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A civil war
A civil war
a civil war A civil war that has raged for seven years in the small West African country of Sierra Leone has turned increasingly brutal. (1, p.1) Rebels are mutilating civilians without much response from the international community. A strong Nigerian contingency has tried to suppress the rebellion, but the rebels continue to cause major trouble in Sierra Leone. The rebels overthrew President Ahmad Tejan Kabbah. However, President Kabbah returned to office on March 10, 1998 to face the task of r
A Comparison of Early American Texts
A Comparison of Early American Texts
A Comparison of Early American Texts A Comparison of Early American Texts When the Europeans first came to the Americas in the late 15th - early 16th century, they brought with them a distinctive style of literature that was a complete contrast to the Native Americans’ who inhabited the land. The Europeans’ system of literature was based on writing, which was a technique unheard of by the Native Americans, whose system of literature was based on oral traditions since they did not use alphabetic
A Comparison of Early Civilizations
A Comparison of Early Civilizations
A Comparison of Early Civilizations A comparison of Early civilization After reading the articles on early civilization, I\'ve identified several similarities and differences about the people who were from these three cultures. The civilizations in the articles include, the people from Mesopotamia, the Quiche\' Indians, a tribe in early Meso-America, and The book of Genesis which offers a Christian or biblical explanation of how our own civilization originated. I will tell you about how they b
A HISTORIOGRAPHY OF
A HISTORIOGRAPHY OF
A HISTORIOGRAPHY OF A HISTORIOGRAPHY OF ROGER SHERMAN LOOMIS The tales of the Arthurian legend are some of the most popular from medieval times, and the reason for this is primarily due to their fabulous nature. In them are the exploits of heroes and the machinations of villains, the workings of sorcerers and the existence of magical objects. They embody the noble themes of chivalry and sacrifice, as well as those of revenge and evil. Action, violence, and sex are all included, and as shall be s
A History of Womens Suffrage
A History of Womens Suffrage
A History of Womens Suffrage Woman suffrage is the right of women to vote. Today, women in nearly all countries have the same voting rights as men. But they did not begin to gain such rights until the early 1900\'s, and they had to overcome strong opposition to get them. The men and women who supported the drive for woman suffrage were called suffragists. During colonial times, the right to vote was limited to adult males who owned property. Many people thought property owners had the strongest
A Journey Through The Golden Gates of Promise
A Journey Through The Golden Gates of Promise
A Journey Through The Golden Gates of Promise A Journey Though the “Golden Gates” of Promise Great controversy exists over the true promises of the “Golden Gates” in the United States. Discrimination occurs with different ethnic groups, but for those immigrants permitted into the country, the opportunities are excellent. The laws and practices established to control immigration into the United States limit the amount of poverty that can be present in the country. Without these important practice
A Loyalist and His Life
A Loyalist and His Life
A Loyalist and His Life The called me M.J., that stood for Michael Jones. It was the early part of April in 1760 when I departed an English port and headed across the waters for the North American colonies where I planned to settle, start a family, and begin what I hoped to be a very prosperous life. It was the summer if 1760 when I planted my feet and my heart in Boston along with several black slaves that I purchased when I arrived here. I brought a hefty 10,000 British pounds in my purse, whi
A Reaction to Uncle Toms Cabin
A Reaction to Uncle Toms Cabin
A Reaction to Uncle Toms Cabin Lauren Richmond History 201 April 1, 1999 A Reaction to Harriet Beecher Stowe’s Uncle Tom’s Cabin “So this is the little lady who made this big war.” Abraham Lincoln’s legendary comment upon meeting Harriet Beecher Stowe demonstrates the significant place her novel, Uncle Tom’s Cabin, holds in American history. Published in book form in 1852, the novel quickly became a national bestseller and stirred up strong emotions in both the North and South. The context in wh
Aaron Burr1
Aaron Burr1
