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Roman empire
Roman empire
roman empire The Romans have had almost every type of government there is. They\'ve had a kingdom, a republic, a dictatorship, and an empire. Their democracy would be the basis for most modern democracies. The people have always been involved with and loved their government, no matter what kind it was. They loved being involved in the government, and making decisions concerning everyone. In general, the Romans were very power-hungry. This might be explained by the myth that they are descended fr
Roman Govt
Roman Govt
Roman Govt The Romans have had almost every type of government there is. They\'ve had a kingdom, a republic, a dictatorship, and an empire. Their democracy would be the basis for most modern democracies. The people have always been involved with and loved their government, no matter what kind it was. They loved being involved in the government, and making decisions concerning everyone. In general, the Romans were very power-hungry. This might be explained by the myth that they are descended from
Roman Law
Roman Law
Roman Law The Romans have had almost every type of government there is. They\'ve had a kingdom, a republic, a dictatorship, and an empire. Their democracy would be the basis for most modern democracies. The people have always been involved with and loved their government, no matter what kind it was. They loved being involved in the government, and making decisions concerning everyone. In general, the Romans were very power-hungry. This might be explained by the myth that they are descended from
Russia
Russia
Russia 1. Catherine II (the Great). The successor of the sickly Peter III, Catherine II was his wife until his suspected murder and she took the throne in 1762. Although she made no great reforms in Russian society, she gathered many friends by her death in 1796. Catherine had to keep the nobility pleased at all times because if she didn’t she could be dethroned easily. Because of this she carried out very few social reforms. Russia continued to follow an economic growth that Peter that Great ha
Russian communism
Russian communism
Russian communism RUSSIAN communisiunm By: mike Introduction The fall of the Communist regime in the Soviet Union was more than a political event. The powerful interaction and fusion between politics and economics that characterized the state socialist system created a situation that was unique for the successor states of the Soviet Union. The penetration of the Communist regime into every facet of life left the Russian people with little democratic traditions. Russia faces the seemingly impract
Samuel Adams Radical Puritan
Samuel Adams Radical Puritan
Samuel Adams Radical Puritan A Book Review of Samuel Adams: Radical Puritan Historians such as Drew McCoy and Joseph Ellis have produced noteworthy studies of the Founders and their impact on the time period of the American Revolution. Fowler\'s supplement to this blossoming literature is in many ways a traditional biography. It investigates Samuel Adams\'s life as it unfolded and pays less attention to the larger conceptual issues that commanded the age. No reader can escape this brief biograph
Second War
Second War
Second War As the second World War was coming to an end, the representatives of some fifty nations met in San Francisco to sign the United Nations Charter in an attempt to unify many countries. The date was June 26 1946, and the countries that signed the charter did so to put themselves in a better position if any conflict were to arise in the future. During the time the charter was drawn and the treaty was signed, April 4 1949, ten countries who had signed the charter were in need of more prote
Sexual orientation
Sexual orientation
sexual orientation Sexual orientation has been and to some degree is still seen as a taboo topic. For many years it has been argued that sexual orientation is based on one\'s gender and one\'s sexual preference, should be based on one\'s sex (i.e. females should be attracted to males and males to females). For generations, these narrow views were considered to be the norm. However, hidden within society was a lifestyle that once aired was seen as deviant. Homosexuality and many sexual orientatio
Slavery2
Slavery2
Slavery2 Slavery Slavery played a distinctive role in the difference of society between the South and the North. The two parts of one Union were very different in views on slavery. Slavery defined the essential quality of the South. Slavery made the South very different from the North educationally, morally, and politically. The North was celebrating a new era of liberty while the South was contrasting it by the policy of slavery. While modernization was reaping its benefits in the north the sou
Slavery2
Slavery2
Slavery2 Slavery Slavery played a distinctive role in the difference of society between the South and the North. The two parts of one Union were very different in views on slavery. Slavery defined the essential quality of the South. Slavery made the South very different from the North educationally, morally, and politically. The North was celebrating a new era of liberty while the South was contrasting it by the policy of slavery. While modernization was reaping its benefits in the north the sou
Social Changes in the 60s
Social Changes in the 60s
