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ARTICLES OF CONFEDERATION vs THE CONSTITUTION
ARTICLES OF CONFEDERATION vs THE CONSTITUTION
ARTICLES OF CONFEDERATION vs THE CONSTITUTION History ARTICLES OF CONFEDERATION vs. THE CONSTITUTION There are major differences between the Articles of Confederation and the Constitution. The Articles of Confederation had been in effect sine 1781. They established what could be referred to as a league of friendship and a quasi-constitution for the states that were sovereign and independent subsequent to the American Revolution. Those articles appeared to be woefully inadequate to James Madi
Asian Expansion
Asian Expansion
Asian Expansion The idea of a global village in modern terms brings up thoughts of a world that is completely connected on each continent by telephone, media, and Internet. The idea of a small world has become a part of everyday life only recently. Although the world has not gotten smaller since the 13th century, it has become more closely connected. This connection was thought to be the work of Western Europeans during the age of exploration and furthered during the imperial age, but now histor
Asiatic Cholera
Asiatic Cholera
Asiatic Cholera The disease known as Asiatic cholera first infiltrated Great Britain in 1831, with its arrival in Sunderland1. From there, it broke out in epidemic proportions through 1832. Three more epidemics would follow the 1832 outbreak, 1848, 1854, and 1866. Cholera is defined as an acute infectious disease, originated in India, characterized by profuse vomiting, cramps, etc.2 These epidemics killed numerous Brits and effected many more. Several reasons can be seen for the continued import
Atom bomb
Atom bomb
atom bomb When the atomic bomb went off over Hiroshima on Aug. 6th, 1945, 70,000 lives were ended in a flash. To the American people who were weary from the long and brutal war, such a drastic measure seemed a necessary, even righteous way to end the madness that was World War II. However, the madness had just begun. That August morning was the day that heralded the dawn of the nuclear age, and with it came more than just the loss of lives. According to Archibald MacLeish, a U.S. poet, What hap
Atomic Bomb3
Atomic Bomb3
Atomic Bomb3 Now imagine yourself for a while being in one of the following Japanese cities, Hiroshima or Nagasaki. You are having a normal day like always when suddenly you look up at the sky and see an airplane drop millions of papers warning you to get out of your city. The paper fliers tell you to leave your city because you are about to be bombed by a single bomb capable of destroying the entire city. You think it a joke so you do nothing as everyone else does. Three days pass and you are s
Attempts made at peace
Attempts made at peace
attempts made at peace Modern History “What attemps were made to achieve a lasting peace in Europe between the years 1918-1922 By: Paul Portelli This Essay will Disscuss why the “peace treaties” of WW1 cause not peace but War. Focusing mainly on the Treaty of Versaille, Woodrow Willson and the league of nations. How the triple anntont where more intrested in imperialism instead of idealism. The Versaille Treaty, an agreement for peaceful terms among the warring nations of World War I, was exting
Austrailian Civilization
Austrailian Civilization
Austrailian Civilization A country’s foreign policy is only partly the result of decisions made by its government: it is mainly imposed by circumstances. Introduction Australia, during the last fifty years, has been a country unsure of its place in the world. She has been bouncing from ally to ally, begging for a place under their umbrella of protection, ignoring and denying her place in the Asian region, and struggling to find a foreign policy that is in the best interest of her welfare and sec
Automobiles of the 50s
Automobiles of the 50s
Automobiles of the 50s Automobiles in the 1950’s By Preface The purpose of this paper is to provide a clear picture of automobiles in the 1950’s and the impact the automobile had on American society. The 1950’s were a time of economic growth for America, where income exceeded car prices and vision was limited only by one’s imagination. This was a time when ‘you are what you drive.’ President Eisenhower and his administration were friendly to big business for the first time since Herbert Hoover.
