To the people who actually still go on this blog

I haven’t been posting anything for a really long time (other then the liebster award) so I thought I would tell you guys why.

For both 7th and 8th grade I did the Ron Paul Curriculum (RPC for short) most of the people reading this are probably doing RPC or have done RPC. For 9th grade we switched curriculums (I’m in 9th grade right now) so I don’t post essays here (or anywhere) anymore. The curriculum we switched to I personally like a lot better then RPC. I wont be going on this blog anymore unless I have a good reason to. I might still post pictures on my picture blog though (CedarVeiwPics) but I’m not sure.

Thanks for following me in the past even though I never really posted that much then.

BTW the inspiration for this post was because I now have 50 followers. So thanks to all of you. Sorry I don’t post and probably wont post again for a while unless I change my mind. But thanks anyway! 😀

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11 Facts About Me

  1. I was bit by a black widow spider when I was 8 months old.
  2. I love black beans but not most other types of beans.
  3. I’ve written a book.
  4. I’m re-painting my room.
  5. My favorite food is haystacks which is basically a taco salad.
  6. I have a laptop, a tablet, a cell phone, on mp3 play that works and 2 that don’t, a old camera that dose work really well but dose still work but I never use it.
  7. I like taking pictures.
  8. My favorite thing to do is to swim.
  9. I joined a swim team.
  10. I’m pretty organized. (But my room is really messy right now because we have to remove 2 layers of wallpaper before we can re-paint my room.)
  11. My favorite color is blue.
  12. Bonus. I’m alive. I just don’t have to post my school work on my blog anymore I don’t. I don’t really have anything I want to post so that’s why you haven’t seen a post since December until now.

Liebster Award

Thank you Ashley for nominating me. Here is the link to her blog: https://thelighthouseofessays.wordpress.com/

1. Thank the blog who nominated you and link back to them (don’t forget to comment on this post so I can check out your answers).
2. Make a blog post outlining 11 facts about you,
3. Answer the 11 questions from the blog who nominated you.
4. Prepare 11 questions for those you will nominate.
5. Nominate 11 new bloggers (those who have less than 200 followers) by commenting in one of their blog posts.

Answers to Ashley’s questions:

1. Do you like horses? I guess

2. Do you hate spiders? Yes. I was bit by a black widow spider when I was 8 moths old.

3. What’s your favorite book genre? Dystopian

4. What’s your favorite school subject? Right now I have a class called Dystopian Literature so it’s my favorite but in all my years in school science has always been my favorite.

5. If you could live anywhere on planet earth, where would you go? I think I like were I live.

6. Who was the president during World War I? Woodrow Wilson

7. Who is the founder of ISIS? This question in debatable. I don’t really know the answer.

8. Who is Donald Trump’s running mate? Mike Pence

9. Who is Hillary Clinton’s running mate? Time Kaine

10. Who was King Arthur’s right hand man (besides Merlin)? I don’t know Sir Kay?

11. And last (but not least), What’s your favorite school subject? Didn’t I already answer that? Dystopian Literature and science.

Here are the eleven question for the nominees:

1. What is your favorite thing to do?

2. What is your favorite food?

3. What are you scared of?

4. What is your least favorite school subject?

5. What is your favorite color?

6. What is your least favorite color?

7. Did you want to be nominated for the Liebster Award?

8. Are you organized?

9. How clean or messy is your room?

10. Do yo have any sibling if so how many?

11. Have you ever been to the ER because you got hurt? Why?

Now what you have all been waiting for the elven people who I nominate: (Sorry)

Justin: https://bananastastemiraculous.wordpress.com/

ABC Ninja: https://theabcninjas.wordpress.com/

TardisBlue: https://pinetreesavages.wordpress.com/

Lily: https://lilytheronpaulhomeschooler.wordpress.com/

MistyOcean: https://danerlou.wordpress.com/

Erik: https://awesometaekwondoblackbelt.wordpress.com/

Annika: https://annikaeblog.wordpress.com/

Brooke: https://princessbrooke.wordpress.com/

Slayden: https://slukeplassrpcblog.wordpress.com/

Myriam: https://baroquemyriam.wordpress.com/

Emilia: https://emiliabrooke.com/

The Seven Years’ War

The Seven Years’ War was a war that some would call a world war. This war was in the North American colonies, Europe, the Caribbean, South America, India, the Philippines, and West Africa. In North America the Seven Years’ War was called the French and Indian War, everywhere else it was call just plain Seven Years’ War. Britain and France officially declared war in 1756 starting the Seven Years’ War.

