Ideas, policies, conflicts, inventions, contact with the outside world, population fluctuations, and environmental changes are all forces that affect historical change. Historical change is obvious in all times of history due to one or more of these forces. Investigating why and how a historical change came about is the key to understanding how these forces function in history. Understanding these forces can help us make predictions for the future and what to watch out for so we do not make the same mistakes previously made.
Explanation on Tunguska Event
Nikola Tesla, a man of many creations that changed the world; created the world’s current main source of electricity, alternating current. He also created the tesla coil, intending to create it to allow electricity to be free for every person around the globe: only being sent by a few large tesla coils. The unearthly 1908 explosion in Tunguska, Russia was an event extremely hard to explain at the time. In the article Tesla Tunguska Theory, Over 80 million trees were…...
Needed Skills For Event Management
Event management is a career path that creates and applies project management to events. Event Managers oversee and organize events, such as festivals, weddings, conferences, concerts, and formal parties, through the use of project management to make an impact with a target audience. This includes understanding all aspects of the client and event, as well as coordinating technical aspects. By 2026, the growth rate for the career outlook will be 11%, which is higher than the average occupation. This means…...
The War of 1812 and It`s Consequences
The United States navy did a lot better than the army, compared to the British. They were more skillful and were aided by better leaders. They also had better gunners. A naval officer named Oliver Hazard Perry beat the British in a battle on Lake Erie. The American Navy excellently proved to be better and superior to the British navy. The U,S, navy was very successful in the fight for Canada. I believe that the United States did not fight…...
Social Problem of America during History
I. Themes American and National Identity (NAT) examines the values, beliefs, traditions, political systems, economics, and viewpoints that characterize America. It particularly focuses on the major events that helped shape these events and how these characteristics changed over the course of American History. An example of a change to American and National Identity was the shift in Constitutional interpretation allowing “separate but equal” education for African Americans to Brown vs. Board of Education of Topeka, which outlawed such segregation, exemplifies…...
A Comparison of the Similarities and Differences Between the Victories of the United States in World War I and World War II
The United States has long been considered one of the mightiest nations in the world following decisive victories in both World War One and World War Two. Our relatively young nation in the scheme of other world powers ably entered and made decisive action in numerous conflicts and regional skirmishes. Both times the entire world was engulfed in the flames of conflict our nation carefully weighed both sides of the conflict prior to entering the fray. There are both similarities…...
An Investigation on the Success of the Freedmen’s Bureau from 1865 to 1872
This investigation will focus on the successes of the Freedmen's Bureau from 1865 through 1872. To analyse the successes of the Freedmen’s Bureau, events from 1865 through the end of 1872 will be investigated through the perspectives of Bureau agents, freedmen, and southerners to explain the Bureau's aims of creating an education system for the freedmen, providing jobs to the freedmen, and mediating violence and crimes between freedmen and white southerners. Letters, editorials, and historian analyses, will be used to…...
Enlightenment Rationality in Horkheimer and Adorno’s Dialectic of Enlightenment
In their Dialectic of Enlightenment Horkheimer and Adorno provide a reconstruction of the course of European civilization in which they attempt to demonstrate how Enlightenment rationality instead of fulfilling its promised emancipatory potential has collapsed into a mode of total domination. In order to show these regressive tendencies of Enlightenment reason, Horkheimer and Adorno give an analysis of the notion of ‘instrumental rationality’ by which they refer to the use of reason as an instrument for finding the most efficient…...
A Comparison of the Similarities and Differences Between Theodore Roosevelt and Woodrow Wilson and Their Major Contributions to America
President’s Theodore Roosevelt and Woodrow Wilson served as the 26th and 28th President of the United States respectively. Roosevelt and Wilson represented different political parties; Republican and Democrat respectively, and while they did share some similar policies, the two men served in different political climates. This essay will highlight their major contributions to the nation and highlight their similarities and differences. Roughrider Diplomat "Nothing in this world is worth having or worth doing unless it means effort, pain, difficulty." (Roosevelt,…...
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The Meaning of European Civilization – A Historical-Conceptual Approach
My interest in the concept of civilization was triggered by Samuel Huntington's now famous article "The Clash of Civilizations" from 1993. I have been working on different discursive settings of European self-consciousness for some times. The idea of Europe as an entitity or even a quality has a rather long history in Europe. In the 15th century the concept of Europe (which, previously, mainly had been attached to geographical representations of a tripartite world composed of Europe, Asia and Africa/Libya)…...