Aztecs1
Aztecs1
Aztecs1 The Aztec Empire was a Native American state that ruled much of what is now Mexico from about 1427 until 1521, when the empire was conquered by the Spaniards. The empire represented the highest point in the development of the rich Aztec civilization that had begun more than a century earlier. At the height of their power, the Aztec controlled a region stretching from the Valley of Mexico in central Mexico east to the Gulf of Mexico and south to Guatemala. The Aztec built great cities and
Ba of pigs
Ba of pigs
ba of pigs Outline A. Introduction 1. Topic 2. Topic question - Give evidence - Give examples of other ideas 3. Thesis B. Batista/Castro Government 1. Before Castro’s reign - conservative at first - turned communist 2. USSR stayed ally with Castro C. U-2 Spy Plane Incident 1. Francis Gary Powers - USA’s excuse - 1958 incident 2. Note to the US government - air space violation - Cuba 90 miles off the cost of Florida 3. Rejection of open skies’ proposal - Eisenhower left for the summit conference
Battle of Gettysburg
Battle of Gettysburg
Battle of Gettysburg Introduction: Driving through Gettysburg people see statues and marking at different sites, if you’re do not know much history you would still know that these markings are a symbols of fallen soldiers. These soldiers never really needed to die but the North and South could not work out their differences peacefully which caused a great war in U.S. history, The Civil War. One of the biggest battles fought during the Civil war took place in the small city of Gettysburg. The bat
Battle of Gettysburg
Battle of Gettysburg
Battle of Gettysburg Introduction: Driving through Gettysburg people see statues and marking at different sites, if you’re do not know much history you would still know that these markings are a symbols of fallen soldiers. These soldiers never really needed to die but the North and South could not work out their differences peacefully which caused a great war in U.S. history, The Civil War. One of the biggest battles fought during the Civil war took place in the small city of Gettysburg. The bat
Bay of Pigs Invasion of 1962
Bay of Pigs Invasion of 1962
Bay of Pigs Invasion of 1962 The Bay of Pigs Invasion The story of the failed invasion of Cuba at the Bay of Pigs is one of mismanagement, overconfidence, and lack of security. The blame for the failure of the operation falls directly in the lap of the Central Intelligence Agency and a young president and his advisors. The fall out from the invasion caused a rise in tension between the two great superpowers and ironically 34 years after the event, the person that the invasion meant to topple, Fi
Bay of Pigs The Failed Invasion
Bay of Pigs The Failed Invasion
Bay of Pigs The Failed Invasion Bay of Pigs: The Failed Invasion The story of the failed invasion of Cuba at the Bay of Pigs is one of mismanagement, overconfidence, and lack of security. The blame for the failure of the operation falls directly in the lap of the Central Intelligence Agency and a young president along with his advisors. The fall out from the invasion caused a rise in tension between the two great superpowers and ironically, thirty-eight years after the event, the person whom the
Benjamin Franklin
Benjamin Franklin
Benjamin Franklin Benjamin Franklin, Printer Benjamin Franklin is unmistakably the most resplendent figure in American history. Starting out as an apprentice, Franklin was to become a renowned printer, a great statesman, and an innovator always trying to find ways to improve his community. But how could this peasant apprentice become such an influential man in a large-scale society such as Philadelphia? This was the question that baffled and worried many aristocrats of the early eighteenth centu
Benjamin Franklin
Benjamin Franklin
Benjamin Franklin Benjamin Franklin, Printer Benjamin Franklin is unmistakably the most resplendent figure in American history. Starting out as an apprentice, Franklin was to become a renowned printer, a great statesman, and an innovator always trying to find ways to improve his community. But how could this peasant apprentice become such an influential man in a large-scale society such as Philadelphia? This was the question that baffled and worried many aristocrats of the early eighteenth centu
Berlin Blockade
Berlin Blockade
Berlin Blockade On June 26, 1948 the largest airlift began as the American and British forces began the Berlin Airlift. To understand how the airlift came to be, we have to look all the way back to the Yalta Conference. The Yalta Conference began in February 1945 in which the three superpowers, America, Russia and Britain, met to discuss the future of post war Europe. America and Russia were emerging as the two superpowers, and their deteriorating relationship would soon lead to many problems th
Billy the Kid review
Billy the Kid review
Billy the Kid review ALIAS Billy the Kid The Man behind the Legend By: Donald Cline He was an American legend known as Henry McCarty, alias William H. Bonney, and alias Billy the Kid. He was called Robin Hood by some, a cold-blooded murder by others. Sometimes he appears as a romantic figure led astray by the circumstances of life that he could not control, sometimes a hero, and sometimes just an insignificant outlaw. Henry McCarty was a man of varied images. He was a killer, a gambler, singer,
Black Legend
Black Legend