Aaron Burr1 Aaron Burr Jr., the son of Ester Edwards Burr and Reverend Mr. Aaron Burr was born on February 6, 1756 in Newark, New Jersey. He was also the grandson of the famous theologian, Jonathan Edwards. His father earned his living as a pastor at The Newark Presbyterian Congregation and the president of The College of New Jersey, which later became the Ivy League school, Princeton University. Upon graduating from Princeton University at the age of 16, Burr Jr. became a lawyer, although his s
Aaron Burr2
Aaron Burr2
Aaron Burr2 I. Introduction The events surrounding the “Burr Conspiracy” were among the first tests of the effectiveness of the United States democracy. II. Aaron Burr Aaron Burr was born in Newark New Jersey on February 6, 1756, and Burr was educated at what is now Princeton University. Burr joined the Continental Army in 1775, and rose to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel. Burr was appointed attorney general of New York in 1789 and served as a United States senator from 1791 to 1797 (Onager CD-RO
Abe Lincoln
Abe Lincoln
Abe Lincoln History Essay The United Sates declared its independence from Great Britain on July 4, 1776. Great Britain did not recognize its independence until, the Treaty of Paris, two years after the American forces defeated the Britain army at the siege of Yorktown. Since the Articles of Confederation were replaced by the U.S. Constitution in 1789, the United States has had forty-two different presidents. Among these presidents, two of the best have were George Washington, and Abraham Lincoln
Abe Lincoln1
Abe Lincoln1
Abe Lincoln1 History Essay The United Sates declared its independence from Great Britain on July 4, 1776. Great Britain did not recognize its independence until, the Treaty of Paris, two years after the American forces defeated the Britain army at the siege of Yorktown. Since the Articles of Confederation were replaced by the U.S. Constitution in 1789, the United States has had forty-two different presidents. Among these presidents, two of the best have were George Washington, and Abraham Lincol
Abraham Lincoln
Abraham Lincoln
Abraham Lincoln Abraham Lincoln Abraham Lincoln was born on February 12, 1809 in Kentucky. When he was two, the Lincoln’s moved a few miles to another farm on the old Cumberland Trail. A year later, his mother gave birth to another boy, Thomas, but he died a few days later. When Lincoln was seven his family moved to Indiana. In 1818, Lincoln’s mother died from a deadly disease called the “milk-sick.” Then ten years later his sister died and left him with only his father and stepmother. Lincoln t
Adolf Hitler3
Adolf Hitler3
Adolf Hitler3 I am writing this report on Adolf Hitler, who would one day lead a movement that would change the world. Adolf Hitler was born in the small Austrian village of Braunau Am Inn on April 20, 1889. Adolf’s father, Aolis, was born in 1837. Aolis had always used the last name of his mother, Schicklgruber. After some years his uncle convinced him to change his last name to Hiedler, to continue the family name. When it was time to write the name down in the record book it was spelled Hitle
Adolf Hitler4
Adolf Hitler4
Adolf Hitler4 William L. Shirer was born February 23, 1903 in Chicago, Illinois. He went to Europe after graduating from Coe College in 1925. He stayed for nearly two decades. Working for the Chicago Tribune he covered Lindbergh \'s landing in Paris in 1927, the 1928 Winter Olympics in St Moritz, and League of Nations meetings in Geneva. Then he spent two years in India covering Mahatma Ghandi before returning to Europe in 1932. He arrived in Berlin in 1934 as Chief of Universal News Service\'s
African American Heritage in Chicago
African American Heritage in Chicago
African American Heritage in Chicago A History of African American Heritage in Chicago The massive exodus to the north began in 1915; a population of people weary of pervasive hostility and constraint in their former lives, fleeing a social system comprised of miserable oppression and repeated violence. The primary cities for resettlement became New York and Chicago, metropolises humming with the vigor of big-city life and the excitement of a new beginning. When the Chicago Commission asked Afri
African Americans versus The Social Sciences
African Americans versus The Social Sciences
African Americans versus The Social Sciences American segregation was a bitter part of American history. Even worse, though, are the securing reasons for the need of segregation and the defense of the institution. I will be discussing the method in which segregation came into existence in America and how the populace advocated such a policy. The issue of segregation in America deals mostly with the idea of superiority and inferiority between the black, or African, and white, or Caucasian, races.
