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THE LEWIS AND CLARK EXPEDITION Quite possibly one of the most important purchases in the history of The United States was the one in which Thomas Jefferson enabled the size of the country to double. The territory was the Louisiana Territory, the 820,000 square mile piece of land was bought for 15 million dollars which equaled out to about three cents an acre. The United States originally only wanted to buy the port of New Orleans. Thomas Jefferson wanted to buy this because there was a risk that
The Rosenberg Trial The Rosenberg trial, which ended in a double execution in 1953, was one of the century\'s most controversial trials. It was sometimes referred to as, the best publicized spy hunt of all times as it came to the public eye in the time of atom-spy hysteria. Husband and wife, Julius and Ethel Rosenberg were charged with conspiracy to commit espionage. Most of the controversy surrounding this case came from mass speculation that there were influences being reinforced by behind-the
WWI Steps Towards the Russian Revolution Russia, History, WWI Steps Towards the Russian Revolution The quotation, ‘I shall maintain the principle of autocracy just as firmly and unflinchingly as it was preserved by my unforgettable dead father.\' (Nicholas II) In spite of the Czar\'s decrees and declarations, Russia, by the beginning of the 20th century, was overripe for revolution, is supported by political and socioeconomic conditions late monarchial Russia. Nicholas II was the Czar of Russia
Yet Another World War II Did the Western World do enough for the Jews in the Holocaust When they came for the gypsies, I did not speak, for I am not a gypsy. When they came for the Jews, I did not speak, because I wasn’t a Jew. When they came for the Catholics, I did not speak, for I am not a Catholic. And when they came for me, there was no one left to speak. -On the Wall at the Holocaust Museum in Washington It is impossible to learn about the Holocaust and the Second World War without the que
The Theory of Property While Webster\'s New Collegiate Dictionary defines property as "something regarded as being possessed by, or at the disposal of, a person or group of persons species or class," (p. 1078) this definition hardly holds the connotations so emphatically discussed by the anthropologist Morgan. To Morgan, "property has been so immense...so diversified its uses so expanding...that it has become...an unmanageable power." (p.561) Why has it become such an unmanageable power? Morgan
The Rise of the Manchus Although the Manchus were not Han Chinese and were strongly resisted, especially in the south, they had assimilated a great deal of Chinese culture before conquering China Proper. Realizing that to dominate the empire they would have to do things the Chinese way, the Manchus retained many institutions of Ming and earlier Chinese derivation. They continued the Confucian court practices and temple rituals, over which the emperors had traditionally presided. The Manchus cont
Heart of Darkness: Ignorance and Racism David Yu Joseph Conrad develops themes of personal power, individual responsibility, and social justice in his book Heart of Darkness. His book has all the trappings of the conventional adventure tale - mystery, exotic setting, escape, suspense, unexpected attack. Chinua Achebe concluded, "Conrad, on the other hand, is undoubtedly one of the great stylists of modern fiction and a good story-teller into the bargain" (Achebe 252). Yet, despite Conrad\'s grea
Zinn\'s A People\'s History of the United States: The Oppressed Dr. Howard Zinn\'s A People\'s History of the United States might be better titled A Proletarian\'s History of the United States. In the first three chapters Zinn looks at not only the history of the conquerors, rulers, and leaders; but also the history of the enslaved, the oppressed, and the led. Like any American History book covering the time period of 1492 until the early 1760\'s, A People\'s History tells the story of the “disc
Imperialism and India Throughout history, many nations have implemented imperialism to enforce their will over others for money, protection and civilization. India was no exception. Since its discovery, Europeans were trying get a piece of India\'s action. In many cases England was the imperial, or mother country. Since India was put under imperialism, a great deal of things changed, some for the good, mostly though for the bad. Between 1640 and 1949, India was ruled by two periods of imperialis
The Indian Awakening in Latin America This book describes difficulties of the Indians who inhabit the following countries: Bolivia, Venezuela, Colombia, Mexico, Paraguay, Panama, and Brazil. This book is a compilation of the various struggles of indians living in these countries of Latin America. For over four centuries, these people have been taken advantage of by the Europeans who invaded their lands. Many of the customs and traditions of the Indians in Latin America have struggled for surviva
