History

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26 I did something really stupid yesterday, and my grandfather told me I was hoist with my own petard." What does that mean? And what's a petard?"
27 What can you tell me about Kwanzaa?
28 Who said all's fair in love and war" and where?"
29 What is the Alma-Ata declaration?
30 What is New Historicism?
31 Did Abraham Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation actually free any slaves?
32 What does Kantian mean, from a philosophical perspective?
33 How were U.S. Senators originally chosen?
34 I've heard that in some countries, everyone has to sign up for the military between high school and college. Is that true?
35 How were women treated in Ancient Rome?
36 What is the history and meaning of Turkey's flag?
37 We all know about Hitler's reputation. But did he do anything good? Why did the Germans listen to him if he was so awful?
38 What was the Tweed Ring?
39 Why is there an authorship problem with Shakespeare?
40 How are justices to the US Supreme Court elected Is this a good or a bad thing
41 I saw some old guy in a soldier's uniform selling fake red flowers. He said it was for Veterans Day. What's the connection?
42 My grandmother says when she was a kid in China, she became Catholic because of the Mary Knows nuns. I tried to look that up on the Internet but couldn't find anything. Can you help?
43 How did ounce come to be abbreviated as oz.?
44 Why did Cromwell dissolve the first Protectorate parliament?
45 Why does The Great Depression end when the United States enters World War II?
46 What place did the underworld have in Egyptian mythology?
47 Can you explain Lincoln's Gettysburg Address in words that a teen can understand?
48 Who was the most famous mathematician?
49 Where did Christopher Columbus land when he reached the Americas?
50 What did Abraham Lincoln mean by A house divided against itself cannot stand"?"
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