Nelson Mandela (1918-2013) was a president of South Africa and a Nobel Peace Prize recipient. In South Africa, he is often called "Madiba," which was the name of the clan he was born into.Know More
He became president of the African National Congress (ANC) Youth League in 1951 when he was involved in anti-apartheid activism. In 1964, Mandela was charged with sabotage and sentenced to life in prison.
Upon his release from prison in 1990, Nelson Mandela began his ascent to great national and international acclaim. He became South Africa's first black president in 1994.Learn More
Nelson Mandela died at the age of 95 on Dec. 5, 2013. He passed away at his home in Johannesburg, South Africa. He was a tireless proponent of human and civil rights and was an active leader in the anti-apartheid movement in the 1920s.Full Answer >
The Tanzanian leader who supported African socialism and communal life was Julius Nyerere. He began this support while living in Edinburgh.Full Answer >
With its philosophical ideas of the natural rights of individuals and the division of powers, the American Revolution inspired the French Revolution. Additionally, the French involvement in the American Revolution drove France further into debt, causing financial problems that destabilized the traditional social structure.Full Answer >
The French Revolution occurred from 1789 to 1799. It was a 10-year period of social and political unrest that affected the course of modern government forever, both in France and around the world. The French Revolution led to a global decline in monarchies and church led governments.Full Answer >