The Cherokee Indians The American Indian History in the Eastern part of the country is always associated with the Cherokee Indian nation. The Cherokee\'s were by far the largest and most advanced of the tribes when Europeans first arrived and came in contact with Native Americans. There are too many tribes to go over background on every one of them, so I\'m going to focus on the Cherokee\'s since many of their ways and customs are so similar to all the other tribes in the East. When Europeans fi
Fanon\'s Three Stages Related to the Indigenous People of Chiapas The passage Shadows of Tender Fury by Subcommander Marcos of the Zapatista Army explains that the people of Chiapas are currently facing a period of revolution. The Zapatista army (consisting of Chiapian campesinos) has risen to combat the intolerant system of oppression by the Mexican government and has attempted to create a better lifestyle for the campesinos of Chiapas. Frantz Fanon\'s three stages to national culture; assimila
Immigration: Pro We live in the 90\'s the age where scandalous and controversial topics cover the news headlines. Such subject matters as homosexuality, A.I.D.S, and abortion are fiercely debated upon. Sides are always taken, with the conservatives battling the liberals. One such argument that has always been debated upon since the founding of this nation has been immigration. The fact that it has been argued over for so long makes it seem ironic. A country founded by immigrants perpetually argu
Cherokee The American Indian History in the Eastern part of the country is always associated with the Cherokee Indian nation. The Cherokee\'s were by far the largest and most advanced of the tribes when Europeans first arrived and came in contact with Native Americans. There are too many tribes to go over background on every one of them, so I\'m going to focus on the Cherokee\'s since many of their ways and customs are so similar to all the other tribes in the East. When Europeans first arrived
fanons three stages related to the indigenious people of chia Stone 1 Core 1 11-14-96 Fanon’s Three Stages Related to the Indigenous People of Chiapas The passage Shadows of Tender Fury by Subcommander Marcos of the Zapatista Army explains that the people of Chiapas are currently facing a period of revolution. The Zapatista army (consisting of Chiapian campesinos) has risen to combat the intolerant system of oppression by the Mexican government and has attempted to create a better lifestyle for
Golding\'s Reality fact or Fiction Golding\'s Reality Fiction or fact A recurring theme in William Golding\'s novel, Lord of the Flies , is that man savage at heart, always ultimately reverting back to evil and a primitive nature. Golding believes that man has no control over his own destiny because of fear. Golding uses properties of setting, characters, and their behavior and the events of the book, Lord of the Flies, to build and support his vision of reality. William Golding was born in Grea
Heart of Darkness (Ignorance and Racism) 11-15-94 EWRT1B Ignorance and Racism Joseph Conrad develops themes of personal power, individual responsibility, and social justice in his book Heart of Darkness. His book has all the trappings of the conventional adventure tale - mystery, exotic setting, escape, suspense, unexpected attack. Chinua Achebe concluded, "Conrad, on the other hand, is undoubtedly one of the great stylists of modern fiction and a good story-teller into the bargain" (Achebe 252)
JOSQUIN DESPREZ 1440 - 1521 Desprez was considered one of the greatest composers in the history of Western music. Josquin Desprez was born in 1440. Desprez was born in an area ruled by a duke. It was named the Duchy of Burgundy in modern day Belgium. He lived mainly in Italy. Desprez died in 1521. Josquin Desprez did a lot of music work. He was involved with church work. Josquin was very religious. Desprez was employed in Milan. He was also a singer at the Papal Chapel in Rome. He was a music te
The Scarlet Letter Chapter 1 A prison door is surrounded by a group of Puritan settlers. They are dressed in dark, simple clothing, and wear serious expressions. Just to the side of the door is a single wild rose bush, covered with flowers because it is June, rose season: [O]n one side of the portal, and rooted almost at the threshold, was a wild rose-bush, covered, in this month of June, with its delicate gems, which might be imagined to offer their fragrance and fragile beauty to the prisoner
Heart of Darkness 20th Century Novels Essay To what extent could Heart of Darkness be described as a disturbing novel that reflects some of the major concerns of 20th Century fiction? Line: 5 Due: 4th June 2004 Joseph Conrad’s literary classic Heart of Darkness serves as a powerful indictment of the hypocrisy of imperialism and the evils of racism. It reflects the savage repressions carried out in the Congo by the Belgians in one of the largest acts of genocide committed up to that time (Brians,
