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Does Democracy Promote Conflict Resolution?

April 28, 2012

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“Democracy… while it lasts is more bloody than either aristocracy or monarchy. Remember, democracy never lasts long. It soon wastes, exhausts, and murders itself. There is never a democracy that did not commit suicide.” –John Adams Power struggles and conflict resolution have been important aspects of history, including our current area of study in this […]

Reform or Power Play?

November 17, 2011

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The  Reformation began in the Holy Roman Empire with a man named Martin Luther. By nailing his Ninety-Five Theses to the door of the Catholic Church in 1517, he introduced a new religion called Protestantism to Europe. England, however, was predominantly Catholic at the time, and was ruled by the 26-year-old King Henry VIII. Henry and his queen, […]

Deepening an Understanding of Henry VIII

November 2, 2011

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As I mentioned in my last post, A Different Learning Style, I decided to do a project on Henry VIII and how his reign changed the religious structure in England. So far, I have taken notes, watched a documentary or two, and tried to keep track of pictures for the Powerpoint slideshow I will soon […]

A Different Learning Style

October 31, 2011

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Ever since I was little, I have marched to the beat of a different drummer. I didn’t start talking until I was about two and a half– however, I skipped the two-or-three-word-command phase and went right to full sentences. In kindergarten, while the other kids were glueing pinto beans on the letter ‘B’, I preferred to […]