Black Legend “BLACK LEGEND” William of Orange once stated, “Spain committed such horrible excesses that all the barbarities, cruelties, and tyrannies ever perpetrated before are only games in comparison to what happened to the poor Indians.” This statement can be viewed in several different ways: truthful, hypocritical, harsh…the list goes on. William was correct in his statement except for the first word, “Spain.” Even though Spain did commit horrible offenses against the Indians, William of Or
Bobby Sands
Bobby Sands
Bobby Sands Bobby Sands was born in 1954 in Rathcoole, a loyalist community in North Belfast as the first child of John and Rosaleen Sands. He was followed by two sisters, Marcella and Burnadette, and a brother, Sean. The first years of Bobby’s life were spent qui ly at Abbots Cross in the Newtonabbey area of North Belfast. However, the anti-Catholic attitudes raised their heads and the Sands family was forced to move in 1962 to another predominately Protestant ghetto in Belfast. Growing up in t
Book Review
Book Review
Book Review Reid Farmer American History Book Review #1 March 7, 2000 Book Review # 1 The book that I chose to read was called The Governor And The Rebel, by Wilcomb E. Washburn. Wilcomb was a very qualified person. He passed away on February 1, 1997. He got his Ph.D. in the History of American Civilization at Harvard University. After Harvard, he taught history for three years at the College of William and Mary. He then joined the Smithsonian Institution as Curator in the division of political
Book review of Jackie Robinson
Book review of Jackie Robinson
Book review of Jackie Robinson History of Sports in America Book Review of Jackie Robinson The great American pastime of baseball has had its share of amazing athletes that not only dazzled fans with their play, but revolutionized the sport with their personality, charisma, and courage. Babe Ruth, with his charm as well as his bat, gave baseball a personality, Lou Gehrig, the “Iron Horse,” gave baseball a tough image, and Joe DiMaggio, with his 56 game hitting streak captivated the entire countr
Boston Massacre
Boston Massacre
Boston Massacre The British had decided in 1763 to keep an army in the colonies and to tax the colonists to pay for it. Then the British Parliament passed the Quartering Act in 1765. Colonists had to house British soldiers and give each one candle and five pints of beer a day. Go back to England!! the townspeople yelled as 4,000 Redcoats got off their ships, and marched through the streets of Boston. It was 1768 and the Redcoats moved to Boston to make sure the people there paid their taxes. F
Boston Tea Party
Boston Tea Party
Boston Tea Party The Boston Tea Party Most people have heard about the Boston Tea Party. When American’s dumped British Tea in Boston Harbor. But not everyone understands the importance of it, and why the Tea Party is still remembered today. It was on December 16, 1773, when American patriots disguised as Mohawk Indians threw 342 chests of tea belonging to the British East India Company from ships into Boston Harbor. “The Americans were protesting both a tax on tea (the Townshend Acts) and the p
Brazilian hatiian slavery
Brazilian hatiian slavery
brazilian hatiian slavery The European colonies in the Americas were built upon the backs of the African slaves whose unpaid labor produced immense capital for Atlantic economies. Taken from their African homelands and thrust into the Americas, Black slaves labored under the hot Western sun to produce cash crops to add to the coffers of others. The slaves had no economic incentive to produce for their masters. To provide the necessary motivation, the slave masters relied above all on violence to
Brigham Young and the Expanding American Frontier
Brigham Young and the Expanding American Frontier
Brigham Young and the Expanding American Frontier Rebekah Clements American History Richard Buitron “African Americans in the Colonial Era” An African American is an American of African descent. In the book “African Americans in the Colonial Era”, told is how this descends came about. When Africans were brought from Africa to the new world to become slaves, many changes occurred in their culture. Among these changes in culture, has emerged a new race. The African American. When slavery began in
Brown v Board of Education
Brown v Board of Education
Brown v Board of Education Analysis of Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka On June 7, 1892 a man named Homer Adolph Plessy was arrested and jailed for refusing to leave the “White” section of an East Louisiana Railroad train. Although Plessy was only one-eighths black, under Louisiana law he was considered black and, therefore, required to sit in the “Colored” section. The punishment for breaking this law, the Separate Car Act, was a fine of twenty-five dollars or twenty days in jail. Plessy w
Canadian Fur Trade
Canadian Fur Trade
Canadian Fur Trade The Fur Trade in Canada is a huge part of our history and has played a big role in shaping us as a country. There are many aspects of the Fur Trade that must be looked at to see how Canada has been shaped economically and politically in the past and present. The Fur Trade has also affected the lives of people who lived during the Fur Trade as well as people today through the way capital has been controlled and distributed within society. We must look at the many aspects of the
Canadian Fur Trade1
Canadian Fur Trade1
Canadian Fur Trade1 The Canadian fur trade, which grew out of the fishing industry, began as a small business, but would expand and become not only the exploiter of a primary Canadian resource, but the industry around which the country of Canada itself developed. The fur trade started shortly after the discovery of the Grand Banks off the coast of Newfoundland. The fishermen who fished there were the first people who traded furs with the Indians; this trade was a secondary means of profit for th