African Americans versus The Social Sciences1
African Americans versus The Social Sciences1
African Americans versus The Social Sciences1 American segregation was a bitter part of American history. Even worse, though, are the securing reasons for the need of segregation and the defense of the institution. I will be discussing the method in which segregation came into existence in America and how the populace advocated such a policy. The issue of segregation in America deals mostly with the idea of superiority and inferiority between the black, or African, and white, or Caucasian, races
Air force history
Air force history
air force history 1- The position of Chief Master Sergeants of the Air Force occupies the top enlisted grade, and has great responsibility and prestige in the Air Force. The objective of this background paper is to inform on the career progression, awards, and decorations of the former Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force Thomas N. Barnes. In the first main point, I will trace the former CMSAF military career from Non-Commissioned Officer to Senior Non-Commissioned Officer Tier. Secondly, I wi
Air Power and the Gulf War
Air Power and the Gulf War
Air Power and the Gulf War Air Power and the Gulf War An acknowledged aerospace historian, Mr. Richard P. Hallion is an associate for the Smithsonian Institution employed in the research division. A former Charles A. Lindbergh Professor of Aerospace History, Mr. Hallion has written or edited thirteen other books, including The Wright Brothers: Heirs of Prometheus (1978), Test Pilots: The Frontiersmen of Flight (1988), and The History of Battlefield Air Attack, 1911-1945 (1989), while professor a
Alcatraz
Alcatraz
alcatraz Alcatraz Island was opened from 1934 to 1963. At that time it was the last stop in the federal penitentiary pipeline. It housed famous criminals such as Al “Scarface” Capone, George “Machine Gun” Kelly, and Robert Stroud, “The Birdman of Alcatraz” (American Automobile Association 81). The warden, James Johnston, turned it into such a brutal place that even the most hardened criminals started calling it “Hellcatraz”. That raises the question was Alcatraz’s brutality essential, or just pl
Alcatraz
Alcatraz
alcatraz Alcatraz Island was opened from 1934 to 1963. At that time it was the last stop in the federal penitentiary pipeline. It housed famous criminals such as Al “Scarface” Capone, George “Machine Gun” Kelly, and Robert Stroud, “The Birdman of Alcatraz” (American Automobile Association 81). The warden, James Johnston, turned it into such a brutal place that even the most hardened criminals started calling it “Hellcatraz”. That raises the question was Alcatraz’s brutality essential, or just pl
Alexander the great
Alexander the great
Alexander the great The Study of Alexander Alexander III, king of Macadonia from 336 until his death in 323 B.C. continues to be the subject of study and debate into the 21st centruy A.D.. Some scholars have devoted their lives to the man who was king, king of kings, and a god in his lifetime. The scarce evidence tantalized and invited speculation and theory. He has been pictured as everything from an alcoholic, homosexual, mass murderer, to the precursor of Christ sent to bring brotherly love t
Alexander the great
Alexander the great
Alexander the great The Study of Alexander Alexander III, king of Macadonia from 336 until his death in 323 B.C. continues to be the subject of study and debate into the 21st centruy A.D.. Some scholars have devoted their lives to the man who was king, king of kings, and a god in his lifetime. The scarce evidence tantalized and invited speculation and theory. He has been pictured as everything from an alcoholic, homosexual, mass murderer, to the precursor of Christ sent to bring brotherly love t
Alexander the great
Alexander the great
Alexander the great The Study of Alexander Alexander III, king of Macadonia from 336 until his death in 323 B.C. continues to be the subject of study and debate into the 21st centruy A.D.. Some scholars have devoted their lives to the man who was king, king of kings, and a god in his lifetime. The scarce evidence tantalized and invited speculation and theory. He has been pictured as everything from an alcoholic, homosexual, mass murderer, to the precursor of Christ sent to bring brotherly love t
Alexander the great
Alexander the great
