The British Empire & the Victorian Era

The British Empire A former collective term for the territories under the leadership or control of the British crown, including those in the Commonwealth of Nations and their colonies, protectorates, dependencies, and trusteeships (including the Dominion of Canada, Australia, India, & much of Africa) “Why does the sun never set on the British Empire?” “Because…

The American Voting System: Electoral College

The American voting system elects legislators based on one geographical district; by majority or plurality (whoever gets the most votes in that district wins). The districts are whole states for Senators and parts of states for House members. This is known as the “First-past-the-post” system. In the parliamentary system, all legislators are elected at-large, meaning…

Slavery in the Early Settlements

The Origins of the Minority Groups in America Native Americans –       As the settlers took over the land, the Natives went through back- breaking work done on farms –       Conquistadors forced Natives to work for a tax –       Slave-like existence –       Working conditions in gold and silver mines were unsanitary, dark, cave-like –       Diseases spread:…