Compare and Contrast the Presentation of Themistocles and Aristides in Plutarch’s Lives
In Plutarch's Lives, Plutarch sets out to parallel lives of historically important people from Greek and Roman history. The common theme is comparing a Greek figure with a Roman one. However, because some of the people written about are living during the same time as each other, it is also possible to compare how Plutarch presents them. This is true of Greek figures Themistocles and Aristides, who were paired off with Roman figures Camillus and Cato the elder respectively. They…...
An Analysis of the Unspoken History of the Comfort Women During the World War Two in Japanese Army
Overview The story of comfort women has been a story of silence for the last 50 years. Comfort Women was a term used by the Japanese Imperial Army during World War II, to refer to the women and girls who were coerced into sexual slavery. Between 1932 and 1945, approximately 200,000 women were forced into prostitution. The women came from China, Philippines, Taiwan, Burma, Indonesia, Japan and Korea. They were recruited through deceit or by force. Some were abducted at…...
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An Analysis of the Development of Democracy in Athens
Democracy comes from two Greek words: a noun demos which means, "people" and a verb, kratein, which means "to rule" (Ober 120). Democracy first appeared in Athens towards the beginning of the fifth century B.C. The biggest difference between Athenian democracy and almost all other democracies is that the Athenian version was a direct democracy rather than being representative. Democracy came about in Athens as a result of the growing navel power and the reforms made by leaders such as…...
The Message of Martin Luther King Jr. in His Letter From Birmingham Jail
“The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy -Martin Luther King, Jr. Martin Luther King, Jr. has always been known to be an extremely influential individual. Where people where scared to talk, he talked. At a time where racism was immensely prevalent, voices needed be heard. People were killed, families separated, injustice committed. These gruesome activites are addressed by King, Jr.…...
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The Role of Women in Sparta and Athens
Ever thought of a world where you wouldn't be able to do “anything?” A world, where you couldn't participate in sports, plays, or have your own job? Well, the women of Sparta and Athens certainly experienced that. Though Spartan and Athenian women both were not able to exercise some of the freedom Greek men did, Sparta was a better place for women to reside in because they were treaded almost as equally as men, given a proper education, could own…...
Poetry of World War I
Introduction The last two world wars were unique in our history, not least for the cultural shock inflicted on the whole of our society. Each of them took millions of young men and women away from their families and friends at the most sensitive stage of their lives. It put them into uniform to serve under strict discipline with total strangers in closed communities. It sent them abroad to kill other young men and women hundreds and thousands of miles…...
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Power and Impacts of Gaius Julius Caesar and John Paul II Using the French and Raven’s Observations on Power
Leadership is a complex concept that has been investigated and analysed by numerous experts due to its historical, political and social significance. In fact, different leadership styles and models can lead to different results, affecting political institutions, international relations, organisations, society and even the entire course of history. As Morse (2010) pointed out, power and leadership are widely considered to be intertwined as leaders are individuals who stand out for their power to influence others and drive change. Therefore, it…...
Jewish Attempts to Survive and Thrive in Muslim Societies from 750-1500 and from 1850-1948
From 750 -1948 Jews and Muslims were together in some way. For the most part, Jews and Muslims had a direct relationship with one another that allowed Jews to flourish under an Islamic Empire. For the most part, Muslims allowed them to flourish in the economy, culturally, and intellectually. Overall, Jews were treated well in Muslim societies during 750-1500, and during the 1850-1948 period, Jews started flourishing without the help of the Muslims in the Muslim world. Living under the…...
Benjamin Franklin: Life and Career
Most everyone did not like to go to school and learn as a child and some people have never wanted to try for education at all. Many people have asked themselves the question of whether or not to education and gaining knowledge is valuable. However there are some people who always loved to learn and expand their knowledge and Benjamin Franklin is one of those people. Ben demonstrates, through his autobiography, that he places value in learning and always sought…...
Benjamin Franklin’s Life
Benjamin Franklin loved learning and was always trying to get better. His autobiography proves that Franklin puts effort into his writing and was always trying to work harder to get better at his writing skills. Benjamin throughout the book dedicated his time and most of his life to the list he made up of thirteen virtues. Out of the thirteen virtues, three will be talked about in this paper. Industry is the first. “Industry – loose no time; be always…...
How the Growth of Medieval Towns Greatly Altered the Mentality of Its Inhabitants
To a large extent the growth of towns in the medieval times greatly altered the mentality of its inhabitants. The social environment created by the mass immigration to towns marks a sharp increase in economic and political awareness, as well as a transition towards a more cultured society, increasingly characterised by intellect rather than religion. However, much has been exaggerated regarding the changes that occurred: in many ways towns remained essentially feudal societies; 'artisans and labourers remained essentially peasants without…...
