Influence of the Federalist Papers on the Constitution The Federalist papers were written and ratified in the years of 1787 to 1788. They were created mostly by two of the most influential men of the post-Revolution period. It helped the budding nation create a unified and agreeably strong central government: Alexander Hamilton, a Federalist who wrote fifty-six papers, and James Madison, a Democratic Republican who wrote twenty-one papers; John Jay also had a hand in the writing of five...
The Renaissance - Rebirth or Revolution Historians call the period we live in Modern Times. Modern Times began with the Renaissance, one of the rare periods of genius in the world’s history. Beginning in the 14th century and reaching its height in the 15th, the Renaissance was a new age filled with remarkable accomplishments. Meaning “rebirth”. The Renaissance refers to the rediscovery by humanists of the writings of the ancient Greeks and Romans. The individualization...
The Path to Power: The Journey of England, France & Spain As William Ellery Channing once said “Difficulties are meant to rouse, not discourage. The human spirit is to grow strong by conflict.” (Lewis) Just like the human spirit grows and becomes more powerful through conflict so does that of a nation. England, France and Spain had many conflicts both internally and internationally in order to become a World Power in the early modern period. The Scientific Revolution changed...
Himmler's Involvement in World War II During World War 2 there were many atrocities led by Hitler and his 2nd in command Heinrich Himmler. Heinrich Himmler was born in Munich on October 7, 1900. He fought in World War 1 and afterwards came into one of the many right wing soldiers organizations that were so prevalent at the time. It was there that he saw Hitler. He took part in the Hitler Putsch (an attempt to overthrow the government) of 1923. He married Margret Boden in 1926. In...
Communist Society in Cambodia An attempt by Khmer Rouge leader Pol Pot to form a communist peasant farming society resulted in the deaths of 25 percent of the country’s population from starvation, overwork, and executions. Ethnic groups were attacked including the three largest minorities; the Vietnamese, Chinese, and Cham Muslims, along with twenty other smaller groups. Fifty percent of the estimated 425, 000 Chinese living in Cambodia in 1975 perished. Khmer Rouge also forced...
World War II and the Manhattan Project The research for the first Atomic bomb was done in the United States, by a group of the best scientists; this research was given the name of The Manhattan Project. On Monday July 16th, 1945, a countdown for the detonation of the first atomic bomb took place near Los Alamos, New Mexico. This atomic bomb testing would forever change the meaning of war. As the atomic bomb was detonated it sent shock-waves all over the world. There was endless research done...
The History of the Aztec People of Central America Location: The South Central region of present-day Mexico was once the home of the Aztec. They lived in the highlands of Mesoamerica in an area of basins separated by eroded volcanic peaks and dissected mountain ranges. History: The Aztecs came from the remote north, probably around the early 13th century. They were migratory at first, wandering around the Mexican Valley struggling to survive. They were even enslaved once by another tribe. In...
Was Stalin to blame for the origins of the Cold War? Stalinization Was a Process, Not a Plan Stalinization was a process developed in two stages, with first stage being shaped by the opportunities arisen due to the international situation after the end of the WWII, and the second stage as a blunt and violent process imposed on the countries within the Soviet Unions' sphere of influence. After the end of the WWII and the take over of the Soviet Union over the German troops in 1943, Stalin...
There are many reasons to study United States History. A few are, so that we do not commit the same mistakes as our ancestors, to know our heritage, learn about our freedoms, and to learn to become a citizen in our nation. We need history so that we will not commit the same mistakes as our ancestors. A sad thing is that sometimes even though we know what has happened in the past, we do it again, hoping that it will work this time. And usually it doesn’t work and the same mistake is made....
Critical Decisions Faced by FDR in Entering World War II In preparation for the United States’ entrance into World War II, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt made wise decisions in many critical situations and displayed great leadership qualities in rising to the defense of democracy. President Roosevelt shows by his dealings throughout 1941 that he is ready and willing to lead the United States into war. He was asked to make many crucial decisions throughout the years preceding the...