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Read the passage. (1) Most Americans know that “Uncle Sam” is a nickname for the United States; however, few Americans know how the name originated. (2) Some historians believe the name comes from a nineteenth-century businessman from New York. (3) His real name was Samuel Wilson. (4) His neighbors called him Uncle Sam. (5) During the War of 1812, he won a government contract. (6) He was to supply beef to U.S. soldiers. (7) The beef was packed in barrels labeled “U.S.” to show that they belonged to the U.S. government. (8) Soldiers from New York saw the barrels. (9) They jokingly said “U.S.” stood for Uncle Sam. (10) The joke spread. (11) Soon, soldiers began using the nickname Uncle Sam to refer to the United States. (12) Civilians also began using the nickname Uncle Sam to refer to the United States. (13) In 1961, Congress passed a resolution. (14) The resolution recognized Samuel Wilson as the original Uncle Sam. Which is the most effective way to combine sentences (5) and (6)? During the War of 1812, he won a government contract he was to supply beef to U.S. soldiers. During the War of 1812, to supply beef to U.S. soldiers was what he won a government contract for. During the War of 1812, he won a government contract to supply beef to U.S. soldiers.

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Answer:

During the War of 1812, he won a government contract to supply beef to U.S. soldiers.

Explanation:

One of the uses of the preposition “to” is to work as an infinitive of purpose, this makes a focus on the objective or purpose of a sentence in the next sentence. So in the first part of the sentece, we have a statement of the situation(he won a contract), in the second part we have the purpose (of the contract) merged by “to” (with the purpose of):.

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Select the best analysis to complete this sentence: Prehistory includes the time prior to the use of writing, because __________. A.without writing, there is no accurate record of history, only artifacts B.without writing, the early people lived a much simpler life C.without writing, historians must associate uses of artifacts with current similar objects D.without writing, history is lost to the ages and historians are really only guessing

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Select the best analysis to complete this sentence: Prehistory includes the time prior to the use of writing, because __________. A.without writing, there is no accurate record of history, only artifacts B.without writing, the early people lived a much simpler life C.without writing, historians must associate uses of artifacts with current similar objects D.without writing, history is lost to the ages and historians are really only guessing

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Read this paragraph from The Dark Game. It may seem surprising that no Confederate sympathizers took action against Van Lew, given her strong and public views on secession and slavery. Surely there were suspicions, especially among her upper-crust neighbors, but the matter never went beyond those suspicions. Historians have suggested that the secessionists were victims of their own cultural bias, believing that no aristocratic person, and certainly not a lady, would ever consider taking part in anything as impolite as spying. A true lady managed her servants, prepared parties and gatherings, and blindly supported her husband. Such attitudes worked in Van Lew’s favor, diverting suspicion from her. What central idea is implied in this paragraph? A-Elizabeth Van Lew did not follow the rules society set forth for ladies of her time and social class. B-Elizabeth Van Lew was a successful spy because society did not expect a lady to serve in that role. C-Elizabeth Van Lew was able to disguise her spying activities because she kept her views about the war to herself. D-Elizabeth Van Lew created for herself an untrue but believable cover story: she was a wealthy lady living in a fancy neighborhood.

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Hey there!

Correct answer is D. Comma or Period Inside Rule

A. Question mark or exclamation point inside: those are not really necessary.

B. Colon or semicolon: not, a semicolon would divide the whole sentence and it would be shorten; a colon would work but after requested, when there is already a comma.

C. Question mark or Exclamation Point Outside Rule: would not work, becase it is an very polite and affirmative sentence.

D: A comma or period inside rule: actually, just a comma would work. Please, Cooper’s dad requested, go… Cooper’s dad requested must be in between commas as it is a vocative.

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Historians once referred to the middle ages roughly 400-1400 as the ____.

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Historians once referred to the middle ages roughly 400-1400 as the ____.

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Do the historians in the article generally agree or disagree with one another about the causes and legacy of the Civil War? What does this agreement or disagreement tell us about the reliability and validity of their views?

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Poland Hungary Bulgaria

In the aftermath of World War II, the influence of the Soviet Union extended through the countries that were invaded by fascists in the Eastern Front, such as Poland, Hungary, and Bulgaria.

Poland

In January 1947, elections were held, resulting in the communist Republic of Poland. Previously elections were intervened so the communist candidates could turn victorious, and the members of communist resistance continued to resist in the territories near to Ucrain but fierce soviets intervention turned to mass arrest where all kinds of executions, deportations, and imprisonment took place.

Hungary

In Hungary, the Soviets imposed harsh conditions that seized key raw materials and interfered in the internal affairs and social, policymaking. The Red army set some vigilance with police to persecute political opponents and enemies of the state.

Bulgaria

In September 1944, The Soviets declared war on Bulgary, under the argument that this country allowed its territory where the Wehrmacht (Germany) crossed and continued to press the frontlines eastwards. The Red Army motivated a coup d Etat where communists also set favorable conditions for the creation of a communist regime.

-This countries became to form the Eastern bloc, a period that lasted several decades until the 1989 Revolutions set an important amount of political and social changes in Europe in East and Central Europe, causing most of the socialist states, formerly puppet states to Soviet Russia to collapse and engage in democratic process and incorporate a different economic model.

The map shows key allied states in this Eastern bloc

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Which of these early historians where more concerned with clearly presenting fact than telling an interesting story

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The correct answer is “Historical argument.”

The historian’s main point is an example of a historical argument.

A historical argument states the reasons to support a certain opinion about historical events that happened in the past. In this case, the historian who is writing the book about the Native Americans Indians’ role in building the United States, has to make the correct arguments to demonstrate its point.

The historian should include more details and factual support.

The historian has to check if the information included is supported by primary or secondary sources. It should include data, names, numbers, statistics, and valid references. This way the historian can have more detailed information for its book.

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