Hawaii Out in the middle of the Pacific Ocean there lies a chain of islands called Hawaii. The isolated location of the Hawaiian Islands has caused the people who live there to develop a highly unique culture as well as a fascinating history. Hawaii is situated near many different countries such as Japan, the United States, and the group of islands called Polynesia. Because of this, the island’s ethnic background is very diverse. Its location relative to other very large and powerful nations has
Final Paper The expansion of Europe during the 19th century is said to be difficult to analyze and explain conevingly because it was unplanned and chaotic. Modern Europe was constructed in the nineteenth century. Moreover, most of the social, economic, and political forces unleashed from 1815 to 1914 are the same ones that shape our own time. Urbanization, mass entertainment, industrial capitalism, modern liberalism, socialism, and nationalism all developed in the 19th century. Following the Fi
Historical Accuracy When the average student opens a textbook they are expecting what is written down to be proven, factual information. They trust the author to provide them with useful and valuable facts, which they can apply to help further their education. In most cases, the students have to look no further than what is written down in their textbook, because the material presented has been verified over and over again, through countless experimentation and observation. For example, if a sci
The History of Tennis Tennis players are better conditioned and far stronger than they were 20 or 30 years ago. But the athletes have changed far less than the racket technology. Compared to today\'s composite frames and Kevlar strings, rackets made of wood or the metal T2000 (popularized by Jimmy Connors) look like they should hang in a natural history museum. Modern rackets are significantly bigger and stronger than old models, yet weigh half as much. No wonder a former technical director of t
History of the Dominican Republic Paintings by John Lewis, a locally well known Dominican painter whom Hispaniola.com commissiond to draw snapshots of the Dominican history. For at least 5,000 years before Christopher Columbus discovered America for the Europeans, the island which he called Hispaniola was inhabited by Amer-Indians. Anthropologists have traced 2 major waves of immigration, one from the West in Central America (probably Yucatan) and the second from the South, descendant of the Ara
Lenape Inuit Indians When comparing The Lenape and The Inuit tribes many similarities and differences can be found in almost all aspects of culture. The Lenape lived in homes called wigwams. Poles were bent to make the framework of the structure. The framework was then covered in animal hides. Usually one family would occupy an entire house. There was usually a fire pit in the center of the house and a hole in the roof was cut so the smoke could rise. Most Inuit families had a summer and a winte
Franks, Mongols and Turks Multicultural Diversity in Early Islam Humans throughout history have banded together in groups, from families and tribes to races and nations. Ever since these groups began to form, they have been affecting each other and impacting each other’s cultures and ways of living. During the Middle Ages, this kind of cross-cultural impact was happening all across Europe, Asia and Northern Africa. As the different political and military powers gained supremacy, kingdoms expande
John F. Kennedy John F. Kennedy was amongst the most respected, loved, and remembered American Presidents of all time, and it is fair to say that no President has ever had a life and career which attracts such a huge fascination as that of John F Kennedy[1], and thus his assassination was amongst the most mourned internationally in history. So much so was his popularity, that he was often favourably compared with that of the late Pope John XXIII, who is considered one of the greatest world leade
THE CREATION OF ISRAEL 1945 – 1948 (Mr Watson) Yr 11 Modern History Assessment – Research Essay Term 1 The Jews were awarded their own state after a series of major events. These events are the ones that left many countries pending on what the right or best decision was. Should the land be awarded because of religious reasons or historical facts and events? There are three main arguments that decided the Jews became the State of Israel. These are: Zionism, the Holocaust and the Balfour Declarati
The American Revolution as a Product of the Enlightenment 1 West and World History 23 October 2003 Enlightenment is as synonymous to the word liberalism as Mercantilism is to the word Mercenary when one considers the American Revolution. Many of the wars and debates fought in the late eighteenth century actually proved to be more towards taxation from British colonies, rather than the revolution. Citizens of the newly independent America were concerned more solely with the advancement of politic
