By: Miranda

Genocide: Sudan

The genocide that is currently happening in Sudan is known as the "Darfur Genocide". The killings first started in 2003 and still happens today. The people that are doing the genocide are Arab militias that are funded by the government. They are known as the Janjaweed which translates to the devil on horseback. The Janjaweed destroy the Darfurians' cities and towns by looting economic resources, burning villages, polluting water sources, and torturing, murdering, and raping civilians. The cause of this genocide is that the Sudanese government wanted the land in Darfur because of oil. So, they are trying to rid the land of Darfurians so they can get oil. The Sudan Genocide has brought devastation, killed over 480,000 people, and caused 2.8 million people to be displaced.
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The Spanish American War

The Spanish American War was in 1898 when Spain declared war on the U.S. because the U.S. supported Cuba wanting to be independent from Spain. The U.S. declared war on Spain after they sunk a U.S. battleship and killed 260 people. While Spain surrendered when the U.S. ships destroyed their fleet that was located outside of Cuba, the war was officially ended when Spain and the United States signed the Treaty of Paris on December 10, 1898. The effects of the treaty were that Cuba was free from Spanish rule, the United States got the Philippines for $20 million, and Puerto Rico and Guam were ceded to the United States. This allowed the United States to grow in size and population and gave Cuba the freedom that they desperately wanted.
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The French Revolution

The French Revolution was also known as the Revolution of 1789. It was between 1787 and 1799 but first reached its climax in 1789. The French Revolution has many causes: the increasing difference between the wealthy and the commoners, the fact that the pheasants were aware of the situation and didn't want to support it, and there was phosphates that advocated social and political reform. The outcome of the revolution was that France got a new government and fixed some of the issues. On the other hand, some issues were not fixed.
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9/11 Twin Tower Attack

The 9/11 Twin Tower Attack happened on September 11, 2001. 19 militants that were apart of the al-Qaeda terrorist group hijacked 4 airplanes and changed to courses. 2 planes hit the Twin Towers in New York, one hit the Pentagon in right outside of Washington D.C., and the last one crashed into a field in Pennsylvania. The attack resulted in the death of over 3,000 people, which included over 400 police officers and firemen. This attack made the United States have stricter airport security and made the government focus on terrorism more.

Below is a link to a video showing the timeline of the 9/11 attacks
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