Alexander the great The Study of Alexander Alexander III, king of Macadonia from 336 until his death in 323 B.C. continues to be the subject of study and debate into the 21st centruy A.D.. Some scholars have devoted their lives to the man who was king, king of kings, and a god in his lifetime. The scarce evidence tantalized and invited speculation and theory. He has been pictured as everything from an alcoholic, homosexual, mass murderer, to the precursor of Christ sent to bring brotherly love t
Alexander the great
Alexander the great
Alexander the great The Study of Alexander Alexander III, king of Macadonia from 336 until his death in 323 B.C. continues to be the subject of study and debate into the 21st centruy A.D.. Some scholars have devoted their lives to the man who was king, king of kings, and a god in his lifetime. The scarce evidence tantalized and invited speculation and theory. He has been pictured as everything from an alcoholic, homosexual, mass murderer, to the precursor of Christ sent to bring brotherly love t
Alvar Nunez Cabeza de Vaca
Alvar Nunez Cabeza de Vaca
Alvar Nunez Cabeza de Vaca Alvar Nunez Cabeza de Vaca Most peoples\' exposure to world history is limited to several classes in school and action films. This creates an aura of glamour and excitement, which is far from the reality that conquistadors such as Alvar Nunez Cabeza de Vaca experienced. In light of the intolerable hardships that many of these early explorers were forced to endure, what motivated men like de Vaca to join such perilous adventures? Cabeza de Vaca\'s life and journey to No
America and Imigration
America and Imigration
America and Imigration History 53 Spring 2000 Immigration/Migration America and Immigration When reading two articles that are decades apart, one sees that the nation’s, as a whole, opinion has changed about immigrants. In an article from 1905 the South wanted immigrants because they were cheap labor. Almost 80 years later, in 1983, the South had a different opinion about immigrants. In his 1905 article, “Immigration and the South,” Robert DeCoury Ward just begins to touch on the idea that immig
America Civilization
America Civilization
America Civilization Upon the Europeans discovery and colonization of the Americas an irreversible transformation was triggered. The extreme differences in the cultures of the Europeans and Native Americans would prove to be fatal to the way of life that existed before European colonization. It appears that the majority of the actions of the Native Americans towards the new European colonists were in peace and acceptance. Unfortunately the colonists dreams conflicted with the views of the Nativ
American Dream
American Dream
American Dream Introduction The American Dream can best be defined as a city upon a hill. “City upon a hill can be defined as an ideology based on the premise that the individual\'s loyalty and devotion to the nation-state surpass other individual or group interests,”1 or in simpler terms, being superior over other nations. The Civil War, the Imperialistic Race of the 19th Century, the Korean War, the Klu Klux Klan (KKK), and the Gulf War are all examples of the American Dream of superiority
American History X
American History X
American History X This movie was a very intense movie. The message that it was trying to send was very powerful and it hit me fairly hard. The message that this movie was trying to send to me was that society as a whole does not have the maturity and inteligence to deal with subjects such as racism and hate. The ignorance of society allows us to be to easily manipulated through speeches and propaganda put out by people who come off as being more intelligent than we perceive ourselves to be. Les
American Indian Wars
American Indian Wars
American Indian Wars American Indian Wars There is perhaps a tendency to view the record of the military in terms of conflict, that may be why the U.S. Army’s operational experience in the quarter century following the Civil War became known as the Indian wars. Previous struggles with the Indian, dating back to colonial times, had been limited. There was a period where the Indian could withdraw or be pushed into vast reaches of uninhabited and as yet unwanted territory in the west. By 1865 the s
American Verna
American Verna
American Verna The American Verna Why is that humans were able to practically take over their environment and leave all other animal species far behind in the race of survival? Not many would argue that we were able to do so just because we can walk upright and we have unspecialized teeth. In fact, humans are capable of many things that separate us from the animals. Our far most important trait is the ability to analyze and comprehend complex subject matters. From that we can learn, understa