The Relationship between the United States and France Since 1945 HIST 2203 NA-BS 1205 27 February 2004 The Relationship between the United States and France Since 1945 “Relations between the United States and France are beset in controversy. Controversy marks the alliances growing pains – expected when countries that once ruled the world for three centuries suddenly find themselves dependent on decisions being made 3,000 miles away in Washington” (Kissinger,33). More often than not, France has
United States and Japan In East Asia and in Europe, twentieth-century history unfolded the same way: the uneven distribution of technology, which leads to violent consequences, and uneven development after both world wars. In both regions, a large, tradition bound, nationalistic state with a long history of international control, which lagged in incorporating the practices and teachings of the French and the industrial revolutions (Russia and China), suffered an assault by an upstart nation-stat
A BRIEF ON THE LIFE OF VASCO DA GAMA History 112 The year was 1497. Just five years after Columbus’s voyage to the New World Exploration and Gold Fever spread across Europe. Many hearty sailors jumped the bandwagon in pursuit of honor, glory, and of course, treasure. One of these was a man by the name of Vasco Da Gamma. Born into nobility in Sines, Portugal this warrior/navigator sailor sought to find a route to the East Indies. His father, Estavao, was already quite famous himself as he tried
World War II World War II started in Europe, but soon became a global conflict that dwarfed all previous wars in geographical extent and in human and materials losses suffered. Intense fighting took place on three continents- Europe, Africa, and Asia- and on the seas, lands, and oceans around the globe. More nations (over 50) were fighters in the war than in any other war in the history of the World. The chief antagonists on the Allied side were Great Britain, France, the United States, the Sovi
Communism Civics / Communist 3/12/04 Communism shaped most of history from the late 1800’s to present 1900, most people believe that Communism is a threat to world peace, but others believe it to be the world’s greatest hope. Communism has many meanings being; a form of government, an economic system, a revolutionary movement, a way of life, or a goal or ideal. Communism is also a set of ideas about how and why history moves, and in what direction it is headed. The founder of these ideas is main
The Kingdom Of Kush World History 10B 1/23/04 South of Egypt, going more south of the Nile River, lay an area that is known as Nubia. Nubia was the home and birthplace of the kingdom of Kush. Nubia was “an important corridor of trade for gold, ivory, ebony, and ostrich feathers” (World History: People and Nations, 299). Kush was a small kingdom compared to all the others in the world. Also like other kingdoms, it had its golden age and its time of decline. The history of the kingdom is “divided
WHY DID THE NEANDERTHALS DISAPPEAR? Mods 9-10 AMDG Neanderthal man become extinct in the Upper Paleolithic period and was replaced by many different kinds of homo sapiens sapiens such as Cro-Magnons and Grimaldis. Homo sapiens are involved in most theories that explain why the Neanderthals disappeared because their extinction happened at the same time the early humans arrive in Europe, coming from Africa. The Neanderthals and early humans coexisted for more than 10,000 years. The first theory st
Samurai Tradition in Japan prizes grace, tranquillity and harmony with nature. But tradition also celebrates the fierce warrior of Japan; the samurai. Sometimes wandering alone, more often fighting in Japans complex civil wars, the samurai may have been history\'s most effective and terrifying warriors. Legends, movies, popular fiction, books in Japan and all over the world picks the samurai as the most lethal swordsman that has ever lived. Was he that lethal? Yes. Was it pure technique, mere ma
Capital Punishment in America The concept of a life for a life is as old as civilization itself (McCiellan 9). Capital punishment, the legal taking of the life of a criminal, has been utilized in response to three distinct catagories of offense. The three categories are: crimes against the person; crimes against property; and crimes which endanger the security of the nation (Horwitz 13). Capital punishment is still in use in the United States today, but has been abolished by many countries (II 5
Three Events in History Slavery, the Holocaust, and the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001 are all terrible events in history that never should have happened. What could make a normal person do such horrible things such as these? Hate is the answer to the question. Beatings, intense labor, and no freedom are the conditions in which African Americans lived under for hundreds of years. With hate being the number one reason for these crimes, it is easy to see why this event in history should n
