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Who killed John F. Kennedy?
Lee Harvey Oswald killed JFK
Oswald's history of violence
Lee Harvey Oswald had a long history of past acts of violence.
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Who killed John F. Kennedy?
Lee Harvey Oswald killed JFK
The Warren Commission
The U.S. government concluded that Lee Harvey Oswald assassinated John F. Kennedy.
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Who killed John F. Kennedy?
Lee Harvey Oswald killed JFK
Oswald's interest in communism
Oswald's political beliefs led him to defect to the Soviet Union.
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Who killed John F. Kennedy?
The CIA killed JFK
Missing information from the Warren Commission
The U.S. government excluded information from the Warren Commission report.
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Who killed John F. Kennedy?
Lee Harvey Oswald killed JFK
Oswald's connection to the murder weapon and location
Lee Harvey Oswald owned the gun used to kill JFK and worked in the building he assassinated him from.
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Who killed John F. Kennedy?
The mafia killed JFK
Robert Kennedy's moves against organized crime
JFK's brother, Robert Kennedy, had a major influence over organized crime.
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Who killed John F. Kennedy?
The CIA killed JFK
The umbrella man's timely appearance when JFK was shot in the Zapruder film
A suspicious person appeared during the time when JFK was shot. He was seen in the Zapruder film with a black umbrella. Because he was the only person with an umbrella on a sunny day, near the road when JFK was shot, he could very well have been involved with the assassination plan.
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Who killed John F. Kennedy?
The mafia killed JFK
Jack Ruby
Jack Ruby murdered Lee Harvey Oswald, proving that he was working as part of a larger organization.
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Who killed John F. Kennedy?
The CIA killed JFK
The CIA disagreed with JFK
The CIA disagreed with Kennedy's politics prior to his assassination.
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Who killed John F. Kennedy?
Lyndon B. Johnson killed JFK
Unsatisfied as vice president
Lyndon B. Johnson wasn't happy in his position as vice president.
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Who killed John F. Kennedy?
The mafia killed JFK
Sam Giancana
Famous Chicago mobster Sam Giancana had a long and complex history with the Kennedy family.
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Who killed John F. Kennedy?
The Soviet Union killed JFK
Lee Harvey Oswald was working for the Soviet Union
Lee Harvey Oswald could have been operating as a KGB agent for Russia.
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Will AI take our jobs?
No: there will always be jobs for humans
Labour displacement is normal
Technology has always resulted in the displacement of human labour
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Have emojis changed the world?
No, the impact of emojis is exaggerated.
Emojis are reminiscent of archaic ancient hieroglyphics and their use
Since ancient times, humans have always used images to communicate. The use of such symbols to portray objects and even ideas has been around for tens of thousands of years. Emojis are just the latest iteration of this historic practice. But that does not mean that they are essential; they are a modern manifestation of a written practice which is outdated and does not express things as clearly as a true written language does.
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Is history important?
History is important
History helps us understand ourselves
By studying our cultural and ancestral history, we can gain an insight into ourselves.
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What happened to the two princes in the Tower of London?
The two princes were murdered
The two princes were murdered by their uncle Richard III
The most commonly accepted theory is that Richard III murdered his two nephews in order to take control of the throne.
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What happened to the two princes in the Tower of London?
The two princes were murdered
The princes were murdered by Margaret Beaufort
Margaret Beaufort, the intelligent and calculating mother of Henry Tudor, had the means and motive to carry out the murder of the two princes in order to secure her son the throne.
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What happened to the two princes in the Tower of London?
The princes survived
The Princes' family hid them for protection
Many people would have profited from the death of the two princes. This is exactly why their family would have hidden them until they were old enough to fend for themselves.
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Is history important?
History is not important
Studying history does not prepare students for their careers
The time spent on studying history could be better used for taking courses which will further students' careers.
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Is history important?
History is important
Those who do not study history are doomed to repeat it
"Those who don't learn from history are doomed to repeat it," a variation on the famous quote by George Santayana, is often used as an argument in favor of studying history.
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Is history important?
History is not important
History distracts from the present and future
Studying history distracts us from living and learning in the present, and planning and preparing for the future.
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Is history important?
History is not important
History is just rote memorization of dates and facts
Students do not retain history lessons because they are bored with memorizing dates and facts which will never be useful in their daily lives.
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Is history important?
History is important
History gives us a framework in which to shape our lives
Exemplary examples of government, culture, and tech help shape our lives in the present and pave the way for the future.
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Can the Holocaust be forgiven?
The Holocaust cannot be forgiven
The Holocaust cannot be forgiven because everyone has a conscience
Everyone has a conscience that guides their moral choices. The Nazis blatantly killed the Jews by choice, so they cannot be forgiven.
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Can the Holocaust be forgiven?
The Holocaust cannot be forgiven
The Holocaust cannot be forgiven unless the perpetrators repent
Nazis do not deserve forgiveness because they cannot possibly repay for the trauma and death that they inflicted upon innocent people. They should not be granted any form of unmerited forgiveness.
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Can the Holocaust be forgiven?
The Holocaust can be forgiven
Normal people were simply following orders during the Holocaust
When faced with the option of kill or be killed, Nazi soldiers had no choice but to follow the orders given to them.
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Can the Holocaust be forgiven?
The Holocaust can be forgiven
Holocaust perpetrators were brainwashed so they can be forgiven
Soldiers and impressionable children were undoubtedly a target of the Nazi regime. They were brainwashed into believing that what they were doing was for the good of Germany.
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Can the Holocaust be forgiven?
The Holocaust can be forgiven
Refusing to forgive the Holocaust gives more power to the oppressor
It is far more empowering to forgive someone by your own choice rather than waiting for the perpetrator to ask for forgiveness. By doing so, this puts the victim's healing in their own hands.
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Can the Holocaust be forgiven?
The Holocaust cannot be forgiven
The Holocaust cannot be forgiven because perpetrators have not faced justice for their actions
Following the Holocaust, perpetrators involved in torturing the Jews and others fled the justice system. A Naxi that refuses to face the consequences of their actions should not be forgiven.
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Can the Holocaust be forgiven?
The Holocaust cannot be forgiven
The Holocaust cannot be forgiven because it is not our place to forgive
It is not up to society to forgive the Nazis for the Holocaust. The responsibility of whether or not to forgive should only be answered by the victims themselves.
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Is history important?
History is important
History helps us understand the present
By studying historical trends in culture and the economy, we can develop a better understanding of the present.
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This page was last edited on Thursday, 9 Apr 2020 at 14:46 UTC