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  19th century - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Growing Norwegian nationalism and pride would continue throughout the century, until the nation finally obtained full independence in 1905.
The start of the 19th century was also marked by a struggle between France and Britain and their allies for control of Europe and the world during the Napoleonic Wars, with Napoleon being finally defeated at Waterloo in 1815.
This begins America's westward expansion to the Pacific referred to as its Manifest Destiny which involves annexing and conquering land from Mexico, Britain, and Native Americans.
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 Africa - Facts, Information, and Encyclopedia Reference article
The discovery of America in 1492 was followed by a great development of the slave trade, which, before the Portuguese era, had been an overland trade almost exclusively.
In the 19th century, a second phase of colonization brought a large number of French and British settlers to Africa.
In South Africa, which was unique in having a significant number of European settlers, English and Afrikaans are the native languages of a significant portion of the population.
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 Homework Hotline - Geography
Travel to a part of the earth that is relatively unknown to the traveler's culture, historically often motivated by a desire for colonization, conquest, or trade.
Diseases brought to the Americas and Australia by Europeans decimated the inhabitants, and European intervention in Africa expanded the already thriving slave trade.
Interest in the Northwest Passage slackened until the 1960s, when oil was discovered in N Alaska and there was a desire for a short water route to transport oil to the east coast of the United States.
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 The Six Nations: Oldest Living Participatory Democracy on Earth
Located in the northeastern region of North America, originally the Six Nations was five and included the Mohawks, Oneidas, Onondagas, Cayugas, and Senecas.
History is indebted to Charles Thomson, an adopted Delaware, whose knowledge of and respect for American Indians is reflected in the attention that he gave to this ceremony in the records of the Continental Congress.
Native America had a substantial role in shaping all these ideas, as well as the events that turned colonies into a nation of states.
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 New Netherland Project Bibliography   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
New Netherland: A Dutch Colony in Seventeeth-Century America.
Dutch Trade and Ceramics in America in the Seventeenth Century.
Hageman, Howard G. "The Dutch Battle for Higher Education in the Middle Colonies." Education in New Netherland and the Middle Colonies: Papers of the 7th Rensselaerswyck Seminar of the New Netherland Project.
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 Top20Alaska.com - Your Top20 Guide to Alaska!
Alaska is the only state that is both in North America and not part of the 48 contiguous states; about 500 miles (800 kilometers) of Canadian territory separate Alaska from Washington.
The tunnel is the longest road tunnel in North America at nearly 2.5 miles and combines a one-lane roadway and train tracks in the same housing.
The National Statuary Hall of the United States of America is part of the Capitol in Washington, D.C. Each state has selected one or two distinguished citizens and provided statues.
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 Articles - 19th century   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
* 1820: Liberia founded by the American Colonization Society for freed American slaves.
* 1838-40: Civil war in the United Provinces of Central America led to the foundings of Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, and Costa Rica.
* Jefferson Davis, President of the Confederate States of America just before and during the American Civil War.
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