Asian Philosophies of Critical Thinking EXTENDED ESSAYAsian Philosophies of Critical Thinking: divergent or convergent to western establishments? MAY 2003 AbstractThe research question of this extended essay came across at a very early stage in my life. Having been born and developed from a family with all its members being University instructors and professors, I was often involved in arguments related to the lack of critical thinking in Asian cultures. As I got older, having had the chance to
OLAUDAH EQUIANO HIST 102 March 15, 2004 Slavery, as known to the western culture, is known as being a brutal act towards African people. From history books, it is easy to recall and say that slaves were treated awful. Commonly, they are also associated with starvation and excessive working. But this is not the only way of slavery known to man. Olaudah Equiano is able to give us an insight of the comparison between the West Indies slavery and the African slavery. In his autobiography, Olaudah Equ
Chaim Potok and the Problem of Assimilation for the American Jew America has been a country of immigrants since Europeans first settled it over five hundred years ago. America has always faced the problem of assimilation, a challenge faced by every country with a considerable immigrant population. Because immigrants founded America, her culture is a combination of the cultures of other countries. Should these immigrants isolate themselves from the mainstream American culture, or should they sacr
Genetically Modified Food Science is a creature that continues to advance at a much higher rate than ever before. World of information adds to humans\' discovery and smoothens the path for more advances. But never in history science will be able to deeply affect our lives as science of Genetic Engineering does. With all the respects to this new advancement, Biotechnology forces humanity\'s power over forces of nature and also carries the risks to human health, the environment, animal and biodive
Jean Plaget RUNNING HEAD: JEAN PIAGET Jean Piaget: One of the Most Famous Theorists of Cognitive Development SED 502 7/19/04 Jean Piaget: One of the Most Famous Theorists of Cognitive Development Introduction You just had a baby and you think the things it does are so amazing, and your baby is the only one that can do that. Then you talk to other new parents, and their babies are doing almost the same things as yours; some a little more, some a little less. Now your baby is a teenager, and you a
PLATO\'S ATLANTIS Now let us examine and compare a few facts and try to find out Plato\'s views about the information he supplied to us. · He talks about the war between the Athenians against the Atlanteans and their mutual destruction from earthquakes and floods. If the Atlanteans had dwelt beyond the Pillars of Heracles they would not have an ingress through the straights with their fleet to engage in war with the Athenians due to the existing land-bridge. Of course, we may never know the reas
Stereotypes and Depiction Of Native Americans in media and society November is usually the month that we celebrate Native American heritage and this is the time when young children conceptions of Indians develop out of media and in elementary school. Usually when teachers associate, native Americans with holidays like thanksgiving or Columbus day, its makes children believe that Indians don’t’ exist always referring to them in the past. As a child I remember seeing Indians portrayed in negative
Tea Tea, a beverage commonly associated with England, was first discovered around 3000 B.C. by a Chinese Emperor. In the mid 1500s Europeans first heard of tea, although at first they seemed to be hazy on its actual use, one even recommended that the leaves should be “boiled, salted, buttered and eaten”. The English navy was the last of the three powerful European countries (after Portugal and Dutch) to infringe upon the Chinese and East Indian trade routes (having been preoccupied with the thro
Gender Roles of Women in Post-WW I Britain and France and the Effects of the First World War Thereof European History: 1890-1939 UCFV June 31/99 The First World War was a tumultuous time for Europeans of all countries. The war ravished many of the social institutions of European society, including: the family, gender roles, economic structures, and the work place. The nature of “total-war” would change European society forever, creating the modern women of the 1920’s and the subsequent gender w
The Aborigines “Rust red sand underlies the heart of Australia, where the huge monoliths known as Olgas shoulder above spinifex and grevilea. This old and worn continent has a look like no other – celebrated […] by both the native born and brief sojourners to the land down under” (“Portraits” 159). This old continent also has also a spirit like no other, embodied by the people who inhabited it for so long that they have come to “identify spiritually with the land” (Terrill 200) – the Aborigines.