Social Changes in the 60s Social Changes in the 60’s Many social changes that were addressed in the 1960s are still the issues being confronted today. the ‘60s was a decade of social and political upheaval. in spite of all the turmoil, there were some positive results: the civil rights revolution, john f. Kennedy’s bold vision of a new frontier, and the breathtaking advances in space, helped bring about progress and prosperity. however, much was negative: student and anti-war protest movements,
Socialism
Socialism
socialism History: The Socialist Party of the United States of America was formally organized at a unity convention in Indianapolis in 1901. The two merging groups were the Social Democratic Party of Eugene Victor Debs and the Kangaroo wing of the older Socialist Labor Party. From the beginning the Socialist Party was the organization for American radicals. Its membership included Marxists of various kinds, Christian socialists, Zionist and anti-Zionist Jewish socialists, foreign-language spea
Soviet Downfall
Soviet Downfall
Soviet Downfall Abstract This essay concentrates on two representatives of the dissident movement in the Soviet Union in the 1960s and in the 1970s--Andrei Sakharov and Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn. The essay introduces the history of the dissident movement in the Russian Empire under the Tsars and in the Soviet Union under various leaders, mainly under Nikita Khruschev, Leonid Brezhnev and Michael Gorbachev. It presents the historical conflict of Slavophils and Westernizers that began in the time of
The 14th Dalai Lama
The 14th Dalai Lama
The 14th Dalai Lama Research Paper November 12, 1999 The 14th Dalai Lama “Dalai Lama” literally means ocean priest. His vast followers, awestruck by his presence, cast their eyes downward, fall to the ground and weep. They cannot look directly in his eyes out of respect. The Dalai Lama realizes the magnitude of his position, but dismisses the idolatry. His people call him “His Holiness.” He calls himself a Tibetan who chooses to be a Buddhist monk. He also was leader of a country that Tibetans s
The Bomb that Saved Millions
The Bomb that Saved Millions
The Bomb that Saved Millions The Terror that Saved Millions The atomic bomb and it\'s use over the two Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki is still a source of heated debate even over fifty years later. Many people on both sides -Japan and The United States- hold the belief that Truman\'s decision to drop the bomb was a mistake and that under no circumstances should such drastic measures be taken in war. What these people do not realize are the far more horrible alternatives than the destr
The Conflict of Women in 20th Century INdia
The Conflict of Women in 20th Century INdia
The Conflict of Women in 20th Century INdia The Conflict of Women in 20th Century India Throughout recorded history, women all over the world have been held to a different standard than men. They have consistently been oppressed in nearly all aspects of life, from political to personal. In the 20th century though, great strides have been taken to end this oppression and level the playing field. However, in India, a number of deeply rooted traditions have made this effort all the more difficult,
The French Revolution Causes and Effects
The French Revolution Causes and Effects
The French Revolution Causes and Effects The French Revolution began in 1789, with the meeting of the Estates General, when the delegates swore not to disband until France had a constitution. In Paris, the Bastille, which was a symbol of royal power, was stormed. From 1789-1790 the National Assembly voted for a constitution, and adopted the Declaration of the Rights of Man. Also, during that time the royal family of King Louis XVI was removed from Versailles to Paris. The king tried unsuccessful
The iroquois and the US constitution
The iroquois and the US constitution
The iroquois and the US constitution Nothing is so fundamental yet so important to the freedoms we enjoy as Americans as the United States Constitution, which guarantees our right to do and say as we please so long as it does no harm. The Iroquois Federation preamble describes the purpose of the government set up by the government in their statements the emphasis is placed on perfect peace for the welfare of the people. Their focus was fighting for, the liberty of the people. Among the Indian na
The jazz age
The jazz age
The jazz age In spite of social and economic upheaval, the 1900’s prospered as a whole. The 1920’s were marked by technological, historical, literary, and political, phenomena. Society was experiencing a new way of life, characterized by new technology that enabled Americans to kick back and enjoy all life had to offer. During the 1920’s, the United States started off on a joyride in an “era of wonderful nonsense” (World Book Encyclopedia p.114). Americans felt lighthearted and optimistic after
The jazz age
The jazz age
The jazz age In spite of social and economic upheaval, the 1900’s prospered as a whole. The 1920’s were marked by technological, historical, literary, and political, phenomena. Society was experiencing a new way of life, characterized by new technology that enabled Americans to kick back and enjoy all life had to offer. During the 1920’s, the United States started off on a joyride in an “era of wonderful nonsense” (World Book Encyclopedia p.114). Americans felt lighthearted and optimistic after
The Middle Ages
The Middle Ages
