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writing || The Transition from Amsterdam to London as Financial Centers of the World

Last semester, I took one of my most interesting elective courses yet. It was an economics course called the Emergence of the Modern Industrial Economy and was similar to an economic history course. We covered the economic factors that led to the Industrial Revolution beginning and concentrating in Britain, with roots in the Black Death… Continue reading writing || The Transition from Amsterdam to London as Financial Centers of the World

academia, History, writing

writing || The Question of Government: The Case for Parliament

(Written last year, re-published here) Last year, we learned about World War 2 in my Canadian History class, and had an assignment to write an argumentative essay on a chosen topic. I chose one that was both interesting and could provide me with lots to learn from the experience: Compare the Canadian Parliamentary system and the… Continue reading writing || The Question of Government: The Case for Parliament

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writing || Differences in Political Responses to the Great Depression and the Recession of 2008 in Canada

I wrote this essay for my history class a year ago in grade 10, back when we studied the 20th century. There were several prompts to choose from, and I ended up writing about the changes or improvements in the political responses towards the Great Depression as opposed to the more recent Recession of 2008. I… Continue reading writing || Differences in Political Responses to the Great Depression and the Recession of 2008 in Canada