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The Beginning of the 54th Massachusetts Regiment

On this day, January 26th, in 1863, the Massachusetts Governor was given permission from the U.S. Secretary of War to raise a militia of African-American men.  This group of soldiers became known as the 54th Massachusetts Regiment. The Fifty-fourth Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry Regiment was the first military unit that consisted…

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The Potato Famine

Pictured below is a healthy potato next to a potato with fungus. From 1846-1850, Ireland’s potato crop was attacked by a similar fungus. Many Irishmen and women died during these years. The event was known as the Potato Famine. Read an article about the famine by clicking here!   The…

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Happy Birthday, Ben Franklin!

Ben Franklin was born on this day in 1706. He began his incredible journey as a newspaper apprentice.  He quickly learned that he did not want to set the print for others to write, he wanted to write himself.  Which he did much to the anger of his brother, the…

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A Factory Pully System

Before factories used electricity and before factories burnt coal, factories relied on wind or water. A factory would use a system called belt and pulley to use that wind or water to make their machines work. Below are a number of pictures that show how the belt and pulley system…

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Top 10 Cities in the U.S. in 1850

Want to know the 10 most populated cities in 1850? All the cities make sense to me, well all except one. #10.  Albany City, New York                     50,763 #9.   Spring Garden District, Pennsylvania     58,894 #8.   St. Louis,…

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Writing DBQs

How to Write an Introduction and Conclusion for a DBQ

Writing an introduction and conclusion for a DBQ doesn’t have to be hard especially if you follow the easy guide shown below. There are two tables one for the introduction and one for the conclusion. Each table addresses every sentence needed for each of the two paragraphs and they are in order.

Using A Document Analysis to Write the DBQ Body Paragraphs

Learn how to read and annotate a DBQ Document so that it makes sense. Take the information from that Document to write a DBQ paragraph by completing a Document Analysis. Then use that Document Analysis to write a perfect paragraph for your DBQ essay.

Writing a Body Paragraph for a DBQ

Learn to Write a DBQ body paragraph. If you have used the Document Analysis, writing a body paragraph is as easy as copying the chart. Other How-To Articles You Might Find Useful