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The Scientific Revolution and the United States

The USA uniquely benefited from the scientific revolution and the industrial revolution eventually becoming an industrial powerhouse. What is usually forgotten is the reason the US got there was on the backs of the working class a history that is not usually taught. Instead we are told to focus on great industrialists not the people … Continue reading “The Scientific Revolution and the United States” Continue reading

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Phantom Limb Pain

I read the article “The Civil War Doctor Who Proved Phantom Limb Pain Was Real” by Alicia Puglionesi. It was really interesting to me, because my major and career is in healthcare. Apparently, it was safer to just perform limb amputations, so there were a lot of veterans with amputated limbs (the article says three … Continue reading Phantom Limb Pain Continue reading

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The Mexican War

Do you think that President Polk presented a war letter without the intentions of going to war? After the reading, i kind of have a personal opinion that maybe his hopes just didn’t go as he had planned? I feel like he may have presented it in hopes that Mexico would hand over the rights to … Continue reading “The Mexican War” Continue reading

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“Disease”

We’ve had a lot of reading about slavery in this class that have explained how people tried to justify enslaving people.  It’s always shocking to learn about this but this weeks reading was just unbelievable.  To say that enslaved people wanting to be free and run away, is a disease is ridiculous.  It’s always amusing… Continue reading

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Cartwright Reading

I have to rant about this a little bit, mostly because I am going into the (and currently am in) the healthcare field. The reading, for those who did it, details illnesses that are unique to negros, which includes the want/need to run away. I think this is ridiculous, and it just goes to show … Continue reading Cartwright Reading Continue reading

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Is Taxation theft?

  From my journey reading blogs and message boards across the internet I have come across a interesting argument that people on the right side of the political spectrum tend to make when confronted with the idea of what should we do with the government. The right wing in the American political landscape on the libertarian … Continue reading “Is Taxation theft?” Continue reading

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Women In America

I found this weeks readings to be very interesting about women abolitionists in America and how they had set the foundation for womens rights later on down the line.  The way that we live in today’s society, I think we sometimes forget to look back at how women were treated throughout history and realize that… Continue reading

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Economic issues related to automation in the american economy.

As the economy changes due to vastly increasing technology the threat of automation looms over many workers in the United States. While many US workers are no stranger to automation recent developments in AI and software engineering now make even supposedly safe white collar jobs under threat. Self driving vehicles stand to disrupt the massive … Continue reading “Economic issues related to automation in the american economy.” Continue reading

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The impact that photography had on the Civil War

How did photographs impact the Civil War? Photographs were only about twenty years old when the Civil War started. People knew that the war scene was bad but never really had to see it. Not until the Civil War. Officers had their photos taken as well and often passed them out to the men as a … Continue reading The impact that photography had on the Civil War Continue reading

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The Cherokee Nation and the Trail of Tears

This is going to be extremely opinionated, so please beware. Never have I ever been so irritated that I had to put a book down and stop reading. The amount of loathing that I have for the state of Georgia is unreal. I would say that I can’t believe that the human race could conceive … Continue reading The Cherokee Nation and the Trail of Tears Continue reading

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