The Middle Ages The middle ages 2000 The Roman Empire geographically established the original concept of a European boundary. With all of it\'s great achievements likee civil law, politics and literature, the collective willpower of the Roman Empire would eventually degrade over time and give way to new ideas andd influences. The empire of Rome did not fall- it fizzled. The Western Roman Empire gave way to the Middle Ages around 476, when the Barbarian,, Odoacer, overthrew the emperor Romulus Au
The Soviet German War
The Soviet German War
The Soviet German War The Soviet-German War is the most brutal episode of the most vicious war that mankind has ever seen (Clark 1). During the “Great Patriotic War”, as Joseph Stalin coins it, the Soviet Union emerges through pure tenacity as one of the world’s great superpowers. Although Stalin and the USSR emerge victorious, the sacrifices made are enormous (Clark 446). Estimates show between 20-25 million Soviets die from 1941-1945. Only 7-8 million Germans die during this same period (Encar
The Tibetan Independence Movement
The Tibetan Independence Movement
The Tibetan Independence Movement History of East Asia The Tibetan Independence Movement The Independence of Tibet is one of the hottest topics in the world today, undoubtedly due in part to the massive media exposure and attention given to the Dalai Lama and his movement in America. Recent Movies such as Kundun, The Wind Horse, and the extremely popular Seven Years in Tibet have had an astounding impact on the arousal of international awareness of Tibet’s situation with China. This impact and t
The Views of the Man Who Ended the Cold War
The Views of the Man Who Ended the Cold War
The Views of the Man Who Ended the Cold War The Views of the Man Who Ended the Cold War Book Critique A Review of: Gail Sheehy. The Man Who Changed the World- The Lives of Mikhail S. Gorbachev. New York, NY. 1990. Mikhail Gorbachev. Perestroika- New Thinking for Our Country and the World. New York, NY. 1987. The two books that I am critiquing are about Mikhail Gorbachev and his political policies. The first book is called The Man Who Changed the World- The lives of Mikhail S. Gorbachev by Gail S
Theodore Roosevelt and the Progressive Movement
Theodore Roosevelt and the Progressive Movement
Theodore Roosevelt and the Progressive Movement Theodore Roosevelt and the Progressive Movement Progressivism was a period of American history in which improving working conditions, improving the way of life, exposing corruption, expanding democracy and making reforms were the issues of this period. Also, the expansion of the federal government’s powers, competition and economic distribution of wealth, and the social welfare of American citizens concerned many leaders during this time. During th
This way for the gasladies and gentlemen
This way for the gasladies and gentlemen
this way for the gasladies and gentlemen Over the past 25 years, management has emerged as the most sought after profession not only in the United States, but worldwide. Traditionally, managers orchestrate the activities of others and use financial and other resources to accomplish organizational goals. Nowadays, in the midst of corporate downsizing and global expansion, they also must orchestrate their own careers to get the most out of them. Are you a good ideas person looking for skills to ma
Top events of 1968
Top events of 1968
top events of 1968 After reading through newspaper articles for the year 1968, I realized that the year was quite an eventful one. Politically, socially and economically speaking, the country endured a great deal of influential circumstances. Although the studying of vast articles from the New York Times succeeded in painting a clear, factual picture of that turbulent year, I was still eager to discover how incidents affected people growing up in that era. This fueled my motivation to begin the
Total war
Total war
total war By 1939 France and Great Britain had declared war on Germany. Germany had invaded Poland and was working towards European domination while on the other side of the globe Japan had launched a massive attack on China and Korea and was steadily moving over the Pacific in an attempt to gain complete control over Greater East Asia. Italy was attempting to conquer the Mediterranean and was, thus far, triumphant. All was being broadcast globally on the radio. This was becoming a war unlike an
Was the civil war genecide
Was the civil war genecide
Was the civil war genecide Have Historians Overemphasized Slavery As a Cause of the Civil War? The Civil War took more American lives than any other war in history. It was a war of division. It was brother against brother; north against south; and person against person fighting that left a heritage of grief and bitterness that in part still remains to this day. It was a great turning point in American history. It abolished slavery completely in the United States, and also cemented the Union of t
Was the Civil War inevitable
Was the Civil War inevitable
Was the Civil War inevitable Was the Civil War an inevitable conflict? The Civil War was an inevitable conflict that was bound to explode due to the differences between the North and South societies, slavery, and politics. After Independence, the complexity of the American society grew. The three components that contributed to this complexity was the shift away form small-scale, largely subsistence farming by substantial numbers of northerners; the migration of thousands of white Americans and b
