela was sentenced to life in prison on Robben Island, but was released in 1990.

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  5. Declaration of the People Analyzation

    On May 29th 1676, governor Berkeley proclaimed Bacon a rebel and sent a force against him. He was captured and tried before the governor and council on June 10th when he was acquitted, restored to his seat in the council, and promised a commission as general for the Indian' war. Governor Berkeley in July dismantled the obnoxious forts, dissolved the assembly, and issued writs for a new election. When he failed to carry out his promises, Bacon returned at the head of 500 men and compelled Berkeley to issue the promised commission. In September he again routed the governor's forces and burned Jamestown, while Governor Berkeley was obliged to take refuge on board an English ship.

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  6. Why were the police unable to catch Jack the Ripper?

    This anti-Semitism resulted in one of the most important pieces of evidence, the wall message left by the murderer, to be washed away. Whitechapel itself was not the best place to investigate either, as there was smog everywhere which made it hard to see through the maze-like streets. In addition, the police had never seen anything like this before. The nature of the murders confused the authorities even more. This was the first serial killer of the time and police had never seen it before.

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  7. The Valley of the Kings

    The Valley is concealed and surrounded by high cliffs connected to a narrow, long and curvy entranceway (Oaks, L 2001) Religiously, the ancient Egyptians considered the west side of the Nile as sacred because that was where the sun entered the netherworld and thus connected with the afterlife (Tour Egypt, 1999) SECUIRITY Each pharaoh went to a great deal to make sure their resting place was protected from looting. For example: - The burial sites were in an arid, desolate gorge, lost among rocky ravines - Tomb entrances were inconspicuous and covered with debris after tombs were sealed - Tombs

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  8. Death and Curse of Tutankhamun

    This damage most unlikely occurred after Tut's death, Bob Brier (King Tut One, 2001) states "the blow was to the protected area to the back of the head which you don't injure in an accident, someone had to sneak up from behind." This discovery led to a speculation that King Tut was murdered. (Datom R, 2001) In 1994, Bob Brier, critically acclaimed Egyptologist said Tutankhamen was murdered by Ay, a high ranking officer. The most likely reason for murdering King Tut may be due to the fact that Ay could have been intimidated by Tutankhamen's high status at a young age or Ay could have been very impatient to be crowned Pharaoh due to

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  9. Daily life in the 1600s

    The first thing families had to do upon arriving in the New World was build some type of shelter. Houses in the settlement were made from wood, not stone neither bricks as in England. Fortunately, wood was available almost everywhere, thanks to the vast forests that covered the region. The first royally homes were humble in size. Usually, there was only one room with a large fireplace, you wouldn't feel floor under your foot but crammed down earth, and there were few--if any--windows. If you were lucky, there might be a low sleeping loft on one side of the room.

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  10. Causes of the black death

    coming in, and because they had a strong defence in Londinium as they settled in the north bank of the River Thames where two hills protected them which gave them better possibilities in war. It was essential for the Romans to have a brilliant defence because there were still Celtics roaming around who were always trying to win back land with brutal force such as the attack of Queen Boudicca in 61 AD who burnt Londinium to the ground she was described as: "Very tall, the glance of her eye most fierce; her voice harsh.

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  11. Public Transport: How Did It Develop Between 1830 and 1930?

    This train is to travel from Manchester to Liverpool- both leading cities in the Industrial Revolution. [2]Although very basic trains have been around since the times of BC, this was the longest route made to that date, making it an important milestone. The train to travel this exceedingly long route (for that time) was the Stephenson's Rocket, built by George Stephenson and his son, Robert Stephenson. [3]8 years later, again in Liverpool, a new concept was developed- the mobile Post Office. Trains were starting to be used between Birmingham and Liverpool to sort mail and deliver them on route without stopping- on a slightly adjusted passenger train.

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  12. Why Was the Site for Quarry Bank Mill Chosen By Samuel Greg?

    As this happened around Greg he decided that he could really make something out of a cotton mill. Greg was a very unique mill owner as he built in mill in Styal, Cheshire which was very rural. In my essay I will talk about how and why Greg built his mill where he did. A very important reason why Greg chose to build his mill at Styal was because of the cost. The land at Styal was very cheap as it was located in a steep valley this meant that is was unsuitable for farming. This gave Greg a great advantage above other mill owners.

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    History medcine overview

    However, there were obstacles that made this situation harder for example the Social Issues. If women became doctors it would automatically affect the majority of men as they would lose control over their professions and would set all sorts of undesirable and controversial examples. Another issue that women were faced with was that male population thought that women would make medicine more trivial. They also faced that argument when they were trying to get the vote. Furthermore, there was a biological barrier that kept them from becoming involved with medicine. It was improper for women to 'act against the normal inclinations of their sex' by going to work.

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  14. What caused the population explosion in Britain in the 19th century?

