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The Battle of San Jacinto

The Battle of San Jacinto on April 21, 1836, ​was the defining battle of the Texas Revolution. Mexican General Santa Anna had unwisely divided his force to mop up those Texans still in rebellion after the Battle of the Alamo and the Goliad Massacre. General Sam Houston, sensing Santa Anna's mistake, engaged him on the shores of the San Jacinto River.
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Biography of Hans Eysenck

Hans Eysenck (1916-1997) was a German-born British psychologist whose best-known work focused on personality and intelligence. He was also a highly controversial figure because of his assertion that racial differences in intelligence were the result of genetics. Fast Facts: Hans Eysenck Full Name: Hans Jürgen Eysenck Known For: Eysenck was a psychologist best known for his work in the areas of personality and intelligence Born: March 4, 1916 in Berlin, Germany Died: September 4, 1997 in London, England Parents: Eduard Anton Eysenck and Ruth Eysenck Education: Ph.
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Rise and Fall of Nazi Officer Franz Stangl

Franz Stangl, nicknamed "The White Death," was an Austrian Nazi who served as director of the Treblinka and Sobibor death camps in Poland during World War II. Under his co-direction, it is estimated that more than 1 million people were gassed and buried in mass graves. After the war, Stangl fled Europe, first to Syria and then to Brazil.
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State Sponsored Terrorism in Iran

Iran has consistently been described by the United States as the world's foremost state sponsor of terrorism. It actively supports terrorist groups, most prominently the Lebanese group Hezbollah. The Iranian relationship with Hezbollah demonstrates one accepted explanation of why states sponsor terrorism: to indirectly influence politics elsewhere.
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American Revolution: The Intolerable Acts

The Intolerable Acts were passed in spring 1774, and helped cause the American Revolution (1775-1783). Background In the years after the French and Indian War, Parliament attempted to levy taxes, such as the Stamp Act and Townshend Acts, on the colonies to aid in covering the cost of maintaining the empire.
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Genealogy Case Studies

As you sift through the records of your own ancestors to build your family tree, you may find yourself with questions: What other records can/should I search? What else can I learn from this record? How do I pull all of these little clues together? The answers to these types of questions generally come through knowledge and experience.
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