Was the Civil War Worth It
Was the Civil War Worth It
Was the Civil War Worth It Was the civil war worth it? I believe that the civil war was worth it. Even though a lot of negative consequences came out of it, the positive changes outweighed the negative. To get a full understanding of why it was positive, one will have to understand what were the causes of war, changes resulting from war, and the consequences. The largest cause was the differences in thoughts about slavery. The North and South had contained their differences over slavery for sixt
Western Civilization
Western Civilization
Western Civilization Western Civilization Final Exam Tuesday, June 23, 1998 Question: What were the causes of the World War II? Do you believe that the war could have been prevented? Why or Why not? After the fall of the Weimar government, and the rise to power of the National Socialists headed by Adolph Hitler, Germany underwent huge transformations. One of the largest of these was the change in foreign policy. Between the years of 1933 and 1936, while the Nazis began to consolidate their power
What do we know about the election process
What do we know about the election process
What do we know about the election process TELL WHY AMERICANS SHOULD FEEL OBLIGATED TO VOTE The young people of today, and some of the older ones, say that they do not trust the politicians. They give this as a reason for not voting , and yet they moan and complain about how our country is ran. The less people pay attention to the way our country is ran the easier it is for the elected officials to take away our rights. Right now, gun lobbyist, in Washington D.C. are trying to take away your con
What do we know about the election process
What do we know about the election process
What do we know about the election process TELL WHY AMERICANS SHOULD FEEL OBLIGATED TO VOTE The young people of today, and some of the older ones, say that they do not trust the politicians. They give this as a reason for not voting , and yet they moan and complain about how our country is ran. The less people pay attention to the way our country is ran the easier it is for the elected officials to take away our rights. Right now, gun lobbyist, in Washington D.C. are trying to take away your con
Women in india
Women in india
women in india Joseph Borstein November 29, 2000 Gandhi\'s India Paper #3 The Conflict of Women in 20th Century India Throughout recorded history, women the world over have been held to different standards than men. They have been consistently oppressed in nearly all aspects of life, from political to personal, public to private. In the 20th century, great strides have been taken to end this oppression and level the playing field. In India however, a number of deeply rooted traditions have made
Womens rights in canada
Womens rights in canada
womens rights in canada Mobilizing Men By: Angela Spiers With the emergence of the Women\'s Movement, a deep cleavage was created in gender relations, seemingly pitting women against men in the struggle for equality and status. An effect of this separation in spheres, was a collective of men feeling as if they were being misrepresented, or left behind during a revolutionary period of changing gender relations. A product of this was the conception of men\'s groups around the world. This paper att
World War 1 Propaganda
World War 1 Propaganda
World War 1 Propaganda Lead this people into war, and they\'ll forget there was ever such a thing as tolerance. To fight, you must be brutal and ruthless, and the spirit of ruthless brutality will enter into the very fiber of national life, infecting the Congress, the courts, the policeman on the beat, the man in the street. It is one of history\'s great ironies that Woodrow Wilson, who was re- elected as a peace candidate in 1916, led America into the first world war. With the help of a propa
World war 11
World war 11
world war 11 World War I, the first globally destructive conflict that the Western Civilization produced, has been the subject of various analysis, interpretations and reevaluations of the various causes that led to it. Initially, the guilt was placed upon Germany and its allies. Eventually, historical analysis conducted in decades after the event, lead to a shift from the guilt perspective, to a broader one of various interacting factors. Although almost nine decades have elapsed, one question
WWII5
WWII5
WWII5 Pursuant to the agreement signed by China and the UK on 19 December 1984, Hong Kong became the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (SAR) of China on 1 July 1997. Under the terms of this agreement, China has promised that under its one country, two systems formula its socialist economic system will not be practiced in Hong Kong, and that Hong Kong shall enjoy a high degree of autonomy in all matters except foreign and defense affairs. Location: Eastern Asia, bordering the South China
Homosexuality
Homosexuality
Homosexuality Homosexuality- The Major Cause of Homosexuality The origins of human sexuality and homosexuality in particular have puzzled philosophers, theologians and ordinary people for thousands of years. In scatter cultures, homosexuals have been regarded as a normal part of life, however, same sex attraction to most cultures have been treated as an unforgivable sin or a terrible crime. Many psychologists and psychiatrist had attempted to “treat and counsel” the homosexuals. In our social no