Canadian Immigration Policy
Canadian Immigration Policy
Canadian Immigration Policy The Canadian Immigration Policy and the Racial Discrimination it Induced The laissez faire approach to immigration that Canada had inherited over its lifetime began to fade away in 1884. British Columbia had become very concerned with the number of single male Chinese that had emigrated to the province since the 1860\'s when the American gold fields dried up. Thus, the provincial government took political action over the next year to finally impose a head tax of $50,
Capitalism Causing Chaos
Capitalism Causing Chaos
Capitalism Causing Chaos Donald Worster wrote about the causes of both the Dust Bowl and the Great Depression in his appropriately titled book, The Dust Bowl. In his book, Worster explains how the two disastrous events were actually connected by one major cause - - capitalism. As immigrants poured into American society in the early 1900s, the cities became more inhabitable, forcing many to move further inland. The relocation was not just to help supply the new immigrants with places to live, but
Carry Nation
Carry Nation
Carry Nation As America moved to the cities traditions were changed or altered. These alterations included women’s interests and their challenge to America’s traditional values. One such woman was Carry Amelia Moore Nation. The daughter of George and Mary (Campbell) Moore, was born on November 25, 1846, in Garrard County, Kentucky. A formidable woman, nearly 6 feet tall and weighing 175 pounds, she dressed in stark black and white clothing. She was enrolled in Warrensburg Normal Institute and, a
Cause of the revolutionary war
Cause of the revolutionary war
Cause of the revolutionary war The haphazard and disorganized British rule of the American colonies in the decade prior to the outbreak led to the Revolutionary War. The mismanagement of the colonies, the taxation policies that violated the colonist right\'s, the distractions of foreign wars and politics in England and mercantilist policies that benefited the English to a much greater degree then the colonists all show the British incompetence in their rule over the colonies. These policies and
Causes of The French Revolution
Causes of The French Revolution
Causes of The French Revolution The boulevards were like all the other streets, brilliantly illuminated, with immense numbers of people walking up and down on this late February evening. Men, women, and children were rejoicing, as the terrible struggles of the day had ceased. Near the Hotel des Capucines there was a heavy force of military troops, whos main purpose seemed to be directing traffic. All was tranquil for some time; presently a column of unarmed students and artisans marched down th
Causes of the great depression
Causes of the great depression
Causes of the great depression Causes of The Great Depression The Great Depression was the worst economic slump ever in U.S.history,and one which spread to virtually all of the industrialized world. The depression began in late 1929 and lasted for about a decade. Many factors played a role in bringing about the depression; however, the main cause for the Great Depression was the combination of the greatly unequal distribution of wealth throughout the 1920\'s, and the extensive stock market specu
Central America
Central America
Central America CENTRAL AMERICA At the time of the discovery of Central America by Christopher Columbus in 1502, highly civilized Maya and Nahua Indians inhabited the westernmost part of the isthmus. The impressive ruins of Tikal in Guatemala, Copan in Honduras, and Tazumal in El Salvador are relics of that civilization. Panama and most of Costa Rica were occupied by less civilized societies that shared cultural characteristics with the Indians of northern South America. Within 25 years of the d
Characters we call gunfighters
Characters we call gunfighters
characters we call gunfighters The Characters we call Gunfighters The period following the Civil War was a time of great uneasiness. It was an era that gave rise to the Western outlaws. They were bandits, gunfighters, and men guilty of hundreds of crimes, but they were also important in shaping American folklore. Two important factors contributed to the making of these legends. The transition that these men under went from solider to ranch hand or cowboy, and the making of their legends through
Checkers speech
Checkers speech
checkers speech ˙At the 1952 Republican national convention, young Senator Richard M. Nixon was chosen to be the running mate of presidential candidate Dwight D. Eisenhower. Nixon had enjoyed a spectacular rise in national politics. Elected to Congress in 1946, he quickly made a name for himself as a militant anti-Communist while serving on the House Un-American Activities Committee. In 1950, at age 38, he was elected to the U.S. Senate and became an outspoken critic of President Truman\'s condu
Chinese Book Report
Chinese Book Report
Chinese Book Report China Book Report Book: China Since 1945 Author: Stewart Ross (Note: This book is not described in full depth and detail but is just explained in a very general way, therefore Mahmoud Abdelkader uses The Modernization of China by Gilbert Rozman (Editor) excerpts to support his views) Type of Book: Illustrated Pages: 64 China Book Report The book China Since 1945, written by author Stewart Ross, opens in a description of the Chinese Empire in the 1900’s. There it describes the
Chronology
Chronology
