All you need to know about American democratic ideals

The attributes of the American majority rule government have changed since ancient times, and are consistently evolving today. Earlier, African Americans, women, non-land proprietors, or slaves were excluded in "We, the Individuals," concept. However, the essential beliefs, which incorporate freedom, correspondence, and self-government, continue to be similar today. 

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Posted on 2020-05-27

A brief history of slavery in America

The origin of American slavery

Slavery started in America in 1619 when a merchant ship, "The White Lion" transported 20 African slaves into the English settlement of Jamestown, Virginia. The African slaves were captured from the Portuguese Sao Jao Bautista slave ship. Across North America, during the 17th century, White settlers shifted to African slavery as a cheaper and more available... More



Posted on 2020-05-29

Things you should know about the Civil War

After decades of conflicts between the North and the South regarding segregation, state sovereignty, and migration into the West, the civil war in the United States erupted in 1861. The election of Abraham Lincoln in 1860 contributed to the incorporation of seven southern States into the Confederate States, which were shortly followed by four other nations. The Civil War, as it has since been c... More



Posted on 2020-06-01

Traditional medicine across the globe.

Western medicine has been commonplace all across the world. However, there are other medicinal practices that have their roots in ancient times and are still being used in parts of the world today. In fact, the World Health Organization estimated that around 80 percent of the world’s population uses traditional medicine as their primary source of healthcare. Why are so many people sticking to... More



Posted on 2020-06-03

Evolution of eating utensils.

Have you ever wondered how people used to eat in historical times? The first humans might have eaten with their hands, but what about hot soups and foods that cannot be grasped? Let us find out how the forks, knives and spoons we use today have come to be. 

Western Utensils

In the Western world, it is believed that one of the oldest eating utensils was the spoon. First used a... More



Posted on 2020-06-05

Gift giving customs in different countries.

Gift-giving is an integral part of any culture. While we may all have our own ways of showing appreciation, certain cultures have their own traditions when it comes to giving and receiving a gift. In fact, even if you have good intentions, giving a gift in the wrong manner or at the wrong timing could cause offense to the recipient. What are some customs you should adhere to when giving a gift ... More



Posted on 2020-06-09

Weird burial customs.

In some parts of the world, people honor the dead by burying or cremating their bodies, and afterwards visiting them sparsely during the year on important dates, such as anniversaries. However, in other traditions, the dead are respected with very different rituals instead. Let us find out more about how people in other cultures lay their fallen to rest. 

Turning of the Bones

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Posted on 2020-06-12

Body modification in the past and present.

Body modification, the deliberate altering of one’s body, has become an everyday sight in today’s culture. Tattoos and piercings are some of the most common body modifications in Western culture. However, they are not a new invention and can in fact be traced back to thousands of years ago. 

Tattoos

The earliest known tattoos are those on Otzi the Iceman, whose mummified ... More



Posted on 2020-06-15

Egyptian illegal immigrants in Italy.

Egyptians have long had a presence in Italy, dating back as far as the second century BC. One could find Egyptians in employment all over, working professions as varied as surgeons, actors, musicians, bankers, fortune tellers, soldiers and slaves. The contact between Egypt and Europe was amplified by Napoleon’s Egypt Campaign during 1798 to 1801. Additionally, 1813 saw the then-Egyptian-leade... More



Posted on 2020-06-17

Building a wall between Mexico and the US.

Many will be familiar with President Donald Trump’s declaration to build a wall between the United States and Mexico, a decision that created a lot of controversy. What are the reasons for building this wall, and how much of it has been erected so far? 

The border separating the United States and Mexico spans 1,954 miles or 3,145 kilometers and covers numerous terrains, including u... More



Posted on 2020-06-19
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