None Provided2
None Provided2
None Provided2 Alvarez, Gary page 1 Eng. 101; sec. 51 Theme II rough draft 1 February 17, 2000 SODOMY LAWS: SHOULD THEY BE ELIMINATED? During the past decade, gays and lesbians have become more assertive in expressing their rights within American society. Although gay people are gaining legal rights and protection, they continue to be victims of discriminatory laws and social intolerance. Issues such as whether gays belong in the military, in the clergy, or in the teaching profession, have stirr
Same sex marriagescalltoact speech
Same sex marriagescalltoact speech
Same sex marriagescalltoact speech Imagine you have fallen in love with the person of your dreams, and the two of you have discussed it and have decided to get married. Now imagine that the person you wish to marry is of a different race. It wouldn\'t be a big deal, right? Well, if this situation had occurred about 50 years ago, it would have been a huge deal. Just a generation ago, many states banned mixed marriages. Seems absurd, doesn\'t it? Discriminating against an individual like that beca
Abortion misc3
Abortion misc3
Abortion misc3 Abortion is the termination of pregnancy before birth, resulting in, or accompanied by, the death of the fetus. Some abortions occur naturally because a fetus does not develop normally. Or because the mother has an injury or disorder that prevents her from carrying the pregnancy to a full term. This type of abortion is commonly known as a miscarriage. Other abortions are induced. Induced abortions are intentionally brought on, either because a pregnancy is unwanted or presents a r
Capital Punishment misc4
Capital Punishment misc4
Capital Punishment misc4 Why Capital Punishment Should be Abolished Unlike popular belief, the death penalty does not act as a deterrent to criminals. As stated by Alfred Blumstein, Expert after expert and study after study has shown the lack of correlation between the treat of the death penalty and the occurrence of violent crimes. (Blumstein 68) Isaac Ehrlich\'s study on the limiting effects of capital punishment in America reveals this to the public. The study spans twenty-five years, from
Capital Punishment14
Capital Punishment14
Capital Punishment14 This page aims to discuss capital punishment as rationally as possible. I propose to present information which may help people make up their minds about whether or not capital punishment keeps them safe, makes economic sense, or provides a satisfactory closure for the victims of homicide. How, if at all, this information affects your response, either emotional or political, to capital punishment remains entirely up to you. The questions of fact concerning capital punishmen
Capital Punishment5
Capital Punishment5
Capital Punishment5 How do you feel about the saying, “an eye for an eye?” Do you feel that it is a good saying to run a nation by? Or do you agree with Gandhi who added to that statement, “--and everyone is blind?” There have been many controversies in the history of the United States, ranging from abortion to gun control; however, capital punishment has been one of the most hotly contested issues in recent decades. Capital Punishment is the execution of a criminal pursuant to a sentence of dea
Capitalpunishment misc0
Capitalpunishment misc0
Capitalpunishment misc0 CAPITAL PUNISHMENT An issue that has continually created tension in our society is capital punishment. Capital punishment is the legal infliction of the death penalty. It is carried out in the United States in the following harsh ways: electrocution, hanging, firing squad, lethal injection, and the gas chamber. The death penalty has imposed throughout history for many crimes, ranging from blasphemy and treason to petty theft and murder. Ancient Roman and Mosaic Law endors
Contracts against public policy
Contracts against public policy
contracts against public policy During the last century a great deal of legislation was passed to “ protect women”On the on-going fight for improvement of women as employees. Improvements involved the effect of restricting their hours of work, their opportunities to engage night work, and the types of work they were legally permitted to undertake. The purpose of such provision was to provide opportunities for women, and to decrease the level of discrimination. Discrimination can occur in a numbe
Courts as legislators
Courts as legislators
courts as legislators Courts As Legislators The purpose of this paper is to show that although not originally intended to, some our modern day courts in the United States have in essence become legislators. I will give a brief overview of the history of courts and site some cases where the decisions handed down or the opinions of the court have set precedent in the way the law is understood and enforced. As long as man has been on this earth there have been conflicts or disputes that needed to b
Crime and time misc
Crime and time misc
Crime and time misc ANTI - CRIME CAMPAIGNINTRODUCTION The current rate of crime in our society has reached alarming proportions. ne senseless killings of innocent lives, the harassment of law abiding citizens, and loss of property istotally not accepted at all levels and walks of our society. The impact of reported and unreported incidents of crime continue to negate our newly founddemocracy with disastrous effects to our economy. Taking intq account the nearly 2 millionserious crimes reported l