Chronology Semion Bolotin IB HL HISTORY Chronology of Main Dates 428 B.C. World’s first democracy in Athens, Greece 300 B.C. Rome managed to defeat Carthage for the second time and gain dominance in Mediterranean. 989 Church council began to implement “Peace of God” Movement. 1017 “Truth of God” prohibited fighting from Saturday afternoon till Monday 1054 Church came forth with the statement “a Christian who slays another Christian sheds the blood of Christ’ 1200 King Richard of England ordered
Churchill
Churchill
Churchill SIR WINSTON CHURCHILL, (1874-1965), British leader. English on his father\'s side, American on his mother\'s, Sir Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill embodied and expressed the double vitality and the national qualities of both peoples. His names testify to the richness of his historic inheritance: Winston, after the Royalist family with whom the Churchills married before the English Civil War; Leonard, after his remarkable grandfather, Leonard Jerome of New York; Spencer, the married na
Cival war
Cival war
cival war Civil War By: shjahja E-mail: [email protected] Civil War IN THIS meeting of the Southern Historical Association great emphasis has been placed upon a re-examination of numerous phases of our history relating to the Civil War. While several papers have dealt with certain forces which helped bring about the Civil War, none has attempted a general synthesis of causes. This synthesis has been the task assumed by the retiring president of the Association. Before attempting to say what were
Cival war
Cival war
cival war Civil War By: shjahja E-mail: [email protected] Civil War IN THIS meeting of the Southern Historical Association great emphasis has been placed upon a re-examination of numerous phases of our history relating to the Civil War. While several papers have dealt with certain forces which helped bring about the Civil War, none has attempted a general synthesis of causes. This synthesis has been the task assumed by the retiring president of the Association. Before attempting to say what were
Civil disobedience
Civil disobedience
civil disobedience Resistance to Civil Government, or Civil Disobedience Henry David Thoreau [1] I heartily accept the motto,—“That government is best which governs least”; and I should like to see it acted up to more rapidly and systematically. Carried out, it finally amounts to this, which also I believe—“That government is best which governs not at all”; and when men are prepared for it, that will be the kind of government which the will have. Government is at best but an expedient; but most
Civil Rights Movement
Civil Rights Movement
Civil Rights Movement We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain inalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness.” This was written July 4, 1776 but yet slavery was not abolished until 1865. “If an American, because his skin is dark, cannot eat lunch in a restaurant open to the public, if he can not send his children to the best public school available, if he cannot vote for th
Civil Rights Movement
Civil Rights Movement
Civil Rights Movement We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain inalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness.” This was written July 4, 1776 but yet slavery was not abolished until 1865. “If an American, because his skin is dark, cannot eat lunch in a restaurant open to the public, if he can not send his children to the best public school available, if he cannot vote for th
Civil War as a Battle at Sea
Civil War as a Battle at Sea
Civil War as a Battle at Sea It was a war to surpass all wars. It began as a disagreement; who had the right to succeed, and whose power was more effective. The Civil War began as a test of states’ rights versus federal rights, and augmented into the bloodiest battle to ever be fought on American soil. When it began, both sides were certain that the war would be quick, ninety days at most, and God would see to it that the one in the right was victorious. As the days progressed, and the ninety da
Civil war effect by its Litature
Civil war effect by its Litature
Civil war effect by its Litature STEVEN CRANE’S THE RED BADGE OF COURAGE AFFECTED PUBLIC PERCEPTION OF THE CIVIL WAR? Stephen Crane, (1871-1900), was an American novelist and poet, one of the first American writers of the naturalistic style of writing, Crane is known for his pessimistic and often brutal portrayals of the human condition, but his stark realism is relieved by poetic charm and a sympathetic understanding of character. Born in Newark New Jersey, and the son of a Methodist minister,
Civil War Turning Points
Civil War Turning Points
Civil War Turning Points CIVIL WAR (A discussion of the turning points and major events) In this paper I shall discuss four points concerning the civil war in detail. The first issue addressed will be Professor McPherson’s arguments in the text Ordeal by Fire and whether Antietam and Emancipation, Gettysburg, Vicksburg, and Chattanooga, represent the three critical turning points in the Civil War. Second, I will rank the three points from greatest to least in terms of their importance on the Civ
Civil War Turning Points
Civil War Turning Points
Civil War Turning Points CIVIL WAR (A discussion of the turning points and major events) In this paper I shall discuss four points concerning the civil war in detail. The first issue addressed will be Professor McPherson’s arguments in the text Ordeal by Fire and whether Antietam and Emancipation, Gettysburg, Vicksburg, and Chattanooga, represent the three critical turning points in the Civil War. Second, I will rank the three points from greatest to least in terms of their importance on the Civ