Colonial Politic of Great Britain
Architectural developments of Madras under the British dominance brought out great political change and power dominance. It totally took over the origins of Indian Architecture and introduced the British architectural way of thinking. The reason for this change primarily started in the sector of religious and political observations and constructions, when the construction of magnificent churches was starting to take place. My neighborhood is situated in the place where it all took place; my ancestors had a hand in developing…...
British Empire: Divide and Conquer
Throughout our lives, we all will be faced with a multitude of tough decisions to make, which will have a significant impact on our own lifestyles as well as the lives of our descendants. This is especially true for my family, as I would not be where I am today if it were not for the important decisions that were made by my grandparents and my parents. Both sides of my family come from India, and they are all Hindus.…...
British Empire and Somalia
Examining Britain as more than just a place of exile by my parents. The difficulties surrounding seeing this country not as a plague of bitterness but a place for betterment, and accepting that this is home. To do this, I must understand my origin and how the two nations that form my identity came to know each other. For around 80 years until 1960, parts of Somalia was under rule by the British Empire, known as British Somaliland. By the…...
The Effects of British Influences on Eastern Civilization
History is glued together by the impacts developed countries have on weaker regions around the world. The powerful force of mankind and a stable government penetrates these weaker regions and transforms them into rich hotspots for economic advancements through trade and industrial expansion. Throughout its history, the Malay Peninsula has been known for its precious exports and accessible trading routes which led to its lands becoming filtered with European trading interests in the early sixteenth century. With the influence of…...
The Rich and Long History of Albania
As a region and as a political state, Albania has a rich and long history, beginning in prehistory. In the several thousand years that have followed the earliest settlers in the region, Albania has seen the arrival and departure of empires and civilizations. During that time, wars and conquests have recurred with relatively high frequency-producing a state in the late 20th century of tense divisions between individuals of different ethnic backgrounds and nationalist leanings. Although the actual area of Albania…...
Role of Nelson Mandela in South Africa`s History
South Africa is a country in the African continent, they speak eleven languages. The languages are Afrikaans, English, Zulu, Xhosa, Southern Sotho, Tsonga, Swati, Ndebele, Venda, and, Tswana. Some of Africa’s major regions are the Lagos and the Cairo. The population in South africa is more than fifty-six million people living in South Africa. The people in South Africa has have many choices to eat there some are the Chakalaka, Biltong, Gatsby, Bunny Chow, and the Bobotie. The people in…...
Nelson Mandela and South Africa
Some say he was an ordinary man, some thought of him as a hero. What we know is that he was a man of peace, kindness, and truth. A humble man who personified kindness and exemplified the unity of our human race. Who is this man you may ask? His name is Nelson Mandela. Nelson Mandela aided in toppling apartheid, greatly impacted South America and also helped the film industry boom. Nelson Mandela played an important role in bringing an…...
A Review of Five Articles by Using the Event History or the Survival Analysis Within the Context of Civil War Duration
The quantitative methods of data collection mainly involve the collection of data in numerical forms like percentages and statistics. These mean that the researchers particularly asks a specific question that is narrow and tend to collect samples of numerical data that may come from the observable phenomena or from the study participants that try to answer the question. My essay will try to review five recent articles by using the event history or the survival analysis which will be within…...
An Examination of the Essay on The Battle of Hong Kong
Aim This essay will aim to examine the catastrophe that unfolded at the battle of Hong Kong with respect to the involvement of the Canadian reinforcements. Two Canadian battalions, the Royal Rifles of Canada and the Winnipeg Grenadiers, were selected in October 1941 as Canada's contribution to the defences of the British Crown Colony of Hong Kong and arrived at their destination in mid-November. The British jurisdiction included Hong Kong Island and the neighbouring mainland areas known as Kowloon and…...
World War 2
An Analysis of the Causes of the Great Depression and the Great Recession
The Great Depression and Great Recession were events that caused economic turmoil in the United States. With that said, the magnitude and severity of each event is something that is up for debate and often time politicized. Fed Chairman, Ben Bernanke said, “September and October of 2008 was the worst financial crisis in global history, including the Great Depression.” However, not everyone agrees with that sentiment. Regardless of which economic crisis was worse, they both put millions out of work…...
The Great Depression
Account of the Assassination of President John F. Kennedy
The assassination of President Kennedy in 1963 was a conspiracy against the government, for the government, and by the government. We, Americans, all have to sit back and wonder if an elected official or a Godfather of the Mafia is running our country. Who really has more power? With the assassination of President Kennedy we may have found our dreaded answer, and realized what our nation has become. The assassination of President Kennedy was one of mass conspiracy beginning on…...
