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In U.S. history, the severe economic crisis supposedly precipitated by the U.S. stock-market crash of 1929. Although it shared the basic...
Wall Street Crash
Why did the Wall Street Crash occur in 1929? Background Following the end of World War I in 1918, the USA experienced an...
Acceleration of technical and economic development that took place in Britain in the second half of the 18th century. The traditional...
California Gold Rush
In US history, the influx of prospectors to the Sierra Nevada Mountains, California, following the discovery of gold in the American...
1765, revenue law passed by the British Parliament during the ministry of George Grenville. The first direct tax to be levied on the American...
In US history, the period 1920-33 when the Eighteenth Amendment to the US Constitution was in force, and the manufacture...
A trade in Africa which started in ancient times. Slaves were sent across the Sahara and were traded in the Mediterranean by Phoenicians...