In the Battle of the Monongahela the troops that had been dispatched to America under General Braddock arrived in May of 1755. Braddock added George Washington to his army and set out for the Ohio country to defeat the French. His first goal was to conquer the fort along the banks of the Monongahela River; Fort Duquesne. Braddock, who was impatient with his heavy artillery, took a flying force of 1300 men. The soldiers crossed the Monongahela river before the French and their Indian allies had time to set an ambush. The French and Indians had received reinforcements and would not give up without a fight. Lacking experience in woods fighting, the British troops soon became disorganized and even started firing on each other. Braddock regained some control, but after three hours of fighting, he was shot in the lung and fell to the ground dead. Washington organized a rear guard for the retreating (and fleeing) British soldiers, but 878 were reported dead or wounded after the battle.

Other British offensive moves were made in 1755, but with little or no successes. The French remained dominant in the Ohio country for 3 more years after Braddock’s defeat in 1755. Finally Britain declared war on France, expanding the battle ground to Europe and intensified conflicts in North America. From 1756-1758, the French had the upper hand. The British forces suddenly had their fortune turn in 1759. This year was internationally remembered for the sudden wealth and growth of the British Empire. It was called Annus Mirabilis. Then in 1760 the British capture of Ticonderoga, Quebec, and Fort Niagara effectively ended the French resistance in North America.

Britain hoped to avoid a massive war, but this hope did not prevail, the French took a large army to Menorca, a Mediterranean island owned by Britain. When the British could not bring aid fast enough they surrendered to the French.

Britain’s ally, Prussia, was ruled by Frederick III who saw this growing war as an opportunity to expand his small country in Europe. Dividing his army to guard Prussia, he struck out to Saxony in the east. Because Austria was right beside Saxony, Austria rushed to Saxony’s aid, but were unable to defeat the dominant Prussian army. The Prussians forced the surrender of the army of Saxony and made the soldiers join the Prussian army. This occupation of Saxony surprised Europe and strengthened the anti-Prussian alliance. Britain stood by Prussia and began shipping soldiers and money to support the war on the mainland of the continent. The battle over the center of Europe quickly upset the region for the next six year.

1757 was marked mostly by Prussian successes, but 1758-1760 resulted in defeat after defeat. During this difficult time for Prussia, only the support of Britain, the neighboring ally of Hanover, and the determination of the king of Frederik III kept them fighting. Frederick’s position became dire after his defeat at the battle of Kunersdorf, where he lost half his army. The Russians who defeated him, and the Austrians, who saw an opportunity, both advanced on Berlin and had a chance at destroying Prussia. Both forces became wary of advancing too far beyond their supplies, and withdrew, in what Frederik called the Miracle of the House of Brandenburg. Though pushed to their limits several times in the war, the Prussians and Hanoverians on the mainland survived the war intact. Thanks to the death of the Russian Empress the second Miracle of the House of Brandenburg saved the Prussians form utter defeat. Russia arranged the treaty of St. Petersburg in 1762, leaving Austria to face Prussia alone and giving Frederik renewed hope. The British were weary of the war and demanded that Frederik arrange peace or forfeit the British help. This lead to the Treaty of Paris in 1763.

In addition to gaining control of all of Eastern North America, the British gained territories in the Caribbean. They were able to gain control of most of Florida from the Spanish, as well as capturing Havana, the capital of Cuba. The conflict in South America were strictly between the Spanish and Portuguese. The Spaniards surprised the Portuguese by capturing the Colonia de Sacramento and Rio Grande de Sao Pedro These cities in Uruguay and Brazil respectively, were important port cities for Portugal. The territories were returned at the end of the Seven Years’ War.

