By: Sarah Houchin

Genocide: Holocaust

A genocide is the deliberate killing of a large group of people, especially of a particular ethnic group or nation. The holocaust is one of the most memorable genocides in history. The holocaust was the persecution and murder of six million Jews by the Nazi military and it's collaborators. The Nazis came to power in Germany in January 1933, they believed that they were "racially superior" and that the Jews were "inferior" and posed a threat to the German racial community. During the holocaust Jews were taken from their homes and put into work/concentrations camps and or killed. Most Jews were killed in gas chambers, which were airtight rooms that could be filled with poisonous gas for execution. The Nazi leader and main person aquatinted with the holocaust was Adolf Hitler.


Civil wars: Mexican Cession

After Texas joined the United States in 1846, a boundary dispute broke out almost immediately between the United States and Mexico, which was the country from which Texas had won its independence recently. The dispute was over where the southern boundary of the state should be. The U.S. thought the Rio Grande should be the boundary, but the original boundary was the Nueces River. At on point the U.S. cavalry ignored an order from the Mexican army to retreat to the Nueces River and instead advanced south to the Rio Grande, where fighting broke out. Three weeks later, Congress declared war on Mexico. Fighting lasted more than a year but after it ended the result was the Treaty of Guadalupe-Hidalgo.


Conflicts Over Ideas: French Revolution

The French Revolution is a period in the history of France over the years of 1789-1799 during which the monarchy was overthrown and major reconstructing was forced upon the Roman Catholic Church. The main cause of the revolution was that the French people were frustrated with the king and how he didn't deal with the poor living conditions, financial situations, food shortages, and certain religious persecutions. The people were angry and overthrew the king, then the British Colonies in America declared their independence and enforced it. In the end they got a new government and some of the issues were fixed, and the people were happy.


Terrorism: 1995 Oklahoma City Bombing

The 1995 Oklahoma City Bombing was a truck-bomb explosion next to the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City, caused168 deaths and hundreds of people injured. The bomb was set off by a man named Timothy McVeigh, who was an anti-government militant. Both Timothy and his accomplice Terry Nicholas, were punished for their crimes. The bombing was the worst terrorist attack on U.S. soil until the September 11, 2001 which was the World Trade Center attack.