    Also, in the 1750s the citizens drank lots of cheap gin. This caused damaged to their unborn babies and it caused a lot of deaths but in 1751 the tax price was added onto the gin which made the price of gin expensive which meant that lesser amounts of people could afford to drink it. This meant that more babies remained undamaged and lesser amounts of people were in danger of deaths caused by the intake of gin. In 1796, Edward Jenner discovered how to vaccinate (inject)

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  15. Were the catholics framed?

    After 1 year James betrayed the Catholics by bringing in the taxes again and kicked Catholic priests out of England. They had to do something about this troublesome king, so Thomas Percy rented a house next to Parliament; they then hired a Catholic man called Guy Fawkes {who was an expert in demolitions and explosives} to place the gunpowder {which they obtained from Rotherithe mills}and light the fuse.

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  16. Operation Bluestar

    However, around this time, there was a Sikh revivalist movement lead by the charismatic preacher, Sant Jarnail Singh Bhindranwale that swept the Punjab. In 1983, Bhindranwale and his armed followers took over the Akal Takhat building in the Golden Temple Complex. For the Sikhs, the Akal Takhat is second only in importance to the Harminder Sahib itself (the Golden Temple). Law and order in the Punjab continued to deteriorate. By the end of May, there was already a state-wide blackout in Punjab and an imposed curfew of 9 a.m.

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  17. Were the middle ages lawless and violent

    People believed that due witchcraft, their crops failed or some other tragedy happened. In the late Middle Ages a law was passed calling witchcraft a crime and the punishment was to be burnt at stake. This cruel and tortures punishment was used widely through Europe in the middle ages. Another reasons why the middle ages were deemed violent, was the fact that murder was the second most common crime at 18.2% of all crimes committed. 51% of the murders were because of an argument. This confirms that the Middle Ages were violent as people resorted to violence over petty issues.

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  18. What caused the stalemate on the western front?

    The Schlieffen plan was only put into motion when it was certain the Russians would not be ready in time; however they were able to mobilize far quicker than expected so Germans were sent to the eastern fronts. When the Allies retreated to the Marne, the Germans would have to retreat too, back to Aisne. They both decided then to dig trenches.

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  19. why did khrushchev put missiles on cuba?

    Khrushchev was concerned about the missile gap between the USSR and the USA and was trying very hard to close it as he was threatened by it. His thought process was that if he had these missiles on Cuba then there would be less chance of the USA using their 'long distance' nuclear bombs on the USSR as they could retaliate easily. Khrushchev may have wanted the missiles there in order that he might be able to bargain with the USA, so that he could agree to remove them for some American Concessions.

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  20. What was the impact of the corn on European development between 1750 1900?

    Once in Europe, they made a big impact on the population and the countries' development and growth. The Industrial Revolution needed, mostly, workers because they were indispensable for this event to occur. More workers equaled more population, and without the right amount of food and resources in general, there wasn't going to be any increment in the population. That's when the corn makes its impact on European development. Corn meant more food, which meant more workers and therefore, population increment. Investigations show that Indians in the Americas were growing corn long before the discovery of these continents by Europeans.

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  21. Jack The Ripper

    Sources B and C are both factual reports from Doctors. Source C agrees with Source B and is a primary source, as both the sources are factual and from experienced professionals who have first had knowledge of the murders and no reason to be biased towards the evidence as the article from Source A is meant to attract attention and sell newspapers. Source B states that the murderer knew 'how he should use the knife' and this backed up by Source C with its reference to where she was killed.

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  22. English Civil War

    The state of Monarchy is the supremest thing upon earth: for Kings are not only God's Lieutenants upon earth, and sit upon Gods throne, but even by God himself they are called Gods. - James I, in a Speech to the Lords and Commons of Parliament at Whitehall, 21 March, 1609. At the beginning of Charles' reign, Parliamentarians, who were mainly Protestant, were horrified when Charles married Henrietta Maria, a Catholic princess from France. England's relations with France were not good, and as well as marrying a Catholic, Charles introduced High Anglicanism, or what we know today as the Church of England.

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  23. How does the building programme at Portchester Castle reflect Britains changing relationship with France?

    This is why William the Conqueror granted this land to William Maudit in order to build a castle on it. This reflects the relationship between Britain and France as being hostile and not co-operative at all. In the reign of King John between 1199 and 1216, the castle was invaded and captured by Philip Augustus, the French King, and was not taken back until 1217 when King Henry III came to the thrown. Although there were no major changes, it is clear that the relationship between Britain and France during the Norman period continued to be difficult.

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  24. How useful are the sources, D the evidence of Elizabeth Long at the investigation into the death of Annie Chapman and source E part is of an article published in a local newspaper after the murders of Polly Nicholls and Annie Chapman.

    Because it says "the EVIDENCE of Elizabeth long", it makes us feel as if this was a police interview, which helped the police to understand the last movements of the deceased person. This could have been used in court, and therefore we can't really say that the witness was lying about her statement as she doesn't get anything out of it, and any disagreement in it would be simply down to her not being sure. Therefore, in that sense, it is quite reliable.

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