The British and the French had disputed for years over who had more trading area in India. In the course of the war, the British captured nearly every French fort on the coast of India and conquered France’s ally Bengal. While the forts were returned at the end of the war, Britain became the predominant European force in India moving forward. While they were acquiring colonies from everywhere else in the world, the British also captured Manila, the capital city of the Philippines it was an import port for the spanish. The British were unable to control the rest of the war. Western Africa had been slowly colonized and built up by the French during the colonization era. In the Seven Years’ War, the British captured the French colony of Senegal. This and the British’s other gains came as part of the Annus Mirabilis. 1759 is remembered as the year of miracles because the remarkable string of victories the British empire managed. For the first several year of the Seven Years’ War, Britain was a factor, but did not accomplish much. However, in the second half of the war they expanded their colonies, destroyed the French navy, and helped Hanover and Prussia on the European mainland.

In conclusion the Seven Years’ War was a expensive, bloody war for the countries involved. At the end of the day almost nothing was accomplished as the treaties were organized status quo ante bellum. The major winner was Britain while the major loser was France.

North America

North America is the planet’s 3rd largest continent. It contains all the Caribbean and Central American countries. Bermuda, Canada, Mexico, the United States of America,  and Greenland are part of North America.

North America was mainly inhabited by two groups of people around 1492, the Hopewells in the east, and the Anasazis in the southwest. The were both farming cultures. The other tribes lived as nomads throughout the midwest and what is now know as Canada.

After Christopher Columbus’s journey that all changed. Many nations began organizing colonies. In the south, Spain had the most territory, but in the north, Britain and France dominated the area.

There were 13 British colonies in what is now the US. Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, Virginia, Maryland, Delaware, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Connecticut, Rhode Island Massachusetts, New York, and New Hampshire.

The Navigation Acts, while enriching Britain, caused resentment in the colonies. The Navigation Acts required all of a colony’s imports to be either bought from England or resold by English merchants in England, no matter what price could be obtained elsewhere. The Molasses Act imposed heavy duties on the trade of sugar from the French West Indies to the American colonies, forcing the colonists to buy the more expensive sugar from the British West Indies instead. The law was widely mocked, but efforts by the British to prevent smuggling created hostility. Both the Navigation Act and The Molasses Act were declared by the british parliament and they contributed to the Revolutionary War.

In 1754-1763 there was a war in what is now Canada and the US. It was called the French and Indian war. It was just part of a larger war called the Seven Years’ War. Following the French and Indian war, the american colonies seceded from Britain in the Revolutionary War. In 1781 the colonies declared independence from Britain, and today the United States of America is one of the most powerful and influential nations in the world.

In conclusion North America is a very large continent with a lot of history. We talked about the Hopewells and the Anasazis, Christopher Columbus’s journey, the 13 colonies, The Navigation Act and The Molasses Act, and the French and Indian war.

Africa

Africa is huge so there must be a lot of history before 1750, you would think, but in reality not much happened until close to 1750. In this essay we will discuss the history of Africa.

Africa is one of the most diverse continents in the word. It includes almost every type of climate accept frozen tundra. There are deserts, jungle, safari plains, forests, mountains lakes, etc. The longest river in the world is located in Africa, the Nile. The Nile ran through some old civilizations including Egypt, Axum, and Nubia.

Egypt was the most well know African civilization. It was ruled mostly by pharaohs. The country was organized as an agricultural society based around the Nile. Egypt was eventually conquered by the Persians, but they regained their freedom for a time. Then the Roman empire conquered it in 31 BC and maintained control until around the fall of rome in 476 AD. After words Egypt quickly adopted a new religion, Islam.

Nubia was located south of Egypt on the Nile river. It was known for trading with Arabian and Mediterranean civilizations. It is also believed that Nubia began Ironworking. It remained mostly independent from Egypt after the rise of Rome, but declined in power after 400 AD.

Beginning around 500 BC, the civilization of Axum was started in is now known as Ethiopia. It was built up by tade on the Red Sea coast. Although originally an Arab style country, they eventually added elements of greek and egyptian culture. The country became particularly strong and rich during the first century. Ethiopia was ruled by kings.

The 1,250 year after 500 AD, Africa slowly developed more tribal nations but remained mostly decentralized. The Bantu speakers are an example of a tribe that settled in several parts of southern Africa. Beyond the native tribal nations, the european nation began establishing colonies around the coastal regions to harvest the rich natural resources and to promote the slave trade.

In conclusion Africa has a lot of natural resources and wealth which went unnoticed for most of history except by Egypt and Axum. When the european nations started colonizing parts of Africa they realized how much wealth it really had. From the colonization times to today the African people have been trying to gain their independence.