John F Kennedy
U.S. Involvement in the Vietnam War Went Against American Values
The United States was established with the intention of neutrality with foreign diplomacy. It was one of the United States' founding fathers, George Washington in his Farewell Address to the people of the United States, that dictated its stance for the two centuries to follow, "It is our true policy to steer clear of permanent alliance with any portion of the foreign world.” (Mount Vernon). However, as situations changed, and new conflicts arose, it became necessary for the stance of…...
The 2003 Iraq War Within the Framework of Bush Doctrine
Thesis Statement: In this article I will examine 2003 Iraq War within the framework of Bush Doctrine with using academic essays and peer-reviewed journal. This article based on Bush Doctrine and impact of political leaders to make decision in international arena. Abstract In this study, I will examine 2003 Iraq War within the framework of Bush Doctrine. In 2003 Iraq war started and in 2011 ended. It also called second gulf war. First to examine the changing American foreign policy…...
The Most Influential Woman in the British History
It is a hard thing to categorically state who would be the most interesting figure in the British women's suffrage movement within this time period, as there were many who had great influence on the events of this time. The militant actions of the Pankhurst ladies make them an enduring symbol of the movement that lives on in today's memory and immediately spring to mind when the discussion of women's suffrage arises. Another is the first suffragette martyr, Emily Wilding…...
An Analysis of the Cuban Missile Crisis and Its Impacts on the Foreign Policies of John F. Kennedy and Lyndon B. Johnson
It was a nightmare that not even John F. Kennedy could imagine. In a game-changing move of the Cold War era, the Soviets had decided to extend their communistic arms to equip a small island a mere 90 miles from the coast of the United States of America with the world's deadliest weapons. The standoff that existed between the two world superpowers for almost two weeks could have ended in nuclear war. Fortunately, all was resolved in due time. Although…...
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The Best Skills and Practices to Develop When Writing About History
When it comes to writing about history the book, A Student's Guide to History, written by Jules R. Benjamin, give an insight to what practices best go with a developed paper. In the book, Benjamin uses chapters five and six to better understand the historical writing process. In chapter five, the main topic, Writing Assignments: From Source Analysis to Comparative Critiques, Discusses different kinds of writing assignments. It starts off by giving a short introduction on writing about primary sources,…...
The Progressive Era: America in 1900s
The early 1900s is not a time that most people would easily remember, like the 60s or the 80s. But this ten-year period is still a meaningful time in our country´s history. It was a time in which the country was struggling economically. We also have the 1900s to thank for all the modern conveniences and advanced technology that we have applied to our everyday lives. In the beginning, I knew nothing about this decade. But as I did more…...
American Industry after Civil War
This paper discusses industrialization, expansionism, progressivism, isolationism, and globalization from the year 1877 to now. All five of these have in some way, shape, or form, helped mold the United States into what it is today. Whether it’s from inventing new ways to get the job done, involving America in foreign countries, progressing to a greater, more equal time, keeping America to itself during times of economic sufferings, or eventually bringing everyone together, many ideas and movements have gone into…...
Impact of Progressivism on Industrialization in America
Fast industrialization and urban development, according to Brinkley was ultimately becoming a growing national predicament for citizens of the United States of America, particularly at the end of the nineteenth century. Chaos was an impending future if order and justice on American society would not be rapidly addressed. In order to combat this crisis issue of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, progressivism was imperatively instituted. Both Theodore Roosevelt and Woodrow Wilson used progressive tactics to further their presidential…...
Progressive Era in The search for Order
The search for Order written by Wiebe is about the social and economic disruptions that nationalization, industrialization, mechanization, urbanization, and the experience of Post-war reconstruction placed on the different communities that made up the United States during the gilded age. He also talks about the dislocation, and the bewilderment these forces had during the nineteenth century. This happened because many people were still rooted in their small town life. Wiebe writes that “Americans in a basic sense no longer know…...
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Influences of Religion on History
When discussing the influences of forces on history, one must take a closer look at the circumstances surrounding religion. Religion is one of those topics that seems to have a hand in a number of different areas in history. Religion can be found in government, war, and can even be used as an explanation to an environmental change or natural disaster. For example, if there was a big storm coming from the sea, the Greeks used to claim that the god Poseidon was angry with them and would seek vengeance through forces of nature. Religion is a key concept that we can see jumping from culture to culture as man scrounges to make sense of his surrounding world. Christianity is one of the world’s largest religions, and has roots dating back as far as the Islamic religion. Christianity started to spread as a result of the teachings of Jesus Christ. As more and more people heard about Christianity they started to adopt this way of life into their own. Missionaries would travel from country to country trying to convert non-believers into followers of the Christian religion.
