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1. The Influences of the Persian Empire
The Persian Empire was mighty and powerful, yet few can remember much about them as the Romans and Greeks dominate Western Civilization history conversations. But their influence more than likely effects your everyday life.

2. Carpetbaggers and the New Social South
The social aspect was also a major change in the South. It would take quite a bit of adjustment for both the blacks and the whites. It was also an aspect that carpetbaggers could take advantage of as well as give a large amount of aid.

3. Carpetbaggers and the South's Economy
The change in the economic status of the entire country played a major part in the treatment of the new freed slaves and the role of the carpetbagger. It began with the change in the status of the slaves combined with the effects of war on the land.

4. The Good Intentions of the Carpetbaggers
Yet many carpetbaggers looked to improve positions in the South. One of the greatest needs was education of the black community.

5. Importance of Studying History
What is so important about history? The past is the past right? Wrong! Check out why studying history is vital to the future.

6. The Influence of Quakers on American History
The Quakers are known for their peaceful stances, but what most do not realize is that they have done so much more for America. They have influenced the political, educational, social, and economic areas of the entire country.

7. The Proposal of the Anaconda Plan
The first Union general to implement the ‘Anaconda Plan’ was Winfield Scott. He was one of many working with President Abraham Lincoln attempting to come up with an idea to end the war quickly and with little bloodshed. He believed the plan was the right way to go.

8. The Intent of the Carpetbagger
The world had changed for the South. Overall life as it had been was over. A new world awaited Southerners whether they liked it or not with the main areas being politics, economics, and social aspects. Carpetbaggers arriving showed how dramatically life in the south was going to change.

9. The Mediterranean Triad
Food sources are vital to any civilization. It was the Mediterranean triad that helped Greece make its mark in the ancient world.

10. The Siege of Masada
Overall, the way Rome administered Judaea did not change much despite the rotation of emperors. Many of the changes occurred on the Jewish side as there were rumors rippling through the land of a Messiah to save them from foreign rule.



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