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American Civil War June 1864

The plight the South found itself in was highlighted when the Confederate government ordered that men up to the age of 70 could be conscripted into the army. Grant lost a considerable number of men at Cold Harbor but they could be replaced. Any loss for the South now was of much greater harm. June 1 st : The Battle of Cold Harbor started.
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Feminism and Crime

Criminology refers to any kind of study concerned with crime and criminal justice. It is a term used to include a multitude of topics and approaches. Feminist perspectives, over the past thirty years have not only put some new topics under the criminological cover, they have challenged the theories, concepts, methods and assumptions of most of the people already involved in the study of crime.
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Terms in French History

Aides = a range of indirect taxes primarily on drink. Commissaires = royal agents with judicial/administrative functions. Elections = tribunals responsible for local administration of the taille and other taxes. Eventually they were taken over by Intendants. Gabelle = a tax on salt. Intendants = royal agents sent out to the provinces to help collect taxes more efficiently.
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George McClellan

George McClellan, a senior Union general during the American Civil War, was the son of a surgeon, was born in Philadelphia on 3rd December, 1826. McClellan was educated at the University of Pennsylvania and the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, where in 1846 he graduated second in his class. McClellan was appointed to the staff of General Winfield Scott during the Mexican War (1846-48) and won three brevets for gallant conduct.
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British Citizenship

Politics and personal rights has been a major issue in British politics for a number of years. To expand our rights, in 1997, the Labour Government promised a Freedom of Information Act similar to the one in America. Many were disappointed with what they saw as a watered down version once one was introduced.
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Winston Churchill

Winston Churchill led Great Britain for most of World War Two and Churchill's 'bulldog' spirit seemed to summarise the mood of the British people even during the bad times, such as Dunkirk, and the inspirational victories, such as the Battle of Britain. Early life of Winston Churchill Winston Churchill was born in 1874 into a wealthy and famous family.
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