AmericansThe Colonial Experience
AmericansThe Colonial Experience
AmericansThe Colonial Experience The Americans: The Colonial Experience By: Daniel J. Boorstin America was not believed to be a ground for a utopian society, rather a place for a new start, more freedom, and fewer taxes. The initial group to settle the “New World” were the Puritans, “separatists” making a hopeless attempt to try to purify the Church of England by swearing loyalty to the group instead of the king. This all takes place during the 17th and 18th centuries. The following topics that
Americas envlvement in ww2
Americas envlvement in ww2
americas envlvement in ww2 America’s involvement in World War Two When war broke out , there was no way the world could possibly know the severity of this guerre. Fortunately one country saw and understood that Germany and its allies would have to be stopped. America’s Involvement in World War two not only contributed in the eventual downfall of the insane Adolph Hitler and his Third Reich, but also came at the precise time and moment. Had the united states entered the war any earlier the conseq
Americas Inhumanity
Americas Inhumanity
Americas Inhumanity America’s Inhumanity The greatest tragedy is war, but so long as there is mankind, there will be war. -Jomini The Art of War Military History 4/2/00 On March 16, 1968, Charlie Company of the Americal Division moved into the hamlet of My Lai and committed one of the most brutal atrocities in the Vietnam War and American history. However much their actions resulted from inherent stresses of the war, their brutal targeting of noncombatants was said to be an exceptional deviation
Amistad Conflict
Amistad Conflict
Amistad Conflict The Amistad Conflict In January 1839, fifty-three African natives were kidnapped from eastern Africa and sold into the Spanish slave trade. They were then placed aboard a Spanish slave ship bound for Havana, Cuba. Once in Havana, the Africans were classified as native Cuban slaves and purchased at auction by two Spaniards, Don Jose Ruiz and Don Pedro Montez. The two planned to move the slaves to another part of Cuba. The slaves were shackled and loaded aboard the cargo ship Amis
An account on Hiroshima
An account on Hiroshima
An account on Hiroshima My name is Tomataki Amuro. Fortunately, I\'m one of the few survivors after the most terrible weapon, the Atomic Bomb, had dropped on the city of Hiroshima. It was a horrible piece of memory. I wish I have not been born at that time. It was a nightmare for the people in Hiroshima. The Bomb affected the whole generation of people. It even affected our next generation. Thousands of babies were born handicapped or died after a few months after their births. Because their mot
An Age of Prosperity and Conflicts
An Age of Prosperity and Conflicts
An Age of Prosperity and Conflicts The 20\'s was a decade of prosperity and entertainment as well as conflicts. Historians emphasize how Americans were living a life of wealth, but forget to mention the problems of society. Cultural, economic, racial, social, religious and political conflicts that plagued America remain unnoticeable and silent in its history. Amongst the life of prosperity and entertainment of the 1920\'s, the Americans suffered a life of unending conflicts. Prosperity of the 19
An Overview of the Gold Rush
An Overview of the Gold Rush
An Overview of the Gold Rush An Overview of the Gold Rush California has always been associated with cutting edge development and ideas. For over a century and a half it has been the leader of what the rest of the country follows. No single event has been as groundbreaking (literally and metaphorically) as the Gold Rush of 1849. This historic event single-handedly connected the East to the West in what proved to be the perfect model of expansion. It was what brought hundreds of thousands of Amer
An Unlikely Murderer
An Unlikely Murderer
An Unlikely Murderer One would think that crimes with such a “gruesome nature” would be committed by “a hatchet-wielding maniac” as put by Russell Aiuto (1). But rather, the suspect was that of “a church-going, Sunday-school-teaching, respectable, spinster-daughter”(Aiuto 1). The young woman, Lizzie Borden, was charged with the killing of her father and stepmother, “a crime worthy of Classical Greek tragedy” (Aiuto 1). Therefore, the purpose of this paper is to research the life and trial of Liz