Spreading of the Christian Religion
We see the Christian religion spread and start to become a point of conflict not only amongst Christians of different denominations but also involving other religions as well. The Crusades were essentially a series of religious wars between Christians and Muslims. This was started primarily to gain security of holy sites and land considered sacred by both groups. The Holy Land Crusades were among the most important forms of military mobilization to happen during the medieval period. Crusader mobilization had major implications for European state formation. Areas with large numbers of Holy Land crusaders witnessed increased political stability and institutional development as well as greater urbanization that came along with rising trade and capital accumulation, even after taking into account underlying levels of religiosity and economic development 1.
Religion also played a large role in governance in the middle ages. Governments would often be run and operated upon the basis of the religious practice of the country during the time. Throughout the time of the Catholic Church, we see the Pope taking a political stand against governments and kings. This is an example of how seriously the governments of the time took religion, and just a small look at how the influence of religion had its hand in the making of many governmental decisions that would alter history time and time again.
Catholic Church and Invention of Printing
Inventions had a big impact on history as well. The printing press came around the year 1440, and immediately began to alter history in Europe. Up until that time books were rare and only the rich and highly educated could afford them. Education was rare due to books being so scarce. The printing press made education possible for those willing to pay the price. The Catholic Church was also very pleased with the invention of the printing press. For the first time, the church had a way to efficiently and quickly produce bibles and spread their religion. Martin Luther, an influential leader during the Protestant Reformation, saw an opportunity to reform and reinvent the ideologies of the Catholic Church. Martin Luther believed that the teachings and practices of the Catholic Church corrupted the purity of the Christian religion, and he began to speak out. Luther published many books as a way of opening people’s eyes to the wrongs of the Catholic Church, and how the Christian religion was supposed to function according to the bible and the teachings of Jesus Christ. The Catholic Church tried to oppress Martin Luther and his writings against them, but the force of the new invention of the printing press was too much. Martin Luther was printing, producing, and distributing books faster than the Catholic Church could find them and burn them. As a result, many people started to leave the Catholic Church which sparked the movement for the formation of many different denominations all pointing back to Christian teachings.
The Black Plague remains today as one of the most devastating pandemics in human history. The Plague resulted in an estimated 75 to 200 million deaths spread throughout Europe and Asia from 1347 to 1351. The Plague resulted in a succession of religious, social, and economical debacles which had detrimental effects in the course of European history. In response to the Black Plague, the government enforced many policies and practices in efforts to ensure safety and well-being amongst citizens. Some of these policies included the banning of morning and burial customs. Burial graves had to comply with specific dimensions to avoid the risk of contamination from the infected body. One thing that they were missing from the policies was ordinances to secure God’s goodwill for the cities. Citizens needed the guarantee from their leaders that there would be good to come out of such a catastrophic time period 2.
Exchange between Societies and Social Groups
Exchange and trade amongst countries made a huge impact on the communication and relationships of societies and social groups. One of the most socially controversial topics of the trade movement was the Atlantic Slave Trade. Between 10 million and 12 million African people were enslaved and were forced to migrate from Africa to America in the mid 1400s. The Atlantic Slave Trade was a profitable enterprise. The goal of ship captains was to deliver as many healthy slaves as possible for as little cost as possible. Unfortunately, many slaves were believed to die along the voyage from Africa to America. Because of this, they would try to hold as many slaves as they could onto a single ship. Depopulation from slave raiding and warfare disrupted economic activities and development throughout much of Africa. The slave trade also contributed to the growth of racist stereotypes about Africans. Such stereotypes were used to justify their enslavement and the colonization of Africa by European powers 3. Using econometric techniques and historical sources, historians have been able to determine a linkage between Africa’s past and their current economic circumstances. Influential effects include various degrees of geography, climate, precolonial institutions and colonial experiences. The swell of the Atlantic slave trade fundamentally altered the regions involved. In Europe, it concurred with the rise of the merchant class. In Africa, the trade fundamentally altered the structure of societies involved. The trade may have affected development within communities through its effect on institutions. It is also highly likely that the slave trade incorporated political fragmentation within communities and institutions involved.
Our world today with reigning powers, political uprisings, economic degradation, and so much more can all be traced back to not only choices our world leaders made, but even events and occurrences that were beyond their control. We continue today to learn from our mistakes and accomplishments by studying and analyzing the laws, practices and even ideas of those who came before and essentially changed the world.