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  • The Native Americans Who Owned Slaves

    The Native Americans Who Owned Slaves5

    Did you know that the 13th Amendment abolishing slavery did not apply to all slaves? Most see slavery as a simple black-vs.-white issue. But those who do may not realize that the “Five Civilized Tribes” of the southeast — Cherokee, Chickasaw, Choctaw, Creek, and Seminole — also participated in the institution of slavery. Because these tribes

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  • Boris Johnson and Donald Trump: Five Similarities (Besides Politics)

    Boris Johnson and Donald Trump: Five Similarities (Besides Politics)0

    Boris Johnson is the brand new British Prime Minister. Johnson is also viewed as Britain’s Donald Trump. His populist/nationalist politics, demonstrated by his unwavering devotion to Brexit, have earned him this latter comparison. But the similarities go beyond politics. Here are five things the American President and the British Prime Minister have in common. 1.

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  • Three Things Studying Foreign Languages Taught Me About English

    Three Things Studying Foreign Languages Taught Me About English0

    “Whoever does not know a foreign language knows nothing of his own.”  After studying Latin and German, I understand exactly what this quote from Goethe means. Growing up as a native English speaker, I had little idea of how the language worked. Since I began studying foreign languages, I have learned to appreciate my mother

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  • The Difference Between Fourth of July and Bastille Day

    The Difference Between Fourth of July and Bastille Day0

    To celebrate Fourth of July, Donald Trump added a large military theme to the parade. Many observers, and critics, noted that this looked a lot like the traditional French celebration of Bastille Day, which will be celebrated this Sunday, July 14th. Americans tend to conflate Fourth of July and Bastille Day. The fact that they

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