Topics on the Bombing Of Hiroshima At 8:15am on August 6, 1945, approximately 300 to 500 feet above the highly populated city of Hiroshima Japan, the first atomic bomb ever used in warfare was detonated. Only minutes later 60,000 to 100,000 people were dead, most were vaporized leaving only an eerie shadow of carbon behind. In the year and months that followed hundreds of thousands of people died of radiation poisoning and radiation provoked disease. Children born in months immediately...
The Texas City Disaster, as it is known today, is the worst industrial accident in America’s history. Texas City, home of one of the largest petrochemical complexes in the United States, almost disappeared from existence on the morning of April 16, 1947. The losses from this disaster were unprecedented, from the number of those killed or wounded to the billions of dollars in damage. There has not been a documented American industrial accident of this magnitude since. The nightmare...
John Paul Jones and the American Navy When someone mentions ?naval hero? only one name should come to mind, John Paul Jones. Jones was born in Kirkcudbright, Scotland, on July 6, 1747(Abbazia). He became a merchant at the age of 12-13, and went out to sea, to learn the art of seamanship. He sailed among merchantmen and slavers without any worry in the world. In 1769 he received his first in command. After several years as a merchant skipper in the West Indies, John Paul immigrated to...
Essay on the Battle Of The Bluge, December 1944 The summer of 1944 saw the beginning of long awaited battles begin. The Allied landings in France, and the Soviet offensive against Army Group Middle. From now till the end of the war the Waffen SS would be in constant action and its strength would dwindle accordingly. Replacements and refits were few and far between, and always inadequet. At the time of the Normandy landings the four Waffen SS divisons in the West were widely scattered. LAH...
THE GREAT IMPACT OF IMPERIALISM Fundamentally, the imperialism idea comes from the early modernization concept that began with the 16th century. Afterwards renaissance, catholic reformation and reconnaissance actions follow this concept in order. Then geographical explorations take place in history and in this sense a lightening period exists by the help of these agendas. This lightening period consists of many different ideologies. We see these ideologies' changing and shaping time to time...
A Personal Refelection on Jordanova's History Ludmilla Jordanova's History in Practice touches on some of same issues that are seen in most books dealing with the nature and practice of history, but deals with them in distinctive and original ways. Her three goals of the book are to provide an up-to-date overview of important issues in the discipline, to locate history in the context of other related disciplines, and to "sketch in what historians actually do and how and why they do it." ...
Hammurabi’s Laws One could guess that the laws enacted by Amorite King Hammurabi to Babylonians during the 1700’s B.C. what the Holy Scriptures are to Christians today. Hammurabi was chosen by King Anum and Illil lord of heaven and earth to “destroy the evil and the wicked that the strong might not oppress the weak... to give light to the land.” Since Hammurabi was chosen to represent their god Marduk, to establish laws in the best interest of the people, it is...
The Fundamental Aspects Upholding A Democratic Republic What key elements compose a democracy? What is required to run a successful democracy? To answer these questions, we must first answer: what is a democracy? Some define it as a specific orientation of politics for those in favor of a government by the people or elected representatives. According to Lincoln, democracy is a government "of the people, by the people, and for the people." (Lincoln). Freedom and democracy are often used...
The Decade of the 1950s in American History The 1950's were an important decade full of historic events and changes in technology. Important historic and cultural events such as the approval of the hydrogen bomb and transcontinental television in 1950, the signing of the Immigration and Naturalization Act in 1952, the end of fighting in Korea in 1953, Rosa Parks’ refusal to give up her seat on a public bus in 1955, and Alaska and Hawaii becoming states in 1959 were some of the most...
There are many reasons to study History a few are, so that we do not commit the same mistakes of the past, another is that History is the story of the real people. In people’s opinion the best is that the spread of Democracy requires informed citizens. In my opinion the best one is that we do not commit the same mistakes as our ancestors did. For example, if you are a new lawyer and your first case is tough and you have no idea of how to help your client. Then you can go...