Andrew Jacksons And The Battle Of New Orleans
Andrew Jacksons And The Battle Of New Orleans
Andrew Jacksons And The Battle Of New Orleans Andrew Jackson And The Battle Of New Orleans The Battle of New Orleans was one of the last remarkable conflicts in history. The last major land battle of the war was the war of 1812. The battle of New Orleans was fought after the treaty of peace ending the hostilities, was signed. The United states declared war on Great Britain in June of 1812. The war did not threaten Louisiana till the end of the war with the battle of New Orleans because most of t
Andrew young
Andrew young
andrew young Speaking of Andrew Young and his personal accomplishments is difficult to relate to without involving a whole society and their struggles. It is also unkind to speak of the Civil Rights Movement and the heights it attained without illustrating the great dignity of Andrew Young. Many years of his life, has been dedicated to the movement; in a sense he has lived it. For many years his family was a state of mind rather than a physical being from his constant absence. He would crash wit
Angola crisis
Angola crisis
angola crisis In past centuries, Angola was among the areas most-devastated by the slave trade. In recent decades, it has been afflicted with wars. However, in both eras, much of the violence was driven by powerful external forces. This is because Angola, with an abundance of oil and other resources, could develop into a very prosperous country if led and controlled by the right power. In 1975 Angola was released from colonialism by Portugal. This pivotal event in history sparked the beginning o
Animal Rights
Animal Rights
Animal Rights Animals have been used in medical research for centuries. Most of the animals used for research are rodents - rats, mice, hamsters and gerbils. Some dogs, cats and a variety of goats, ferrets, pigeons, monkeys and rabbits are also used .The struggle against this tyranny is a struggle as important as any of the moral and social issues that have been fought over in recent years. Animal rights are an emotional issue-second only, perhaps, to the bitter abortion debate. For decades the
Any Karma in America
Any Karma in America
Any Karma in America The idea of justice is a prominent issue for all societies. Courts have been established to censor the actions of accused persons and it has long been a major theme to be dealt with in many societies throughout history. One of the first cultures to describe the issue of justice is ancient India. By 500 B. C., the Brahman ideas had changed from centering thought on prayer to the idea of justice and philosophy. This new way of thinking on justice and love for knowledge establi
AP Revolutionary Essay
AP Revolutionary Essay
AP Revolutionary Essay There comes a time when a student outperforms his teacher, this is also the case in the colonization of the American Continent. It took a while for the inhabitants to realize that they were better off without the British monarchy, but the colonists did not realize this immediately; it took years of British oppression to cause the colonists to rebel. The primary reason that the colonists rebelled was that they were sick of heavy unfair taxes, and restrictions on trade. Ther
Armenian Genocide
Armenian Genocide
Armenian Genocide Why was the Armenian Genocide Forgotten? GENOCIDE By definition genocide is the organized killing of a people for the express purpose of putting an end to their collective existence (Webster’s dictionary). As a rule, the organizing agent is the nation, the victim population is a domestic minority, and the end result is the near total death of a society. The Armenian genocide generally conforms to this simple definition. FORGOTTEN The Armenian genocide is a hidden, almost lost p
Armenian Genocide1
Armenian Genocide1
Armenian Genocide1 Why was the Armenian Genocide Forgotten? GENOCIDE By definition genocide is the organized killing of a people for the express purpose of putting an end to their collective existence (Webster’s dictionary). As a rule, the organizing agent is the nation, the victim population is a domestic minority, and the end result is the near total death of a society. The Armenian genocide generally conforms to this simple definition. FORGOTTEN The Armenian genocide is a hidden, almost lost