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Unformatted text preview: Barbary States - ∙ The Barbary States are the present-day countries of Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, and Libya. Barbary, which in Latin means "foreign," designated the nature of this territory in relation to the Roman Empire, and the name has stuck. As Islamic powers with control of the southern Mediterranean coast, the Barbary States were able to exact exorbitant tributes from American and European seafarers during the eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries, before they lost their sovereignty to the extended reach of colonization. Bill of Rights - ∙ The Bill of Rights is the name given to the first ten amendments to the Constitution, passed as a group in 1791. These amendments outline the basic rights of all American citizens, including the freedom of speech and the right to bear arms. College of William and Mary - ∙ The College of William and Mary, founded in 1693 at...
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This note was uploaded on 12/28/2011 for the course HIST 101 taught by Professor Womer during the Fall '08 term at Texas State.
- Fall '08