How the Years of Prohibition Damaged America I have always taken an interest in the Roaring Twenties and that is why I decided to write my English term paper on an event that occurred in the 1920s. What follows is my term paper which concentrates on prohibition and why it was not effective, namely because of lack of enforcement, growth of crime, and the increase in the drinking rate. I hope this may be of some help to you. “Prohibition did not achieve its goals. Instead, it added to...
European Power and the Seven Weeks War The Seven Weeks War, also known as the Austro-Prussian war, was a brief struggle between two rising European powers. On June 14, 1866 Austria and Prussia engaged each other in battle. Prussia received support from only a few small north German states in the country of Italy. Austria’s allies Saxony, Hanover, the Hesses, Bavaria, Baden, and Wurttenberg. This war was deliberately provoked by Otto von Bismark who was the prime minister of Prussia...
Inventions of the 15th Century Although many of the inventions were to help medicine, astronomy and other sciences, there were inventions that just made life easier. The development of the printing press made the spreading of knowledge through literature faster and cheaper. Before Johannes Gutenberg developed it in 1436, monks had to hand copy everything, making books rare and very expensive. Gutenberg put ink on hundreds of individual letters that could be combined to make one page of text....
The Rape of Nanking Effects and Consequences in China "Rape Of Nanking" The Rape of Nanking, other wise known as the Nanking Massacre, is one of the greatest (or worst) war crimes in history. It is arguable whether or not the Japanese soldiers went crazy during the war, but whatever the cause, the event was horrifying. In 1928, China was at war with Japan. In November, Japanese troops conquered Shanghai and then continued to take over the capital at that time: Nanking. Nanking had the...
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Christopher Columbas: The Not So Heroic Discoveries of Christopher Columbus" "In 1492 Columbus sailed the ocean blue." This childish rhyme refers to the heroic efforts of the believed discoverer of the Americas. But who is Christopher Columbus and how valiant were his discoveries? Was he a great hero, or was he the world's largest zero? The answer to this radical question will astonish the average American citizen. Christopher Columbus is a farce due to his hypocritical out looks on...
The history of World War II (1939) World War II, also WWII, or the Second World War, was a global military conflict that took place in 1939–1945. It was the largest and deadliest war in history, culminating in the Holocaust and the dropping of the atom bomb. Even though Japan had been fighting in China since 1937, the conventional view is that the war began on September 1, 1939, when Nazi Germany invaded Poland. Within two days the United Kingdom and France declared war on Germany, even though...
The Aztec Indians, who are known for their domination of southern and central Mexico, ruled between the 14th and 16th centuries. Their comes from from Azatlan, the homeland of the north. The Aztecs also call themselves Mexica and there language came from the Nahuatlans wich is branch of the Uto-Aztecan family. The Aztecs were formed after the Toltec people occurred when hundreds of civilians came towards Lake texcoco. Late families were unfortunate and were forced to go to the swamp lands. In...
The History of D-Day As Supreme Expeditionary Forces Commander, General Dwight D. Eisenhower had the top military men of Great Britain and the United States under his command. These men would help him play out the great plans for the long awaited invasion. Their orders from the Combined Chiefs of Staff were very simple; they were to land on the coast of France and destroy the German armies. The Nazis General Field Marshal Erwin Rommel took many different measures to prepare for the...
NATO expansion and the Future of European Security A more assertive Foreign Minister and a more nationalist Duma are now in power in Moscow. Both face serious challenges in pursuit of two principal foreign policy goals articulated by the new Foreign Minister, Yevgeni Primakov: Defending Russia's national interests and developing ties with the United States. One of Russia's primary challenges comes from Washington's drive to expand NATO into Eastern Europe. With good reason, Moscow strongly...
The Crystal Palace: A Palace of Beauty and Wonder The Crystal Palace not only showcased the wonders of Britain and its colonies, but it also inspired future architecture and pop culture. The reason for its entire existence was the Great Exhibition of 1851. Prince Albert’s desire to show Britain’s economic superiority fueled the idea for the Great Exhibition. Webb shows just how strong Albert’s pride in British superiority was when he stated that, “Scientific curiosity,...