Industrial Revolution

The Industrial Revolution improved the efficiency, work-style and lives of thousands of people.  It began in Britain and steadily spread out to other countries and nations.  This was an effort to better the lives of everybody from the rich and comfortable, to the poor and jobless.  It was all made possible through small chain reactions.... Continue Reading →

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Plunkitt: Patriotism in Voting

In George Washington Plunkitt's autobiography, proclaims his belief that there is a patriotic relation to obtaining a job after Tammany won an election.  The patriotic connection was fostered through the spoils system. The spoils system is a political tool used to reward those who join a following or candidacy.  Usually the reward for faithful support... Continue Reading →

American and French Revolutions Compared

When comparing the American and French Revolutions, there is one major difference between them.  Both revolutions were affected by their different opinions about traditions.  This had a major role to play in how the revolutions differentiated from each other. America It is a well-known fact that the American colonies wanted separation from England and to... Continue Reading →

Washington’s View of The Future

In Booker T. Washington's autobiography, Up From Slavery,  he explains through out the book what his vision for the future of African-Americans would be like.  His vision can be reduced to one principle: Service can unite races, people and families.  Let me elaborate. Booker grew up in the slave system as a child.  His family... Continue Reading →

Martyrs of Avrillé

The Reign of Terror was a French reformation attempt gone rogue during the 1700's.  Many revolutionaries who were supportive of the reforming progress before it went radical, now fought against the government and ideals they had worked so hard to achieve.  These people were known as counter revolutionaries and they were punished severely, and killed... Continue Reading →

Stories From Tuskegee

Booker Washington traveled to Tuskegee, Alabama in hopes of founding a university there.  He has many memorable stories of his experiences building a school and interacting with locals in his autobiography that help it come to life and help you imagine what it was like back then.  Here are two stories of my favorite stories... Continue Reading →

EFY Part 1: First EFY!

This summer I got to attend my first Especially For Youth (EFY) camp!  It is a week-long camp put on by my church -- The Church of Jesus of Latter-Day Saints -- every year for all youth 14 and up to attend. I live in Wichita, KS and drove three hours to Independence, MI with... Continue Reading →

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